nz plumbing

24 - 26 MARCH 2021

sold out

We look forward to bringing you another top-quality Conference for the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry.


9am - 12pm

PGD Board & Mico, CPD session

12pm - 1pm

Lunch for CPD attendees – Exhibition Hall and foyer

12pm - 1pm

Women in Plumbing Programme – Guest speaker – Lisa King – Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Eat My Lunch

1pm - 2:30pm

Women in Plumbing launch and session with guest speakers

1pm - 2:30pm

Technical sessions on plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying

2.30pm - 3pm

Afternoon tea – Exhibition Hall and foyer


Master Plumbers AGM

5pm - 6:30pm

Happy Hour – Taste of Marlborough


Welcome night function at Wither Hills vineyard (subject to availability)

Dress code: smart casual



Conference Opening – Keynote speaker – Liam Malone Gold Medalist Blade Runner, AI Specialist, Inspiring Story Teller & Motivational Speaker

10:15am - 10:45am

Morning tea – Exhibition Hall and foyer

10:45am - 11:30am

Guest Speaker: Hon Poto Williams

Minister for Building and Construction

11:30am - 12:30pm

Industry updates from:

John Sneyd – MBIE

Martin Sawyers – PGDB

Jane McCarroll – Skills

Greg Wallace – Master Plumbers

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch – Exhibition Hall and foyer

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Wiremu Edmonds of Tuakiri Limited on Health & Safety

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Antony Young of The Digital Café on “10 things you can do to get more customers today!”

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon tea – Exhibition Hall and foyer

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Tony Dorman from Zephyr on IT issues – how to avoid risks and maximise the investment

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Ben Gerritsen, Firstgas – The future of gas in NZ


Marley and Dux Fun Night Dinner at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

Dress code: 1940s/VE Day


7:30am - 8:30am

Conference breakfast – Exhibition Hall and foyer

8:30am - 9:30am

Keynote speaker – Rod Oram, International Business Journalist

9:30am - 11:00am

Guest Speaker – Gigi Fenster – “Consumer Law and Contractor Agreements”


Morning tea and close – Exhibition Hall and foyer


NZ Plumbing Awards Dinner, sponsored by Plumbing World, Marlborough Convention Centre

Master of Ceremonies – Paul Ego

Dress code: black tie/formal

The Partner Activity Programme will be held on Thursday 25 March, departing from the Marlborough Convention Centre at 10.15am.

Join us for a food and wine tour of the Marlborough region. The tour includes the Vines Village, a must-visit destination for lovers of wine, beer, gin, boutique ice cream, gourmet food, art and design. You’ll also enjoy wine tasting and a relaxing vineyard lunch before returning to the Conference venue at 2.30pm.

Note: partners are welcome to attend the Conference sessions both before and after the Partner Programme.

Friday afternoon is your chance to have a look around the gorgeous Marlborough region. We have three options, all booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Places are limited, so don’t miss out on your favourite.

Option One - Marlborough Sounds Cruise, 12.30pm departure from Marlborough Convention Centre

Travel by coach to Picton before embarking on cruise around Queen Charlotte Sound. You’ll enjoy lunch on board while you learn about the aquaculture industry and take in the picturesque scenery. Return to Picton marina at 5pm and board the bus back to Blenheim.

Option Two - Private Vineyard Tour by coach, 12pm departure from Marlborough Convention Centre

Travel in comfort by coach around the vineyards and enjoy wine tasting at two different vineyards and a vineyard lunch. Return at approximately 4.30pm.

Option Three - Bicycle Vineyard Tour, 12pm departure from Marlborough Convention Centre

Looking to get some exercise at the Conference? Enjoy a leisurely cycle around the vines and enjoy wine tasting and lunch. Choose from one of three itineraries and ride at your own pace in this bike – friendly region. Bicycles, helmets, and maps provided. We’ll be in touch closer to the time so you can select your itinerary. Return at approximately 4.30pm.

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