Conference

Hospitality New Zealand Annual Conference

The 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Annual Conference will be held in stunning Queenstown across 26 & 27 September 2018 at Rydges Queenstown. #HNZQueenstown18

NB: Our National AGM will take place on Thursday 27 September at Rydges (for members only).

Registrations for our Annual Conference and Future Leaders Day are now closed. Please email rsvp@hospitality.org.nz if you have any questions. 

 
 
 

Guest speakers

Al Brown

Hospitality NZ is thrilled to announce that Kiwi entrepreneur Al Brown will present at the Conference on the afternoon of 26 September.  Al is the restaurateur behind the hugely successful eateries Depot and Federal Delicatessen in Auckland, as well as the bagel factories Best Ugly Bagels in Auckland and Wellington. Al has presented a number of culinary television shows, including Masterchef New Zealand and Dishing Up Australia. He is also the author of popular cook books Go Fish, Stoked, Get Fresh, Depot: Biography of a Restaurant and Eat Up.
Hospitality New Zealand - Annual Conference 2018 - Guest Speaker Al Brown

Gus Balbontin

Originally from Argentina, Gus journeyed to Australia, secured his dream job with travel advisory company Lonely Planet and set about making Lonely Planet every traveler's point of reference. Transforming Lonely Planet was not without its challenges – people, technology, marketing, branding were all needed to keep up with an ever changing world and savvy travelers.  Innovation, business transformation, change, Gus is globally recognised for his influence in developing cutting-edge products and technologies for companies including Google X, Nokia, Apple, and Amazon .. and the list is still growing.
Gus Balbontin - Hospitality New Zealand Conference 2018 Guest Speaker

Things to do while you are in Queenstown

 

Book your accommodation early!

Be sure to book your accommodation early with any of the preferred accommodation properties listed below.

Please advise at time of booking that you are attending the Hospitality NZ conference and quote any relevant code if indicated in the listings below:

*Hotel St Moritz

10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown

10% discount on booking
Use the book online link below to access discount

*Mercure Queenstown Resort

Sainsbury Road, Fernhill, Queenstown

10% discount on booking
Use the book online link below to access discount

*Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Cnr Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown

10% discount on booking
Use the book online link below to access discount

*Rydges Queenstown

34-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown

Location of the Conference Events

Abba Court Motel

35 Gorge Road, Queenstown

15% discount on standard room rate.
 
 
 

Arrowtown Motel Apartments

48 Adamson Drive, Arrowtown

10% discount on booking
Please Quote: HNZC

 
 
 

Blue Peaks Lodge and Apartments

11 Sydney Street, Queenstown

10% discount on booking
Please Quote: Hospitality NZ Conference
 
 
 

Browns Boutique Hotel

26 Isle Street, Queenstown

$355 per night includes continental and gourmet cooked breakfast Please Quote: Superior Room Special
 
 
 

Cranbury Court Apartments

19-23 Gorge Road, Queenstown

5% discount on booking
 
 
 

Four Seasons Motel

12 Stanley Street, Queenstown

Studio - $180
 
 
 

High View Apartments

66 Thompson Street, Queenstown

1 Night Stay
Studio - $260
One bedroom (lake view) - $340
Two bedroom (lake view) - $4602 or More Nights (per night)
Studio - $230
One bedroom (lake view) - $320
Two bedroom (lake view) - $420Please Quote: September Conference
 
 
 

Kinross Cottages

2300 Gibbston Highway, RD 1, Queenstown

$220 (usually $275)
Please Quote: IAMSPECIAL to receive the 20% discount
 
 
 

Millbrook Resort

1124 Malaghans Road, Arrowtown

Deluxe Studio - $310
One bedroom suite - $385
Breakfast - $25 per personPlease Quote: Hospitality NZ Conference
 
 
 

The Whistler

15-17 Gorge Road, Queenstown

$228