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2017 Annual Conference

OFPANZ and STA conference Queenstown 2017







The 2017 Conference for OFPANZ will be partnering with the Specialised Textiles Association for an Australia/New Zealand conference held in Queenstown at the Rydges Lakeland Resort the 25th-27th May 2017.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Registration for the 2017 OFPANZ/STA Queenstown Conference are filling fast!  This is your opportunity to LEARN, and NETWORK with industry experts from Australia, New Zealand, Austria and America. Earlybird Registrations close 31st March 2017. Members will need to enter code to get Member Rate. Please contact the Executive Officer for this code. Click here to register now. 

Conference Programme

The conference programme is now available for download. Here are a few highlights of what will be happening:

  • Thursday 25th May will include optional activities during the day eg. Wine tour and tasting as well as Shotover Jet experience. Activities will start around 12.00pm. In the evening we will all come together for the official conference welcome reception.
  • Friday 26th May we start the day straight after breakfast with speaker sessions and then in the evening we let our hair down and have fun with the casual dinner and the OFPANZ Challenge.
  • Saturday 27th May continues with business/education sessions, AGM and in the evening we celebrate our industry’s best projects with the Awards for Excellence Dinner.

Accommodation at Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown has been blocked out for OFPANZ and STA members and starts from NZD$153 per night (breakfast will be at a rate of $25pp which has been negotiated for all conference delegates and can be taken up in person at the hotel during the conference, so no need to book now.)
Click here to go to the Rydges booking page, scroll down the page to see details on all the agreed rates for conference delegates.

Awards for Excellence

Entries for the 2017 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence are now closed. We look forward to announcing the winners at conference in May.

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