The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ (OFPANZ) is excited to announce that the 2018 conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Christchurch 21-23 June.
The conference will bring together a diverse range speakers and workshops for both business owners and trade professionals. It will be filled with educational and social opportunities.
This year we are celebrating 30 Years of OFPANZ and our theme for the 2018 conference is “Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future.” There will be some memorabilia from the last 3 decades and a chance to show how far we have come as an industry.
The primary aim of the 2018 Conference is to provide all conference delegates with an experience that enhances and inspires their work in the outdoor fabrics and specialised textiles industry. Register for Conference Today.
Thank you to our 2018 conference Sponsors.
The conference programme is available now. Here are a few highlights of what will be happening:
- Thursday 21st June will include optional workshop tours. These will start after lunch. In the evening we will all come together for the official conference welcome reception at the hotel.
- Friday 22nd June we start the day with a tradies breakfast open to all members of our industry to attend. This breakfast is sponsored by Contender and QCD. This will follow with a series of speaker and workshop sessions designed for both business owners and tradespeople. We have a unique evening planned to experience the closest thing most of us will get to Antarctica. The theme is The Big 30 so come dressed in either something from 1988 or 2048
- Saturday 23rd June 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 Crowne Plaza Christchurch has been blocked out for all delegates. and starts from NZD$200 per night (breakfast will be at a rate of $35pp 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 Crowne Plaza booking page.
Awards for Excellence
Entries for the 2018 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence are now open. Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 1st May 2018. We look forward to seeing your entries come through.
2018 MITO Apprentice of the Year Awards
Entries for the 2018 MITO Apprentice of the Year Awards are now open. Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 6th April 2018. We look forward to seeing your entries come through.