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OFPANZ and STA conference Queenstown 2017







The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ (OFPANZ) and the  Specialised Textiles Association (STA)  have joined forces to bring you the 2017 Queenstown Conference.

Rydges Lakeland Resort in Queenstown will be the venue hosting the conference between Thursday 25th May and Saturday 27th May 2017.

The conference will bring together a diverse range of local and international industry speakers and offer a 2 day programme filled with educational and social opportunities.

The theme for the 2017 conference is ‘Reaching New Heights Together’ ……. the organisers are going to offer all delegates the opportunity to do just that by providing opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information, knowledge and technical know how.

The primary aim of the 2017 Queenstown Conference is to provide all conference delegates with an experience that enhances and inspires their work in the outdoor fabrics and specialised textiles industry.


Thank you to our 2017 conference Sponsors. 

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 closed on 10th April 2017. We look forward to sharing the winning entries at this years’ Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.


Past Awards for Excellence Winners

2016 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2015 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.

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