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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 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.

Conference Programme

The conference programme will be available after the first of the year. . Here are a few highlights of what will be happening:

    • Thursday 21st June will include optional activities during the day eg. golf outing and others.  Activities will start around 12.00pm. In the evening we will all come together for the official conference welcome reception.
    • Friday 22nd June we start the day with a tradies breakfast open to all members of our industry to attend. 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 with a meal and OFPANZ Challenge.
    • 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.

Past Awards for Excellence Winners

2017 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2016 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2015 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.

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