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Annual Conference

The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ (OFPANZ) is excited to announce that the 2019 conference will be held at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre 25-27 July 2019.

The conference will bring together a diverse range speakers and workshops for both business owners and trade professionals focussing on taking our businesses from Good To Great , Building Your Business to Last. It will be filled with educational and social opportunities.

This is our 31st conference and we are really focusing on how we can get more trades people to attend. Napier is the Art Deco Capital of the World so be ready to be entertained Art Deco Style.

The primary aim of the 2019 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 Here.

Thank you to our 2019 conference Sponsors.

 

 

Conference Programme

The conference programme is available by clicking here .  Here are a few highlights of what will be happening:

    • Thursday 25th July will include optional workshop tours. These will start around 12:30 pm. We are going to try to also visit the Textile Testing Facility in Napier. In the evening we will all come together for the official conference welcome reception at The Masonic Hotel.
    • Friday 26th July we start the day with a tradies breakfast open to all members of our industry to attend. This breakfast will be sponsored by one of our suppliers . Davey Hughes, the man behind the highly-successful Swazi outdoor clothing label, will open our conference as the keynote speaker. This will follow with a series of speaker and workshop sessions designed for both business owners and tradespeople. We have a casual dinner planned at The Filter Room, Where you will be able to try many of Hawkes Bay’s own Ciders and Ales.
    • Saturday 27th July continues with business/education sessions, AGM and in the evening we celebrate our industry’s best projects with the 2019 Great Gatsby Awards for Excellence Dinner.

Accommodation 

Masonic Hotel – $169/night (Only 34 rooms available) Masonic Hotel – $169/night (Only 34 rooms available)
Bookings can be made by emailing the reception team at stay@masonic.co.nz or by calling on 06 835 8689.
Use Booking Reference #62755.laza

Scenic Te Pania Hotel – $200/night
Bookings can be made by emailing the reception team at tepania@scenichotels.co.nz or by calling on 06 833 733.
Use Booking Reference #13279411.

Awards for Excellence

Entries for the 2019OFPANZ Awards for Excellence are now open. Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 3rd May 2019. We look forward to seeing your entries come through.

2019 MITO Apprentice of the Year Awards

Entries for the 2019 MITO Apprentice of the Year Awards are now open. Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 3rd May 2019. We look forward to seeing your entries come through.

Past Awards for Excellence Winners

2018 OFPANZ 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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