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Annual Conference

The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ (OFPANZ) is excited to announce that the 2020 conference will be held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Auckland  18-21 2020.

The conference will bring together a diverse range speakers and workshops for both business owners and trade professionals Navigating the Future of the industry. It will be filled with educational and informative workshop and sessions as well as social and networking opportunities.

This is our 32nd year as an association and we are adding a Marine and Auto Fabricator workshop st conference and we are really focusing on how we can get more trades people to attend.

The primary aim of the 2020 Conference is to provide all conference delegates with an experience that enhances and inspires their work in the outdoor fabrics and specialised textiles industry. Registrations for the 2020 conference will be open in March 2020. 

Thank you to our 2019 conference Sponsors. Sponsorship for the 2020 Conference will be open soon.

 

 

Conference Programme

The conference programme will be available in March 2020 .  Here are a few highlights of what will be happening:

    • Thursday 18th June – a full day marine and auto trimmer hands on workshop. The Welcome reception will be on Thursday evening.
    • Friday 19th June 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 .  A keynote speaker will set the stage for an afternoon full of learning for both business owners and tradespeople. We have a casual dinner planned at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.  Get dressed up in your sailing gear and come and have some fun with your colleagues.
    • Saturday 20th June continues with business/education sessions, AGM and in the evening we celebrate our industry’s best projects with the 2020 Awards for Excellence Dinner.

Accommodation 

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre – $169/night (Booking Reference To come)

Awards for Excellence

Entries for the 2020 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence are now open. Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 17th April 2020. We look forward to seeing your entries come through.

2020 MITO Apprentice of the Year Awards

Entries for the 2020 MITO Apprentice of the Year Awards are now open. Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 17th April 2020. We look forward to seeing your entries come through. All entrants in the Apprentice of the Year Awards will receive one Complimentary ticket to the OFPANZ Awards for Excellence Dinner on 20th June, 2020

Past Awards for Excellence Winners

2019 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners coming soon.
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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