The annual conference is the only trade show for NZ Industrial Textiles and Equipment Suppliers to be in one place at one time. It is a great platform to establish new business relationships and share information Every year the conference is in a new location, giving our members a chance for our members to see the country, our people and national business opportunities.

In 2022 we were able to come together in Nelson. We were able to celebrate thw wins for the year and talk about the future of our industry. The speakers we had were phenomenal and created a buzz for the delegates.

Our 2023 Conference and Trade Show will be held in Tauranga 24th August – 26th August at the Trinity Wharf Hotel.

We are looking forward to bringing together a programme that will excite you and continue with our successful Fabricators Workshop on Thursday 24th August.

There will be some slight changes to the programme that we hope all of our delegates will enjoy.

There will be plenty of networking opportunities as well as learning and celebrating our industry.

Let’s come together and celebrate 35 years as an association! Registrations will be open at the end of February. We look forward to seeing you there.

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

Registrations are now open.

We couldn’t have our conference without our sponsors. We would like to say a huge thank you to the sponsors who have dedicated themselves year after year to support our industry and our conference.

Click here if you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2023 conference.

Conference Programme

The most up to date conference programme can be found here. Here are a few highlights of what will be happening:

  • Thursday 24th August – a full day marine and auto trimmer hands on workshop. The trade show will be open late Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours. There will be a casual dinner offsite to welcome everyone to the conference that night. A Fabricator Workshop Programme will be available to download soon.
  • Friday 25th August  we start the day with a tradies breakfast open to all members of our industry to attend. The trade show will be open until just after lunch. We will have business sessions in the afternoon.  Friday night will be a night to celebrate the wins with our Gala Dinner at the Trinity Wharf.
  • Saturday 26th August  continues with more great business sessions and ends with our Annual General Meeting/Working Lunch. For those wanting to stay on, we will offer additional opportunities to network and see Tauranga.


Trinity Wharf Tauranga
To book online click on the following link: OFPANZ
The discounted rate will be automatically be applied to all of our available room categories
Promo Code: OFPANZ

Booking by phone or email
Our reservations team can be contacted by phone or email
Phone: 07 577 8702
Email: [email protected]
Please quote OFPANZ and our team will apply your discounted accommodation rate to any of our available room categories.

Rooms range between $200-$290 per night

Awards for Excellence

Awards for Excellence winners will be announced at the Gala dinner on Tauranga on 25th August 2023

2023 OFPANZ Apprentice of the Year Awards

Entry for the 2023 Apprentice of the Year Awards has been closed off. We look forward to announcing the winners at our Awards dinner on 25th August.

Past Awards for Excellence Winners

2022 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2021 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.

2023 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Fabricator Workshop Sponsors