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.

This year, our 2021 conference will be held at The Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre in Auckland  24-26 June 2021.

After a year of social distancing, lockdown and business uncertainty, we are looking forward to bringing together a diverse range of speakers and workshops for both business owners and trade professionals Navigating the Future of the industry. It will be filled with educational and informative workshops and sessions as well as social and networking opportunities.

This is our 33rd year as an association and we are adding a Marine and Auto Fabricator workshop to the conference. Our focus will be attracting more trades people to attend.

The primary aim of the 2021 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 the 2021 Conference Now. 

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 2021 conference.

Conference Programme

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

  • Thursday 24th June – a full day marine and auto trimmer hands on workshop. The Welcome reception will be on Thursday evening.
  • Friday 25th 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. You will get a chance to see the America’s Cup on display.
  • Saturday 26th June continues with business/education sessions, AGM and in the evening we celebrate our industry’s best projects with the 2021 Awards for Excellence Dinner.


The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre– $149/night for King Standard, $159/night for King Balcony (Booking Reference #60348)

Awards for Excellence

Entries for the 2021 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence are now open. Entry deadline is 23rd April 2021. We look forward to seeing your entries come through.

2021 MITO Apprentice of the Year Awards

Entries for the 2021 Apprentice of the Year Awards are now open. Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 23rd April 2021. 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 26th June, 2021

Past Awards for Excellence Winners

2020 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2019 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2018 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

W Wiggins

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