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.

We had planned to hold our 2022 conference in Australia with the Specialised Textiles Association, however due to Covid-19 and Travel Restrictions, we have had to alter our plans.

Our 2022 Conference and Trade Show will be held in Nelson 30th June- 2nd July 2022 at the Rutherford Hotel.

We are looking forward to bringing together a programme that will excite you and continue with our successful Fabricators Workshop on Thursday 30th June. .

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

This is our 34th year as an association and we look forward to seeing you at the conference.

The primary aim of the 2022 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  today for the 2022 OFPANZ Conference. 

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 2022 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 30th June – a full day marine and auto trimmer hands on workshop. The Welcome reception will be on Thursday evening. Click Here to View the Fabricator Workshop Programme 
  • Friday 1st July  we start the day with a tradies breakfast open to all members of our industry to attend. This breakfast will be sponsored by W Wiggins Ltd. The trade show will be open most of the day with a keynote speaker to welcome the delegates. Friday night will be a casual themed dinner sponsored by Contender.
  • Saturday 2nd July continues with business/education sessions, AGM and in the evening we celebrate our industry’s best projects with the 2022 Awards for Excellence Dinner.


The Rutherford– $185/night for a Premium Room

Book direct at [email protected] or call 03 546 3000
Use Reference 665950 and mention the OFPANZ Conference

Awards for Excellence

Entries for the 2022 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a project. Best of luck to you at the Awards Dinner.

2022 OFPANZ Apprentice of the Year Awards

Entries for the 2022 Apprentice of the Year Awards are open. If you are entering in the Tier 1 entries, you need to complete an Expression of Interest. When this has been completed, you will be put on a list to receive the materials to complete your project. Thank you to W Wiggins for putting these packs together.

Please read through the instructions carefully if you are submitting the Tier 1 or Tier 2 entries as there are a few things that have changed.

Submit your entries today. Entry deadline is 1st June 2022. 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 2nd July, 2022.

Past Awards for Excellence Winners

2021 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2020 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2019 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.
2018 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners.

Platinum Sponsor

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

W Wiggins

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Fabricator Workshop Sponsors