We hope many of you can come to the modern Tait Technology Centre to hear and learn from innovative speakers in the sector. Day one has a predominant focus on the science and technology that will move business into the future, and day two on building successful business models and workforce. The conference is about science but also business planning and adaptation. We intend to hold a retailer breakout session as well. This will be a chance to share your views and ideas with the retail sector industry group and to hear from a speaker (yet to be decided on).
The conference venue is separate from the accommodation this year, so we recommend you look to your accommodation requirements early on. If arriving from out of town, plan for a 9AM start on the 15th and a 4:30PM finish on the 16th.
Gala Dinner & Young Achievers Competition
These will be held at the Sudima Hotel on Wednesday 15 May. Our star speaker for the evening is two-time Paralympic gold medallist Liam Malone who is back from London for two months. Now retired from competitive sport he is following his passion for technology and innovation and is working with an artificial intelligence firm Soul Machines.
A Full Conference registration will include the dinner and evening speaker.
- 550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch Airport
- 6 minutes drive away to the Tait Technology Centre
Accommodation Delegate Rates
Valid for the 14th & 15th May 2019.
- Superior Rooms — $229.00 incl. GST
- Superior Plus Rooms — $249.00 incl. GST
- Executive Rooms — $279.00 incl. GST
A discounted fully cooked Buffet Breakfast in the hotel restaurant has been extended at the rate of $25.00 per person (usually $29) for all delegates.
Airport Shuttle Service (On demand)
Please call the hotel on 03 358 3139 when arriving at the airport to arrange your complimentary airport pick up. Should you prefer to walk, the distance is a leisurely 5 minute walk away.
Shuttle Service to/from Conference Venue
A complimentary transfer service to and from Sudima Hotel to the Tait Technology Centre is available. Limited to 1 return trip per person only. The venue is a 6 Minute drive away to the Tait Technology Centre. Please arrange your required departure and pick up time with the Hotel Concierge desk. David and his team will be happy to assist. Requested times may vary due to supply and demand of this service.
- 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch Airport
- +64 03 358 8129
Reference under the name "NZPPI – Group reference 614708"—which the delegates will need to quote upon placing of their booking. We can offer a special rate of $227.63 (per room, per night) in the premium standard room.