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NZIQS 2017 Conference

Welcome to the NZIQS 2017 Annual Conference - Leading through Excellence -  page. The conference will be hosted at Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington on 21 - 23 June 2017.

This is where you will find all the details you need to know relating to the programme, speakers, events, registration, sponsorship and more.

The coolest little capital in the world

Sponsorship opportunities

The NZIQS Annual Conference is the major event on the institute calendar and 2017 is shaping up to be yet another not to be missed conference. The conference will run from 21-23 June 2017 with Welcome Cocktails on the Wednesday night and full day plenary Thursday, Friday. The conference dinner will be held on the Thursday night, this change from the dinner being on the final night is to ensure those of you who need to travel home on the Friday night - maybe to watch the All Blacks versus The British Lions on the Saturday in Auckland don't miss any of the event.

The Theme is “Leading through Excellence”.  “We choose this theme as we believe as a membership Institute we need to take the lead by showing that our membership reflects our commitment to show excellence within the construction industry. We aim to bring you conference speakers that reflect the ‘Leading through Excellence’ theme to help develop both your professional and personal growth, as well as topics that will ensure you are up to date with what is happening within our industry now and into the future" says 2017 Conference Chairperson Brent Jefferies

Online registrations for the Conference will open early 2017


Wednesday 21 June

5.30 - 7.00 pm Welcome Cocktails

Thursday 22 June

8.30 am Conference Day 1
6.00 pm Conference Dinner

Friday 23 June

8.30 am NZIQS AGM
10.30 am Conference Day 2
5.00 pm Conference Closes

Key speakers for the Conference include:

Ian Jones
All Black Great

Master of Ceremonies
Jamie Fitzgerald
Adventurer and business man

Motivational Speaker
Cam Calkoen
True inspiration and ambassador of Awesome
Motivational Speaker
Dr Ganesh Nana
Chief Economist

Keynote Speaker
Dr Annette Beautris
Head of "Mates in New Zealand"

Keynote Speaker

Conference Dinner

The Dinner this year will not only moves from its usual final night spot but will also move away from the sit down formal dinner model. Wellington is unique and we would like to highlight this with an interactive food celebration where attendees will move around pods trying food, having a go at making food and cocktails with all of this will be served with a healthy dollop of competition.

The coolest little capital in the World

Embraced by a natural amphitheater of ocean and hill, Wellington merges big city culture with small town charm. A lively energy pulses through what is celebrated as New Zealand’s arts, film, coffee, culinary, craft beer, events and political capital. Wellington is also known as a socially and environmentally conscious city. Declared nuclear weapon free over 30 years ago in 1982, it was also the first capital city in the southern hemisphere to gain Fair Trade status, and is home to the world-leading Zealandia sanctuary.

To learn more about click here

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you or your company would like to get on board with sponsoring this event click here to download a sponsorship prospectus or contact Alana on

For more information : Alana Cuthbert


The Rydges Hotel is a 4.5 star Hotel a short waterfront stroll from our conference venue Te Papa, however if weather is not cooperative with strolling a complimentary bus will run between the two locations.

Conference room rate from $219 per night at Rydges Wellington

To book your accommodation click here



Includes 2 fun days of cheese-making lessons , lunches, wine tasting and time for shopping. Hear Taine Randall speak and join the MTG site visit

Cost $200 includes Gala Dinner ticket.

Contact Alana to book the Partner's programme 

Conference Registration Fees

Early Bird
Full Registration 
(Members & AIQS)
  Includes All Programmed Day Sessions, Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner, Lunches And Afternoon Teas

Full Registration
  Includes All Programmed Day Sessions, Welcome Reception,Conference Dinner, Lunches And Afternoon Teas  
Full Time Students
(Members only)
  Includes All Programmed Day Sessions, Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner, Lunches And Afternoon Teas

Gala Dinner Only
  Gala Dinner, including transport  $120
 Day Only Registraton

Includes All Programmed Day Sessions, Lunches And Afternoon Teas $449