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The programme will be updated regularly when information and titles are received. 


All Specialist Interest Groups study day programmes can be viewed HERE


Bags are not provided, please ensure you bring a bag large enough to fit an A4 handbook.

Limited car parking is available for guests and attendees in the centre's car park, situated in the adjacent Ocean Spa Complex, accessed off Marine Parade, 400m north of the centre's front entrance. However, if parking for more than 3 hours you'll need to obtain a car-parking pass from the venue’s reception. Please note that all other street parking around the centre is for a maximum of two hours only.

Parking on the forecourt at the front of the venue is for unloading and loading only and vehicles parked there for extended periods of time may incur an infringement notice. All other street parking around the centre is two hours only.

Storage for coats and luggage is available - please enquire at the registration desk.

A delegate list will be emailed to all delegates after the conference, to the email address used during the registration process.

Dress code for the conference:
Conference Sessions: Smart casual
Welcome functions: Smart Casual
Conference Dinner: THEME: Pania by the sea

Due to the potential spread of viral infections all delegates are requested to maintain the highest levels of hygiene during the conference. The committee encourages you to wash and dry your hands often, especially before the catering breaks, micro shield hand gel is provided - please use it. If at any time you feel unwell, please consider your fellow delegates and seek medical attention immediately.

Any messages received for delegates will be left on the noticeboard located near the registration desk. Please check for messages, as no announcements will be made.


The organising committee respectfully requests that you turn your mobile phone, pagers, PDAs off (or on vibrate or silent) as a courtesy to the speakers and other delegates attending the sessions. If you forget to turn off your phone and it rings please do not answer it in the session - please take your call outside.

For security reasons, all delegates, speakers and visitors must wear their conference name badge at all times during the conference. Access to the sessions, morning, afternoon teas and lunch and the social functions will not be permitted without a name badge.

Please bring your presentation with you on 2 memory sticks (in case one fails) you will be directed to the AV team and a the tehnician will upload your file to the system. 

Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included in your registration fee and will be served in the exhibition area in the exhibition area as per the programme. PLEASE NOTE Wednesday morning tea and lunch are NOT included.

The registration desk in the Napier Conference Centre, will open during the following times: Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to collect your delegate name badge and handbook.

  • Monday 6 May 4.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday 7 May 7.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 8 May 10.00am - 5.30pm 
  • Thursday 9 May 08.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 10 May 08.00am - 13.30pm

If you require assistance at all outside these times, please contact the conference manager Ali Copeman 027 4749887.

The Napier City Council promotes a healthy environment for all staff and aspires to provide a smoke-free environment. The conference centre is smoke free. Smoking is also not permitted within 6 metres of buildings. New Zealand has a smoke free law, which does not permit smoking in any public buildings.

Tuesday 7 May - Special Interest Groups Reception 5.00 - 6.30pm (among the industry exhibition)
Wednesday 8 May - NZSSD Reception 5.00 - 6.30pm (among the industry exhibition)
Thursday 9 May - Conference Dinner 7.00 - 11.30pm Venue Napier Conference Centre ... Theme Pania by the Sea,  ... ocean theming .. .

If you have, during the registration process, advised the conference organisers of any special dietary requirements, these will have been forwarded to the caterers. A special meals table will be set up for the day catering. The conference dinner is a plated meal; please ensure you inform the wait staff of your name prior to accepting your meal.

TRANSPORT - airport transfers.
Hawke’s Bay Airport is a 12-minute drive from the centre with Air New Zealand and Jetstar operating daily flights in and out of Hawke's Bay direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. There are many options for transport to and from the airport and, around Napier and Hawke's Bay. We recommend booking your transfer in advance of arriving in Napier.
Here are some of our recommendations:

Airport Shuttles
Hawke's Bay Taxis
½ Price Cabs
Baywide Taxis 

The registration desk will do their best to assist you with visitor information but the most valuable and comprehensive information can be obtained from the Hakes bay Tourism website