2020 NZDA Conference & Expo

The NZDA 2020 Conference will go ahead on the previously planned dates but the NZDA Executive has made the decision to transfer the 2020 NZDA Conference to Auckland.

We were absolutely confident that the Te Pae Convention Centre would be completed on time. However, the unprecedented COVID-19 events have completely halted all construction and the Centre will not be opening until early 2021.

So, for 2020, our Conference will continue to be 6th-8th Nov but at the Pullman Hotel Auckland rather than in Christchurch, with international and local speakers all contracted and ready to go.

This decision enables us to continue to deliver to members what is an already arranged and outstanding scientific programme, the NZDA Awards evening, class reunions and much more.

More information on the conference programme, social events, expo and award submission dates will be advised to all members in due course and updates found on the NZDA website.

We hope to see you there.

Yours sincerely,

Katie Ayers

NZDA President

David Crum  

NZDA Chief Executive

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Contact us


Megan Crum

Event Manager

E: megan@conference.nz

PH: +64 3 379 0390   



Kate Howden

Exhibition Manager

E: kate@conference.nz

PH: +64 3 379 0390


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Paula Kappeli

NZDA Membership Services Manager

E: Paula@nzda.org.nz

PH: +64 9 579 8001


NZDA Conference

Auckland 2020

6-8 November