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Leadership, Insights, Networking

Dedicated Hospitality Conference for passionate purveyors of Hospitality

Hospitality New Zealand Conference 2019
Napier Conference Centre 15 - 17 October

Hospitality New Zealand Conference 2019

Each year, Hospitality New Zealand hosts the nation’s premier hospitality awards ceremony. This year, the annual event will take place from 15-17 October in Hawke's Bay. The conference will be held at the Napier Convention Centre, and registration for tickets is now open, please see prices below.

Our conference theme for 2019 is Expanding Horizons. The event will be packed with talks by the industry's trail blazers as well as important workshops. It will offer valuable opportunities for our members to tap in to current trends, update themselves on important changes, and ultimately to learn, share, network and grow as hospitality business operators.

We are looking forward to sharing the line up of influential, international speakers with you in due course. Keep your eyes open for further updates on the conference schedule.

Conference Registration Prices
Full Conference - $695
Wednesday Day Sessions - $250
Hospitality Showcase sponsored by DB (Wednesday Evening) - $140
Thursday Day Sessions - $250
Lion Awards for Excellence Dinner (Thursday Evening) - $250
Future Leaders Day (Tuesday) - $125
Rising Stars Awards (Tuesday Evening) - $75
Future Leaders/Rising Stars Combo - $180


This year's program is full of key trends, information to help your business and inspirational and thought-provoking speakers.

Guest speakers

We have secured a line up of inspiring International and New Zealand speakers, including updates from our annual favourites.  Be inspired, Get insights. Stay relevant.

Hospitality New Zealand Conference 2019 guest speaker - Dominick Stephens
Hospitality New Zealand Conference 2019

Why attend?

Leadership, Insights & Networking

Join like-minded business owners and operators at this key hospitality and tourism industry event. You’ll find out industry information, insights, ‘state of the industry’ from experts as well as find out about new and innovative products and services that will add value to members’ businesses.

Where to stay

The 2019 conference is perfectly positioned in the Napier Conference Centre with beautiful sweeping views of the ocean from the plenary room and easy walking access to the hotels, beachfront, restaurants, and cafes.  We have secured rooms at a range of nearby hotels at special conference rates.


Explore Hawke's Bay

Award-winning food and wine, outstanding architecture, and warm balmy days surrounded by magnificent landscapes waiting to be explored – Hawke’s Bay is pure paradise.

Event Partners and Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for their support.

The 2019 Hospitality Conference and Awards for Excellence made possible with the support of our major sponsors, we thank and acknowledge their invaluable, ongoing contribution to the industry.