Welcome to the 2015
NZ HR Conference & Expo

New Zealand’s premier event for HR professionals and people leaders, this year the NZ HR Conference takes place over two full days and is themed ‘Tomorrow's World - The Future is Now’. Featuring some of the best talent on offer from NZ and across the ditch as well as a wide range of exhibitors all under one roof, it’s the place to be this August! We’re also giving you the opportunity to attend one of three pre-conference workshops to get you ‘in the zone’ before the main event.

Are you ready?

The theme for the 2015 NZ HR Conference evolved from the idea of VUCA. VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity and originated at a military school in the 1990s where officers were taught that they would be leaders in an unpredictable and ever changing world.

Whilst devised for a war zone, this concept increasingly applies to the environment in which business operates today. We are meeting new challenges and charting new territories constantly, there is no textbook on how to survive and thrive in this context and yet this is only the beginning...it is likely that the world of work, even in just 25 years time, will bear little resemblance to the current day. This new environment, with disruption around every corner, has very real impacts on business and working lives. This is why the human resource professional of today, and tomorrow, needs to be agile, forward-focused and bold, ready to predict and tackle whatever challenges may be thrown their way while guiding organisations through these tumultuous times.

  • "Excellent mix of speakers which made it interesting and thought provoking"
  • "The level of information was thought provoking and opened out my thinking"
  • "Excellent conference. Definitely motivational and came away with some key ideas to implement in the business"

Why attend?

Today's HR professionals need access to the best information, tools and networks. The NZ HR Conference & Expo provides all this and more.

The programme for the 2015 NZ HR Conference will provide you with the tools to flourish in “Tomorrow’s World”. It will challenge your thinking, provide you with new, transferable skills, and encourage you to push the boundaries, so that whatever the future may hold, you’ll be prepared to meet it head on.

  • "Excellent mix of speakers which made it interesting and thought provoking"
  • "The level of information was thought provoking and opened out my thinking"
  • "Excellent conference. Definitely motivational and came away with some key ideas to implement in the business"

Secure your place today

Your registration fee includes a welcome reception, all Conference sessions (27 - 28 August), NZ HR Expo entry, Strategic Pay Networking Hour, Conference Dinner, daily catering and a delegate pack. Extra costs apply for the pre-conference workshops, additional guest tickets and accommodation.


    • HRINZ Member


    • Non Member


    • HRINZ Student Member

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
NZ HR CONFERENCE

  • EARLY
    BIRD
    Pre Conference Workshops
    (Until 16 July)
    • $295 +GST
      ($325 +GST for Human Synergistics)

    • $595 +GST

    • $225 +GST
      ($325 +GST for Human Synergistics)

  • STANDARD
    PRICE
    Pre Conference Workshop
    (17 July – 13 August)
    • $495 +GST
      ($525 +GST for Human Synergistics)

    • $795 +GST

    • $425 +GST
      ($525 +GST for Human Synergistics)

  • EARLY
    BIRD PRICE
    Conference
    (Until 16 July)

    • $930 +GST


    • $1,545 +GST


    • $750 +GST


  • STANDARD
    PRICE
    Conference
    (17 July – 13 August)

    • $1,165 +GST


    • $1,765 +GST


    • $880 +GST

  • A Not for Profit rate is available for attendees. Please contact us to confirm your eligibility and obtain the discount.
  • Three or more delegates from the same organisation can receive a 10% discount on the full two day conference rate.
  • There are a limited number of one day passes available. For more information on the rates, please contact us.


NZ HR Conference Programme

The 2015 NZ HR Conference & Expo will take place over two days starting on Thursday 27 August and concluding late afternoon on Friday 28 August at the TSB Arena and Shed 6, Wellington. The optional pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, 26 August.

Daily Itinerary

  • "Excellent mix of speakers which made it interesting and thought provoking"
  • "The level of information was thought provoking and opened out my thinking"
  • "Excellent conference. Definitely motivational and came away with some key ideas to implement in the business"

Learn more about our sessions

  • "Excellent mix of speakers which made it interesting and thought provoking"
  • "The level of information was thought provoking and opened out my thinking"
  • "Excellent conference. Definitely motivational and came away with some key ideas to implement in the business"

NZ HR Conference Delegate Information

The Venue

This year, the NZ HR Conference is taking place at the TSB Arena and Shed 6, Wellington. Opened in 2013, Shed 6 is a new, exciting venue on the Wellington waterfront. Its walk-through access to TSB Arena creates a combined, large scale venue that will provide the ideal environment for the 2015 NZ HR Conference.

Accommodation

NZ HR Conference delegates have access to a variety of accommodation options at specially negotiated rates, all within walking distance to the Shed 6/TSB Area. Please quote the booking reference when you make your booking. Bookings and rates are subject to availability.


Rydges Wellington

Rate: Superior twin room - $199 per night with breakfast $219.00.

Book online at: http://www.rydges.com/customised-web-page/human-resources-institute-of-nz/


IBIS Wellington

Rate: If booked by 26 July
$139.00 per night (room only)
$156.00 per night (Bed and breakfast for one person)
$173.00 per night (Bed and breakfast for two people)

To book please call +64 496 1880 or email h3049-re01@accor.com and quote HRINZ


Amora Hotel Wellington

Rate: Deluxe King or Twin Room: $189.00 per night

To book please contact the Amora Hotel Wellington and quote HRINZAUG

Social Events

Our social events provide a great opportunity to network with fellow delegates, speakers and exhibitors in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. To join in, just indicate which events you would like to attend on your registration form. Please note, restrictions apply due to venue capacity and not all registration types include social events. Additional guest tickets are available for the welcome reception and conference dinner. These can be purchased when you register for the Conference.

 

Melbourne Business School - Mt Eliza Executive Education Welcome Reception
Wednesday 26 August, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
The perfect way to get yourself in the mood before the first day of the NZ HR Conference. The registration desk will be open, so come in early and beat the morning rush before enjoying a relaxing drink with other delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

Strategic Pay Networking Hour
Thursday 27 August, 5.10pm – 6.10pm

Catch up over a well-earned drink and sample an array of tasty morsels with fellow delegates, speakers and exhibitors in the Expo Hall. Check out the latest HR products and services on offer, or just take a break while you enjoy the sights and sounds.

ELMO Conference Dinner
Thursday 27 August, 6.30pm – 11:00pm
This special dinner event is a conference highlight. The evening commences with pre-dinner drinks and then moves into another galaxy. Take the opportunity to network over a delicious three course meal, enjoy the entertainment and dance the night away. The dinner is included in all full two day Conference registrations Additional guest tickets are also available for purchase when you register.

Professional Members Lunch
Friday 28 August, 12.00pm – 1.45pm

As our way of saying thank you for the commitment they have made to HRINZ and the profession, we are holding a special luncheon for our Professional Members with Dr Ian Williamson. If you are a Professional Member, please select this option on your registration form if you wish to attend.

Got a Question?

Please contact the NZ HR Conference Team - conference@hrinz.org.nz or 04 499 2966.

  • "Excellent mix of speakers which made it interesting and thought provoking"
  • "The level of information was thought provoking and opened out my thinking"
  • "Excellent conference. Definitely motivational and came away with some key ideas to implement in the business"

New Zealand’s Largest HR Expo

Experience the latest in HR and people management products and services from over 50 international and local exhibitors. Find out how you can improve productivity, increase profitability and support your business better. Network with hundreds of other professionals and share your knowledge and ideas.

The NZ HR Expo is open to NZ HR Conference delegates, speakers and day visitors, following registration. Day visitor Expo registration is now open – register here

NZ HR Expo Opening Hours
  • Thursday, 27 August
  • Friday, 28 August
  • 7.45am – 6.10pm
  • 8.00am – 3.30pm

Strategic Pay Café

Grab your free caffeine hit for the day!

Strategic Pay Networking Hour - Thursday 27 September 5.10pm – 6.10pm

This is a great opportunity for delegates, day visitors and exhibitors to share knowledge and network over a glass of wine and nibbles. Entry to this networking function is free for registered day visitors.

Win Prizes

Visit stands and collect stamps around the Expo to enter the prize draw for your chance to win amazing prizes.

Expo Seminars

This year the NZ HR Expo features free professional development seminars just for day visitors! There is no need to pre register to attend a specific session, however seats are limited. With a wide range of seminars on offer over the two days, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Why not time your Expo visit to fit in with a free learning opportunity? Find out more about the topic and timings here

NZ HR EXPO EXHIBITORS

With over 50 local and international exhibitors under one roof, the NZ HR Expo is the largest HR tradeshow in New Zealand.

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  • "Excellent mix of speakers which made it interesting and thought provoking"
  • "The level of information was thought provoking and opened out my thinking"
  • "Excellent conference. Definitely motivational and came away with some key ideas to implement in the business"

Our Sponsors

Conference Sponsors Expo Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor Platinum Sponsor
StrategicPay
Gold Sponsor Gold Sponsor
Fragomen Adcorp
Southern Cross Skills
Cullen Law CEB

Conference Dinner Sponsor  
ELMO