Conference 2019



Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland

The NZ Cruise Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22 August and the conference on Friday 23 August at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf. The New Zealand Cruise Association is delighted to invite you to the 2019 conference.

The 2019 conference will give all relevant stakeholders a chance to discuss during networking sessions, their vision for the future of the New Zealand cruise sector. The conference will present the best opportunity of the year to connect with cruise-focused professionals and network with the very highest levels of industry, both nationally and internationally.

This is a conference you do not want to miss!


Super Early Bird registrations are available now – please register online here.

  Members Non-Members
Super Early Bird, up to 29 March $545 + GST ($626.75 incl.) Not applicable
Early Bird, 30 March to 28 June $595 + GST ($684.25 incl.) $695 + GST ($799.25 incl.)
Standard, from 28 June $695 + GST ($799.25 incl.) $795 + GST ($914.25 incl.)

A group of 5 or more delegates from the same organisation will be eligible for a 10% discount.

Included in your registration fee:

  • Attendance at the conference on Friday 23 August
  • Conference bag
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Welcome Function including drinks and canapes
  • Networking Function including pre-dinner drinks and dinner


A preliminary programme is available here.
The Networking Function this year has been extended to include a buffet dinner. There will be plenty of time to mix and mingle after the conference to network with speakers and other participants.


Included will be keynote speakers Ann Sherry, Chair of Carnival Australia; Adam Goldstein, Chair of CLIA Global and Vice-Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd; Robert Morgenstern, Senior Vice-President of Port Operations and Shore Excursions – Holland America Group; and Sarina Bratton, Chairman Asia Pacific of PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions.
Read more about our keynote speakers.


We have secured accommodation at M Social Auckland, Grand Millennium Auckland and Copthorne Hotel Auckland City – all are within a short walk from Shed 10 and the CBD. You can book and pay for your room on the registration form.

  • M Social Auckland – $255.00 per room per night
  • Grand Millennium Auckland – $235.00 per room per night
  • Copthorne Hotel Auckland City – $165.00 per room per night

All prices are GST inclusive. Room rate includes breakfast for one person.


Thanks to our sponsors for your continued and generous support. If you wish to sponsor there are packages still available – hurry these are being taken up fast.
Read the sponsorship prospectus.

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Conference Locations

Every alternate year our conference is held in a different incredible New Zealand location – this year we will be on the Auckland waterfront and last year was wonderful in Marlborough.

In case you missed our previous conferences, here is where they were held:

Marlborough 2018
Auckland 2017
Wellington 2016
Auckland 2015
Napier 2014
Auckland 2013