Conference 2020


“Cruise Communities”

Christchurch Town Hall | August 21

Conference 2020 will be held in the James Hay Theatre at the Christchurch Town Hall, on Friday 21 August 2020 in the Avon Room, with lovely views overlooking the river.

We are delighted to announce our 2020 Conference Partner (LPC) Lyttelton Port Company and appreciate their substantial contribution to this event. In addition to their sponsorship, Lyttelton Port Company will also host a port visit with the opportunity to view the new state of the art cruise berth. Coaches depart the CBD at 1.00pm and return at 4.00pm – spaces are limited.

The 2020 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!


AGM 2020

Christchurch Art Gallery | August 20

The NZ Cruise Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 20 August 2020 at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

The 2020 Conference venues are beautiful examples of the wonderful facilities and architecture of Christchurch.



Super Early Bird registrations are available now – Register Now.

  Members Non-Members
Super Earlybird, up to 30 March $595 + GST ($684.25 incl.) Not applicable
Earlybird, up to 29 June $645 + GST ($741.75 incl.) $745 + GST ($856.75 incl.)
Standard, from 30 June $745 + GST ($856.75 incl.) $845 + GST ($971.75 incl.)

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

Included in your registration fee:

  • Welcome Function on Thursday 20 August
  • Attendance at the conference on Friday 21 August
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Networking Function


We are excited to present our Preliminary Programme for Conference 2020.

We have allowed plenty of time to mix and mingle after the conference as it’s a great time to network with speakers and other participants.

Included are speakers Winsome Dormer, Managing Director, Independent Provedoring; Stephen England-Hall, Chief Executive Tourism New Zealand; Roger Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Lyttelton Port Company; Sture Myrmell, President, Carnival Australia; Gavin Smith, Managing Director of Royal Caribbean for Australia and New Zealand, with more to be announced.
Read more about our speakers.

View the special tour offers for conference delegates.


We have secured accommodation at Sudima Christchurch City Hotel and Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel – both are within a short walk from the conference venues. You can book and pay for your room on the registration form.

  • Sudima City Hotel* – $234.00 per room per night, Luxe King Room
  • Novotel Christchurch – $199.00 per room per night, Superior King or Double Room

All prices are GST inclusive and room only.

*Moss Spa is conveniently located at the Sudima City Hotel.



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.
View the sponsorship prospectus

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Previous Conference Locations

Every alternate year our conference is held in a different incredible New Zealand location – in 2020 we are proud to announce that we will be in the Garden City, Christchurch.

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

Auckland 2019
Marlborough 2018
Auckland 2017
Wellington 2016
Auckland 2015
Napier 2014
Auckland 2013


Conference Partner

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors