Conference 2023



Venue:  Christchurch Town Hall, Kilmore Street

The NZ Cruise Association Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday 17 August followed by the Conference and networking function on Friday 18 August at the Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch.

The 2023 conference will include panel sessions, networking opportunities and interactive workshops – giving all stakeholders a chance to discuss 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.

The upcoming 2023/2024 cruise season is anticipated to be the biggest ever in New Zealand’s history.


Members Super Earlybird and non-members Earlybird registrations are available now (limited numbers).

Please click here to register.


  Members Non-Members
Super Earlybird $430 + GST  (25 Available) Not applicable
Earlybird $450 + GST  (50 Available) $525 + GST
Standard $495 + GST $595 + GST


Included in your registration fee:

  • Attendance at the conference on Friday 18 August
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Networking Function on Friday 18 August


A preliminary programme will be available soon.

There will be plenty of time to mix and mingle after the conference to network with speakers and other participants.


Speakers and panellists will be announced soon.


We have secured accommodation at Crowne Plaza Christchurch, Novotel Christchurch and Sudima Christchurch City – all are within a short walk from the conference venues.

You can book and pay for your room on the registration form.


Thank you to our sponsors for your continued and generous support.  If you wish to be a sponsor at the 2023 Conference there are still packages available – but hurry as these are being taken up fast.

View the sponsorship prospectus here.

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