Conference 2018

Save the dates:

Conference          24th August 2018
AGM & Dinner     23rd August 2018

Marlborough Convention Centre, 42a Alfred Street, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand.
Registration will open soon but you can contact Kevin O’Sullivan to register interest at

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Every alternate year our conference is held in a different incredible New Zealand location.
In case you missed being there, here is where our last conferences were held:

Auckland 2017
Wellington 2016
Auckland 2015
Napier 2014
Auckland 2013

Workshops and Seminars

Kaikoura Cruise Seminar

Kaikoura was buzzing on the day of the seminar with tourists eager for the full Whale Watch and Dolphin Encounter experience. The Cruise Seminar at Dolphin Encounters’ office and café, was well attended too with speakers from Christchurch Airport, Tourism New Zealand and Service IQ. Kevin O’Sullivan gave a presentation on the current and future cruise benefits for Kaikoura and nationally (ably assisted by Caroline Blanchfield from Christchurch).

The new marina is an exciting development for Kaikoura – especially the jetty which will be used for cruise ship tenders. The first cruise ship scheduled to visit is the Seabourn Encore which will arrive on 15 December.

Conference 2017 and AGM

Conference 2017, Auckland War Memorial Museum was a great success enjoyed by more than 200 delegates. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to this fantastic event.