GasNZ Industry Forum 7 - 9 November 2018, Wellington

Gas Industry Forum 2018 June Update

This year’s Forum will be held at The Rydges Hotel Wellington, from 7th – 9th November, with a half day workshop on Wednesday 7th (TBC) as well as the welcome cocktails in the evening.

While the Forum on-line registration system is not yet up-and running, it is recommended that accommodation is booked now, as the hotel is only holding 80 rooms until Friday 7 September. This can be done by phone (+64 4 499 8686) or email (Reservations_wellington@evt.com) and in either case quoting the block code R-LPG071118.

Room pricing is as follows:

Superior King/Twin Rooms (40 available)
- $239.00 incl GST - bed and breakfast for one
- $269.00 incl GST - bed and breakfast for two

City View King/Twin Rooms (40 available)
- $289.00 incl GST - bed and breakfast for one
- $319.00 incl GST - bed and breakfast for two

The Forum registration cost for delegates, who are employed by organisations which are members of either the LPG or Gas Associations, or who are individual members of the NZIGE, is just $633 + GST. Non-members pay $757 + GST.

For any organisations or individuals not yet members of their respective industry bodies, it is not too late to join up and reap the benefit of the lower membership attendance rate.

We can’t as yet finalise the full programme, but we do have confirmed as presenters/panellists: -

Mark England CE,
Genesis Energy

Andrew Eagles CE
Green Building Council

Stephen Jay GM
Grid Development, Transpower

John Kidd, Head of Research
Woodward Partners

Paul Goodeve CE,
First Gas

Andrew Caseley CE,
EECA

Stuart Dickson, General Manager Gas, Powerco

Ben Gerritson, GM Commercial and Regulation, First Gas

David Tyler,
World LPG Association.

Warring Neilson, Manager Corporate Affairs Elgas Australia.

John Carnegie CE
Business Energy Council

Phil Parkes COO,
WorkSafe NZ

As well as the above there will also be a range of technical presentations for the Friday morning breakout session which we will confirm once they are finalised.

We expect to build on last year’s attendance, and are hopeful of attracting upwards of 130 delegates to this year’s forum. There will be a mix of senior managers from companies covering the broad spectrum of LPG and gas interests, as well as officials and other stakeholders with an interest in the role of “Gas” in New Zealand’s energy supply sector.

This year the networking events are likely to be: 9 hole ambrose tournament at the Manor Park golf course, a tour of Weta Workshops, and outdoor activities (including skeet and target shooting) at Ohariu Farm.

Registration will be open online early August and we will send another email to let you know.

Sponsorship Opportunities.

Becoming a sponsor of the forum is an excellent opportunity to promote your brand and profile your organisation’s services and products to those influencers and decision makers involved in the LPG and natural gas industries. It is an excellent opportunity to showcase your organisation and to take a leading role in what is a whole of gas industry event. Because of space limitations there are no Trade Display opportunities this year, but they will return for 2019 in Christchurch.

The attached link allows you to view the sponsorship opportunities available for your consideration.

For more information, or to secure your package please contact me on 04 914 1765 or email peter@lpga.org.nz. We look forward to welcoming you and your company to the 2018 Gas New Zealand Industry Forum.

Peter Gilbert
Executive Director
LPG Association