2021 Conference

Our 2021 annual conference details will be finalised shortly.

Keep a look out for further details coming soon.

Blenheim 2021 - Collision Repair Association

After cancelling our annual 2020 conference in Blenheim due to COVID, we have decided to ‘take 2’ and aim for our annual 2021 conference in this same region.

The Canterbury/Westland Branch are keen once again to host the 2021 New Zealand Collision Repair Association annual conference which will be held from Friday 16th April to Saturday 17th April 2021 at the Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim.

The Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim enjoys the perfect mix of business and pleasure amidst world-class scenery and purpose built conferencing facilities. The venue is also within easy walking distance of various accommodation options and downtown Blenheim. Blenheim is situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough and is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand.

As usual the programme has been designed to maximise opportunities exhibitors have with the delegates. Trade stand opportunities are limited and will receive maximum exposure through a series of events in the Exhibitors area.

Following tradition, a theme was conceived and for 2021 in Blenheim it is ‘Boost your business in Blenheim’.

Location

Blenheim is situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough and is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand.

This years conference will be held at the Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim. Various accommodation options are within an easy walking distance of the conference venue.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a range of sponsorship packages to suit you, we have outlined below the various options available. Sponsorship plays a critical role in ensuring the success of our event and we invite you to be part of our conference and you can be assured that we will do our best to give all sponsors and exhibitors value for their contribution.

Bronze level - $1,100.00 +GST

  • Recognition on display material in the:
    • Main conference room
    • Exhibitor’s area where all breaks will be held
  • Recognition on printed material:
    • Programme
    • PanelTalk
  • Audio visual recognition in the main conference room

Silver level - $3,000.00 +GST

  • A higher level of recognition on display material in the:
    • Main conference room
    • Exhibitor’s area where all breaks will be held
  • A higher level of recognition on printed material:
    • Programme
    • PanelTalk
  • Audio visual recognition in the main conference room
  • A free stand (3m x 1.8m) in the exhibitor’s area OR three free conference registrations
  • Verbal recognition by our MC

Gold level - $4,750.00 +GST

  • A major emphasis of recognition on display material in the:
    • Main conference room
    • Exhibitor’s area where all breaks will be held
  • A major emphasis of recognition on printed material:
    • Programme
    • PanelTalk
  • Audio visual recognition in the main conference room
  • A free stand (3m x 1.8m) in the exhibitor’s area and two free exhibitor registrations OR four free conference registrations
  • A higher occurrence of verbal recognition by our MC

Exhibitors

Exhibitor stand (3m x 1.8m) - $1,100.00 +GST

We will also be providing the opportunity for businesses to exhibit products, services, management systems, etc.

All breaks, lunches etc will be ‘held in the exhibitors’ area to ensure that conference attendees have ample opportunity to renew acquaintances and meet potential suppliers.

Please note that in addition to the Exhibitor stand price ($1,100.00), you will need to register each of the personnel who will be manning your stand. We have available an exhibitor registration solely for this purpose – this registration does not include attendance to the Saturday night Dinner, Awards and Entertainment ($150.00 per person), this can be paid for separately.

Registration Fee (per person and all prices exclude GST)

  • CRA members $375.00
  • Non-members $425.00
  • Exhibitor (CRA member) $200.00
  • Exhibitor (Non-member) $225.00

Queries

If you have any further queries or would like to discuss sponsorship/exhibiting further please email Neil Pritchard neil@collisionrepair.co.nz or phone him on 021-663459.

Programme

Friday 16 April 2021

10.30am – 11.15am Morning tea / Registration / Trade display viewing

11.15am – 11.25am Housekeeping – Mikey Havoc our MC

11.25am – 11.30am Conference opening

11.30am – 12.30pm Speaker – Pic Picot

12.30pm – 12.35pm Exhibitor’s product session

12.35pm – 1.45pm Lunch / Registration / Trade display viewing

1.45pm – 2.30pm Speaker – Claire Turnbull 

2.30pm – 2.45pm Remit discussion

2.45pm – 2.50pm Exhibitor’s product session

2.50pm – 3.15pm Afternoon tea / Trade display viewing

3.15pm – 4.45pm Bar room chats  

4.45pm – 5.15pm Drinks / Nibbles / Trade display viewing

5.15pm Day’s session ends

Saturday 17 April 2021

9.45am – 10.00am Housekeeping – Mikey Havoc our MC

10.00am – 10.40am Regional round up session

10.40am – 10.45am Exhibitor's product session

10.45am – 11.15am Morning tea / Trade display viewing

11.15am – 12.00pm Speaker – TBA

12.00pm – 12.25pm AGM

12.25pm – 12.30pm Exhibitor’s product session

12.30pm – 1.45pm Lunch / Trade display viewing

1.45pm – 2.45pm Bar room chat wrap up session

2.45pm – 3.15pm Afternoon tea / Trade display viewing

3.15pm – 4.00pm Speaker – Phil O'Reilly

4.00pm – 4.05pm Conference closing

4.05pm – 5.00pm Drinks / Nibbles / Trade display viewing

5.00pm Day’s session ends

6.30pm ‘DeBeer Paint – the Smart & Rewarding Choice’ Dinner, Awards and Entertainment

Evening Functions

DEBEER PAINT – THE SMART & REWARDING CHOICE’ DINNER, AWARDS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday 17 April 2021 at 6.30pm

A great Saturday night function is planned, the ‘DeBeer Paint – the Smart & Rewarding Choice’ Dinner, Awards and Entertainment – all combined on the one night due to the compact format. This evening will be a ‘Masquerade in Marlborough’ themed affair, so start getting your outfit sorted.

Speakers

Mikey Havoc

Mikey Havoc – Our MC

Energetic, intense and a just a little bit manic; DJ and TV presenter Mikey Havoc loves the fact he gets paid to be himself. But behind that boisterous stage name lurks a quieter side. The semi-vegetarian also practices the holistic art of kinesiology and dreams of owning his own telescope to indulge his passion for stargazing.

A natural crowd pleaser, Mikey’s experience and improvisation skills make him a sought-after MC. He’ll follow the format but has never needed a script; while hosting the Wellington premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, his lively banter kept the 20,000-strong crowd entertained for hours.

Mikey Havoc appears by arrangement with Johnson & Laird Management.

Claire Turnbull

Claire is a qualified nutritionist who has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years.

Claire is the Nutritionist for the Healthy Food Guide magazine, TVNZ Breakfast and Newstalk ZB as well as featuring in three prime time TV shows. Claire is also the owner and director of a private nutrition practice and corporate wellness company.

Claire’s passion is to help make it easier for others to eat well and live happy, balanced lives. Her approach is real, practical and very down to earth. She balances her work with two young children (aged five and two) so she really knows what it is like to juggle and have to find solutions that work in the real world.

Alongside the speaking and events Claire does, she has published two best seller books, ‘Lose Weight for Life’ and ‘Feel Good for Life’ and she has also released a wellness diary called ‘It’s a beautiful day’.

Pic Picot

Owner and Founder of Pic's Peanut Butter.

In 2014, Bruce ‘Pic’ Picot sold his millionth jar of peanut butter. It started with him finding all peanut butters in his supermarket too sweet and laden with sugar. So in 2007, despite being legally blind he used an old family recipe and a concrete mixer and started making his own - firstly just selling it to friends and family and at the local markets.

Pic’s new factory, cafe and visitor experience, opened in February last year, employing 45 people, and producing around 25,000 jars a day, with exports to Australia, China, the UK, the US, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Phil O’Reilly

Phil O’Reilly ONZM is Managing Director of Iron Duke Partners, a Wellington based Public Policy Advisory Firm. He is a global business leader and advocate.

He has acted in a governance or advisory capacity to a number of New Zealand and overseas organisations in areas as diverse as trade, sustainability, diversity, pay equity, manufacturing, tertiary education, child poverty, social welfare and the future of work.

He was previously Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s leading business advocacy group, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes.

Accommodation

We have secured various accommodation options that are within an easy walking distance of the conference venue.

Please indicate your accommodation needs on the registration form and we will try to meet your request if possible.  The accommodation costs are payable on your departure from the Hotel. At check-in you will be required to provide your credit card details. All pricing includes GST per room per night.

 

SCENIC HOTEL MARLBOROUGH

Superior room (1 king bed) - $189.00
Superior room (2 single beds) - $189.00

CHATEAU MARLBOROUGH

Chateau studio (1 super king bed) - $189.00
Chateau twin studio (2 single beds) - $189.00
Executive Grande Studio (1 super king bed) - $249.00
1 bdrm Grande apartment (1 super king bed and double spa bath) - $329.00
2 bdrm Grande penthouse (1 super king bed and ensuite with each room) - $450.00

QUALITY HOTEL MARLBOROUGH

Standard room (1 king bed) - $145.00
Superior room (1 king bed) - $155.00
New Queen room (1 queen bed) - $185.00
Family 1 bedroom unit (1 king bed in lounge and 2 single beds in bedroom) - $195.00 for 2 people, $30 for each extra person

Partners Programme

Friday 16 April 2021

Partners are invited to join the delegates for any of today’s sessions or you can enjoy exploring the many attractions of the Marlborough region.

Saturday 17 April 2021

Partners board a luxury touring coach this morning and head to Picton where they will then cruise on the Marlborough Sounds to Lochmara which is set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound. You’ll have some free time to explore Lochmara as well as enjoy a sumptuous lunch including a glass of wine.

Upon leaving Lochmara cruise back to Picton and then board the coach which will drop you back to the conference venue.

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