Cancellation of CRA Conference 2020

In light of recent and escalating global and national measures being imposed surrounding Covid-19, we regret to inform you that this year’s CRA Annual Conference in Blenheim has been cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding and we encourage you all both personally and professionally to take the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy.

Blenheim 2020 - Collision Repair Association

It is with great pleasure that the Canterbury/Westland Branch has been chosen to host the 2020 New Zealand Collision Repair Association 107th annual conference which will be held from Friday 15th May to Saturday 16th May 2020 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 2020 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 $140.00

Queries

If you have any further queries or would like to discuss sponsorship/exhibiting further please email Neil Pritchard [email protected] or phone him on 021-663459.

Programme

Friday 15 May 2020

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 – Gilbert Enoka

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 16 May 2020

10.00am – 10.10am Housekeeping – Mikey Havoc our MC

10.10am – 10.55am Speaker – Jeff Smit

10.55am – 11.00am Exhibitor’s product session

11.00am – 11.30am Morning tea / Trade display viewing

11.30am – 12.00pm Lean Processing with Simon Tutty

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 – Pic Picot

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 16 May 2020 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.

Gilbert Enoka

Gilbert Enoka has worked on performance enhancement for nearly 20 years with many of our corporate and sporting elite. He encourages individuals to take ownership of their own direction and to improve their ability to control the many variables that inhibit optimal performance.

Reaching your full potential so you can lift the performance of your team and business can be achieved with the guidance of a skilled professional. His skills have been highly sought after by the All Blacks, Canterbury Crusaders, Silver Ferns and the Black Caps.

You will find Gilbert’s presentation ‘matter of fact’ and interactional providing you with the winning tools and skills used by many of our corporate and sporting heroes.

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’.

Jeff Smit

Jeff is the consummate automotive technician professional who believes passionately in the need for constant training to stay ahead in the automotive repair industry.

He owns and operates an auto electrical, general repair and air conditioning workshop on Sydney’s northern beaches, and he was instrumental in establishing The Automotive Technician network with two partners in 2007.

He has toured widely throughout Australia, New Zealand and internationally delivering technical workshops and training sessions to technicians specialising on automotive diagnostics.

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.

Simon Tutty

Lean processing is something that we all hear a lot about, and a number of us attempt to implement into our businesses, with varying success. CRA Chairman Brent Mackay is running a Q & A session with this modest Southland individual who, with the help of a consultant and his staff has revolutionised his business. You cannot miss this session if you are serious about your business.

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) - $185.00
Superior room (2 single beds) - $185.00

CHATEAU MARLBOROUGH

Chateau studio (1 super king bed) - $199.00
Chateau twin studio (2 single beds) - $199.00
Executive Grande Studio (1 super king bed) - $249.00
1 bdrm Grande apartment (1 super king bed and double spa bath) - $299.00
2 bdrm Grande penthouse (1 super king bed and ensuite with each room) - $375.00

LUGANO MOTORLODGE

Executive studio (1 super king bed) - $165.00 for 1 person, $10 for extra person
1 bdrm suite (1 king bed in bedroom and single bed in lounge) - $170.00 for 1 person, $10 for extra person
1 bdrm executive unit (1 king bed in bedroom and corner spa bath) - $180.00 for 1 person, $10 for extra person
Family suite with 2 bdrms (1 queen bed and single bed in each bedroom) - $220.00 for 2 people, $25 for each extra person

BLENHEIM PALMS MOTEL

Studio (1 queen bed and single bed) - $145.00 for 2 people, $25 for extra person
1 bdrm Executive (1 queen bed in bedroom and single bed in lounge) - $160.00 for 2 people, $25 for extra person
1 bdrm Executive spa (1 super king bed in bedroom, large lounge and spa bath) - $180.00
2 bdrm (1 super king bed in each bedroom, large lounge) - $200.00 for 2 people, $25 for each extra person

BELLA VISTA BLENHEIM

Compact Queen studio (1 queen bed) - $145.00
Standard Queen studio (1 queen bed) - $155.00
Twin studio (1 queen bed and single bed) - $175.00 for 2 people, $25 for each extra person
King room (1 super king bed and shower over spa bath) - $175.00
1 bdrm spa unit (1 super king bed in the lounge and 2 single beds in the bedroom and shower over spa bath) - $225.00 for 2 people, $25 for each extra person

Partners Programme

Friday 15 May 2020

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 16 May 2020

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. Have some free time to explore Lochmara and then enjoy lunch.

Upon leaving Lochmara cruise back to Picton and then board the coach which will drop you off at The Wine Station to enjoy a unique concept of sampling from a selection of 80 premium Marlborough wines whilst enjoying some gourmet platters. It’s only a short walk back to the conference venue or hotel once finished.

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