Conference 2018 - Collision Repair Assocation

2018 Conference

Our 2018 annual conference details will be finalised shortly.

Keep a look out for further details coming soon.

Location

Auckland is one of the great cities of the Pacific Rim, home to 1.4 million people and buzzing with excitement. Yet its setting is a natural paradise. From sparkling harbours to native forests, taking in stunning beaches and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland is a jewel.

This years conference will be held at the SKYCITY Convention Centre, which will provide us with world class facilities and perfectly located in New Zealand's famed 'City of Sails'. Conveniently located in the heart of New Zealand's premier entertainment destination with its casino, a multitude of bars and restaurants, Sky Tower, SKYCITY Hotel and SKYCITY Grand Hotel all on site.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thanks to the following organisations that have already committed to be part of our special centenary conference.

Conference sponsors 2013

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.

Exhibitors

Exhibitor stand (3m x 1.8m) - $1,100 + GST

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

The exhibitor area will be located next door to the plenary room of the SkyCity Convention Centre.

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), 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 Nexus Cocktail Function / Awards Evening on Thursday evening, the Friday afternoon activity and the dinner on Saturday night. If you would like to attend any of these events, please contact National Office for additional pricing or email [email protected]

Registration Fee (per person and all prices exclude GST)

CRA members $600.00
Non members $650.00
Exhibitor $175.00

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.

Evening Functions

NEXUS COCKTAIL FUNCTION / AWARDS EVENING

Thursday 18 April 2013 at 6.15pm

This Nexus Cocktail Function/Awards evening will be a glamorous affair at a fantastic location showcasing Auckland ‘City of Sails’. Formal dress code boys!

OTBURY & AKZONOBEL CRA 100TH YEAR DINNER

Saturday 20 April 2013 at 6.00pm

We have a great Saturday night function - the Otbury & AkzoNobel CRA 100th year dinner. This dinner will be a black tie event and will include a charity auction, dress to impress and bring those cheque books!!

Programme

Wednesday (17 April 2013)

4.00pm – 6.00pm Registration

6.00pm – 7.00pm Drinks / Nibbles

7.00pm Free night

Thursday (18 April 2013)

8.00am – 9.00am Registration

9.00am – 9.45am Housekeeping (David Nottage - MC) / Special conference opening Conference opening

9.45am – 9.55am Conference opening

9.55am – 10.15am Speaker – Major Political Leader

10.15am – 10.30am Remit discussion

10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea

11.00am – 11.45am Speaker - Robert McDonald

11.45am – 12.15pm AGM

12.15pm – 1.15pm Lunch

1.15pm – 2.00pm Speaker - Sam Johnson

2.00pm – 3.00pm Bar Room Chats

3.00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm – 4.15pm Speaker – Keith Quinn

4.15pm Days sessions end

6.15pm Buses leave venue for Nexus Cocktail Function / Awards evening

Friday (19 April 2013)

9.15am – 9.30am Housekeeping (David Nottage - MC)

9.30am – 10.15am Speaker – Ganesh Nana

10.15am – 10.45am Morning Tea

10.45am – 11.15am Entertainment

11.15am – 12.00pm Speaker – Cath Vincent

12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch

1.00pm - 4.30pm  Activity

4.50pm - 5.00pm  Activity awards presentation

5.00pm - 6.00pm  Drinks / Nibbles

6.00pm Free Night

Saturday (20 April 2013)

9.15am – 9.25am Housekeeping (David Nottage - MC)

9.25am – 10.00am Break out session 1

10.00am – 10.35am Break out session 2

10.35am –11.05am Morning Tea

11.05am – 11.45am Break out session 3

11.45am – 12.30pm Speaker – Bob Gilbert

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 3.00pm Panel Discussion / Bar Room Chat wrap up

3.00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm – 4.15pm Speaker – Rob Matthews

4.15pm – 4.30pm Conference closing

4.30pm Days session ends

6.00pm – 7.00pm Drinks / Nibbles

7.00pm Otbury & AkzoNobel CRA 100th Year Dinner

Collision Repair Expo Free Seminar Series

On Saturday morning you have the option of choosing 3 of the below topics, please put your options on the conference registration form.

OPTION 1: Hiring and firing – Paul Tremewan

We will cover current issues in employment, pitfalls for employers and how to avoid them, and how to make the most out of the new legislative changes which are designed to make it easier on employers in the complex world of employment law.

OPTION 2: IT– Tim Adams

Getting the best return on your IT and leveraging benefits on latest technology.

OPTION 3: Shop layout – Bob Gilbert

Discover how to get more flow through your workshop, minimise vehicle movement and increase staff productivity.

OPTION 4: Scheduling – Robin Taylor

Learn about the art and science of scheduling, knowing your capacity and making your life that little bit easier through simple processes.

OPTION 5: Know your numbers – Matt Bellingham

This workshop will assist business owners and managers not only to improve their ability to interpret financial information, but also how they use it to manage business performance, improve planning and ultimately make better business decisions and more money.

OPTION 6: Shop rate – Neil Pritchard

From recent experience in trying to collect shop rate data around the country, it is clear we need help in this area. Come along and discover how easy it is.

OPTION 7: Trusts / Wills/ Business structure – Tammy McLeod

Why you need a trust. Why you should trust in trusts. How to make sure the trust you have is doing the best job for you and the importance of your will.

Accommodation

We have secured rooms at the following hotels, 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.

SKYCITY AUCKLAND HOTEL (pricing includes GST per room per night)

CITY VIEW:                Premium twin room (2 double beds) - $195.00

CITY VIEW:                Premium king room (Super king sized bed) - $195.00

HARBOUR VIEW:    Premium king room (Super king sized bed) - $225.00

 

SKYCITY GRAND HOTEL (pricing includes GST per room per night)

CITY VIEW:                Luxury twin room (1 super king sized bed and 1 single bed) - $240.00

CITY VIEW:                Luxury king room (Super king sized bed) - $240.00

HARBOUR VIEW:    Luxury king room (Super king sized bed) - $280.00

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