Draft programme

Monday 5 December

Pre-Conference Activities (self-organised)
15:00-17:00 Registration (QRC) (**Final sign up for Tues PM activities & dinner venues**)
17:00-17:30 Welcome from host organisations/sponsors
17:30-19:30 Social

 

Tuesday 6 December

8:00-9:00 Registration (QRC) (**Final sign up for Tues PM activities & dinner venues**)

Informal breakfast venue

9:00-10:00 Opening Mihi: TBC

Keynote: Mark Jones

Mihi Whakatau: A mihi is a formal way of respecting people by acknowledging their mana and tapu (dignity and sacredness).

10:00-11:00 Parallel sessions
11:00-11:30 Morning tea
11:30-12:30 Presentation sessions
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-18:00

Queenstown & surrounds

Adventure Refuel Afternoon: Queenstown Operators – TBC

  • Option 1: Riversurfing
  • Option 2: iFly
  • Option 3: MTB
  • Option 4: ZipTrek
  • Otago Polytechnic facilitated activity (student-led)
18:30-20:30 Tables of 10 at local restaurants

 

Wednesday 7 December

8:00-9:00

 

Registration (QRC) (**Final sign up for Tues PM activities & dinner venues**)

Informal breakfast venue

9:00-9:40

Keynote: Jezza Williams, Makingtrax Director & Founder

“Creating an inclusive adventure destination”

9:45-10:45 Parallel sessions
10:45-11:15 Morning tea
11:15-12:15 Parallel sessions
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:00 Industry Integration Discussions: Theory to Practice

  • Group 1: Sarah O’Donnell (DQ) & Matt Wong (iFly)
  • Group 2: Dylan Rushbrook (TCO) & Stephen England-Hall (Real NZ)
  • Group 3: Tim Barke (Lake Wanaka Tourism) & Trent Yeo (Zip Trek/TIA)
15:00-15:30 Afternoon tea
18:30-22:30

Eichardt’s Hotel

Gala dinner

Dinner Speaker: Antonette Spaan, We12travel adventure and outdoor travel blog founder

“Choosing adventure over fear”

 

Thursday 8 December

9:00-10:00 Informal breakfast venue
10:00-11:00 Parallel sessions
11:00-11:50

 

Closing Keynote: Dulkara Martig

Closing remarks: Pete Varley & Susan Houge Mackenzie