The 2016 Conference had an attendance of 230 people, a mix of hire company owners & staff, equipment & service suppliers to the industry.  Just over 100 buyers represented the 45 hire  companies in attendance, and the trade show comprised of 54 exhibitor companies displaying a good range of product and equipment. 

A pre-conference luge challenge attracted 60 people, the event brought delegates and suppliers together for a fun afternoon.  An icebreaker welcome function was held that evening, hosted by Kubota.   A wonderful start to conference!

Day One
A great day filled with awesome speakers, informative workshops, trade show and a Wild West themed networking function sponsored by SkyJack.

Day Two
More workshops, fantastic tradeshow, and the Hire Excellence Awards Dinner & Show sponsored by Youngman Richardson & Co Limited.

Special thanks to all sponsors for your generous support. 
Feedback has been fantastic, and everyone is looking forward to Conference 2017! 

Conference Prize Draws

Conference Major Prize Draw - $1500
Won by Jo Smith from Smiths Hire

DJI Phantom Drone valued at $1000.00 from NZI & ICIB
Won by Trevor Ridley from Kumeu Hire 

Wine giveaway from Rightway & Xero
Won by - 

2016 Hire Excellence Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the following teams for there achievements at this year's
Excellence Awards.  

Timaru Hire - SILVER Award
Tool Hire Taranaki - SILVER Award
Hirepool Wellington - GOLD Award
Stella Hire Invercargill - GOLD Award

Business Session & Workshops

Workshop 1 – Health & Safety at Work - Vadim Spice (Worksafe) & Angie Williams (OSHBox)

Workshop 2 – Disciplines of profitable high growth businesses - Karl Varley

Workshop 3 – Maximising business value through succession - Karl Varley

Workshop 4 – Sustainable Business Growth - Stewart Kearney

Workshop 5 – EWP's in Hire (informal Q&A session)

Workshop 6 - Marquee's in Hire (review of draft Best Practice Guide)

Guest Speakers ...

 Karl Varley
sponsored by Staples Rodway
& MyAdvisor
 Matt Watson
sponsored by Nifty
 Kevin Biggar
sponsored by NZI
 Stewart Kearney
sponsored by
Rightway & Xero

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What the attendees say about our Conferences ...

"Great networking, learning and support opportunities"

"Good networking and new products/ideas in one place. Always value taken away from the speakers/workshops"

"I have always come away with a little more knowledge to apply to the business but overall the opportunities to network with other members and suppliers is key."

"Thursday nights event was the best ever, excellent entertainment, well worth the money"

"The venue was awesome. Great entertainment and wonderful to celebrate the awards recipients. Excellent conference speakers. Overall quite an improvement on last year."

"We attend so we can see all our clients under one roof, the quality of these people was exactly who we wished to see and the benefits of attending this event are top knotch!"

Our 2016 Conference Sponsors




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