Promoting and enabling the sustainable management and development of the water environment in New Zealand.

Water New Zealand's Annual Conference & Expo

A record number of delegates and exhibitors attended Water New Zealands annual Conference and Expo last week in Hamilton. On behalf of the Association I thank everyone who contributed to making the event successful. This includes, amongst others, all of our sponsors, exhibitors, the conference technical committee, presenters, session chairs, our Special Interest Groups, the IWA committee, along with Avenues, our event management contractor and Water New Zealand staff.

Representative organisations such as Water New Zealand are largely driven by members for members. Our limited resources mean that delivery of such events is largely reliant on the voluntary contribution of members who, in the course of their busy professional careers find time to go the extra mile for the good of their colleagues and the industry they serve.

This year keynote presentations were videotaped. Along with conference papers, these will be posted on our website inJanuary and members will be notified of the links at that time.


Murray Gibb
Chief Executive


Water New Zealands Annual Conference & Expo is accompanied by the largest water and wastewater trade exhibition in New Zealand. Held for the duration of the conference, the exhibition gives delegates and trade visitors the opportunity to meet with leading equipment manufacturers and service providers and see state-of-the-art equipment, technology and services. Over 100 companies take part and exhibition stands at this event are extremely popular.

Why should I exhibit?

  • This Expo is the largest in the water industry and therefore provides an excellent opportunity to meet existing and potential clients and to showcase your products and services.
  • Approximately 1000 delegates and visitors will attend the Conference & Expo.
  • This Expo is the best way to reach the decision-makers and tap into the huge water industry infrastructure.


Sponsorship opportunities are available to members of Water New Zealand for the Conference & Expo, as well as several specialty conferences and events undertaken throughout the year. Sponsorship packages vary according to the event and benefits of investment depend on the amount of sponsorship commitment and the type of package. Flexibility is a key in providing sponsors with value for money.

The Conference & Expo is the Associations pre-eminent event for the calendar year and has three categories of sponsorship packages. Premier sponsorship is limited to six opportunities per year. Sponsors receive a complimentary expo stand, promotional opportunities at every stage of conference management and participation, including advertising on conference satchels, pads and pens, as well as complimentary tickets to social functions.

Key Contacts:

Water New Zealand
Hannah Smith
P: +64 4 495 0897