Welcome message from Water New Zealand’s chief executive

It is my pleasure to welcome you to register for this year’s Water New Zealand Conference & Expo to be held in Hamilton from 19-21 September.

This year we will be marking a very happy milestone – 60 years as an organisation and our 60th Conference & Expo.  You can expect to see some history and nostalgia weaving through this year’s conference – we’ve certainly been enjoying digging up old photos and other water sector memorabilia.

And there will also be plenty of forward-looking action. We’ll be continuing with our very successful Thought Leadership stream to complement the many technical papers selected by our very able and energetic Technical Committee.

Last year we had a record attendance of more than 1,500 and I’m sure this year we’ll be looking at another record-breaking event.

Our conference is a highlight in the 3-waters events calendar – bringing together like-minded professionals to share experiences and knowledge, and build new relationships.

I look forward to seeing you there.


John Pfahlert
Chief Executive, Water New Zealand



2018 Key Dates

February 2

Thought Leadership Expressions of Interest open

February 9

Call for Abstracts open

March 14

Expo Sales Open – Multi Sites 3+

March 15

Expo Sales Open –  2 Sites

March 16

Expo Sales Open – General Sales

March 21

Call for Abstracts closed

June 20

Registration open

July 27

Earlybird Registration closed

September 19

The 2018 Water New Zealand Conference & Expo Opens

Claudelands Arena, Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton 3214, 19 – 21 September