Mid Year Symposium 2019

Palmerston North Conference and Function CentreTe hui a Te Whare Tapere o Aotearoa

The 2019 EVANZ Mid Year Symposium will be held in Palmerston North on 6 & 7 May 2019.

We have made some changes to the format of the Mid Year Meeting in response to feedback from members, and to make it as worthwhile as possible for attendees. This year’s Mid Year Symposium is a must-attend for hands-on venue managers and managers of smaller venues who often take on many different roles. The format will be a mixture of knowledge sharing sessions and workshops on very specific topics with tangible outcomes. The workshops are practical, hands-on sessions where attendees will take away knowledge and plans they can use in their venue. Of course there will be a healthy dose of networking too, with half-hour morning/afternoon tea breaks and an industry dinner designed to encourage attendees to engage with other industry professionals and broaden their networks.

The Symposium will start at 12noon on Mon 6 May and finish at 1.30pm (lunch starts 12.40pm) on Tues 7 May. 

Registration costs $350 per delegate for EVANZ Members/Associate Members, and $410 per delegate for non-members. Cost includes lunch both days and dinner on Monday. 

Click here for the Mid Year Programme

Click here to register for the Mid Year Symposium
Thanks to Ungerboeck for supporting us by providing the registration platform. To register, you will need the email address you used to register for previous EVANZ events online. If you don't know this, please click 'new user' on the left hand side. If you have forgotten your password, please click 'forgot password'.

Thank you to Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre for supporting our event


The following local hotels have offered special rates for EVANZ Mid Year Symposium delegates:

Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

Special rate for EVANZ delegates: 

$165.00 incl GST per room, per night, breakfast included

To book, either call 06 356 8059  or book via the hotel website and quote 'EVANZ 19' in order to get the special rate.

Distinction Palmerston North

Special rates for EVANZ delegates:

$165.00 incl GST per room, per night - bed and breakfast based on single occupancy

$180.00 incl GST per room, per night - bed and breakfast based on twin/double occupancy

To book, either call 06 3555 895 or email reservations@distinctionpalmerstonnorth.co.nz and quote 'EVANZ midyear meeting' in order to get the special rate.


You could also try Wotif or Airbnb for accommodation options.