2019 started as a busy year for WPMA events with hosting of a National Conference on the 4th April in Christchurch at Rydges Hotel. The conference was deemed a huge success with 120 delegates attending. There was a fantastic line-up of speakers who presented on the hottest topics which our industry is facing (i.e. Manufacturing, Trade, WorkSafe, Economics and Log Supply). Feedback from delegates has been very positive with support of WPMA’s efforts on behalf of the industry.
Next on the event calendar, WPMA are planning to host four regional meetings from August to November. Two WPMA dates are confirmed:
- Nelson – WPMA Regional meeting – Thursday 15th August @ The Hotel Nelson (confirmed)
- Auckland – In collaboration with “Changing Perceptions Conference” WPMA Regional meeting – Tuesday 3rd September @ Novotel Auckland Airport (confirmed)
- Rotorua – In collaboration with “Woodtech19” WPMA Regional meeting – Tuesday 10th September @ Distinction Hotel (confirmed)
- Northland - WPMA Regional meeting – week of 8/9/10 of October (date to be confirmed)
Also coming up is the next NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards, this process will commence in June with Call for Entries in early August. Winners will be presented with their prizes at a Gala Dinner in Auckland on 26 March 2020.
WPMA would like to thank our Sponsors for these regional meetings: