We are looking forward to seeing you all in Rotorua from 21 to 24 October 2013, for our 25th annual conference. As I’m sure you’ll agree 25 years of doing this is a really big deal for us and to mark this momentous occasion we have invested heavily in this year’s conference to ensure it delivers an outstanding experience for you.

Events like our conference are extremely expensive to run and we have to delicately balance commercial viability with the need to make it an affordable undertaking for our members. Value is always at the forefront of our minds, which is why the WasteMINZ board has made the decision (despite rising costs) to hold the fees for this year’s conference at the same level as last year.

So this year more than ever, sponsorship plays a vital role in ensuring we can deliver a high quality event which adds real value for the industry and will also blow your socks off! It is with this in mind that I would like to recognise and announce our Platinum Sponsors for this year’s conference. They are:

  • Smart Environmental, and
  • The Glass Packaging Forum

This is the second year that Smart Environmental and the Glass Packaging Forum have been our Platinum Sponsors.  The continued support by Grahame Christian, Managing Director of Smart Environmental and John Webber, General Manager of the Glass Packaging Forum really reinforces the value they see in the work WasteMINZ does on behalf of our industry.

Once again, this is a major commitment from both organisations and it is indicative of their passion for our industry. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to both Grahame and John for their support.

A limited number of sponsorship and trade site packages are still available for our conference, so if you want to put your organisation in front of the movers and shakers of our industry, be sure to contact Carole Inglis.