NZSDA Conference

We have been holding conferences for over 50 years and over time they have become the longest-running industry event of all time.

Many legends have been and still are very much part of our culture, our network, and our learning at conferences, and without them, this event would not be as rich in knowledge and expertise.  Many that form part of our industry culture are fully committed to our industry and are very well respected by others because of this.  The NZSDA Conference is the place to network, learn from experts, and get social with like-minded people in one place, at one time, and for one purpose.  The NZSDA takes pride in the strength of its nationwide member network which is key to maintaining the culture that is present when everyone comes together to learn, collaborate and celebrate once a year.

Auckland NZSDA Conference 2023
– Create, Make & Innovate

The NZSDA will hold a conference in Auckland in conjunction with the Sign + Print Expo.  It will run from Wednesday 5th July to Friday 7th July beginning with our Annual General Meeting held at the Due Drop Event Centre, following the AGM is an invite-only event – Expo Exposed, which is the opening of the Sign + Print Expo.  It is a meet, greet and eat event for special guests including conference delegates, exhibitors, and key stakeholders from Sign & Print, plus aligning industries such as Architectural Designers, Shopfitters, fabricators, and Retail experts.

Conference Delegates will take the day off-site on Thursday to view manufacturing and large-scale print businesses in action and how they create, make, and have implemented some fantastic innovative processes within their businesses.

Friday will be based at the Sign + Print Expo, to begin with, a series of speakers will cover hot topics that we need to consider and be aware of now and in the future for our industry, such as AI and how this can enhance your business workflow, Maori Culture and what it means for our industry, Storytelling – how to promote sustainable practices without greenwashing and why short-form video such as reels is becoming a dominant method of communication for businesses and how it can benefit yours.  To conclude this day the conference delegates will come together at a tour and dinner event not to be missed at the Weta Unleashed Venue at Sky City Auckland.

Conference Programme
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Registration Forms
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To note, for those interested, our next conference will be held in Napier in 2024.  Dates are yet to be confirmed.

Check out the video below for footage of the Queenstown Conference & Awards held in Queenstown 2022.