Plastics New Zealand's 76th Annual Conference is occurring on the 26th - 28th May in Wellington New Zealand. All Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend


Plastics New Zealand 76th Annual Conference 
26 – 28 May 2021, Rydges Hotel, Wellington City
"Positively Plastics"

(Updated 27 April 2021 - Further details will be confirmed)

Wednesday 26 May 2021
9.00am    Pre-Conference Golf – 9.30am Tee-Off at Miramar Links

5.00pm     Industry Networking Event - Conference Welcome - The Banquet Hall, The Beehive, Wellington
                   - Entry is strictly controlled. Further details on security arrangements for attending delegates will be provided 72 hours prior to the event.

7.30pm     Free evening for Delegates

Thursday 27 May 2021

Principal Sponsor LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd

Conference Plenary Sessions Day 1 - Rydges Hotel


National Executive Meeting

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am

First Timers Briefing

9:00 am

Conference Opening

9:15 am

Keynote Opening Speaker - Mitchell Killeen - LyondellBasell


PlasticsNZ Update


Morning Tea - Kindly sponsored by ES Plastics Ltd


Technical/Business Case Study – Method Recycling Ltd


Operational Success in a Changing System
Panel Session - IR/HR, Immigration, Skills, HS&E


Lunch - Kindly sponsored by Polymers International Ltd

1:15 pm

Keynote Speaker/ Workshop - Melissa Clarke-Reynolds ONZM


Afternoon Tea - Kindly sponsored by Mastip Technology Ltd

3:00 pm

Turning the Plastics Bio-Economy into NZ Reality - SCION

3:30 pm

Navigating the challenges of rapid growth during a pandemic – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd
and their suppliers

4:30 pm

Day Sessions close


Conference Gala Evening - Rydges Hotel

Kindly sponsored by Competenz

5.30pm – 12.00am          Gala Dinner
                                                Themed costume event - 'W' for Wellington (Costume ideas)
                                                 With live band – The Hipnotics

Friday 28 May 2021

Principal Sponsor LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd

Conference Plenary Sessions Day 2 - Rydges Hotel

9:00 am

Opening Day 2

9:05 am

Predictions for the future economy – Tony Alexander

10:00 am

Business Case Study – Blender Design Ltd

10:30 am

Morning Tea

11:00 am

Industry Issues – Sector Groups
(Breakout Sessions)

12.30 pm

Lunch - Kindly sponsored by Willis Towers Watson

1:15 pm

Pecha Kucha Session – rapid fire sessions on a variety of different technical and operational topics


AGM – AGM Prize kindly sponsored by TCL Hunt Ltd       


Afternoon Tea - Kindly sponsored by TCL Hunt Ltd


How to improve your productivity with Industry 4.0 – LMAC Consulting


Closing Speaker – Kevin Biggar

4:45 pm

Conference Official Close/Prize Draws

 Download the conference programme here

Join us in 2021 in Wellington.  Download our registration pack here