social events 


Welcome Function – 5.30pm

The convention starts with a Welcome Function in the Novotel Tainui for all delegates, speakers, sponsors and partners. 

This is an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends as well as network with those we may only meet once a year.  Drinks and Nibbles will be served, and our President, Eric Baggen, will welcome everyone before we head off to the Quiz Night. 

The BRENNTAG Quiz Night – 7pm

The Brenntag Quiz night has fast become a must do event and is extremely entertaining, fun and ever so slightly competitive!  There may even be people forming their teams already, but as there is no way for anyone to prepare for the questions, everyone has a chance to win!

Brenntag started this back in 2013, and the event just keeps getting better.  The Quiz starts at 7pm and will run for around 2 hours.  Food is provided to keep the brain cells working.

This year it will be held at Biddy Mulligans, 17B Hood Street, Hamilton. 

This is a short 550m walk from the Novotel Hotel.

Special thanks to Brenntag for sponsoring, organising and running this fantastic event!


Convention Dinner – 6.30pm

After a full day's sessions, everyone looks forward to the relaxing and tasty Convention Dinner.  To keep everything safe in regards to the Covid-19 situation, the Convention will be held in the Novotel hotel, so we stay in one location.  Dinner includes canapes, followed by a three course dinner.

Entertainment will of course be available after dinner, with the Neo Trio providing music for listening and dancing!  

Special thanks to Alchemy Agencies for sponsoring the dinner, and to Tronox for sponsoring the entertainment! 


This theme can cover everything from nature (kiwi and pukeko) to food (pavlova to kiwifruit) to sports (70’s cricket anyone?) then onto cultural identity (4 square, Fred Dagg, Camp Leader and Mother, jandals, L&P) there should be something for everyone. If you want some inspiration, google “kiwiana dress up”.

There will, of course, be prizes for the best outfits.