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Social programme

Welcome Event

Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019

Time: 4:00-7:00pm

Venue: Queenstown Room, Level 5, Rydges Lakeland Resort, 38-54 Lake Esplanade

4:00-6:15pm   Registration desk open

4:30-5:00pm   Mihi whakatau (Māori welcome)
                      Welcome from ANZALS 2019 Conference Chairs
                      Presentation of Best Paper prizes
5:00-6:00pm  Keynote discussion panel
6:00-7:00pm  Nibbles and a complimentary drink at Rydges Reds Bar

You are then welcome to explore Queenstown's wide variety of dining options!

We would like to thank CABI for their contribution towards this event! Make sure you say hello to CABI's Australia-based rep Sally Stone and check out her table top display, available for the duration of the conference, near the Registration and Information Desk on Level 5 at Queenstown Resort College.

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Trans Tasman Challenge

Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019

Time: 5:30-8:00pm

Venue: Levels 4 and 5, Queenstown Resort College and a secret nearby location

5:30-6:45pm Activity - children are encouraged to participate!
7:00-8:00pm Alcohol-free dinner near Queenstown Resort College

This is a regular favourite at ANZALS conferences and has been held since 1995 - New Zealand are the current holders of the trophy after a great event in Hobart. As always, the Challenge activity is a closely guarded secret until it happens… but rest assured we will not make you run, sweat, wear fancy dress or embarrass yourselves - although of course, we will not stop you doing those things if you wish!

Activity Afternoon!

Date: Thursday 12 December 2019

Time: 3:00-6:00pm (approximately, depending on activity chosen)

In order to facilitate more networking in a fun environment, and allow delegates to experience some of what Queenstown has to offer, we have set aside a few hours in the programme for leisure. Delegates are free to choose from a wide range of activities - some are free and others have a cost associated with them.  We have included some 'local's leisure' as well as some more 'tourist' type activities, and we have been able to secure some fabulous bespoke tour options with special pricing for our delegates!

NOTE: Some activities require registration no later than 27 November as they are offering us a special deal or a special tour time. Details are in the conference proceedings, and the first of the delegate emailouts - keep an eye on your inbox!

Conference Dinner

Date: Friday 13 December 2019

Time: 6:00-11:00pm

Venue: The Grille at Eichardt's, 9 Marine Parade

We have pulled out all the stops for the dinner, which will be held at The Grille restaurant at Eichardt's Private Hotel, a stunning venue in an iconic lakefront heritage building.  We will enjoy great food (much of it sourced locally), great wine (Central Otago is famous for it, but naturally you can choose not to imbibe) and of course great company!

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