General Information


All conference activities take place in or near the Wellington Town Hall which is within a few minutes’ walk of the CBD and selected hotels.

Dress Code:

Smart casual or business attire is standard for our conferences. Dressing in theme for the gala dinner has become the norm, so if you want to ‘get into the groove’ we recommend giving this some thought before leaving home, though costumes will be available for hire at the conference.


Well what can we say about Wellington’s wonderful weather? It will be early spring so it’s likely to be cool, especially in the evenings, so we’d advise out-of-town delegates to pack a few layers. Temperatures could be around 15 degrees during the day, dropping to 10 or 12 at night. It might be a little breezy too.

More Conference Information:

Browse this website for information about the speakers and sessions. Email our Event Management Team for any enquiries.

Who Should Attend:

Given the theme, this year’s conference should appeal to almost everyone, however we tend to target those working in the field of HR, including line managers and others who have a people development/management role. Sessions will be pitched at a range of levels from new entrants in HR through to mid and senior level practitioners. Primarily this conference is aimed at practitioners, but academics, students and others with an interest in human resources, the workplace, leadership and management will benefit from attending. Recruiters also find interest and value in attending our conferences.


Accommodation Information

Please quote the booking reference when you are making your booking.

Duxton Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street

The Duxton Hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment precinct and close to the Waterfront. The hotel is located across the road from the conference venue.
Contact: 0800 655 555
Deluxe Room $160 + GST
Booking Ref: HRINZ (booking subject to availability)

Holiday Inn, 75 Featherston Street

The Holiday Inn is located near the iconic Wellington train station and positioned 10 minutes walking distance from the conference venue.
Contact: 04 499 8686
Superior Twin or King Room $185 incl GST
Booking subject to availability
Booking Ref: HRI

InterContinental, 2 Grey Street

The InterContinental Hotel is the only internationally branded 5-star luxury hotel in Wellington. The hotel is located adjacent to the harbor waterfront and within close walking distance to the conference venue.
Contact: 0800 442 215
Book Online:
Standard Twin or Queen Room $219 incl GST
Booking subject to availability
Booking Ref: HNC

Museum Hotel

The Museum Hotel is a boutique hotel located five minute’s walk from the conference venue in the centre of Wellington city and offers views of Wellington harbour and close proximity to Te Papa.
Contact: 0800 994 335
Classic Queen Room: $178.87 + GST
Booking Ref: GR727 (booking subject to availability)

The Comfort & Quality Hotels Wellington

Offering 3 star (Comfort Hotel) and 4+ star (Quality Hotel) accommodation, these hotels sit side by side in the heart of the Cuba Quarter and are only a 5-10 minute walk to the conference venue.

Comfort Hotel:
Contact: 04 385 2153
Standard Double Room: $79.12 + GST
Booking Ref: HRINZ Conference Rate

Quality Hotel:
Contact: 04 385 2156
Queen or Twin Suite: $132.45 + GST
Booking Ref: HRINZ Conference Rate

West Plaza Hotel, 106-110 Wakefield Street

The West Plaza is perfectly situated with the city’s shopping, cultural, nightlife, recreation, theatre, cinemas and central business district on your doorstep. The hotel is located across the road from the conference venue.
Contact: 0800 731 444
Standard Twin or Double Room $135 + GST
Booking Ref: 20433 (booking subject to availability)

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