Location

Marlborough

Marlborough is about world famous Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s largest winegrowing region, it’s about fresh seafood sought by the world’s finest chefs. It’s about diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways.

The Marlborough region offers a guided bike tour through the vines, taking in some of the more than 30 cellar doors, tasting award winning wines as you visit. Indulge in a leisurely long lunch at a vineyard restaurant, and pair the wine with local produce to create the ultimate match made in Marlborough.

A short 25-minute journey to the Marlborough Sounds, where 1500km of winding coastline is home to secluded bays, historic sites, marine reserves and the precious island sanctuaries that foster kiwi and other native species. Learn about how our rich maritime history evolved into a passion for conservation and eco experiences, tasked with protecting and celebrating dolphins, whales, seals and seabirds. Experience a cruise in the Marlborough Sounds tasting fresh seafood, including Greenshell™ Mussels, King Salmon, clams and oysters paired with Marlborough’s finest Sauvignon.

Venues

Both Conference venues are conveniently located adjacent to one another.


Marlborough Convention Centre - 42a Alfred Street, Blenheim

The Marlborough Convention Centre is the region's purpose built conference facility. Located in the centre of Blenheim, on the banks of the Taylor River. The Marlborough Convention Centre is only a short drive to the airport, wineries, the sounds and is surrounded by brilliant activities and attractions.

This venue will be used for the following:
Registration desk
Exhibition
Catering
AGM


The ASB Theatre Marlborough - 2 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim
The new ASB Theatre Marlborough, which opened in March 2016, is a multi-use and purpose built venue, situated overlooking Blenheim's Taylor River. Delight in all that Marlborough offers whilst enjoying the comfort of this outstanding new venue.

This venue will be used for the following:
Plenary sessions
Simpson Grierson welcome reception
Vodafone breakfast session
Member meetings