Conference Evening Functions

26th May 2017 – Friday Maritime Mingler – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

The PlaceMakers Maritime Mingler is the most popular event during the conference, attended by both trade industry partners and conference delegates and this year it is sure to impress yet again.

Having hired out the whole of the Maritime Museum & Maritime Function Room, you will lead yourself on a walking tour through New Zealand’s maritime past whilst supping on beverages and nibbling on morsels, finally ending up in the Maritime Room where you can mingle on the sheltered decks overlooking the majestic harbour.


  • Date: Friday 26th May
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30pm
  • Cost: $55p/person
  • Venue: NZ Maritime Museum, corner Quay & Hobson streets
  • Dress code: Business attire
  • Full catering is included in the cost to attend


Deep Blue Awards Dinner – 7pm to midnight

Situated at the Viaduct Events Centre, not a stone throw away from the deep blue ocean, please join us for the Deep Blue Awards Dinner.

A suave affair of celebration, announcing the winner of the 2017 Carpentry Apprentice Challenge and and the last ‘hoorah’ of the 19th Annual Conference & Expo!

Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 7pm in the Rakino room, with doors opened to the Deep Blue Awards Dinner at 7:30pm.  Entrées will be ready and waiting for you on your tables followed by a scrumptious main course and delectable dessert.  Then it’s time to work off the meal and dance like nobody is watching to a jaw-dropping-foot-stomping band.

  • Date: Saturday 27th May
  • Time: 7:00 to midnight
  • Cost: $110p/person
  • Venue: Viaduct Events Centre
  • Dress code: Deep blue cocktail attire
  • Full catering is included in the cost to attend