Building Tomorrow Together ~ 26th to 28th June 2014
The 2014 Certified Builders Conference will be the BIGGEST that we have had yet. The conference will beheld at Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre in Hamilton with the Trade Expo area opening at 1pm on Thursday afternoon to members and non-aligned members of Certified Builders Association.
- Date: 26th to the 28th of June 2014
- Venue: Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre, Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton (for a map to get to Claudelands please click here)
This year’s conference is slightly different to previous years with the Exhibition area opening on Thursday from 1pm. All tradesmen are welcome whether you are a Certified Builder and not attending the conference or if you are not aligned with Certified Builders, come along and browse the trade stands.
There will be over 80 trade specific stands tailored towards builders, this trade exhibition is sure to entertain, enthrall and enlighten – don’t miss it!
As usual there will be 2 days of learning, networking and finding out about new products and services. Below is the conference agenda, this will be updated as and when items have been confirmed and the online registration should be up and running by the end of April.
|Thursday 26th June 2014|
|9am||FREE Factory Tour|
|1pm||Registration Desk Opens|
|1pm||Trade Expo area opens to all tradesmen|
|3pm||The Great Apprentice Race|
|5:30pm||Exhibition area closes|
|Friday 27th June 2014|
|7am||Registration Desk Opens|
|9:00 – 9:05am||Welcome to the 16th Annual Certified Builders Conference.
|9:05 – 10am||Official Conference Opening
|10:00 – 10:30am||Morning Tea|
|10:30 – 11:30am||Nigel Latta presents the Psychology of Success; What makes the difference between winners and losers? Kindly Sponsored by Mitre10|
|11:30 – 12:30pm||Inspirational and motivational speaker, Kevin Biggar presents Your Oarsome Adventure.
|12:30 – 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:35 – 2:35pm||Geoff Hardy, building law expert and senior lawyer at Madison Hardy, presents “Building Law Developments in 2014 – What’s Coming, What’s Changed”.|
|2:35 – 3:00pm||ITAB – Industry Training Association Building|
|3:00 – 3:30pm||Afternoon Tea kindly sponsored by GIB|
|3:30 – 4:30pm||Dr Steve Saunderspresents How to thrive on stress and stay sane in a crazy and changing world.
|4:30 – 5:30pm||Happy Hour kindly sponsored by ITM. Partners who have attended the partners tour are welcome to come along to the Tools-Down Happy Hour.|
|6:30pm||Carters Friday Night Mind Mingler held in Hall B at Claudelands. Click here to find out more.|
|9:30pm||Bus transfers back to Hamilton accommodation|
| Saturday 28th June 2014
|7am||Registration Desk Opens|
|8:30 – 9:25am||Educational Workshop – round 1|
|9:30 – 10:25am||Educational Workshop – round 2|
|10:30 – 11am||Morning Tea|
|11:00 – 11:55am||Educational Workshop – round 3|
|12:00 – 12:55pm||Educational Workshop – round 4|
|1:00 – 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00 – 2:20pm||Apprentice Challenge Winner 2013 Announced. TBA|
|2:20 – 3:00pm||Official Closing of the 15th Annual Conference.
|3:00 – 3:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:30 – 4:30pm||Certified Builders Annual General Meeting.|
|4:30 – 5:30pm||Happy Hour kindly sponsored by PlaceMakers, this Happy Hour is held in the Upper Concourse at Claudelands. Partners who have attended the partners tour are welcome to come along to the Tools-Down Happy Hour.|
|7:00 – 7:30pm||Gala Dinner pre-dinner drinks|
|7:30 – 12:00am||Gala Dinner|