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