Auckland, New Zealand – 7 & 8 September 2015



We live in an age where the traditional social, political, technological and financial boundaries are fast becoming irrelevant. For businesses and governments this rapid rate of change presents both valuable opportunities and significant challenges. Successful businesses are adapting to the new normal and creating exciting new opportunities for innovation and growth.

What does this mean for businesses operating in NZ and the wider Asia-Pacific region? What does it mean for research agencies and their clients? Find out at this year’s APRC Conference how clients are prospering and how the research profession is expanding its own boundaries to better meet the needs of these organisations.

You will hear from a diverse range of organisations that are at the forefront of change, and how they are dealing with the changing business environment and busting through boundaries to create customer value and competitive advantage.

You will hear from some of New Zealand’s leading protagonists driving their organisations forward into new frontiers for growth.

And you will gain a rich understanding of how they uncover insights and generate innovations that have led to multi-million dollar opportunities in new sectors and new markets, pushing past their own traditional boundaries.


To register please go to:


The breadth of our keynote speakers will attract delegates from across the broad spectrum of the research industry and beyond.

Peter Cullinane – Co-Founder, Assignment Group and Lewis Rd Creamery

Phil O’Reilly – CEO, Business NZ

Kevin Bowler – CEO, Tourism NZ

Alexis Perrott- Global Research Manager, NZ Trade & Enterprise

Dominic Quin – Director, Marketing – Planning & Insights – Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Delegates will be all together in the ballroom for the five key note speakers and a 20/20 Pecha Kucha style session. At other times they will stream into the broad variety of topics most appealing to them. Over the course of the day there will be over 18 presentations to choose from.


The venue for the APRC Conference is the Crowne Plaza on Albert Street, Auckland. The conference will have exclusive use of the Ballroom and the Elliot suite of rooms with a capacity of approximately 300.

On Monday afternoon 7th September a 3 hour workshop will start at 2pm while at the same time the APRC Summit will meet in a separate venue. Details of the workshop will be made available at a later date.

On Tuesday 8th September registrations will be open from 7am to 8am and presentations will run until 5pm. Cocktails will commence at 6pm and the formal dinner will start at 7.30pm including colourful entertainment and late night dancing.


Exhibition space is available directly outside the Ballroom (picture on left hand side above) on either side of the Atrium (picture on right hand side above).

Anyone, who is interested in sponsoring the event should please contact the Conference organiser, Winifred Henderson – MD Prime Research, Deputy Chair RANZ, Vice President APRC


We have negotiated preferential room rates for the week of conference for any out of town delegates, who require accommodation. The rate is NZ$195 plus GST for a room and this includes one free breakfast per room per night booked.

Please use the link below when booking accommodation, it will take you directly to the “Make a Reservation” page and the special rate will show next to room choices.

Click here for Hotel Booking


To assist delegates in planning their trip and stay, here are some resources that Tourism NZ has kindly sent us:

This is the best site for information on just about everything including itineraries, travel agents, airlines, accommodation, attractions etc. As well as English, it is available in other languages including:


A range of resources is also available here including suggested itineraries and regional fact sheets etc

RANZ banner with Sponsors


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