Sponsors & Exhibitors

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The Congress is the largest of its kind. It is the first time it will be held in Auckland. Your sponsorship assistance will help to ensure that the Congress provides an outstanding and memorable Congress experience for New Zealanders and all our international visitors. In return for your help the Congress organisers and partners will ensure your organisation is promoted in front of 10,000’s of decision makers.


Platinum Sponsors

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is an Auckland Council controlled organisation established to lift Auckland’s economic well-being and enhance the region’s performance as the New Zealand economy’s growth engine. It aims to develop tourism, deliver major events and improve the economic performance of the region and international awareness of Auckland as a desirable place to visit, live, work invest and do business. ATEED champions a co-ordinated approach to all aspects of business sector development across Auckland, working with central government and private sector organisations to maximise benefits for the region.


Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

The purpose of MBIE is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand’s lasting prosperity and wellbeing. We play a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy. We develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. MBIE integrates the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.


Congress & Awards Dinner Sponsor


Gallagher is a global leader in the innovation and design of customer inspired technology solutions for Animal Management, integrated Security and Fuel systems. Inspired by CEO/Chairman, Sir William Gallagher, the company’s relentless innovation has redefined what’s possible for customers since 1938. One of the most successful private companies in New Zealand, Gallagher employs over 1000 staff worldwide building enduring partnerships across 130 countries. Their success can be credited to a customer centric approach to research and development with a strong focus on end-user needs. This philosophy is endorsed with 7% of the group’s total revenue invested in R&D each year.


New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation

The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation is committed to assisting New Zealand organisations realise their full potential, with Foundation membership open to all New Zealand organisations. The Foundation’s mandate is to assist New Zealand organisations improve their performance and capabilities by providing a best practice business framework and by offering support, training, assessment services, access to Award programmes and networking with like-minded organisations.


Gold Sponsors


JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (CABs) in the fields of certification and inspection. Accreditation by JAS-ANZ demonstrates the competence and independence of these CABs. JAS-ANZ accredits 106 CABs who in turn certify some 80,000 organisations in a number of countries around the world. Including accreditations and technical assistance projects, JAS-ANZ provides services in over 20 countries. JAS-ANZ is a signatory to a number of bilateral, regional and international agreements. These agreements provide international recognition and acceptance of JAS-ANZ accredited certificates and inspection reports.


SAI Global & Telarc

SAI Global provides organisations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. They offer a broad range of services to develop lasting leadership, as well as management systems and process improvement programs. They take an organisation-wide approach to creating an environment for sustainable performance. As the oldest and most experienced certification body in New Zealand, Telarc annually assesses the management systems of over 2,000 organisations from a range of industries within both the private and public sectors. This professional and independent assessment signals that a business is reliably practising good management and is engaging in sustainable business practices. Telarc and SAI Global have combined to deliver their range of key business management systems training courses across Australia and New Zealand. Their accredited programs assist individuals and businesses to implement, maintain and improve management systems based on relevant Standards, while developing a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.


Thornley Group

Thornley Group is a New Zealand based company offering consultancy and training in the development and deployment of business excellence strategies. Specialising in Lean and Six Sigma, services are offered that range from hands-on consultancy to on-site delivery of training programmes.

With senior management practitioner experience in manufacturing and service organisations, Thornley Group have the capability to rapidly get to the issues and offer creative solutions.

By reducing waste and increasing customer value through the application of lean thinking, along with reducing variability to six-sigma levels, Thornley Group are able to provide the foundations for sustainable business development.


Best Paper Award Sponsor

Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is one of New Zealand’s top performing polytechnics, having undergone an impressive transformation over the last seven years, applying the Baldrige framework for organisational excellence. We have overcome poor performance, financial strife and low staff morale to become a leading light in the sector in New Zealand, with a growing international reputation.

Otago Polytechnic has campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland, employs 457 FTE staff and educates nearly 7000 students including approximately 450 international students from 30 countries.

The Polytechnic specialises in applied vocational learning from level 2 foundation certificates to advanced practice at Masters level; and also provides applied research and technology transfer services. We have been recognised for our research capability by being only the second polytechnic included in the Government’s technology transfer voucher scheme.


Silver Sponsors

Promotional Shop

Promotional Shop is a dynamic Promotional Products company based in Auckland specialising in printed merchandising products, corporate gifts and also conference and event items. We are a warehouse based company that can print your logo’s, designs or business details onto selected items and then deliver your merchandise to any location in New Zealand. Trusted since 2005 we are New Zealand’s preferred supplier of Promotional Products.


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