Welcome to the premier insurance law conference in New Zealand.
The organising committee invite you to join us in 2021 as we deliver the next conference in Queenstown and focus on raising standards and expectations.
15 – 17 September, 2021
Located in the prime waterfront position, Rydges Lakeside Resort, 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown will be the venue for all conference sessions.
Registration and accommodation packages are available now  – register early to avoid disappointment!

*Accommodation is limited and subject to availability at time of booking.

Programme and Social Functions

Click here for the programme

8.5 CPD points are available for this conference.


Conference Registration  –  $825
Conference Registration + Wed/Thur nights (including breakfasts) at Rydges Hotel  –  $1275
Conference Registration + Wed/Thur nights at Novotel Hotel  –  $1183
Conference Registration + Wed/Thur nights (including breakfasts) at QT Hotel  –  $1395   Sorry sold out
Conference Registration + Wed/Thur nights (including breakfasts) at St Moritz Hotel  –  $1415

The above early bird conference fees are valid untill 1 August 2021, after this date they will increase $75 each.

A discount of $120 from the above is available to members of Young Insurance Professionals Aus & NZ Inc.

All costs are in NZ dollars and include GST.

Conference registration includes a one year membership subscription to NZILA (1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022)

Registration includes:

  • Attendance to all conference sessions on both Thursday and Friday
  • Welcome function on Wednesday night – offsite venue (walking distance)
  • Conference dinner function on Thursday night – including transport to and from offsite venue
  • Long Lunch function on Friday – including transport to and from offsite venue
  • Daily catering including barista made coffee

* Additional social function tickets can be arranged via email to nicky@tomdickandharry.org.nz (must be purchased prior to 23 August 2021)


We have secured limited accommodation at the below four properties which are in close proximity to the conference venue.  These range from standard entry level to 5 star properties.  Accommodation can be booked and purchased along with conference registration on the conference booking system.
*Book early to avoid disappointment as there are limited accommodation rooms held.

Rydges – 3.5 star hotel
Standard hotel room with full or partial lake view + breakfast for one
Conference venue
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown

Novotel  – 4 star hotel
Standard entry level room NO breakfast (this can be purchased additionally from the hotel)
Central town location, 13 min flat walk to conference venue
Cnr Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown

QT  – 5 star hotel  Sorry – sold out
Alpine view room + breakfast for one
Lift access to Rydges Hotel and conference venue
30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown

St Moritz  – 5 star hotel
Standard room + breakfast for one
2 min walk to QT Hotel with lift access down to Rydges hotel and conference venue
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown

Click here for a map showing the locations of all hotels

Terms and conditions:

  • All accommodation booking can be made via the registration system until 7 August 2021. (Unless sold out prior)
  • Rooms are limited and will be allocated on a first booked basis subject to availability.
  • Please email info@tomdickandharry.org.nz if you require more nights or have specific requirements for your accommodation.
  • Should a cancellation be required we will try our best to re-sell your room with a full refund of the accommodation portion of your registration with notice provide via email to nicky@tomdickandharry.org.nz prior to 7 August 2021, however this is not guaranteed.
Committee and Contacts

Maree Cowan, Parker Cowan Lawyers

Ashley Adams, Godfreys
Juliet Eckford, Parker Cowan Lawyers
Richie Flinn, Wotton Kearney
Myles Noble, Crombie Lockwood
Susan Thodey, Drift Bay Chambers
John Swan, Vero Liability

Conference Organiser:
Nicky Remkes, Tom Dick and Harry Event Management
Ph: 021477763

General Information

Dresscode: Business attire or smart casual.

Transport:  Attendees are to make their own arrangements from the airport.

COVID 19: The organising committee reserve the right in their sole discretion to convert the conference to a purely virtual format or postpone if there is the high chance of Covid-19 alert levels raising from Level 1 at the time of the conference. If this occurs on or before 3 September NZILA will contact all registered attendees to advise of the decision and offer either a full refund or transfer of attendance to the new conference date.
The organising committee will monitor the situation right up to the conference and will keep attendees, sponsors, speakers informed of any changes to the advertised programme.

Cancellation policy: Should you need to cancel your registration, you may reassign your registration to another person. Please email: nicky@tomdickandharry.org.nz If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund less an administration fee of $100 will be made providing notification is received by 1 September 2021. After this date refunds will be at the discretion of NZILA.

Contact us

General conference queries:

Nicky Remkes, conference organiser (Tom Dick and Harry Event Management)
ph 021477763

Accommodation and registration queries

Carolyn Kay (Tom Dick and Harry Event Management)
ph 0212999352



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