.nz Annual Conference 2019

Interested in the management and growth of your .nz domain portfolio?

We bring you the 2019 .nz Annual Conference.

The theme for the conference this year was innovation with a specific focus on security/trust and growth. This topic encouraged us to discuss insights that could lead to change in the industry. What are the latest trends and emerging technologies?  How are businesses looking to develop enduring innovation?


  • Thurs 2 May, 9am - 5pm - full day conference.
    Day one of the conference is open to any organisation involved in the sale and promotion of .nz domain names. Presentations will be by InternetNZ staff, registrars and guest speakers. The presentations will provide updates on what's happening at InternetNZ and ideas from thought leaders on how to truly harness your organisation’s processes and emerging technology.
  • Thurs 2 May, 6pm - 10pm - dinner and awards ceremony.
  • Fri 3 May, 9am - 12pm - half day interactive workshop 'Innovation - Disrupt the Mothership.'
    A half day interactive workshop will be held in the morning. This will be exploring methods to implement innovation and insights to support your company’s future growth. 

The registration desk will be open both mornings from 8.30am.

Keynote speakers

We're pleased to announce Jordan Carter, Group Chief Executive of InternetNZ and Pat MacFie, Global Director of Media at Xero, as keynote speakers.

  • Jordan will give a company strategy update, sharing details of what InternetNZ is working on. 
  • Pat will speak about creativity as the heart of innovation. 

Agenda for .nz Annual Conference 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Johnson, conference@internetnz.net.nz

Presentation recordings and slides

Jordan Carter, CEO, InternetNZ  - Company strategy update

Dean Pemberton, InternetNZ - A collaborative threat assessment and risk analysis for the .nz domain

Hayley Power, Senior Engagement Advisor, CERT NZ - Keeping the .nz domain name space clean, one takedown at a time


Richard Bourne, CEO, Liverton Security - DNSSEC solution

Danny Aerts, CEO, The Swedish Internet Foundation (.se) - A perspective from a European ccTLD

Brent Carey, Domain Name Commissioner & Henry Fryers, Manager Cyber, Privacy and Resilience, Deloitte - Compliance programme update

Sebastian Castro, Chief Scientist, InternetNZ Efforts to improve - .nz growth sustainability and security

Robert Rolls, CFO & Head of Online Business, Umbrellar - Salesforce implementation and brand amalgamation

Tracy Johnson, Channel Manager, InternetNZ - .nz Marketing update 

Pat MacFie, Global Director of Media, Xero - Creativity — the heart of innovation

Code of conduct 

There is a code of conduct for our event and all attendees are expected to adhere to this code of conduct. You can view this here

General Information
Location text
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, May 3, 2019 - 17:00
Location Name: 
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour