.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 is innovation with a specific focus on security/trust and growth. This topic encourages 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?

Registrations are open now - register here!

Auckland accommodation books out very quickly, we encourage all attendees from other areas to book a place to stay as soon as possible. 

You can book accomodation on the Sofitel Auckland website using our preferential code: BGRE.

Conference rates have been negotiated as follows: 

  • Superior room $310 pn 
  • Luxury room $385 pn


  • 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 (invite open to .nz Registrars only).
  • Fri 3 May, 9am - 12pm - half day interactive workshop 'Innovation - Disrupt the Mothership' (invite open to .nz Registrars only).
    A closed half day interactive workshop will be held in the morning for .nz authorised Registrars, 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.

Agenda here

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. 

We will post further updates here as they become available.

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

.nz fellowships

We're offering three fellowships to attend the .nz Annual Conference. Applications are welcome from anyone based in New Zealand who is working for a .nz authorised Registrar or re-seller and who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to attend. An example could be an intern, grad or a staff member working in another department of the organisation, who would like to learn more about the domain name space - how it works, how to market domains, policy, and technical knowledge.

We’ll cover accommodation and travel within New Zealand to get them to the .nz Annual Conference 2019.

To apply please complete this application form by 29 March.

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