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2023 IPPS Zealand Region Conference

2023 IPPS Zealand Region Conference

20 Apr 2023 - 23 Apr 2023

2023 IPPS Zealand Region Conference

' Navigating the Waves'
Plotting your course

Thursday 20th April - Sunday 23 April
Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre

We are thrilled to invite you all to join us in beautiful Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for,
“Navigating the Waves – Plotting your Course” IPPS Conference and Tour 2023.

After two years of cancelations and disruption, what lies ahead? Smooth sailing or stormy seas?

To navigate successfully through opportunities and challenges that lie ahead we need to use all our knowledge, experience and skills to grow and value our relationships with each other.

A sneak preview of speakers:

Jack Hobbs will officially open the conference and talk on 'Plant Breeding at the Auckland Botanic Gardens'
Ross Bicknell (Plant and Food Research) 'Grape Rootstock Research'
Jeff Elliott 'Navigating the Importation Process'
Dr Revel Drummond (Plant and Food Research) 'Gene Editing'
Chris Barnaby 'New Treaty-related requirements for protecting native plant varieties'
Ian Swan 'Experiences and trials growing rhododendrons in straight coir and coir bark mixes'
Peter Brass 'Life after retirement'
Hayden Foulds '50 years of International Rose Trials'
Amy Clark – 2022 Young Achiever will talk about her experiences winning this and then competing in the Young Horticulturist of the Year.

Field trips out to the south & to the west of Auckland including Zealandia Horticulture, Nga Rakau Nurseries, Waimea Plant Production, Blooming Hill Flowers, Auckland Botanic Gardens to name a few, giving you a great cross section of plant propagation & growing environments.

Catch up with old friends and colleagues, enjoy learning new ways to “plotting your course” and make new connections while enjoying all that Auckland has to offer.

There will be a pre tour to the Matakana/Puhoi area

Register online by clicking here


Conference Venue - The Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre

We will be pleased to offer your attendees the following tariffs for your conference in April 2023.
Guests will need to book direct and quote Ref: 61293, please note that all bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking.

King Standard
King bed, coffee and tea making facilities & ensuite bathroom. $144.50 (per night, per room, inc GST)

King Balcony
King bed, coffee and tea making facilities, ensuite bathroom & private balcony. $153.00 (per night, per room, inc GST)

Premium/One Bedroom Balcony
2 Queen beds, lounge area, kitchen, bathroom & private balcony. $174.25 (per night, per room, inc GST)


a: 10 - 20 Gladstone Road | Parnell, 1052 Auckland
e: reservations@theparnell.co.nz | w: www.theparnell.co.nz
p: + 09 303 3789

Other accommodation nearby

Auckland Rose Park Hotel
92-102 Gladstone Road,
Parnell, Auckland 1052
P: 09 377 3619

There is also accommodations further afield

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