Staples Rodway Conference

We had an amazing time planning and delivering the Staples Rodway New Zealand Annual Directors Conference at the Distinction Hotel. 

The conference included daytime sessions, two dinners and social and fun activities - a total of 6 separate events!  The delegates split into three groups for a hosted lunch and activity which each showcased some of the best of Christchurch.  These included chair lifts, zip-lining, walking trails and mountain biking at Christchurch Adventure Park, chocolate tasting at She Universe, the breathtaking home and gardens of Sir Miles Warren - Ohinetahi for a garden and house tour, and an Italian day in Sumner complete with wine tasting, hands-on gnocchi making and incredible wine.

The formal dinner at the stunning Great Hall at The Arts Centre saw guests arriving by tram and enjoying the beautiful setting, food by White Tie Catering and live music by Darren Pickering. The final relaxed event was a progressive garden party through the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens to the Ilex Cafe. Our guests enjoyed bubbles and canapes in Cunningham House before experiencing bbq meats and craft beer outside. Dinner followed inside the Ilex with even more fabulous food by The Good Company and awesome live music by Swing 42.