ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

ILANZ Conference 2017

ILANZ Conference 2017

5 April 2017

Register now to secure your place at New Zealand's premier conference for in-house lawyers.

Speaker line-up

After rave reviews at the last six conferences, James Elliot returns as our Master of Ceremonies.

You will hear from a range of diverse speakers including:

Dan Fitz
Group General
Counsel BT 
(via videolink)
Rabia Siddique
Author, Former
in-house lawyer 
Simon Tupman
Mentor, author,
former lawyer 

Michael Singleton
GM Corporate Affairs
Christchurch International

These speakers join: 

  • Ngahihi o te ra Bidois;
  • Una Jagose, Solicitor-General;
  • Charles Bolt, Fletcher Building; and
  • Chaman Sidhu, Xero.

With more speakers to be announces shortly.

Social events:

Our conference social events are always a highlight and this year’s functions promise to deliver plenty of networking opportunities, fun and celebration.

If you are arriving on the Wednesday before conference, reception function poolside at the Millennium Hotel to welcome us to Rotorua. On Thursday night, we celebrate 

Our Friday night Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony is at the Energy Events Centre 

The evening will also see the awarding of the ILANZ Awards in the following categories:

  • Chapman Tripp In-House Legal Team of the Year;
  • Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-House Lawyer of the Year;
  • Buddle Findlay Public Sector In-House Lawyer of the Year;
  • Young In-House Lawyer of the Year; 
  • Community Contribution Award;
  • In-house Innovation Award.

Click here to make a nomination in any of these award categories. Our generous sponsors contribute a substantial monetary prize to accompany each award so the ILANZ awards provide an excellent way to afford the further study you wish to undertake or the much needed funds your community group needs.

Continuing Professional Development

The ILANZ conference is eligible to earn CPD hours under the NZLS scheme as it is structured with defined learning objectives, interactive and verifiable. However, the question of whether it can count towards your CPD hours depends on your identified training needs and your Continuing Professional Development Plan and Record.

The conference offers streamed selections so you can customise your conference attendance based on your training needs. There is no limit on the number of hours that may be claimed at any one event so some delegates might satisfy their entire 10 hours requirement at the ILANZ conference while other delegates might satisfy a lesser number based on their professional judgement of what is relevant for them.

Please contact if you have any questions about CPD.

Affordable and accessible

We know many budgets are under pressure so we have ensured the conference remains excellent value for money with registration fees for members being held at the same level since 2008 with high calibre content as well as the practical and inspirational sessions that ILANZ conferences are known for.  

We have a range of affordable accommodation options available.  Flights to Rotorua are plentiful and very reasonably priced. If your team wants to take the opportunity to fit in a team planning day either side of the conference or for any registration queries, please speak to our conference organisers On-Cue at