ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

ILANZ Conference 2018 - Register Now

ILANZ Conference 2018 - Register Now

30 April 2018

What have you done this year that has energised your enthusiasm for the in-house legal profession, exposed you to innovation and new ways of thinking and helped you meet a great bunch of in-house lawyers?
It can be hard justifying the time and budget coming to a conference out of town. In this day and age learning can be done anywhere, anytime and with a plethora of digital tools but nothing can replace the face-to-face experience and connection.  In the words of a wise chief legal adviser who always brings a good number of his team: "The ILANZ conference effect lasts about three months and people have a renewed enthusiasm and real energy for their role after attending".

Join us and experience the collegiality and connection of the ILANZ conference.

Speaker line-up

The ILANZ conference is well-known for its mix of inspirational speakers, great topics and its focus on in-house legal best practice. This year’s speaker line-up includes:

  • Annah Stretton, Entrepreneur, philanthropist, author
  • Gilbert Enoka, Mental Skills Coach
  • Dr Farah Palmer ONZM, Senior Lecturer Massey University
  • John Edwards, Privacy Commissioner 
  • Hēmi Rolleston, GM Sectors, Callaghan Innovation
  • Mick Sheehy, General Counsel, Telstra
  • Dr Harold Hillman, Leadership Coach
  • Michael Singleton, GM Corporate Affairs, Christchurch International Airport
  • Katie Elkin, Chief Legal Adviser, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Cameron, Legal Manager for Advice & Legislation, Corrections
  • Jackie Floyd, General Counsel Group Functions & Farm Source, Fonterra
  • James Hassall, General Counsel, Auckland Council
  • Erin Judge, Chief Legal Officer Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children
  • Kathryn Beck, President, New Zealand Law Society 
  • Mark Wilton, Principal Prosecutor & Legal Adviser PPS, NZ Police
  • Gaynor Parkin, Founder/CEO Umbrella & Registered clinical psychologist
  • Hayden Wilson, Partner, Kensington Swan
  • Charlotte Parkhill, Partner, Kensington Swan
  • Jason Weir, Partner, Deloitte Forensic
  • Tim Boyne, Founder/Head of Product & Operations, LawVu
  • Sam Kidd, Co-Founder/CEO, LawVu

This year our office host and MC for the conference will be Caroline Beaumont, General Counsel City Rail Link and ILANZ committee member.

Social events

For those arriving in Hamilton on the Wednesday before conference, we are hosting a Welcome Function at the Novotel Tainui from 5pm-7pm.

On Thursday night, we will be heading to the stunning Zealong Tea Estate - a Waikato icon - for an evening of beautifully crafted food, local beer and wine as well as award-winning certified organic New Zealand grown tea.

Our Friday night 'Wonderful Waikato' Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony is brought to you by Niche Recruitment, and will be held at Claudelands.  You are welcome to come in black tie or evening gown, business suit or cocktail wear or really embrace the theme and come dressed in a Waikato inspired outfit. Here are some attractions and events around the Hamilton Waikato region for inspiration:

  • Hobbiton
  • Waitomo Caves
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show 
  • Rafting, hiking, rowing, mountain biking
  • Fieldays
  • New Zealand Sevens
  • Chiefs
  • Hamilton Gardens
  • Hamilton Zoo
  • International Polo Day

For more information and to register click here.