ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand



Important Timings: 

Wednesday Welcome Function 26 July, 5pm - 7pm 
CBK Craft Bar and Kitchen, Tauranga


Thursday 27 July, Day 1, 9am - 4pm 
Registration Desk open (Mercury Baypark): 8:30am
Thursday Night Function at Classic Flyers: 6:30pm -  9:30pm


Friday 28 July, Day 2, 8:45am - 4:30pm 
Registration Desk open (Mercury Baypark): 8:30am
Niche Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony at Mercury Baypark: 6.30pm - late


Transport - Click here for latest info and full schedule.

The shuttles will run from select hotels and collection points to and from the Conference Venue, Thursday Social Function and Niche Recruitment Awards Dinner.

Tauranga CBD 
- Trinity Wharf Hotel and Armitage Hotel
- Tauranga on the Waterfront, Hotel on Devonport, Quest Tauranga Hotel and Quest on Durham

Mount Maunganui Area
- Quest Mt Maunganui and Corner of Mt Manganui & Tay Street
- Pavilion Apartments & Salisbury Avenue bus stop

Conference Venue Address

Mercury Baypark - 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 3152

Free parking is available.

Dress code and what to bring

Casual business attire is perfect for the conference but feel free to ‘go glam’ for the Nice Recruitment Awards dinner.  Our theme this year is mid-winter Christmas. 

As part of our efforts to become more sustainable, we have decided not to provide conference bags this year, however our sponsors will have pens and notepads available if you’d like one.  We encourage all delegates to bring a (filled) water bottle and reusable coffee cup to use at the Cooney Lees Morgan and DLA Piper Coffee Carts. 


CPD Hours at the ILANZ Conference:

To qualify for CPD hours under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Ongoing Legal Education – Continuing Professional Development) Rules 2013, activities must be structured with defined learning objectives, interactive and verifiable. The ILANZ conference will satisfy all of these requirements. However, the question of whether the ILANZ conference can count towards CPD hours for an individual lawyer depends on that lawyer’s identified training needs and their 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 up to 8 hours of CPD 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 [email protected] if you have any further questions about CPD.


Looking for some great local restaurants? 

Tauranga: MacauPicknickaThe ClarenceHarbourside & Ramen Chidori

Mt Maunganui: Latitude 37Master KongRice Rice BabyAlpino & Fife Lane



ILANZ Member Registration Rate:

The ILANZ Member registration rate is available for current ILANZ Members only. To be eligible for this rate, you must be an ILANZ Member and hold a current practising certificate designating in-house lawyer as your mode of practice. Your mode of practice and ILANZ Membership are selected in sections 12(b) and 12(c) of the Practising Certificate application form. If you are unsure about whether you are an ILANZ Member, please contact [email protected] before proceeding with this registration option. If any delegate under your booking is registered at the ILANZ Member registration rate when they are not an ILANZ Member, we may invoice you an additional amount for each such delegate so that the total paid for their Conference registration is equal to the Non-Member registration rate. You must pay any such additional invoices within ten (10) business days after receiving the invoice.


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Conference Organiser, Lea

Cancellation before 23rd June 2023 will incur an $150.00 cancellation fee. Cancellation on or after 23rd June 2023 will forfeit the full registration fee.

Any refund requests will be at the discretion on the Conference Director and ILANZ Manager.

All refunds will be processed after the conference. Substitute delegates are welcome without penalty, but please advise On-Cue of any name change, for administration purposes.

There will be no refunds for any booked delegate who does not attend on the day.



In the event of industrial disruption, or other unforeseen circumstances that disrupt the conference, the conference organisers accept no responsibility. The information on the conference website and in the printed collateral is correct at the time of publication. However, the conference organisers reserve the right to change information. The conference organisers disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of any failure to operate, accident or injury which may occur on services reserved.

The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and vary the advertised programme.

If the conference is cancelled for any reason beyond the organiser's control, there is no right of exchange and no obligation is assumed by the organisers for arranging a substitute speaker. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, the liability of the organisers is limited to the return of paid fees and where an event may be postponed and the option of re-attending is not suitable, a cancellation can be made by writing to the conference organiser and on acceptance, there would be a return of paid fees less $150 for administration costs.


Social Media Use Guidelines:

To ensure that social media platforms are used appropriately during Conference, we require all Conference attendees to comply with our social media use guidelines: 

  • Be respectful. Please use common courtesy and do not make comments that contain offensive, profane, defamatory, threatening language or which are otherwise inappropriate in a public forum. Any such comments will be removed in accordance with the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015.
  • Do not spam us or others. Making the same point over and over either on the same or different posts is considered spam. If this happens, ILANZ reserves the right to delete your post and/or comment.
  • Stay on topic. Only make comments that are relevant to our Conference event. If you disagree with ILANZ or any person’s views and submit an abusive or multiple responses, your comments will be considered spam and deleted.
  • Valued Partners, Sponsors, Award Winners and Exhibitors: Our Valued Partners, Sponsors, Award Winners and Exhibitors are only allowed to be promoted via ILANZ social media platforms during Conference. You are not permitted to upload any photos or posts to social media of our Valued Partners, Sponsors, Award Winners and Exhibitors. Instead, we encourage attendees to share their support of ILANZ social media posts and activities.
  • Respect and protect others’ privacy: You are not allowed to post social media comments containing any personal information about any other Conference attendee, Conference organisers, suppliers or venue staff, without their prior consent.
  • Give credit where credit is due: If you share an interesting image or video from an ILANZ or any other person’s post or social media page, please the time to tag us / those persons or include the handle responsible for the original post.
  • Do not post advertisements or solicitations for your business using ILANZ or any Conference attendee, Sponsor or Valued Partner’s posts: No explanation needed, just don’t do it.

ILANZ will have a dedicated social media presence at Conference, and we ask attendees not to post or photograph Conference speakers, events, valued partners, awards winners or sponsors during Conference. These guidelines apply in relation to the use of the Conference app and other platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, etc.). You may be blocked if you breach these guidelines. ILANZ will not tolerate anyone who uses social media to spread malicious information or threatens ILANZ or any person.



Delegates are encouraged to take out personal travel and medical insurance which includes loss or damage of personal possessions, including loss of registration and accommodation fees through cancellation.



Unless you indicate otherwise on the registration form, the organisers will include your name on the list of conference participants distributed to delegates and sponsors.


Privacy statement:

ILANZ collects and holds information securely about its members for ILANZ related purposes including the provision of information and services to its members. ILANZ may also use the information for its own marketing, planning and research purposes and for seeking direct feedback from members on ILANZ related issues. ILANZ will not share your details with other third parties without your consent. All members have the right to request access to and correction of the personal information held about them. No fee will be charged for updating or correcting member information. If you appear in any of our online photos post event, and would like to have this removed, please contact us. 

If you any questions or comments, please contact [email protected]