The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) will hold its first conference from 7-9 September 2016 in Wellington, encouraging industry professionals and businesses to join forces, collaborate and build the competence and reputation of workplace health and safety professionals in New Zealand.

HASANZ Conference 2016 aims to illuminate, challenge and transform you, your work and your world. The programme was deliberately provocative, inspiring workplace health and safety professionals to see health and safety in a new light.

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna koutou katoa. Tēnei te mihi kau atu ki te kaupapa whakahirahira nei, ko koutou mā o te haumaru, o te hauora me kī ko koutou ko ngā kaimahi o te ao. E te iti me te rahi, nau mai whakapiri mai ki te hui matua, ko te hui ā-tau o HASANZ.
To all esteemed guests from near and far, we acknowledge you who embrace the importance of health, safety and wellbeing. We invite you to our inaugural HASANZ Conference 2016 and look forward to meeting you.
Today there are many demands on your time and CPD budget. This year please make it your priority to invest in your future at HASANZ CONFERENCE 2016. This is the conference for all workplace health and safety professionals organised by the industry for the industry. HASANZ CONFERENCE 2016 will inspire new practices, new possibilities and new professionals who can work competently and confidently in our new health and safety regime. It will also be great value for businesses, especially health and safety managers.

You will have the opportunity to engage with outstanding keynote speakers, attend masterclasses and choose from more than 20 educational sessions in a full two-day programme. We're offering all this for a very competitive registration fee. And instead of the usual conference dinner, we're giving you a “Taste of Wellington" – savour some superb local cuisine with your friends.

If you've never been to an event at Te Papa – our place – it's a fantastic light and airy arena for brisk discussion and easy networking. Weta Workshop's celebrated Gallipoli exhibition is still on there.

We promise you a quintessential Wellington experience – vibrant and volatile – with no apologies for taking you out of your comfort zone!

I urge you to book your space at “our place".

See you at HASANZ CONFERENCE 2016!

Craig Smith