Master Electricians Annual Conference
Due the rapidity of the lockdown notice last week, and that it is unlikely we will reach Level 1 by October this year, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s conference.
We are disappointed to have come to this conclusion, especially as we were excited to be holding this event after last year’s conference in Port Douglas was cancelled. This decision hasn’t come lightly to us, and we know that you were looking forward to reconnecting again after what has been a tough 18-months for all of us, as were we.
We didn’t want to put you or your families at risk by coming to an event that could have been cancelled at any time in the lead up to or during the conference. We also know there are high levels of uncertainty around the pandemic and that has become apparent over the past week.
We would also like to thank the Conference Manager, the team, our sponsors, members, and everyone else who has been involved in the planning of the conference – your input has been invaluable, and we are very grateful for all that you’ve done.
Libby, our Conference Manager, will be in touch with you individually by email to outline the next steps regarding cancellation of your accommodation and registrations and arranging refunds where needed.
In 1959 when we became the New Zealand Electrical Contractors Federation Incorporated (NZECF) the first Annual Conference was held at the Grand Hotel Lounge in Wellington. There were 8 delegates, 38 other members, and 9 official guests. Since then our Conference has been held every year up until 2020 when COVID-19 prevented it from going ahead.
Originally conferences were hosted and organised by our local branches. This eventually transitioned to National Office taking the lead in organisation, however we have continued to travel to the different branch areas for the conference.
From the 22nd conference, which was held in Rarotonga, every third conference has been held offshore. Members have travelled to some exotic locations in the name of business education and community
Master Electricians members are not just business owners, in many cases they also have families as well. This is why the conference is family friendly where programmes were also provided for the partners and children.
Where we’ve been
Photo: 1986 Hastings Conference Attendees
Photo: Napier Conference 2000 themed dinner