Auckland Airport is about a 40 minutes drive to Auckland City, with easy public transport available from the airport terminals. Please allow for extra travel time in peak hours. The average taxi fare from the airport to Auckland CBD is NZ$85 depending on traffic. Airport shuttle services are available and car rental may be arranged via the links on this page.

Agricultural Restrictions and Quarantine

New Zealand's agricultural industries are free of many insect pests and plant and animal diseases common elsewhere in the world. We put a lot of effort at ports and airports into minimising the risk of these being introduced. Heavy fines may be imposed on people caught carrying prohibited materials. On arrival visitors should place any questionable items, particularly fruit, in the bins provided at the airport. Please refer to for more information.

Air Travel

Air New Zealand
Phone: +64 800 737 000

For international passengers, we suggest that you try to allow yourself at least a day in which to adjust to the time difference and relax after your flight, before the Meeting commences. Travellers flying westward across the Pacific Ocean are reminded that they will lose a day by crossing the International Date Line. The ‘lost day’ will be returned on the return journey. To obtain the best rates for domestic air travel, it is essential to book airfares as soon as possible.

Car Parking

There is limited parking on the Wharf in front of the Hilton Hotel. It is metered parking run by Wilson Parking. See for parking options and prices. Alternatively the Hilton offers valet parking at $45 per day.

Contact During the ASM 

As a courtesy to speakers, delegates are requested to switch mobile phones to silent during sessions. Messages can be left at the registration desk. Delegates will need to check with the registration desk if they are expecting any messages.

Facilities for People with Disabilities

Please indicate during the registration process if you require disabled facilities.

Goods and Services Tax

Goods and services in NZ are subject to a 15% tax (GST). This is usually included in the price, but if not, is clearly stated.

Industry Exhibition

A wide and varied Exhibition will be co-ordinated by the Conference Managers. Expressions of interest in participating in the Exhibition or Sponsoring the Conference are welcomed by the Conference Managers. If you are interested in participating as a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Donna Clapham, Workz4U, on +64 9 917 3653 or


Delegates are advised to book comprehensive travel and medical insurance and ensure that all possessions are adequately insured. The policy should include loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference. The Conference Managers will not accept any responsibility for delegates failing to arrange insurance.

Liability Disclaimer

The Organising Committee, including the Conference Managers, will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the meeting or related events. In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Conference Managers accept no responsibility for loss of monies.

Mobile Phones

As a courtesy to speakers, delegates are requested to switch their mobile phones to silent during sessions. Messages can be left at the Registration Desk. Delegates will need to check with the Registration Desk if they are expecting any messages.

Name Badges

All delegates will be given a name badge upon registration. This name badge is your official pass to all sessions, catering areas, the exhibition hall, Welcome Reception, and the Gala Dinner. It is necessary for delegates to wear their name badge at all time when on-site.

No Smoking Policy

Smoking is banned in public buildings and many hotels and restaurants in New Zealand, including the conference venue.

Rental Cars, Taxis and Shuttles

You will find links to Auckland rental car companies, taxis and shuttles to the left of this page.


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Managers.