Agcarm holds two well-attended conferences a year.

The 2017 annual conference will be held in Wellington on 27 July. Our summer conference is held in Auckland every February.

70th Annual Conference

Help us celebrate our 70th conference, to be held on 27 July 2017 at Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet government ministers and officials, and listen to quality speakers from New Zealand and overseas.

The conference also includes cocktails with invited guests, and a dinner/social evening.


Conference costs


Conference, cocktails, and dinner – $290
Conference and cocktails – $200
Dinner only – $90


NB: Attendance is subject to approval by Agcarm.

Commercial – conference, cocktails, and dinner – $490
Commercial – conference and cocktails – $400
Not for profit – conference, cocktails, and dinner- $390
Not for profit – conference and cocktails – $300

Accommodation options

Options for staying in Wellington on night of conference:

West Plaza Hotel

Rate for queen room: $155 per night
When booking mention Agcarm NZ or #411014 to get discounted rate.

Freephone 0800 731 444 (within NZ only)
Book now or email

Bay Plaza Hotel

Rate for queen room: $145 per night
When booking mention Agcarm NZ or #73706 to get discounted rate.

Freephone 0800 857 799 (within NZ only)
Book now or email 

Copthorne Oriental Bay

Superior room rate: $204
Superior Plus Harbour View (large rooms at front of hotel): $224

When booking mention Agcarm to get discounted rate.

Phone +64 4 382 0770  or email

All prices include GST.


Contact the conference organiser, Lee Sheppard

Phone: +64 4 499 4225


ACVM Manufacturing Workshop

The Ministry for Primary Industries is holding a workshop the day after the Agcarm conference, on Friday 28 July from 9am-4.30pm, also at Te Papa.

The workshop is for people who manufacture and/or register products under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act.  See:

There is also an Auckland workshop on 10 August. See agenda and registration page.

For more information on the workshops, email Holly or go to the ‘What’s new’ section of the ACVM website.