OFFICIAL OPENING DINNER - Bazaar Interactive Marketplace

When: Monday 13 March 2023

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Where:  Rydges QT Hotel Queenstown

Dresscode:  Business Attire

The stylish Bazaar Interactive Marketplace boasts lush views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges including the iconic Remarkables.

Showcasing an international mosaic of foods, delegates will be spoilt for choice with seafood, cheese and charcuterie bars, Asian and grill stations, authentic Italian wood fired pizzas and to finish a dessert bar bursting with house-made creative desserts and pastries. 

Bazaar chefs provide a theatrical and thoroughly interactive dining experience to create an ocular and gastronomic experience like no other. What a way to start the conference.



When: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Time: 1:30pm - 10:30pm

Where:  Walter Peak High Country Station 

Dresscode:  Southern High Country theme (oilskin dusterSwanndri, slouch hat, singlet, gumboots)

Your Southern Experience starts with a cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station.

Once there you will experience true-blue southern hospitality.

Get competitive and try out some traditional rural activities such as archery, nail driving, horseshoe throwing and whip cracking. For those who want a more relaxed arvo you can enjoy exploring the gardens and learning a new craft.

To top off the day enjoy a scrumptious gourmet BBQ dinner and drinks and take in the stunning backdrop.  



When: Wednesday 15 March 2023

Time: 6:30pm - 12.00pm

Where:  Rydges QT Hotel Queenstown - Ballroom 

Dresscode:  Formal - Masquerade theme 

The final night, an opportunity to transform yourself into the grandiose world of James Bond. Create yourself a new identity with a mask that will mystify and pique curiosity. A time to dine in style and try your luck at Casino Royale Blackjack, Roulette, and Crown & Anchor tables. 



When: Wednesday 15 March 2023

Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Where:  Queenstown Wine Trail Tour

Dresscode:  Casual (sunhat, suncsreen, comfortable shoes)

Enjoy the company of others partners in your conference group whilst taking a private tour with your own personal driver/guide.

9:30am Pick up from Rydges QT Hotel, scenic tour with commentary
10:00am Visit local art gallery & craft centre
11:30am Private underground wine cave tour and tastings 
12:30pm Arrowtown for sightseeing & shopping, with time to relax over lunch (at own cost)
2:00pm  Wine tasting and presentatiion at a boutique winery
3:00pm Arrive back at Rydges QT Hotel