NZCNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE ***POSTPONED*** NOW 30/31 OCT 2020

21 February, 2020

Our 2020 Conference will now be held in Auckland  
on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st October at:

The Crowne Plaza
128 Albert Street, Auckland, 1010 

Judging of entries will still take place and we will look at options for releasing results/new dates for conference.  CNA have an excellent conference line-up and we are hopeful that this can be preserved for later in the year.

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE COSTS

For a registration form click here

First Two member delegates          $345 + gst = $396.75 each
Third and further delegates            $190 + gst = $218.50 each
This includes awards and dinner Friday evening and both conference days.
Awards Dinner Only                       $105 + gst = $120.75 each

NZCNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 2020

DAY 1 – Friday October 30th 

Combined Session:

TIME

SPEAKER

TOPIC/THEME

9:30am

 

Morning tea meet, greet and catch up

10am

David Mackenzie

Opening of conference

 

10:05am

Jacinda Ardern (to be confirmed)

Prime Minister - What role and how important does the government see local independently owned community newspapers play in New Zealand. Especially at a time where there are issues with Social Media and the Australian owned corporate newspapers which want to divest.

 

10:20am

Bernard Hickey

Economic commentator - economic outlook for regional New Zealand and what does this mean for hyper local community newspapers

 

11am

Gavin Ellis

Media commentator – views on the changing media landscape. What sort of journalism do you think we should be including in our local community newspapers.  Is there anything you would like to see more of in local newspapers that you are not currently seeing. 

 

11:40am

Paul Thompson

CEO Radio New Zealand - how the Local Democracy Reporting project is going and what are the next steps. What you have been doing with RNZ and where you are taking the organisation.

 

12:20pm

 

Break for lunch/networking

1:15pm

Hilary Souter

CEO Advertising Standard Authority – update on changes

 

2pm

Alan McDonald

Head of Advocacy & Strategy – Employers and Manufactures Association

 

2:45pm

 

Break for afternoon tea/networking

3:30pm

Paul Dykseul

Former CEO Bauer Media Group – views, thoughts and opportunities for local magazines

 

4pm

David Hoath

Founder and MD of Arlandria – views, thoughts and opportunities for local newspapers

 

4:40pm

 

Day 1 closes

 

APS sponsored pre awards/dinner drinks: start time TBC

Awards/Dinner formally starts:  start time TBC

  • MC and entertainment: Ben Hurley

 

DAY 2 – Saturday 31st October

Editorial Session – Saturday October 31, 2020:

TIME

SPEAKER

TOPIC/THEME

9am

Practical, two-way interactive editorial workshop – come prepared to share ideas thoughts and experiences

 

Facilitated by: Roy Pilott

Discussion points/ideas: Writing skills for community newspapers, balancing editorial independence in a newspaper with revenues 100% coming from advertising, turning a press release into a news story, how best to use macrons, getting the best out of your newsroom and journalists

 

10:30am

 

Break for morning tea/networking

 

Advertising Session – Saturday October 31, 2020:

TIME

SPEAKER

TOPIC/THEME

9am

Practical, two-way interactive advertising workshop - come prepared to share ideas thoughts and experiences

 

Facilitated by: TBC

 

Discussion points/ideas: Preparing a winning sales pitch, what makes an effective ad, selling winning website/print packages, motivating your sales team, print ad design that works

10:30am

 

Break for morning tea/networking

 

Annual General Meeting – all members encouraged to attend:

TIME

SPEAKER

TOPIC/THEME

11am

Annual General Meeting

Agenda/discussion points:

  • What do members want from the NZCNA
  • New NZCNA website
  • Marketing and selling to national advertisers
  • Membership drive
  • Industry representation and lobbying
  • Funding and resourcing of NZCNA initiatives

 

12noon

 

Conference formally closes