Is this your first NZSTI Conference?images

This year, the conference organising committee is introducing our Buddies for Newbies scheme: a system to support and welcome NZSTI members and delegates who will be attending their first NZSTI Conference. The purpose of this new initiative is to ensure that everyone feels welcome and able to make the most of the event and networking possibilities. This seems to be quite popular, with 20 Newbies registered so far!

Our buddies will be easily identifiable by the red ribbon adorning their lanyards. They are all seasoned NZSTI conference attendees who have volunteered to be available for first-time attendees. They will be present throughout the conference and will happily give newbies information and advice, and introduce them to other conference attendees.

If you are a newbie, you will wear a golden ribbon. Make sure to look out for buddies and talk to them if you have any questions or need help. A specific networking session will be held during the first morning tea to welcome you and introduce you to the NZSTI buddies.

If this is your first NZSTI Conference and you are keen to meet other Newbies, please select the ‘Buddy’ option when you register, and make sure to come to the Buddies for Newbies welcome session.

We want to make your first NZSTI conference experience as enjoyable as possible and help you make new friends and business contacts!

The Conference Committee.