NZBC Conference: 18 - 19 March 2020


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The New Zealand Beverage Council, The FoodBowl and Sensient Technologies New Zealand are proud to present the 2020 New Zealand Beverage Conference, brought to you in association with ADM, New Zealand Sugar and Doehler. 

The 2020 New Zealand Beverage Conference will bring together manufacturers and suppliers for the day to celebrate success, discuss common issues, build new contacts and, most importantly, have fun!

The 2020 Conference will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March in Auckland at the Pullman Hotel.

The Conference is a highlight in the non-alcoholic beverage sector's calendar and is an event not to be missed. We promise an interesting and informative programme, outstanding networking opportunities and a lot of fun!


This year's Conference theme is Inspiring Tomorrow: The Future of Beverage. We will explore current trends in the beverage sector and what this might mean for both manufacturers and suppliers as they shape their businesses for the future.

Change and innovation are hallmarks of the beverage sector. Consumers are increasingly choosing healthier options, there is a growing focus on packaging and environmental sustainability, new types of beverages are entering the market and we are faced with regulatory changes that will impact how we operate.

The New Zealand Beverage Conference 2020 will include three technical workstreams focussing on functional beverages, sustainability and sugar reduction, as well as a wide range of keynote speakers who will explore different issues and what they might mean for you.

While programme details will be released over the coming weeks, we are delighted to announce Billie Jordan as our first keynote speaker. Billie  is a true inspiration to many. She's had a life filled with ups and downs, and now Hollywood is planning to make her life into a blockbuster movie. She is the founder of The Hip Op-eration Crew - a hip hop dance crew consisting of senior citizens aged 73 to 98 years old. Her positive energy and engaging speaking style means she is one of the most popular speakers in New Zealand.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held at the exclusive Northern Club on the evening of 18 March 2020.

Please join us for a night of entertainment, a three-course meal and drinks - all for only $175.

Non-conference attendees are welcome to attend the dinner. 


To attend the New Zealand Beverage Conference, simply download and complete the registration form (in Word document format) and return it to 

Conference numbers are limited, act now to reserve your place.


  • NZBC Member   $700
  • Non-Member     $750  


Accommodation is available at Pullman Hotel, which is also the Conference venue.

Located on the corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, the Pullman provides a selection of spacious hotel rooms in a warm and friendly vibe.

You can book accommodation at the Pullman directly by clicking here.

Be sure to use the preferential code MICENZ to secure the best available rate.