Hire Industry Conference
& Trade Show 2014

"King of the Mountain"

The 2014 event had an attendance of 180 people, a mix of hire company owners, staff and equipment and service suppliers to the industry.  40 Hire Companies were represented, and the trade show comprised of 36 supplier companies. 

The event kicked off with the Presidents Cup Challenge at Skyline Luge, this was an optional pre-conference event attended by delegates and suppliers.  A fantastic networking event, lots of laughs, thrills and spills.  Back at Hotel, suppliers were busy setting up their trade stands in anticipation of the next two days with hire company delegates.

Day One
A great day filled with awesome speakers, informative workshops, trade show and a superb evening sponsored by SkyJack.

Day Two
More workshops, fantastic tradeshow, and the Hire Excellence Awards Dinner sponsored by Youngman Richardson & Co Limited.

Special thanks to all sponsors for your generous support. 
Feedback overall was fantastic, and everyone is looking forward to Conference 2015 in Christchurch!

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2014 Hire Excellence Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the teams at Tauranga Hire Limited, and Continental Event Hire, both recipients of Silver Awards for Excellence in 2014.  

 (L) MC - Martin Devlin 
(C) Richard Grainger - Tauranga Hire
(R) Tim Mikkelsen - HIANZ President
 (L) MC - Martin Devlin, 
(R) Andy Youngman - Continental Event Hire

Business Session & Workshops

Workshop 1- Changes to HS&E Act by Marcus Nalter from Worksafe NZ

Workshop 2 – Employment Relations by Trudy Marshall from E2Law

Workshop 3 - State of the Nation from Westpac

Workshop 4 - Smart Business Practices by Geoff Hardy from Maddison Hardy

Workshop 5 – Changes within the EWP Industry by Paul Robinson from Hire Knowledge

EWPA Workshop - Presentation from Worksafe - release of EWP Best Practice Guidlines 

Guest Speakers included ...

 Darryl Sabin  Ben Hurley  Martin Devlin

What the attendees had to say about the event..

"I have been attending the HIANZ conference and trade show for thirty years and I believe I learn something new every year. Furthermore the contacts made are invaluable. I am sure that the event is of particular value to owner operated businesses."

"We are in a small town and can sometimes be a bit isolated. Getting out and meeting other people and hearing how they do things is very valuable."

"As we were new to the conference I was unsure what to expect. The benefit to attending was definitely the opportunity to strengthen relationships with existing suppliers and meet with possible new suppliers. In addition the opportunity to mix with other hire company owners was a great opportunity at the conference."

"As a supplier it is all about visiibility and ensuring the members are aware of the product offering that they have access to through out the year"

"A great opportunity to "chew the fat" with other operators in our industry. Invaluable!"

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