Wellington put on a spectacular weather display, showing its true colours from rain and wind to stunning sun and harbour views for NZIDT’s 2016 Conference held at Te Papa 13-15 October.
The pre-conference event with international guest speakers, Dr Julian Conejo and Mr Luc Rutten, wowed the delegates with their fabulous knowledge and presentations at the one day seminars and then shared and refined more information at the Friday conference.
The Thursday evening and official opening of the trade show with a Mihi Whakatau was well attended and a fabulous event for the overseas speakers, overseas delegates and many locals as well. The waiata and haka performed with passion by students from Wellington East Girls College and Rongatai Boys High was enjoyed by all.
New additions to the conference this year showcased demonstration booths, manual dexterity competitions, QR code technology to run trade competitions. Also live-streams of the lectures into the trade exhibition area allowed no one to miss out on anything.
The live demonstrations were a hit and were attended by very large crowds. Due to the popularity of these demonstration booths, NZIDT hopes to continue the concept for future conferences with more trades coming forward due to wider awareness of the concept.
The Friday night Gala Dinner, with entertainment from the Beat Girls were fabulous as usual. Saturday kicked off with more interesting and informative speakers and then continued until the finale of the AGM, with also a short address from Ms Marie Warner, Dental Council Chief Executive prior to the AGM.
Thank you to all who participated, communicated, shared ideas and shared knowledge in a weekend full of peer–interaction with NZIDT.