NZEE Events

2024 New Zealand Ethical Employers Conference

When Wednesday 19th June 2024 - Friday 21 June 2024 
Where Napier War Memorial Centre


Registrations are now open! Register HERE NOW so you don't miss out.


Cut-off date for registration is Wednesday 5th June, 2024 - GET IN QUICK


Wednesday 19 June – Registration from 3pm

Then Lance Burdett will kick off the conference with an interactive workshop at 3.30pm on navigating the complexities of employee emotions. As leaders, we often find ourselves faced with situations that require a delicate touch – whether it's managing an individual angrier than a hungry bear or supporting someone in moments of personal vulnerability. We'll explore the art of providing help, support, and guidance to our employees in various emotional states. From de-escalating fiery encounters to offering a compassionate response when tears fall, we'll uncover the best steps to take, what to avoid, and how fostering a supportive environment can lead to a more resilient and engaged workforce. Please join us after for networking, drinks and nibbles from 5pm. The bar will remain open into the evening.  

Thursday 20 June - Registration from 8am

The conference starts at 8.30am full day conference until 5pm, a cash bar will be open for those that want to hang around before dinner starts at 6.30pm.

Friday 21 June – a late breakfast at 9am

NZEE AGM (Guest Speaker) at 10am. The conference will be finished at 11am. 

Why come to this conference – your take home for your business:

  • Mental Health & Resilience – learn how to navigate the complexities of employee emotions
  • How to turn the current economic situation to your businesses benefit
  • Enhance workplace safety practices through real-life examples
  • How to get the best result from Immigration New Zealand covering current issues, RSE policy and visa scheme update, plus open floor Q&A
  • Sorting employment law
  • Explore the tangible benefits of investing in employee education.
  • The value of partnership between employers and MSD
  • Gain awareness about recognising and combatting exploitation in the workplace
  • Elevate workplace communication and collaboration
  • Learn about successful return-to-work programs and their impact
  • Demystifying the role of employees and businesses in addressing climate challenges
  • New partnerships, collaborations, and business opportunities

You will network with other ethical businesses from throughout New Zealand. 

Refreshed and revitalised you will return to your business armed with a range of resources, training materials, toolkits, and expert advice, to empower you.

Empowering Ethical Employment, the 2023 New Zealand Ethical Employers Conference

Welcome to the 2024 New Zealand Ethical Employers Conference. As we collectively navigate 2024, some of us are feeling recharged and optimistic about the possibilities, for others, carrying the weight of challenges from the past four years, there is a palpable sense that the trend is set to continue.

In this environment, NZ Ethical Employers (NZEE) is using this conference as a platform to provide robust support to our employer members. We understand that the complexities of business require a collective and comprehensive response. As we delve into discussions and share insights, we aim to empower our members to not only navigate challenges but also to create workplaces that prioritise the well-being of their employees.

Our commitment to decisive and collaborative action remains unwavering. NZEE brings key stakeholders and influencers together to foster a culture of shared best practices. This includes addressing the mental health challenges that may arise in the workforce due to the intricate interplay of global challenges and personal struggles.

Empowering Ethical Employment, the 2024 New Zealand Ethical Employers Conference serves as a rallying point for employers to engage in forward-thinking discussions and unite in a shared commitment to put people at the heart of business.

This conference gives full effect to NZEE’s vision and mission to improve end-to-end quality of employment, to raise standards, and create a rights-respecting baseline to level the playing field so that competitiveness is not at the expense of the worker. By collectively committing to and promoting these values and principles, we can foster an employment environment that advances the safety, security, and welfare of all people. Join us in shaping a future where ethical values and employee well-being go hand in hand.


***Conference Accommodation***

The below nearby accommodation options are available for the NZEE Conference. Booking is essential and rooms will not be held after 19 April 24.

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

45 Marine Parade, Napier

Phone 06 833 7733

Twin or king rooms are available to book. 
$245 incl gst per night for one person, including breakfast 

$270 incl gst per night for two people, including breakfast  

To book Scenic Hotel Te Pania please use the booking form (this is provided as link when you register)

Art Deco Masonic Hotel  

Corner of Tennyson Street and Marine Parade, Napier
Phone: 06 835 8689

A range of rooms are available from $209 - $299 per room per night 
Please use the discount code NZEE2024 to book Art Deco Masonic Hotel on their website