Thursday, 3 August 2023

9:00 am - 3:30pm
Yard Tours

Sign up for the yard tour programme and you will visit three AMR member companies.

Alert Engineering is NZ's premier design, manufacturing and sales company specialising in waste and recycling machinery.  On your visit with Alert, let's discuss equipment maintenance.

At Glucina Alloys, you will see the operations of one of the few manufacturers in NZ that uses scrap aluminium and copper; we are proud to see manufacturers represented by AMR.

And at Sims Metal, you will tour the main scrap metal operation of this multi-national corporation which includes a shredder. Sims is a long-time supporter of AMR and seeing this large-scale operation is sure to impress.

 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm


Our first workshop of the conference is by Edgar Root of Recycling Machinery.  Edgar will discuss pre-shredding, a growing practice in Europe and the UK where governments are considering mandating pre-shredders for all hammer mill operators on health and safety grounds.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Suppliers Showcase

Opening Night Reception kindly sponsored by Phoenix Metal Recyclers

Friday, 4 August 2023

8:30 am - 9:15 am
Keynote Address

In a time of ever-increasing economic challenges, we have secured the services of renowned economist Cameron Bagrie to give up-to-the-minute commentary on the state of the NZ and world economy and how it affects the recycling industries.

With thanks to sponsor Macaulay Metals for enabling us to secure Mr Bagrie's services.  (You must attend the conference to see/hear this presentation; our contract terms specifically prohibit us from sharing the presentation via our member platform)

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Morning Tea

Sponsored by Sims Metal

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Doing More With Less

Kent Mackey from KPMG will discuss financial management strategies for tough times.  Kent is the AMR Secretary and he attends every AMR Board meeting, giving him valuable insights into what is happening with the industry

 10:45 am - 11: 45 am

Business continuity & disaster planning

Join AMR Board members Joe Gibson, Korina Kirk and Hilary West-Reeve in a discussion about business continuity and disaster planning.  This year's extreme weather events in Auckland, Coromandel, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay have shown that climate change is upon us, with extreme weather events just one of the major risks to your business. 

midday- 1:00 pm

Conference Lunch

Another networking opportunity over lunch, kindly sponsored by New Age Materials

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Annual General Meeting

At the Annual General Meeting, President Joe Gibson will update members on AMR business and finances and nominations for new Board members will be voted on.  At the end of the AGM, Lucky Seat prizes will be drawn and winners of silent auctions will also be announced.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 'Meet the Market' Closing Reception

With the support of long-time sponsor Superior Metals Trading, delegates are invited to gather in the Exhibition Hall for drinks and nibbles.  This is the final networking opportunity of the conference proceedings and is always a highlight.  With our thanks to Superior Metals Trading for their support.


AMR has adopted a zero tolerance policy to alcohol-related incidents at the venue regardless of whether these occur during function hours or not.  Member companies will be subject to the disciplinary process for all incidents involving their representatives.  Please ensure all staff participating in the convention are aware of this policy.

Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.   There is a special room rate of NZ$230 per night which is for one adult with breakfast included.  Room rates are subject to hotel availability on a first come, first served basis.

To book with the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport:

IHG Voice:  Simply dial the hotel on 0064 9 2751059 and select '1' for new reservations, quoting NZ Association of Metal Recyclers AGM to make your booking at the conference rate.

By internet - click here to go to the Holiday Inn landing page, then click Book Now and select the conference dates


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