Thursday, 8 August 2024

With the exception of the Morning Tour Programme, all conference events will be held at the Harbourside Function Centre, 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington. 

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Morning Tour Programme

Participants in the tour programme will visit Parliament where they will receive an overview of the law-making process.

At long-standing member company Macaulay Metals, tour participants will view the shredder operations and other supporting facilities.

***This tour programme will leave from the rear entrance of the West Plaza Hotel located at 25 Bond Street.  Please be at the rear entrance of the hotel at 8:45 am.  To meet safety requirements, ensure that you are wearing closed-toe shoes and clothing that fully covers arms and legs.***

3:00 pm - 4:00pm

How to maintain a mobile shear

Join Kevin Hickey of member company I C Solutions to discuss how and why to maintain your mobile shear.  Maintaining your gear will save you money and hassles in the long term!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Insurance for the metal recycling industry

Chris Bull and Jason Harkness of Clarity Insurance Brokers discuss the latest news with an offering for insurance for metal recycling operations

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening night and live auction

Opening Night Reception kindly sponsored by member company National Steel

*New for this year*  there will be a live auction at 6:30 pm of sponsored high value items and services with proceeds going to the Kiwi Kids Charity.  The services of auctioneer Ian Kilnac of Sothebys have been sponsored by member company Panometals.


Friday, 9 August 2024

9:00 to 10:00 am
The chain of responsibility for transport
New Zealand has a network of challenging roads for the transport of product.  Join Dom Kalasih of Transporting New Zealand to learn about your responsibilities

10:00 to 10:30 am
Morning Tea

Sponsored by Sims Metal

 10:30 to 11:30 am

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

Join Brendon Blanchard of The Drug Detection Agency who will present information around current trends in workplace drug testing, new technology, insights on impairment testing, a medical cannabis update and the importance of a robust policy and what it should look like

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Conference Lunch

Another networking opportunity over lunch, kindly sponsored by Macaulay Metals

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Annual General Meeting

At the Annual General Meeting, President Glen Jacobs 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.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 Closing Reception

With the support of long-time sponsor Superior Metals Trading, delegates are invited to gather in the exhibition and pub area; at 2:30 pm we will commence a pub style quiz sponsored by Industrial Lubricants and Services with teams led by exhibitors. 

This is the final networking opportunity of the conference proceedings with additional prizes awarded to the high-scoring teams.


Hard copy document pack

To reduce paper waste at this event, paper copies of the agenda, President's report and financials will not be supplied unless a delegate selects to purchase a hard copy document pack, $10 each.

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.

A selection of non-alcoholic drinks will be offered at all social functions, with our thanks to sponsor Boss Attachments.



Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.   There is a special room rate of NZ$170 per night at the West Plaza Hotel located at 110 Wakefield Street.  Room rates are subject to hotel availability on a first come, first served basis.  The room rate is for a Queen room (queen-sized bed) or a Twin room consisting of one queen-sized bed and one single bed.

To book with the West Plaza Hotel:

Quote conference code AM32 when booking at email or by NZ free phone 0800 731 444


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