Thursday, 4th August 2022

9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Metals Identification

Spencer Trillo of member company Trillo Metals will lead this workshop at the Christchurch yard of Metalcorp NZ. This course is aimed at supervisors and managers and will discuss the newer, challenging materials coming through yards and how to recover them.

***You must make your own transport arrangements to Metalcorp at 615 Halswell Junction Road if attending this workshop and bring your own safety footwear.***   This course is limited to 15 people.

  We extend our thanks to Metalcorp NZ Ltd for use of their training room and yard for this workshop.
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Suppliers Showcase

Opening Night Reception kindly sponsored by Phoenix Metalman Metal Recyclers


A photo booth will operate in the Exhibition Hall during this event; each delegate will receive 3-4 professional headshots (delivered electronically after the event) which are valued at over $100 if you were to schedule your own individual session with a professional photographer. 

With thanks to Macaulay Metals for sponsoring the services of Tony Stewart, Professional Photography


Friday, 5th August 2022

Conference presentations, members-only Annual General Meeting, and closing reception

9:00 am - 10:15 am
The Future of Recycling - Panel Discussion

President Suzanne Billsborough will be joined by Sue Coutts of the Zero Waste Network, Rob Wilson from EcoCentral and Stephanie Hill from the  Ministry for the Environment to discuss the future of recycling. 

With an increasing focus on sustainability and the circular economy, what lies ahead for the NZ and international metal recycling industry?

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea

Sponsored by Sims Metal

 10:45 am - 11:45 am

All Things Battery

Alex Hong of Upcycle and Vance Stewart, Sr of Dominion Trading will join President Suzanne Billsborough in a presentation about recycling of batteries of all types

 11:45 am - 12: 45 pm

Lowering Your Emissions

A seminar about reducing your footprint through uptake of electronic equipment and vehicles with Andrew MacKenzie of Toitū Envirocare

 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Annual General Meeting

Association business will be discussed during a working lunch sponsored by New Age Materials.    Non-member attendees to the conference will be served their lunch in the exhibition space.

 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Skills, Training and Staff Retention

Skill development and training are essential to attracting and retaining quality staff. 

In this workshop, Phyllis Gardyne of Practical HR will discuss the identification of training needs, what training is available to you right now, and why you should place a high value on skill development in your team.

 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

 Afternoon Tea

Sponsored by Macaulay Metals

 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Safer Minds on the Job - Mental Health

There have been many challenges for owners and operators in the last couple of years and so we are bringing back Frank O'Connor who will present a self-check questionnaire followed by a discussion of practical tactics for assessing and maintaining your mental health. 

Strong minds = successful business leaders

5:00 pm to 7:30 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.

This event will be run in accordance with the Government’s Traffic Light System (Covid-19 public health requirements)

Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.  The nearest hotel to Riccarton Park is the Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge at 118 Racecourse Road, Sockburn and is walking distance to the conference venue. A superior studio unit with one double bed at this venue is $160 per night; a standard studio with two double beds is $140 per night.  Phone  03-342 7150 to book.  As this hotel is 3-star rated, we recognise that you may wish a higher standard of accommodation.  

The Sudima Hotel at Christchuch Airport is 4-star rated, for example, or you can consult TripAdvisor/Google to find accommodation that suits your travel plans and required standards.



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