23 August 2019

2019 NZAMI Annual Conference

Date: 23 August 2019


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Start: 8 am
Venue: Eden Park,Level 5 Lounge North Stand, Mt Eden, Auckland Entry at Gate B

8.00 am                Registration

8.30 am                Opening by MC – Mark Sainsbury

8.40 am                Welcome by the 2018/2019 NZAMI Chairperson - June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

8.50 am                Keynote AddressThe Honourable Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister of Immigration

9.30 am                The Canterbury Story – an example for the RegionsLisa Burdes, Business Advisor, Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce – a discussion on where Christchurch and Canterbury has come from, challenges that employers and inter government agencies faced and overcome, how it has become an example for regions.

10.15 am             Morning Tea and Sponsor Tables

10.45 am             Immigration - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Ross van der Schyff, GM Visa Services, Immigration New Zealand

11.30 pm             Australian Immigration Update – Carina Ford, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers in Australia – much has happened since our last update on Australian Immigration, where to next!  A comparative analysis on the 482 visa and employer sponsored pathways process Australia to New Zealand, what could happen in the future for New Zealand? 

12.10 pm             Lunch and Sponsor Tables

1.10 pm                Immigration Past, Present and Future – Michelle Dickinson, NanoGirl 

2.10 pm                Supervision – results from the Toi Ohomai research and discussing potential for changes – conversation with Andrew Galloway, Registrar, Immigration Advisers Authority, Appley Boyd, LIA and Programme Manager with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Simon Laurent, Solicitor, Laurent Law. 

This discussion will start with a 10 minute presentation on facts and figures gathered on the recent research from Toi Ohomai and then follow with a discussion on potential changes for the supervision scheme.

2.50 pm                Afternoon Tea and Sponsor Tables

3.20 pm               Exploring what New Zealand is not doing to attract highly skilled people - Big picture thinking for the future economic growth of New Zealand. Defining opportunities and identifying the obstacles to overcome.

Andre Bate, Selection Lead, Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Nigel Latta, Clinical Psychologist, Author and Television Host

Nick Lewis, Director of Pioneer Energy, Ecotricity and PaySauce

Aaron Muñoz, Industry Engagement Manager, Wellington ICT Graduate School

FACILITATED by Peter Moses, Barrister

4.50 pm               Politics, media and immigration: a journalist's perspective - Gill Bonnett from Radio New Zealand has been covering immigration stories for 12 years. She will share discussions from a recent immigration fellowship to America, Australia, the Philippines and South Korea on how the media, global trends and politicians shape public discourse on immigration and border policies. How is our immigration landscape changing?

5.30 pm               Closing - Mark Sainsbury, NZAMI Conference MC

5.40 pm               Networking Drinks

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 19 August 2019

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Upcoming NZAMI CPD and Events 2019

This calendar is still subject to change and times for the Webinars are still to be advised.

WORKSHOPS - due to the format of all Workshops, there is a strict number of attendees for each Workshop and bookings will be closed early.  As soon as registration is open, an email will be sent and it will be on a first come first served basis (NZAMI members will be offered places early).  Please also note due to confidentiality, Workshops will not be recorded.

WEBINARS - everyone who registers to attend a Webinar will also receive a link to access the recording at no extra cost!

IIS (Investment Immigration Summit) events are not run by NZAMI, however NZAMI members do receive a special 10% on conference delegate tickets.  You can find out more at .








NZAMI Annual Immigration Conference



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Workshop - a new Master Class!  Written advocacy for immigration advocates



Seminar - agenda to be advised


4 - 5 November

IIS event - Investment Immigration Summit East Asia

Hong Kong SAR, China


Seminar agenda to be advised



Seminar - agenda to be advised


As a guide only, Seminars provide you with 4 hours CPD, Webinars 1 1/2 hours CPD and Workshops 4-6 hours CPD.

This guide can change dependent upon length of event.


NZAMI Cancellation Policy

The NZAMI retains the right to cancel any event, CPD or Conference.  If an event is cancelled the Association will immediately inform registered participants and issue either a refund or credit note.


NZAMI Refund Policy

Due to the NZAMI CPD capacity restrictions, unfulfilled registrations take up valuable places in NZAMI CPD events.

Reimbursement or the issuance of credit notes for those who fail to attend is entirely at the discretion of the NZAMI and will only be considered IF the NZAMI office is advised at least 7 business days prior to the event they cannot attend.

Orders cannot be changed from 'attending' a seminar to the MP4 or livestream of said seminar without at least 7 business days notice directly to NZAMI prior to the Seminar date.  The fee difference will also need to be paid.

Conference registrations will require 3 weeks notice, ie 15 business days notice, if you wish to change or cancel your booking.  Due to printing, catering and deadlines associated with a large and complex event, refunds will not be provided for last minute changes or cancelations to bookings.