NZPPA 12th Annual Payroll Conference 2019

This year’s premier payroll event will be held on the 10-11 October 2019

Conference theme will be released shortly with full conference programme released on the 1 August 2019 (Up to 1st August conference information will be released as confirmed).

Win a mystery trip for 2

For the first time all attendees will go into a draw for a mystery trip for two (flights and accommodation for two nights). Please note: The draw will happen on the second day of the conference and the attendee must be present at the time of the draw or the prize will be redrawn.

The NZPPA conference, why it is the premier payroll event in NZ:

  • Is a payroll conference run by payroll people for payroll people.
  • Is the largest two-day payroll event in NZ and grows every year.
  • Provides the top payroll SME’s as speakers.
  • Provides up to 12 workshops that attendees can choose 9 to attend
  • Includes a top motivational speaker.
  • Top food and venue in central Auckland (at the Stamford Plaza Hotel).
  • Has a range of payroll providers and government agencies as conference sponsors and supporters.
  • Has a networking dinner on the evening of the 1st day of the conference with top flight entertainment.
  • Has breakfast event on the second.
  • All attendees get a gift bag.
  • And we always finish at 3 pm on the second day for out of towners to get home.
  • All of the above is all included in the cost of your ticket and the conference cost is one

New to this year’s conference:

    • Always being innovative we will be using a conference APP for the first time this year.
    • For all you coffee fanatics we will be providing a sponsored coffee cart
    • And for something special at our breakfast event “pancakes on demand” cooked as you wait.
    • A new revamped NZPPA awards are being relaunched this year for:
      • Payroll Leader of the Year,
      • Payroll Professional of the Year,
      • Payroll Team of the Year, and
      • Payroll Provider of the Year
    • Results of the 1st Annual PayCheck Payroll Survey will be presented at this year’s conference (annually) and all attendees will receive a complete report.

This Year’s Conference Theme

The theme of this year’s conference is: “We Are not alone! Supporting Payroll”.

A payroll professional does not need to know everything regarding payroll. But what they do have to know is where to find answers when they need to.

  • Having the right information at the right time is essential for payroll!

There is a wealth of FREE information available and this year’s conference is about giving attendees pathways to find, assess and apply these resources. The conference will show delegates how to effectively use government websites and online resources as well as how to make effective requests to government departments and agencies to get answers in a timely manner. Issues covered include the following:

  • What websites are available that can be used to support payroll.
  • Where payroll-related information is located on these websites.
  • What newsletters and other online resources are available.
  • How and who to contact at different government departments and agencies.
  • How to make contact to get the best results.
  • What other services and resources can be obtained.

In addition, attendees will find out about other resources they can access to support payroll along with guidelines on assessing their compliance, reliability and, of course, cost.

At this year’s conference we will also be presenting the results of the first annual payroll state of the nation PAYCHECK survey. This will give a snapshot of where the payroll industry and profession are at presently.

Holidays Act special interest topic:

The Holidays Act is a living nightmare for payroll and with the government’s Holidays Act review report expected by the end of July (to be submitted to the Minister for consideration), we will be giving attendees the latest update on what it means to payroll.

As always, we will give delegates the latest information on any other new or upcoming legislative changes.

This years conference venue

This year’s conference venue STAMFORD Plaza, Auckland

As always NZPPA annual conferences are held at the top conference venues in Auckland and this year our conference is being held at the Stamford Plaza.

Stamford Plaza Auckland

22-26 Albert Street, Auckland 1010

  • Telephone: +64-9 309 8888
  • Toll free NZ: 0508 658 888

Reservations email: [email protected]

If you wish to stay at the conference venue here a link to a special rate for the accommodation:

Driving instructions to venue:

  • The approach into the hotel must be from CUSTOMS STREET via QUEEN STREET or from Port Exit along Beach Road and Customs Street.
  • It is a LEFT turn from Customs Street onto Albert Street. There is NO RIGHT TURN from Customs Street into Albert Street.
  • There is NO RIGHT TURN into Stamford Plaza Auckland from Albert Street.

Get access a map to the venue and parking use this link:

Special conference accommodation rate:

The venue will be offering a special attendee rate if you wanted to stay at the conference venue (link to be added soon).

CONFERENCE FEES (all rates are GST exclusive)

NZPPA always tries to provide exceptional value for money at the annual conference. WE HAVE DROPPED THE RATE FOR OUR MEMBERS FOR THIS YEARS CONFERENCE!

All attendees paying for the two-day conference fee will receive:

  • Gift Pack
  • Access to all conference additional events (networking event 10th Oct and breakfast event 11th Oct)
  • All of out of town attendees can use the FREE airport shuttles available for pick up on the 10 Oct and drop off on the 11 Oct

Additional discounts for more than one attendee:

  • 2 attendees – 2nd attendee 25% off,
  • 3 attendees – 2nd attendee 25% off & 3rd attendee 50% off,
  • 4 attendees or more contact NZPPA for additional discounts

If you want to book and receive these discounts, please contact: [email protected]


Early bird rate (1 Jul until 30th August):

Rates Description
$700.00 + GST NZPPA Member rate for the two-day conference
$350.00 + GST NZPPA Member rate for attendance at one day of the conference (you select the day to attend)
$1050.00 + GST Non-member rate for the two-day conference
$525.00 + GST Non-member rate for attendance at one day of the conference (you select the day to attend)

*If a NZPPA member logon to get member rates.

From 1 September the standard conference rate will be:

Rates Description
$825.00 + GST NZPPA Member rate for the two-day conference.
$415.00 + GST NZPPA Member rate for attendance at one day of the conference (you select the day to attend)
$1250.00 + GST Non-member rate for the two-day conference.
$525.00 + GST Non-member rate for attendance at one day of the conference (you select the day to attend)

*If a NZPPA member logon to get member rates.

* NZPPA training vouchers cannot be used for the NZPPA conference.

To book at the early bird rate

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