19 July 2019

2019 NZAMI AGM (NZAMI Members Only) Please note this is NOT a CPD event

Date: 22 August 2019 Start: 6 pm
Venue: Eden Park, West Players Lounge, Walters Road, Auckland Free parking is available in P1 and P2 off Walters Road

NZAMI AGM - 6 pm until 8 pm

Please note the NZAMI AGM is not a CPD event and is open to all NZAMI members.

  • Free parking is available in P1 and P2 off Walters Road 
  • Enter Eden Park via Entry A
  • Walk across concourse towards first set of stairs
  • Walk down 1 flight of stairs
  • Enter West Player's lounge
Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 20 August 2019

2019 NZAMI Annual Conference

Date: 23 August 2019 Start: 8 am
Venue: Eden Park,Level 5 Lounge North Stand, Mt Eden, Auckland Entry at Gate B

Please come and join us – it is our 30th Anniversary and we would love to see you there!


Registration is now open at the early bird rate for those who register and pay before 4 pm on Monday the 5th of August 2019

After 4pm on the 5th of August 2019 the prices below will increase by 15% so register and pay early to guarantee your place at a great rate!

You can register on the NZAMI website ( and:

  • select ‘2019 NZAMI Annual Conference’; the cost to attend the Conferencefor NZAMI members is $350 and non-NZAMI members $575
  • there is a student rate available – current students can attend the Conference for NZ$220 (please contact this office to book this offer)
  • PLEASE NOTE there is a special concession available to NZAMI members where there are 4 plus members attending from the same company of $250 per person (please contact this office to book this offer):

If you would like to attend by Livestreaming or order the MP4 recording then you can select those options at the same place, just don’t forget to de-select attending.

Please select your option carefully as this can’t be changed after the event (ie attend in person, purchase the livestream or the MP4 recording):

  • The cost to Livestream the full Conference for NZAMI members is $400 and non-NZAMI members $600; livestream registration will CLOSE at 12 noon on Tuesday, 20th August 2019
  • The cost to purchase an MP4 recording of the FULL DAY CONFERENCE is $400 for NZAMI members and $600 for non-NZAMI members

Please note that if you order the live streaming attendance and you chose not to attend, your order cannot be switched to the MP4 recording. 


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             Understanding the changes within INZ  -  Ross van der Schyff, GM Visa Services, INZ – operational challenges INZ are facing including an update on current and future goals for INZ.  

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. 

3.10 pm                Afternoon Tea and Sponsor Tables

3.40 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.

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

4.40 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?

5.20 pm               Closing - Mark Sainsbury, NZAMI Conference MC

5.30 pm               Networking Drinks

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

How to Register & Pay for Seminars, Webinars, Workshops & Conferences

This includes Members, Non-Members and Organisations

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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 .




10 - 12 June

IIS event - Global Migration & Overseas Wealth Management Southeast Asia



Seminar - agenda to be advised






NZAMI Annual Immigration Conference



Seminar - agenda to be advised 



Seminar - agenda to be advised



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.