The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers Association
The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers Association


This year is our 90th celebration and the Annual General Meeting and Conference will be held in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday 25 May 2017.

The Awards Dinner will be a '90 years' Gala event on the following evening - Friday 26 May.

The Conference format is the same as last year with a variety of short and interesting presentations, including some stories of our history and presentations from Countdown and AC Nielsen. The afternoon session will conclude with the usual ice cream tasting and this year it will be samples from the Best in Coffee category.

The room rates for accommodation at the Crowne Plaza will change subject to availability, but there are a limited number of rooms available at a special Conference rate of $245 - accommodation costs are additional to the registration fee. You can book directly with the Crown Plaza Hotel via the Online Registration.

After the Annual General Meeting on the Thursday evening there will be time to socialise informally whilst playing ten pin bowling followed by a Mexican dinner.

Thursday 25 May

Registration will be from 8.30am and there will be coffee available. The Conference will begin at 9.00am and will finish at approximately 4.30pm followed by afternoon tea and nibbles.

Thursday Evening 25 May

From the Crowne Plaza we will walk to Metrolanes, located at 291 Queen Street, for the traditional games of ten pin bowling. There are NZICMA trophies to be won for the highest scores.

We will then walk back down Queen Street to Mexico Restaurant at Britomart for a Fiesta Mexican Dinner. As dinner is not until 8.15pm please make sure you have some afternoon tea!

Friday Evening 26 May - Ice Cream Gala Awards Dinner

Join us for the Gala Awards evening to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Our MC for the evening will be Jeremy Corbett, the host of 7days on TV3.

Bring your dancing shoes and partners - after the presentation of the 2017 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards we'll be entertained by the popular band "A Beautiful Mess".

The doors will open at 6.30pm and the Awards Ceremony will commence at 7pm. There will be a table seating plan so please indicate on your registration form any seating requests.

The dinner is a set menu so if you have any special dietary requirements can you please note these on your registration form.

Annual Conference registration fees are as follows:

NZICMA Member:

· Thursday 25 May, Annual Conference: $200 + GST

· Thursday evening, Networking Session (Bowling & Dinner): $80 + GST

· Friday evening 26 May, Gala Awards Dinner: $190 + GST

(discounted rate for Members and their guests)


· Thursday evening, Networking Session (Bowling & Dinner): $80 + GST

· Friday evening 26 May, Gala Awards Dinner: $220 + GST

VIP Guest:

Gold Sponsors and Life Members receive complimentary registration for all Annual Conference events a special code is required to register. If you are a Gold Sponsor or Life Member and have not received your code please contact the Executive Secretary on 04 3851410 or email

The formal Notice of Meeting and Agenda will be sent to all Members in early May. If you have any Agenda items to be discussed at Conference please advise me by email (Executive Office at or phone (04 385 1410) as soon as possible.

The Executive and Conference Committees would like to thank the Associate members for their continued support and in particular those companies that have become Gold Sponsors of the Conference.

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The Conference and Awards Dinner venue is the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 128 Albert Street, Auckland City.

Carparking is available at the Atrium Carpark next door. For more information see their website

The Conference Programme is now available, and this year you can register online:

Conference Programme

Online Registration

Please register as soon as possible but no later than 12 May 2017.

The option to pay by credit card is also available this year when registering online.

Hello, I'm Jeremy Corbett.

How would I describe myself? Thanks for asking.

I'm 188cm of raw flab with glasses.

I got called one of the godfather's of NZ stand up comedy the other day. It was by a younger comedian and meant as an insult.

Here it is in a nutshell: I'm a comedian, radio & TV presenter, computer programmer and Leo, born in Westport, grew up in Palmerston North and now live in Auckland with my wife, Megan and our two beautiful daughters Charlie and Billie

I host 7DAYS on TV3.

I also appear to be in demand as a corporate MC.

Most of my success has come from just sticking around.
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