Crane Association of New Zealand Conference 2022

Crane Association of New Zealand Conference 2022

The crane industry gathered in July at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton again – only this time it was the largest outdoor crane exhibition ever had.

This year’s conference saw around 300 attendees bring their knowledge and passion for the crane industry to Hamilton as we embarked on what is now known as the largest and only outdoor crane event in the country!

The outdoor crane exhibition itself took 3 days to pack in and seeing it all come together was not only an experience for the client but for us too. With a build of one crane coming in parts across a whole day it set the stage for how big the event was going to be. After being up against the bad weather that hit the North Island, all cranes managed to set up smoothly and be ready for the stormy week ahead.

We managed various components for this event including delegate registration, accommodation, travel requirements, entertainment and artwork design, crane movement/operations/logistics, speakers and more!

We continued to use the mobile app component to this event which allows exhibitors to interact with all delegates on a higher level and provide targeted advertising. Sponsors/exhibitors walked away with more insight to what their clients need and want out of the industry.

Over the three days we organised three different evening social events – Supplier night, welcome function and the gala dinner (held at Mystery Creek) which proved to be the standout event of the whole conference!

Our custom-made table centre pieces for the gala dinner consisted of a branded table talker that lit up with the dinner sponsor logos/colours. We worked alongside a local company (The Event Company) to make it a gala dinner to remember.

The conference was a huge success with delegates, exhibitors, speakers coming together to share their knowledge, engage with and share ideas with fellow industry experts.

Next year’s conference will be held at Christchurch’s newest venue, Te Pae! We cant wait to create an even bigger indoor crane display and draw in more attendees!

See below for some images from the 2022 event!