To make things easy for everyone, we have a fully automated third-party online system for registration. This website is totally secure and will enable payment via credit card, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and cash (by prior arrangement).You will be charged a small fee of 30 cents per registration. No other fees are charged.
If you are paying by EFT, the bank details and full instructions are included on the next page and within the booking site.
Full Conference Registration Fees:
'Early Bird' Until end of 2019
All of 2020 and 2021 and 2022
Jan 1st to March 10th 2023
|- NZ$300.00 per person
- NZ$325.00 per person
- NZ$350.00 per person
To avoid disappointment please book EARLY (fully refundable up to March 10th 2023). Numbers are limited to maximum 280 persons for 'Kiwi Broms'
Note: Late registrations received after March 10th 2023 may not be possible and will be at the discretion of the 'Kiwi Broms' Conference committee.
Full registration ticket includes:
- Thursday 'Welcome Party' BBQ buffet dinner
- Plant sale and BSNZ competitive show
- Saturday banquet dinner and rare plant auction
- Entry to all speaker presentations
- Half day garden bus tours (Friday and Saturday afternoons)
- 3 lunches and 3 morning teas
Additional tickets for non-registered partners may also be purchased:
- Thursday 'Welcome Party' BBQ buffet dinner – $75.00
- Friday optional 'Kiwi Dinner' - Bus Trip to Half Moon Bay (see below) $70.00
- Saturday banquet dinner and rare plant auction – $85.00
- Friday garden bus tour – $30.00
- Saturday garden bus tour – $30.00
One Day Registration Fees:
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th - NZD$120.00 per person (per day)
To avoid disappointment please book EARLY (fully refundable up to March 10th 2023). All One Day Registrations include lunch and morning tea and all items on the programme up to 6.30pm, but not the Saturday banquet and rare plant auction (this can be booked separately if you wish to attend the banquet as well, see above).
NOTE: You MUST be registered for at least one conference day to also attend the banquet and auction. One Day Registrations are not available for Thursday plant sale opening night.
Optional Friday 24th 'Kiwi Dinner' - Bus Trip to Half Moon Bay
On Friday night there is no conference events on at Waipuna Hotel, the evening is free for you to dine and socialise wherever you wish. So why not join your brom friends for an offsite dinner and drinks at the picturesque Bucklands Beach Yacht Club with fabulous Auckland Harbour views at Half Moon Bay!
We have booked out the club Headsail function room and bar for a special 'Kiwi Dinner' buffet, where we’ll enjoy a sumptuous selection of Kiwi favourite dishes, such as Roasted NZ Lamb and Pavlova! Special dietary requirements can also be catered for if needed.
This optional dinner is available to all conference registrants and partners for the fantastic subsidised price of only $70 per person, including the 15 minute each way coach trips.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE LIMITED TO 150 PEOPLE FOR THIS DINNER - DO NOT DELAY BOOKING TO AVOID MISSING OUT!
Registration cancellations or changes received on or before 10th March 2023 will receive a full refund, or will be amended as required. No refunds will be provided after this date.
Click on this link to view the full 'Kiwi Broms' Conference Programme
We have 9 fantastic speakers from all around the world who will be presenting a total of 12 seminars over the 3 days at 'Kiwi Broms', all in the Cole Theatre.
Refer to the Conference Programme above for the full speaker schedule and times.
Speaker names and topics are listed below:
Michael Barfuss (Austria)
Seminar 1 - "Understanding Tillandsioideae DNA Analysis"
Seminar 2 - "A Habitat Field Trip in Colombia"
Seminar 3 - "Tillandsioideae Q&A / Discussion Session"
Jose Manzanares (Ecuador)
Seminar 1 - "The Tillandsioideae of Ecuador - The Volume III Book"
Seminar 2 - "A Bromeliad Safari to the Cordillera de los Guacamayos in the Ecuadorian Amazon"
David Benzing (USA)
"From Brocchinia to Tillandsia: what the bromeliads reveal about how plant evolution works"
David Fell (Hawaii)
"My Vriesea Hybridizing Journey"
Bruce Dunstan (Australia)
"Exploring the Pluvial Forests of the Choco"
Martin Siaw (China)
"Bromeliads in China: A quest for an identity"
Hiro Takizawa (Japan)
"A Hybridizing Journey With Tillandsias"
Andrew Devonshire (NZ)
"My Variegation Obsession"
Dean Morman (NZ)
"Creating Garden Sculptures with Bromeliads"
Optional Auckland Sightseeing Tours
We have put together a number of excellent options for sightseeing with Auckland Scenic Tours around Auckland. Partners or conference registrants may like to go on these either before the conference starts on Thursday 23rd evening, or at any time during or after the conference. There are 20 tours to choose from, including a 4 Hour City Landmarks Tour (includes the Auckland Domain and Winter Gardens), Wine Tasting and Vineyard Lunch Tour, Auckland CBD Walking Tour and even a Hobbiton movie-set Tour to the Waikato region! These four tours are only suggestions, you are welcome to book whatever you like!
All tours are fully public (may not be filled with conference attendees) and must be booked and paid for directly with the tour provider who will collect you in a van from Waipuna (or your accommodation) and return you to the hotel. If you are interested in these options please click here to go directly to the Auckland Scenic Tours website - www.aucklandscenictours.co.nz
SPECIAL CONFERENCE BONUS! ...If you book with the promo code “KIWIBROMS” you will receive a 10% discount on all 20 tours in March 2023!
How to Register
To register, simply click on the link below and follow the prompts that guide you