The ABC Hold regular Member Forums around the country. These are short, informal sessions designed to pass on the latest industry knowledge and give members an opportunity to network.

Below find the dates, times and locations of the upcoming forums so you can book them into your diaries.

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Christchurch (Hybrid)

Date:  Wednesday 17 May 2023, 16 August 2023, 15 November 2023

Time:  8.30am - 10.30am

Venue: Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo St, Cashmere, Christchurch

Forum Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Guest Speaker - Matthew Crow on the Compliance Schedule Handbook update
  • Illuminated Exit Signs
  • ABC updates Conference/MBIE/Training/Education 
  • Local Council/s update (if any)
  • Forum Ends
  • Tea/Coffee

Online meeting link

Nelson (Hybrid)

Date:  Thursday 18 May 2023, 17 August 2023, 16 November 2023

Time:  8.00am - 10.00am

Venue: WSP Offices, 77 Selwyn Place, Nelson

Speaker: Prashant Patel

Auckland (Hybrid)

Date:  Tuesday 23 May 2023, 22 August 2023, 21 November 2023

Time:  7.30am - 9.30am

Venue:  Royal Oak Bowls, 146 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland

Speaker: Andrew Hamilton, NZ Fire Doors

Palmerston North

Date:  Wednesday 24 May 2023, 23 August 2023, 22 November 2023

Time:  8.00am - 9.30am

Venue:  Palmerston North Fire Station, 50 Cook Street, Palmerston North

Speaker: Prashant Patel - Issues with Smoke Control and HVAC systems and Brad Hislop on the new B-Rad and S-Rad forms

Wellington (Hybrid)

Date:  Thursday 25 May 2023, 24 August 2023, 23 November 2023

Time:  8.00am - 10.00am

Venue:  The Open Polytechnic, 3 Cleary St, Waterloo, Lower Hutt

Speaker: Brad Hislop on the new B-Rad and S-Rad forms


Tauranga (online)

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2023, 13 September 2023, 8 November 2023

Time:  8.00am - 10.00am

Venue: 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga 3110  -Tauranga Art and Craft Centre 

Speaker: Prashant Patel

Online link 

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