Conference & Awards 2018



Accommodation and FSF Discount

FSF members can save $139 per night at The Rydges by booking through FSF. If you are interested in making the most of the FSF member discounted room rate, please contact Sue Bentley at, or call 04 472 1731.

Conference Space

The Rydges sits in the heart of Auckland's CBD, making it an ideal conference venue with plenty of natural light, free WI-FI, and parking options.

The Driving Excellence programme makes the most of The Rydges' dynamic conference spaces, while the business centre on the same floor is perfect for making phone calls.

Avanti Cocktail Hour and Gala Dinner

Following the conference, The Avanti Cocktail Hour will take place on The Rydges' rooftop terrace with stunning views of Auckland harbour. Afterwards, delegates won't have far to go for the gala dinner and inaugural Crediting Excellence awards - with The Rydges' Hobson Room to be transformed into an elegant evening space.


  • Less than a one-minute walk away is parking on Wyndham St as per the map below.
    Parking $24.00 per exit ticket (valid for 24 hours). Valet Parking $34.00 (Valid for 24 hours). Tickets can be validated at Rydges Reception desk.
  • Parking is also available one minute walkaway at Sky City, $50 for 24 hrs.
    There is also a $22 early bird rate Monday-Friday for cars entering between 6am and 9am and exciting before 6pm that day. Find out more here.

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