NZIFST - The New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology Inc.

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NZIFST Annual Conference

Christchurch Town Hall for the Performing Arts

86 Kilmore Street

WELCOME from the Conference Chair - Paulette Elliott

Our conference theme for 2019 is GOOD FOOD which speaks to the concept that food should be good in lots of ways, including tghe community, the planet, me as a person, and business. This creats the four main themes that we will thread throughout the conference - GOOD FOOD 4.
Many sessions and speakers will overlap these themes, addressing several at once. There is sure to be something for everyone who attends!

Good for the Community - Food and business should be good for communities, providing employment and opportunities for all

Good for the Planet - Using the Earth’s resources sustainably and fairly while reducing waste

Good for Me - Our people. Enabling meaningful work and personal development and producing food that addresses health and wellness needs

Good for Business - Good news New Zealand stories, developing opportunities and growing wealth for all






NOTE: all accommodation is 'as available' - there are no block bookings held for this conference 

Distinction Hotel - Walking time to Christchurch Town Hall = 8 minutes

14 Cathedral Square
Room rates starting from $175 incl GST
Use the link to access NZIFST Conference rates

The newly renovated luxury hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square in the heart of the city, just a few minutes walk from the NZIFST Conference venue. Offering 179 elegant, air-conditioned rooms including 3 floors of brand new Superior Rooms & Suites, out-fitted with the latest technology such as smart televisions and free unlimited WiFi. Gumption Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy drinks and delicious cuisine. Undercover valet car parking is also available at a cost of $25 per day. Please request at the time of booking.

BreakFree on Cashel - Walking time to Christchurch Town Hall =15 minutes

165 Cashel Street
15% OFF* for guests attending annual  conference at the Christchurch Town Hall - Room rates from $175.95 for THREE nights

Click here , select BreakFree on Cashel from the dropdown and enter the promo code NZIFST to see the offer.  

Valid for sale until and travel from 01/07/19 until 04/07/19. (*Conditions apply)

Bright and innovative with a prime central city position, BreakFree on Cashel is your ideal Christchurch hotel. With its unique urban feel, you’ll be impressed with the design and level of integrated technology. The fun and funky rooms come in an array of formations, and include unparalleled technology extras. From SMART TV’s with device mirroring and wireless keyboards to the fastest broadband download speed in Christchurch and a mobile app for room service. It’s perfect for business stays or those wishing to explore the reimagined city.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square - Walking time to Christchurch Town Hall = 7 minutes

52 Cathedral Square
Novotel: $189 per room per night

Use the preferential code “BGPG” for booking online on at Accor Hotels website or contact direct to make booking. 

Make yourself at home at this city-centre hotel. Your bright, modern room gives you the space you need to work or relax - executive rooms have stunning views of the Southern Alps. With a stylish restaurant offering buffet breakfasts and à la carte meals, you can enjoy fresh local produce at Novotel.

Ibis Christchurch - Walking time to Christchurch Town Hall = 11 minutes

107 Hereford Street
Ibis: $139 per room per night

Use the preferential code “BGPG” for booking online on at Accor Hotels website or contact direct to make booking. 

Located directly opposite to the new BNZ shopping precinct and walking distance to The Terrace - hospitality precinct, with laneways and courtyards brimming with designer retail and delicious food, Ibis Christchurch is surrounded by all the vibrancy of the refreshed centre city. The ibis features 155 contemporary rooms, Oopen Restaurant & Bar and a meeting room - ideal for board meetings, workshops and presentations for up to 40 guests.

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street
NZIFST Delegates receive 10% discount off their fully flexible room rates
CLICK HERE to be taken to their website

Rendezvous Hotels offer guests contemporary and heritage-style accommodation ranging from boutique city hotels to iconic properties in outstanding locations, offering discerning travellers superior value with a classic hospitality experience. 

 Information on preferred hotels and room rates is coming soon


If you prefer self-catering MOTEL accommodation, there is a large selection relatively close to the venue                      

And don't forget the discount booking websites too!