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Social Programme

Please note that if you do not select social function tickets during the registration process (even when included in the registration cost), we may not be able to accommodate your request for tickets on site. We are required to give final numbers in advance of the meeting, and the earlier we are advised the better. So please check your registration confirmation carefully for your selections, and let the Conference Managers know if changes are required. 

Welcome Function

Thursday 8 November, 5pm
Industry Exhibition Area, Cordis Hotel

Join us for the opening social function of the 2018 ASM. Catch up with your industry colleagues and fellow delegates and enjoy a taste of New Zealand showcased in the evening’s food and wine.

Tickets: Included in Full Registration Fee. Additional tickets can be purchased during online registration.

Dress: Smart Casual

Informal Walk/Run

Friday 9 November, 6.30am
Meet in the Cordis Hotel Lobby

Join our Executive and Convenor Dr Craig Birch for an informal walk and/or run around the Auckland Domain. 

Further details, including routes, will be advised nearer the meeting date.

There is no charge to take part – everyone is invited!


ASM Dinner

Friday 9 November, 6.30pm till late
The Events Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum

The highlight of the 2018 ASM’s social programme will be a night at the Museum, famed for its striking neo-classical architecture and majestic columns. Pre-dinner drinks are served in the Grand Foyer –  rich in beautiful stonework, soaring columns and spectacular stained-glass, and led-lights.  The next part of your journey takes you through the Museum Collections to the Events Centre where dinner will be served. This circular, fully glazed room provides magnificent views of the city and harbour, offering a changing landscape for the evening as you move from dusk to night. 

Live entertainment and transfers from the Cordis Hotel will be provided.

Tickets: Included in Full Registration Fee. Additional tickets can be purchased during online registration.

Dress: Cocktail Style*

*Cocktail-style is traditionally defined as a dark suit worn with a tie for men, and a shorter party-ready dress (or dressy separates) for women. While you don’t have to stick with the traditional definition – aim for dressier than daywear (jeans need not apply), but not quite formal (your tux can stay home).