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Social Program

Aside from enjoying the Queenstown nightlife and local ski fields, there will be a fantastic social program to let you experience the best of the Southern Alps. Enjoy the gala dinner overlooking the lights of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the perfectly named Remarkables, then join us for an evening of night skiing with one of the best BBQ’s you will ever have, up Coronet Peak.

Please note, several of the social functions listed below have limited availability and tickets will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. If a social function is showing as full during the registration process, you will have the opportunity to place yourself on the waiting list for a ticket. If a space becomes available, we will notify you directly.

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

Wednesday 21 August, 5 – 7pm
Impressions Bar, Copthorne Hotel

Join us on your arrival in Queenstown for our Welcome Function, and enjoy the panoramic views from The Impressions Bar at the Copthorne. Take this opportunity to catch up with colleagues, make dinner plans to explore Queenstown.

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

Dress: Smart Casual

Industry Happy Hour

Thursday 22 August, 5 – 6.30 pm
Industry Exhibition Area, Millennium Hotel

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

Gala Dinner

Friday 23 August, 7pm – late
Stratosfare Restaurant, SKYLINE Queenstown

Join us for the social highlight of the 2019 ASM + AQUA. Enjoy a glass of bubbles as you travel via gondola from the base of the Skyline to the peak of Queenstown Hill and the Skyline Restaurant. Take in the night views over Queenstown while you enjoy the best of New Zealand cuisine and beverages. Entertainment will be provided by local band Mojo, who will get you all up and dancing till the late hours. Tickets are limited, so book early to guarantee your place.

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

Dress: Queenstown chic

Transfers: Depart Millennium Hotel 6.15pm and 6.30pm, returns from 10pm.

Saturday BBQ

Saturday 24 August, 6 – 10pm
Coronet Peak Base Cafe, Queenstown

Take advantage of your stay in Queenstown and enjoy an afternoon and evening on the slopes. Following the successful format of AQUA, the 2019 ASM offers you the chance to experience the splendour of skiing on Coronet Peak with exceptional BBQ catering and beverages provided at the Coronet Peak Base Cafe.  Delegates, partners and families welcome. Book early to confirm your space.

4.00pm – Buses depart Millennium Hotel for Coronet Peak Base Cafe
4.30pm – Doors open
6.00pm – BBQ meal and beverages served
Return transfers from 8.30pm.

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

Transport:  BBQ transfers depart at 4pm from the Millennium Hotel, and are included in the ticket price.  If you wish to take advantage of your stay in Queenstown and head up the mountain for some afternoon skiing, there will be a bus departing the Millennium Hotel at 1pm. 

Dress: Ski Attire