hui 2018

hui 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 9:30am—Thursday 25 October 2018, 4:00pm

The most important food conversation in New Zealand. Two days of ideas, tools and stories from the best business and hospitality leaders guaranteed to educate and inspire!

*Please note all tickets will be dated Wednesday 24th as the start date of the whole event however your ticket is only valid for the day purchased – Day 1 is Wednesday & Day 2 is Thursday.

Restriction: R18

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Restaurant Association member / Eat NZ supporter $150.00+ BF
Non-members $190.00+ BF

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(Sales Ended: 24 Oct 2018 @ 8:30 am)
(Sales Ended: 24 Oct 2018 @ 8:30 am)

event information


A 2-day gathering presented by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand and Eat New Zealand to consider some of the most important questions, challenges and opportunities in New Zealand food and hospitality at the moment.

We’re a small country with a big voice, and when we speak, more often than not, the world listens. So, we’re gathering up some of the best local and international speakers who bring with them tools, stories, and ideas to educate and inspire!

If we stand together we have the power to create enormous change for good. Come and be part of the event that moves beyond the walls of establishments and into the community and nation.

The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has partnered with Eat New Zealand* to bring you a plethora of speakers and panellists to take the stage to share knowledge and insights. Assembled for two days of talking, listening and thinking about New Zealand food, it’s an amazing opportunity to learn from movers and shakers.

The event is for all Restaurant Association members & Eat New Zealand supporters, as well as food lovers nationally. Hundreds of small business owners/operators, chefs, restaurateurs, suppliers and media are expected to attend.


DAY 1: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Presented by The Restaurant Association of New Zealand

DAY 2: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Presented by Eat New Zealand

Join us for the hui dinner on the evening of Wednesday, 24 October. Details to be announced.


Restaurant Association Full Essential and Full Premier members get two complimentary tickets to attend this event and Eat New Zealand supporters receive one complimentary ticket.

*RA members can enter their membership number as the promo code in each day you would like to attend to redeem your tickets. Eat NZ supporters will receive a separate promo code to use.

If you’re just starting your New Zealand food journey and aren’t receiving a full wage or salary yet, tell us your story to qualify for an emerging talent ticket. You can send your story to Angela at:

Additional tickets are available for purchase as individual days and as a package for both days. Contact us at 0800 737 827 with any questions or issues.


Special thanks to our event sponsors:

Day 1:
Principal Sponsor: American Express
Associate Sponsors: iMonitor, Nova Energy
Contributing Sponsors: OfficeMax, Harrows, Goodman Fielder, Ora King, Hellers NZ

Day 2:
Principal Sponsor: Lincoln University

Concert Hall, The Piano
Christchurch, New Zealand

The performance focus of The Piano is the Concert Hall with audience seating for 330 people. The Concert Hall is suitable for a range of art forms including music (both classical and contemporary), dance, ballet and community theatre.

Address: 156 Armagh Street
Phone: 03 3775000