The New Zealand Lavender Growers Association
invite you to register for the NZLGA Conference 2024
Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September
Location: Distinction Hotel, 14 Cathedral Square, Christchurch



‘The Transformation Conference - take your business to the next level’
What is Transformation?


To some it may be renewal, a change in direction, to others it may be a step up or the next step in their journey. Maybe we've been incubating thoughts, like a pupa in its cocoon. During this time, we may have been thinking about new ideas, questions, and plans ready to burst forth. If you want to refresh yourself and transform your business, this conference is for you.

Our Keynote Speaker - Malcolm Woolmore of Kiwiflora International Ltd

Our main speaker is a well-known and well-respected figure in both the New Zealand and international ornamental horticulture scene. Kiwiflora International represents NZ plant breeders both locally and globally also functioning as an importer of new plant varieties into NZ through connections with overseas agents and plant breeders. Malcolm will speak on marketing in general and developing new plant varieties.


Our International Speaker - Ellen Reynolds of Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
and Environmental Education Centre

Beagle Ridge is a Lavender farm and Education Centre with a focus on pollinators and butterflies. It has become the go-to agri-tourism destination on the East Coast of the USA with visitors from 42 countries discovering the farm, which is hidden in a valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

What you can expect:

  • Friday evening drinks and canapes on the Christchurch iconic heritage tram
  • Expert speakers and workshops to take your lavender business to the next level
  • Discover the latest trends and innovations in the industry
  • Enhance your business knowledge and skills
  • Exhibits and demonstrations
  • Gala Dinner fun and frivolity
  • NZLGA Supreme Oil Awards prizegiving
  • Connect with lavender growers from New Zealand and around the World
  • Sunday field trip to North Canterbury Nursery and Lavender Farms
  • Explore the beauty of New Zealand


Friday evening 30 August 4pm - Private tram tour of Christchurch City

Private one-hour tram tour of our beautiful historic Christchurch City with commentary, drinks and canapes. This is included in the registration fee but you must pre-book for catering purposes.

Saturday 31 August 8:30am – 5:00pm – Distinction Hotel

  • Registration 8:30am
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Presentations and Workshops:
  • The NZLGA Food Template
  • Starting your Lavender Farm
  • Gas Chromatography - A step towards quality
  • Value Adding – Continue your journey
  • Essential Oil Assessment and Correct Usage
  • Know your obligations beyond the TGA – Labelling and product presentation
  • And more
  • Open Discussion and Networking

Saturday 31 August 7:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Gala Dinner 7:00pm
  • International Guest Speaker
  • Oil Awards Presentation

Sunday 1 September 8:30am – 4:00pm

Click the following link to download the Conference document & Registration form