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2017 Research Association Conference

After record-breaking attendance at the 2015 conference, the Research Association brings a day jam-packed with exciting speakers from a range of disciplines. This year’s conference explores the digital economy and the new insights ecosystem.

It will be a truly memorable experience. A chance to celebrate and prepare for a very exciting future.

With help from our wonderful sponsors:

Check out our fabulous keynotes!

We are thrilled to announce the first line-up of keynote speakers at the 2017 RANZ Conference who are guaranteed to challenge your thinking around the digital economy and the new insights ecosystem.

With less than 2 months to go, make sure you don’t miss this year’s conference! Early bird registrations available until Friday August 18. 

Dame Diane Robertson – Chair, Data Futures Partnership

Dame Diane’s presentation ‘A path to social licence: driving trusted data use’ will take us through Data Future’s recent engagement with thousands of New Zealanders that helped understand how they feel about their data being used. Dame Diane will set out what organisations should do to build their social licence for data use.

Roger Marshall - Professor of Marketing, AUT

Roger’s “Research in Marketing in a changing world” reviews the challenges facing business researchers in a world increasingly driven by big datasets and artificial intelligence, and makes some suggestions about a possible way forward.

Spencer Willis - 
Bloggers Club

Those who know Spencer, know he’s a man that doesn’t hold back on his thoughts! Hear from the man himself as he shares his love letter to an industry that was once the love of his life, and why he had to get away. Don't miss 'I love you but had to get away!'

Elizabeth May, Vice President APAC Research Now

Elizabeth’s presentation ‘Splice it, dice it and stitch it back together’ explores using split questionnaire design to improve data quality, efficiency, and the participant experience.

Ticket options and discounts

Early Bird Registration (until Friday 18 August)
 RANZ Members
 Full registration including day, networking drinks and evening dinner
 $655 $755
 Day and networking drinks
 $495 $595
 Evening dinner and networking drinks
 $195 $220
 Standard Registration (19 August until 31 August)   
 Full registration including day, networking drinks and evening dinner $755 $855
 Day and networking drinks $595 $695
 Evening dinner and networking drinks $220 $245
 Discounted prices for agency/client dual tickets - bring a client for half price!
Two tickets, one for agency attendee* and one for your client
* Must be RANZ member / only available until 18 August

 Full registration including day, networking drinks and evening dinner $982.50 N/A
 Day and networking drinks $742.50 N/A
 Evening dinner and networking drinks $292.50 N/A
 * All prices are exclusive of GST

Check out the speakers and topics!

Sessions include...

  • Professor Roger Marshall (Head of Marketing, AUT) on the future trends in marketing
  • Spencer Willis (Bloggers Club) reflects as a researcher on the industry and its future
  • Elizabeth May (Research Now) on slicing and dicing questionnaires to improve data quality and the participant experience
  • Duncan Stuart (Kudos Organisational Dynamics) is it time for a Digital Detox?
  • How research has helped improve the customer experience for Auckland Transport, ANZ and IAG
  • Using Automation, Machine Learning, AI and Big Data to drive growth, impact outcomes and make big discoveries
  • And more to be announced!


More updates coming soon! In the meantime, register your interest in the event on our Facebook event page – connect with fellow attendees and stay up to date.

Held at AUT (Auckland) on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

Why conference?

Hear about the benefits delegates enjoyed at the last Research Association NZ conference in 2015.


WANTED! Market researchers of less than 3 years' experience

20 slides x 20 seconds each = a message from your heart. Talk about something you care about – it’s as simple as that! Your chance to stand out, in whatever way you want, in front of friendly faces.

AND there’s help at hand. Selected entrants will be trained by a RANZ Fellow, who will coach you on your content and presentation. Our 4 winning presenters will each win a slot to present at the 2017 RANZ conference, which includes a FREE registration to the conference*.

*Conference ticket includes daytime sessions and drinks hour. Your employer will need to pay $195 plus GST for the dinner ticket.

Dates subject to change – details will be confirmed with trainees.

For further information on Pecha Kucha HERE.

Open to all qualifying RANZ members and other young researchers nominated by RANZ members. In the event that a non-member is selected for training they will be required to become a member before proceeding. 

Start thinking about your presentation topic NOW!

Throw your hat in the ring!  
A brief description of your presentation to RANZ Fellow Dr. Catherine Frethey-Bentham

5pm Friday
26 May

We’ll confirm who’s in the training pool by…

5pm Friday 2

We need to see your FIRST DRAFT by…
Send us your rough slides annotated in the notes pages

5pm Monday 3 July

Time for you to practice and make revisions
Your trainer will provide feedback & suggestions on your draft

3 - 17 July

Let’s see what you’ve got!
Everyone gets together with the trainer to present their draft (physically in Auckland, via Skype from other centres). Trainer will work with you over the next two weeks to refine your material.

W/C 17 July

Conference selections advised
More training / practice sessions by arrangement

5pm Monday 31 July

Show Time! RANZ Conference, at AUT, Auckland

Thursday 14 September 

Time left to the 2017 RANZ Conference

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Venue: AUT, Sir Paul Reeves Building

Research Association New Zealand (RANZ), PO Box 65 446, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

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