Once again well attended by delegates representing the service industry and distributors for consumer electronics, whiteware and portable appliances, the theme was “Foundations” – being able to communicate and learn from each other.
Saturday morning opened with a welcome address by ETA President, Andrew Watson, followed by keynote speaker, Graham McGregor (left), marketing consultant and writer for the New Zealand Herald.
This was followed by a presentation by Garry Fissenden, CEO of the SKILLS Organisation, who offered a positive overview for electrotechnology training in New Zealand in the future.
Saturday night was time to hold the APEX Awards Dinner, this year’s award winners being:
Special thanks to ETA Chief Executive Gavin Bowden and the Board of Directors plus sponsors, LG Electronics, Panasonic, The SKILLS Organisation, Samsung, Electrolux, ETEC, Sony, Sunbeam and Vodafone who all helped to make this conference a success.
Planning is underway for next year’s conference to be held in Wellington.