A full draft programme, including information about speakers, is now available. Please click on the link below:

Draft programme for Ventbase 2014.

Social events have been confirmed and are:

  • Drinks reception and registration event at St. John's Heineken Hotel
  • Workshop dinner event at the unique Boat Cafe

Drinks reception and registration event

The VentBase 2014 drinks reception and registration event will be held on Tuesday 1st April, 6 – 9pm at St. John's Heineken Hotel (widely known simply as St. John's bar).

St Johns is on the waterfront at 5 Cable Street in Wellington CBD. The venue has an interesting history, having previously been an ambulance building, music venue and now a stylish restaurant and bar. The evening will offer participants the opportunity to receive their workshop packs and meet in a relaxed, typically Wellington venue. A selection of New Zealand wine, beer and canapés will be provided. The drinks reception and registration event is included in the registration fee. 

Read more about St. Johns Bar on their website

Workshop dinner event

The VentBase 2014 workshop dinner will be held on Thursday 3rd April, 7pm – late on the upper deck of the Boat Café.

Read about the Boat Cafe on their website 

The Boat Café is a restored tugboat moored at 139A Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington. The evening will start with drinks at the bar from 7pm, to be followed by dinner at 8pm. There will be a three course set menu offering a broad selection of New Zealand cuisine, to be accompanied by New Zealand wine and beer. The workshop dinner event is included in the registration fee.