Lab Innovation & Excellence (Labs)

The inaugural Lab Innovation & Excellence is brought to you by New Zealand's largest conference and exhibition company, Conferenz.

New Zealand's first pan-industry Lab Innovation & Excellence Event featuring premium content in the Conference for Lab Managers/Leaders & Scientists and a free Expo and Seminar programme for Lab Technicians was held on the 17th and 18th of October.

The conference featuring the premium content shared insights into:

  • The laboratory and the wider science industry in New Zealand
  • The need for the industry to collaborate and how can the industry move forward
  • What are the opportunities for upskilling in the industry?
  • Are universities in New Zealand equipping students with the practical skills and knowledge required in labs?
  • And more!

Lab Innovation & Excellence is a one-stop shop for:

  • professional development, leading case studies & technical updates
  • peer-to-peer networking
  • information and a “show & tell” for sourcing new products technologies and services.

Labs from the following industry sectors attended the Conference & Expo at this event:

  • Food manufacturing, technology & research
  • Diagnostic testing for health & other services
  • Medical, health & hospital services/labs
  • Agricultural & horticultural sciences & research
  • Animal & life sciences
  • Pharmaceutical, biological & life sciences
  • Neutraceutical
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Universities, academia & education
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemical
  • Composite materials
  • Heavy engineering, Industrial & metals
  • Water/wastewater
  • Civil Engineering Laboratories 

The Lab Innovation & Excellence Expo

The exhibition showcased companies working across the lab industry putting forward the latest developments and technology transforming the industry.

What was on display:

  • The latest in lab equipment
  • Laboratory instruments - testing and more
  • Technology based solutions for labs
  • Automation
  • Laboratory tools for research


The seminars across the two-days were designed keeping in mind lab technicians in the industry across New Zealand.

The free seminars focused on topics such as:

  • Health & safety
  • Quick fire sessions on technology updates
  • Occupational Health
  • HSNO
  • Innovation
  • Lab infrastructure

The Lab Innovation and Excellence Conference and Expo will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019 at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland. If you’re interested in providing input for 2019, please email Mili Goswami on


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