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Registration for the Partners Program includes the following three activities detailed below.

To maximise the opportunity for everyone to attend their preferred activities, each activity will be run twice. Should registrations be especially high for any particular option, NECA will attempt to arrange
additional sessions.

If minimum numbers are not met for a specific activity, NECA reserves the right to move attendees into alternative time slots.

Lunch will be available for all partners registered for the partners program in the conference venue, PW1, prior to or after each of these activities, scheduled for Saturday 23 March and Monday 25 March.

Your registration for the partner events is required by 8 March.

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Activity 1 –
High Tea in the Historic Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Experience the award-winning high tea at the Hadley’s Orient Hotel, set in the gracefully restored Atrium.

Make sure you’ve left room after lunch to take full advantage of the inclusions. This experience will include a selection of loose-leaf teas and coffee, freshly baked Hadley’s signature scones and finger sandwiches, a variety of sweet treats and a glass of sparkling wine.

At the end of your experience, you may choose to explore the heritage-listed hotel which plays host to almost two centuries of stories, scandals, and secrets.



Hadley’s Orient Hotel 
Located a 5-minute walk from PW1.


Activity Times:            

Saturday 23, March 2:00pm – 4:00pm

or Monday 25 March 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Activity 2
Paint and Sip

Be inspired by the wonderful Hobart air and awaken your creative side. Frida’s offers interactive and inclusive step-by-step canvas painting workshops. Drinks and nibbles will be supplied during the activity.



Frida’s Sip n’ Paint, inside the Macq01 building 

Located a 3-minute walk from Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart or a 5-minute walk from PW1.


Activity Times:            
Monday 25 March 9:30am –12:00pm or 1:30pm – 4:00pm.


Activity 3 –
Storyteller Tour

MACq01 has created a new category of hotel, the storytelling hotel, that goes well beyond mere historical interpretation, to become an immersive storytelling experience, where you don’t have to stay there to learn more.

The Master Storytellers at MACq01 will take you around Hobart Harbour and give you the opportunity to see the area through the eyes of someone who stood in the same position
many years earlier.

Food platters and a glass of sparkling will be served at the end of the tour in one of the iconic MACq01 bars.



Begins at MACq01 reception

Located a 3-minute walk from Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart or a 5-minute walk from Princess Wharf 1 (PW1).

Activity Times:         

Saturday 23 March 2:00pm – 3:30pm or Monday 25 March 10:00am – 11:30am

Conference Business Sessions

Partner registration does not include attendance at business sessions. If you wish to attend the business sessions registration as a full Delegate will be required.



Please note if minimum numbers for any program session are not achieved by 8 March 2024 the activity will not be able to go ahead or NECA reserves the right to move attendees into alternative time slots. It is therefore essential that you book your preferred Partners Program activities before this date.


In the event that a session is cancelled, anyone who has registered for that activity will be contacted by the Conference staff and alternate arrangements will be made.

* Disclaimer - NECA reserves the right to alter the program at any time in the lead up to the conference.

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