2024 Programme

Experience is Everything

The 2024 conference programme has been curated by the Retail Committee brainstrust for property professionals just like you. Please note this programme is subject to change.

1:00pm – 5:30pm Retail Site Tour

This pre-conference tour featured some of the most exciting retail developments in Auckland, including:

  • Mānawa Bay, developed by Auckland Airport

  • Sylvia Park

  • Britomart

Nibbles and refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the tour.

Book tickets here


Please note: Site tours are exclusively for RECON24 attendees, but are not included in the general admission ticket and will need to be purchased in addition to your registration. Limited spaces are available.


7:45 am Registration desk open


8:45 am Conference Opening

Nadine Higgins
Master of Ceremonies


8:50 am Welcome

Leonie Freeman
CEO, Property Council New Zealand


8:55 am Premier Sponsor Welcome

Match Realty


9:00 am Government Update

Hon Matt Doocey
Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, Minister for Mental Illness 


9:00 am A Retail Market Outlook

Tony Alexander


9:45 am Panel | Retail Design Trends


10:30 am Paramanawa

Morning Tea


11:00 am Retail Committee Update

Michael Sweetman
Chair, Retail Committee


11:05 am Retailer Keynote


11:45 am International Case Study 


12:15 pm Tina



1:15 pm Property Council Advocacy Update

Katherine Wilson
Head of Advocacy, Property Council New Zealand


1:25 pm Case Study


1:50 pm Case study | MADE Hamilton

Matt Stark
Director, Stark Property


2:15 pm Retailer keynote


2:55 pm Paramanawa

Afternoon Tea


3:25 pm Session


3:35 pm Closing Keynote 


4:20 pm Conference Closing

Leonie Freeman
CEO, Property Council New Zealand


4:45-7:00 pm Martelli McKegg Networking Function

Ngā mihi to our sponsors





To discuss opportunities to partner with RECON, please contact Catie Harris.