March 2021, Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

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March 2021, Villa Maria Estate, Auckland


Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is Better by Design’s CEO Summit 2020 happening? This year’s CEO Summit 2020 will be held on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 March 2020 at the beautiful Villa Maria Estate, 118 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland.  

What is included in my registration? A genuine VIP experience. Not only will you be inspired by some of the world’s best thinkers, practitioners and business leaders, you can grab a drink and chat with them one-on-one as you enjoy the luxury and hospitality of Villa Maria Estate.  

Your Summit experience will include two days of exceptional food and hand-selected wines from the Villa Maria cellar at the complimentary networking dinner (Day 1) and closing drinks (Day 2). Lunches and refreshment breaks will be tailored with you in mind, with bespoke menus, barista made coffee and artisan teas.  

Everything is laid on so you can relax, enjoy and soak up every interaction with our international and New Zealand based speakers and over 380 of New Zealand’s top business and design leaders at this exclusive conference and networking event.  

How can I register and what is the cost? You can register for the CEO Summit 2020 here. During our Early Bird pricing, single registration is $1,800 per person (plus GST) and multiple registrations are $1,600 (plus GST) for two people or more. During regular pricing, single registration is $2,000 per person (plus GST). Multiple registrations are $1,800 (plus GST) for two people or more.  

Am I eligible for a discount? If two or more people are attending, multiple registrations are available for $1,800 (plus GST). You can register via the CEO Summit website.  

Can I only attend one day of the CEO Summit? Absolutely, you can join us for only one-day of the CEO Summit. However, there is no discount applied so normal registration prices will apply.  

Is the CEO Summit Programme available? The Programme will be available in January, so check back on the Summit website. More speakers will also be added as they’re confirmed. Once you register, you can also access the full programme, including session times, on our Summit App, which will be launched in February 2020.  

When will on-site registrations open? On Day 1 on-site registration opens at 7.30am for an 8.30am start. On Day 2 registration opens from 7:30am for a 9.00am start.  

Can I receive a list of participants or attendees? The participant list will be available to registered delegates via the Summit App.  

My question is not listed here. Who can help me? Please email for assistance. 

Transfers and cancellations If your circumstances change and you’re unable to attend the CEO Summit, please email us at to transfer your registration to another person.  

Cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis up until 25 February 2020. After this date, registrations may not be transferred or refunded. Please note all cancellations will incur an administration fee of $100 (+ GST) per ticket.  

If, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, the CEO Summit is cancelled, the registration fees will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.  

How do I get to/from Villa Maria Estate? Parking will be available at Villa Maria Estate for those coming in private cars - follow the signs when you arrive.  

We will also do our best to have a supply of taxis available at the end of each CEO Summit day ready to take you to your Auckland destination. If you’re in a rush, we encourage you to book taxis directly to ensure ease of availability and minimise waiting time. A few suggested companies below:  

Corporate Cabs 09 377 0773  

Co-op Taxis 09 300 3000  

Green Cabs 09 0508 447 336  

Can you recommend any accommodation in Auckland? Sure! Below are some hotels near Villa Maria Estate and Auckland CBD. Please contact them directly to book and manage your reservations.  

Auckland - CBD  

SkyCity Grand 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD 09 363 6000  

Cordis Auckland 85 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD 09 379 5132  

MSocial Auckland 196 Quay Street, Auckland CBD 09 377 0349  

Auckland - near Villa Maria Estate  

Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel Ray Emery Drive, Mangere 09 257 7200

Jet Park 63 Westney Road, Mangere 09 275 4100  

Sudima Auckland Airport Hotel 18 Airpark Drive, Mangere 09 551 8888 

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