DWN2021 Step Up Together Conference – Queenstown

Thursday 15 April 2021

This year, we’re bringing our conference to you.  

We’re building greater relationships in the regions and giving you a place to connect with us, with each other, and with yourselves. We’re inviting dairy women around the country to join us for one day packed with plenty of opportunities for growth as we Step Up Together. From workshops and networking sessions, to just taking time out away from the farm, DWN2021 is a chance to fill your bucket and celebrate the role that you play in the industry.

It’s a time to prioritise, reset and, through interaction with other like-minded women, to build confidence in yourself. A safe environment for learning offers both personal and professional growth, with access to knowledge to improve your own farming operations or provide the necessary support, depending on your role within the industry.

The aim is to provide a special opportunity for connection so that you can go back to work energised and with the support of a wider network of dairy women.

9.00am Registration
9.30am Conference Open and Welcome
9.45am Workshop 1
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Workshop 2
1.15pm Lunch
2.00pm Workshop 3
3.00pm Keynote Speaker
4.15pm Conference Closing
4.30pm Networking Hour



We’ll be joined by an inspiring keynote speaker, who’ll leave you feeling empowered, believing in yourself and recognizing your valuable contribution to the farm, to your family and to your community. Keep an eye out for their official announcement over the coming weeks. 


Financial Success – Inside and Outside the Farm Gate – Experience out-of-the-box thinking on ways to grow your current business with this session on the different ways to invest. Whether it’s inside or outside the industry, you’ll discover the different types of lending and returns on your investments. 

Clear as Water? – Learn about the grassroots impact of land and water regulations in this session focused on the Freshwater Policy. Understand what’s involved in the legislation, how to make a difference to the perception of the industry, and experience other perspectives within the rural sector. 

Breeding Success – This practical session will give you a hands-on look at ultimate herd health. Discover what certain areas of a cow look like in ultimate condition, from the reproductive organs and the inside of a healthy udder to a demonstration of successful artificial insemination. 


Join us and our partners for drinks and canapes following a day packed with learning and connection. We will also be celebrating the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year and Dairy Women’s Network Regional Leader of the Year awards, recognising any finalists and recipients from the region. 

DAY TWO (Friday 16 April):

From Vineroots to Grassroots Tour – Join us for a wine tour the morning after and learn how to promote your business at grassroots level. While we explore the vineyard, we’ll take a look at some of the marketing strategies used in the wine industry and how we can translate them into marketing for dairy.

Make your own way to the winery, or use the Hop on Hop off tours. The Hop on Hop Off Tour will take you to our lunch and then you can spend the afternoon at your leisure touring the vineyards in the Gibbston Region or head back to Central Queenstown. NB: the Hop On Hop Off Bus tour is not included in our ticket and needs to be booked here.
Cost $80


Accommodation is available at Copthorne Hotel and Resort. Use the Group Code: DWN2021 when making your booking to receive a discount.  Click here to book.

Details Price Qty
1-Day Conference Registration (Members)show details + $189.00 (NZD)  
1-Day Conference Registration (Rural-Professional)show details + $249.00 (NZD)  
From Vineroots to Grassroots Tourshow details + $80.00 (NZD)  

  • Queenstown Conference
    April 15, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • From Vineroots to Grassroots Tour
    April 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue:  Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront


Corner Frankton Rd &, Adelaide Street, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand


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  • April 15, 2021 8:00
  • April 16, 2021 13:00
  • Upcoming
  • Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
  • Dairy Women's Network
  • Corner Frankton Rd &, Adelaide Street
  • Conference