Annual Conference and AGM

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The largest national networking and learning opportunity for firefighters across New Zealand. Celebrate the best of the sector where tradition meets progression, through keynote speakers, sector exhibitors and socialising.

143rd UFBA ONLINE AGM & Conference
5-6 November 2021

In light of the Government’s Covid alert level announcement on 20 September, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to move your 143rd AGM online due to the uncertainty around where levels will be at the time of the AGM. It is to be held 5 November 2021 and followed by online conference content on 6 November 2021, featuring expert keynote speakers on topics requested by you in your feedback from the last conference. The program will be released shortly. This will be an opportunity for not only registered delegates, but ALL members to watch via live stream. 

The UFBA Board and Management have considered the uncertainties around alert levels and large event gatherings. The risks that have been taken into account include financial, reputational, and member's safety. 

Registered delegates will be emailed a unique login to the online AGM to enable them to participate, vote, and be counted towards quorum. More information will follow. 

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during these unpredictable times.

Registrations close 5 October 2021


Proxy Voting 

A proxy vote is someone voting on your behalf if you cannot attend the AGM. Please complete the below form if your brigade is unable to attend the online AGM, and require another brigade to vote on your behalf

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Documents for AGM & Conference 2021: 

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About the AGM & Conference

There's no other event that brings together hundreds of brigade members from across New Zealand. 

Change and advancement begins with conversations. Meet new people, discover the latest from Fire and Emergency, hear from international speakers and experts in the fields of emergency service and wellbeing.

One space funded per member brigade (AGM delegate). Additional brigade members can join you at your brigade's expense (AGM observer).

Our Conference begins with our celebrated AGM - next will be our 143rd! This is your opportunity to shape your association, an organisation built by the people, for the people.

Each member brigade is invited to nominate one delegate with voting rights to represent their brigade at the conference. Help contribute to our quorum and play your part in our association.

Delegates have the opportunity to vote for representatives on the UFBA team including Board Directors, the Vice president/MAP member.

Each year all brigades receive a registration pack including instructions and forms for:

  • Delegate nomination form
  • Vice President/Board Member (if vacancy) nomination form
  • Motion proposal form
Covid-19 disclaimer. Under current NZ Level One, we will be progressing with planning an in-person event. Due to the evolving nature of the global pandemic, we can only anticipate changes so far in advance. Should any changes be necessary these will be made with the best information available at the time of decision making and with a mind to manage UFBA funds responsibly.