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buildnz designex 09 is New Zealand’s premier industry event for the building, design and related industries.

For a small country, New Zealand punches above its weight when it comes to innovation in many fields. Visitors to buildnz designex 09 will see that New Zealand is as ahead of the world as we always have been.
Just one example is highlighted by Karen Warman of Resene Paints.

“This year has been great. Colour makes a difference. Resene’s Whites & Neutrals has been a popular colour tool for the selection of varying strengths of Resene colourways,” she says.
“Previous fandecks have provided for up to five colour strength variations of one hue. The new The Range Whites & Neutrals increases this choice to up to six colour strength variations, so hues such as Resene Tea, Resene Spanish White and Resene Napa span from triple strength through to eighth strength, providing more options on each colour spectrum to create a tone on tone look.

“Colours such as Resene Perfect Taupe, Resene Craigieburn and Resene Gargoyle join the collection, which now includes 360 whites and neutrals hues spanning from white through to black.”

Ms Warman says Resene also has AutoCAD and ArchiCAD electronic colour files available at no cost.
With hundreds of other companies — of all sizes — also going all out to make buildnz designex 09 truly exciting, there’s no reason not to attend, according to Rob Lavender of organiser dmg world media.

“But to make the event even better, we’ve got a fabulous seminar series carefully designed to provide visitors with relevant ideas and concepts to keep business alive and growing.
“Seminars are tailored to the build and design sectors. Particularly exciting is keynote speaker John Mainwaring of JMA Architects.
“John is an internationally-recognised architectural authority whose recent work includes the fantastic Cooroy Art Temple that was a finalist in the World Architecture Awards.”

Attendees at his seminar can also claim continuing professional development points.
Other features of buildnz designex 09 include the plush 09 textile and soft furnishings galleria, and the integration of the Furniture Association of New Zealand show into designex.

Great prizes
Visitors who pre-register and follow through by attending will also automatically go in the draw to win their choice of two great prizes.
The first is a Heliflight Helifishing Experience to Coromandel for four people. The package includes return helicopter transfers, fishing equipment and lunch.

If the finned ones don’t float your boat, you can choose the Heliflight Golf Experience, also for four people.
You’ll get return helicopter transfers to Formosa Golf Resort (including an extended sightseeing tour along the coast before landing at Formosa, and a direct flight return to Ardmore), green fees, cart hire and packed lunch.

“With an emphasis on new and innovative products, it’s vital for industry suppliers and those in the trade to ensure they exhibit or visit.
“Right in the middle of the show will be the fabulous New Product Innovations Café, showcasing the latest and best products on offer in New Zealand.”

Mr Lavender says as well as many returning exhibitors, there are a large percentage of new companies planning to provide visitors with an insight into what’s new and innovative.
“buildnz designex 09 is shaping up to be one of the best ever. As a face-to-face business tool it’s unbeatable, and it’s always an experience as well, with so much that’s hands-on and interactive, plus a major visitor prize.

The event is expected to feature more than 150 exhibitors and to attract approximately 5500 trade visitors.