Seekom Conference | 2021 | Rydges Hotel

13th & 14th May

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Seekom Conference | 2021 | Rydges Hotel | Wellington

Welcome to our hub for the 2021 Seekom Conference. On this page you will find general location information, a list of key speakers and their subject matter, a list workshops being run by the conference, a timetable (subject to changes) and a quick list of FAQs to help you get your answers quickly.


Our staff will be present at the Conference so feel free to ask us a question there. If you have a question to ask us before our Seekom Conference, please don't hesitate to reach out by using our live chat (bottom right of your screen) or by using the contact form below.

Location Information

Our Seekom Conference is being held at the Rydges Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. When you arrive please go up the lift or stairs to level 1 to access the conference. Below is a map with the location of the Hotel. For directions from where you are in Wellington, simply click this link or the button below.

Hotel Information

Rydges Wellington is centrally located on downtown Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. The Hotel is within walking distance to Lambton Quay, Sky Stadium, Queens Wharf and Wellington Railway Station making it ideally positioned in the heart of the capital.

Offering Free WiFi, Parking, Non-Smoking Rooms, Bars, Swimming Pool, Gym, Restaurant and more - it's the perfect place to stay. Book a room with a special Seekom discount code by using the below button.


Please note that these timetables are subject to change and may be updated before the beginning of conference.

Fundraiser & Charity

We're pleased to announce that we are an official supporter of KidsCanNZ for 2021.


We will be hosting a fundraiser with awesome prizes at our conference with proceeds going towards the charity. The prizes will be announced on this page and on social media soon!


For more information on Kids Can and the amazing work the charity does, check  out their website.

Key Note Speakers

We are excited to have a list of dynamic and informative keynote speakers this year for our Conference.

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John Edwards

New Zealand Privacy Comissioner

The Privacy Act applies to almost every person, business, and organisation in New Zealand. The Act includes privacy principles that guide how personal information can be collected, used, stored and disclosed. On 1 December 2020, the new Privacy Act 2020 came into force, introducing new obligations for businesses and organisations, and greater privacy protections for individuals.


In this presentation, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards will cover your responsibilities under the Privacy Act as business operators, including the new requirement to report serious privacy breaches. He will also outline the developing approach to compliance and enforcement under the new Act, and touch upon the privacy implications of Covid-19 contact tracing requirements


Julie White

Cheif Executive | Hospitality New Zealand

Julie White will speak at our conference on the good work done by Hospitality New Zealand in regards to labour's plan to implement a nationwide bed tax plus will introduce the new Accommodation Association and what it means for all accommodation providers in New Zealand. Whether a Hotel, Motel or Holiday Park their will be information for you!


Hon. Todd McClay

Small Business & Tourism | National Party of New Zealand


Marvin Speh

Co-Founder | RoomPriceGenie

Marvin will speak about automation in revenue management and will show you why dynamic pricing is turning into a must-have for every hospitality business!


We also have the below speakers at conference talking about automation, revenue management, and meta search.


Lana Udalov

CEO & Founder | HKeeper Global, LLC

HKeeper is designed to reduce the hotel/motels operating costs, increase guest satisfaction, and empower a workflow with automation. HKeeper is a must-have tool for properties in 2021.

Anthony Radich

Solutions Director & Founder | Altitude

Anthony will speak about the advances in self-service technology and how operators can look to implement digital solutions across their business.

Ullrich Kastner

CEO & Founder | myhotelshop

Ullrich will be speaking about the benefits of metasearch and how myhotelshop is a leader in this industry.

Matea Ppric

Strategic Partnerships | myhotelshop

Matea will be speaking about the benefits of using the Google Hotel Ads for accommodation providers, as well as discussing the importance of modern website booking screens.

Roy Venayagam

Senior Compliance Manager | Bank of New Zealand


Hans Schmidtner

Co-Founder & Managing Partner | UpsellGuru

Hans will be speaking on making up - selling a part of your recovery strategy and upselling at all stages of the guest journey and how it can earn you more revenue in 2021.


At our conference this year we will have a number of workshops running that you can attend to gain experience, knowledge, meet our staff and more.


  • Xero & Invoicing
  • Beginners Workshop
  • Managing Rates
  • Security 2Factor
  • Email & SMS Functions
  • Front Booking Screens
  • Automation
  • Metasearch
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Housekeeping
  • Venues
  • Websites
  • + more!

As you can see above, there's a lot on. A wealth of knowledge to be learnt provided by our amazing team.

Sponsors / Partners

We have a wonderful range of Trade Stands at our conference this year, many are travelling from around New Zealand to join us on site.

Please do take time in breaks and at our networking sessions to chat to them and see what they offer. A number of them have integrations directly into iBex.


Where is the Unit Owner Reconciliation Workshop being held?

Date Wed 12 May 2021

Time: 10am to 4pm  

BNZ Partner Centre L10 Ricoh House, 1 Victoria St Wellington.

Room Name: Poneke

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What time are registrations open?

From 8am so we can start sharp at 9am.

Will sessions be recorded?

At this stage no

What is included in the registration?

2 x morning/afternoon teas, 2 x lunches, networking drinks on the 13th and dinner that evening.

Is there time to ask questions one on one with support members?

Yes we have allowed for a significant amount of time where you can chat with the team

What time will the conference finish on Friday 14th?

5pm we finish however all are invited to our after party at Seekom HQ on Allen St

Are you having a trade area this year?

Yes we have selected industry leaders to showcase during the 2 days. Please do support them.

Is this different from the B&B Association conference?

Yes their conference is the 11th and 12th, you are welcome to attend both

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