New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Conference

21-24 August 2016

Millennium hotel


New Zealand


Conference Programme

An interactive conference programme can be found here. Links to all the presentation abstractions can be found under each talk tab. A pocket programme will be available at the registration desk.


A compilation of the Plenary lectures & Prize lectures abstracts can be downloaded here.

A compilation of the Keynote abstracts can be downloaded here.

The abstracts for the parallel sessions & student talk competition can be downloaded here.

A compilation of the abstracts for the poster presentations can be found here.

Conference Dinner

The dinner will be held from 7pm (on Aug 23) at Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, which is on the lakefront at 2 Rees Street. A interactive map can be found here while a simple pdf file can be downloaded here.


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Sponsors include Shimadzu, the Maurice Wilkins Centre, The MacDiarmid Institute, Lab Supply (NZ), Alphatech Systems Ltd, and the Royal Society of Chemistry (Local New Zealand Section). For information about the 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN8) also held in Queenstown please visit: amn8.co.nz.


Millennium Hotel

NZIC-16 is being held in the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown.

More information is available here.

Accommodation bookings are now open (see below).


Queenstown is located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu and is nestled in the beautiful Southern Alps. It is a popular destination all year round, enjoyed by New Zealanders and international visitors. It is the centre for New Zealand ski and adventure sports but also benefits from its proximity to Central Otago, a region famed for its fine wine and good food.

By Lawrence Murray from Perth, Australia (Queenstown from Bob's Peak) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]


More information about the many attractions Queenstown has to offer can be found at the links below:

Queenstown hosts Queenstown Research Week, a week of conferences dedicated to the biological sciences. This starts on the Saturday (29th August) after NZIC-16.


The conference is being held in the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown and we have a special deal with the hotel.

Conference rates for accommodation are offered by the Millennium Hotel and by the Copthorne Lakefront Hotel. Details and a booking form can be found at the following links:

Millennium Hotel booking form

Copthorne Lakefront Hotel form

You are adviced to book early as Queentown is a popular destination at this time of year.


Getting to Queenstown and the venue is easy. There are direct flights to Queenstown International Airport from Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney). There are numerous daily on the key domestic routes from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.


The airport is just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown centre and the venue. It is possible to get buses, taxis or shuttles from the airport. More details can be found here.



The organising committee is comprised of:

Assoc. Prof. Paul Plieger, Prof. Shane Telfer, Assoc. Prof. Gareth Rowlands and Assoc. Prof. Mark Waterland.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact them at the following email: nzic16@gmail.com