Join us for IBM Systems Technical Symposium:
26 - 28 August in Auckland, New Zealand

All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities.

All prices are in New Zealand dollars. Most major credit cards are accepted. Symposium registration fees cover admittance to all general, elective sessions and the Solution Center. Fees also cover meals, coffee breaks and networking activities mentioned in the event agenda. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses and additional meals are not included and will be paid by each attendee at the time the expense is incurred.

Conference registration fees

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate 1
– offering a 25% discount on the
full Symposium tuition fee.
(April 15, 2014 - June 15, 2014) NZ$1,692 inc GST
Early Bird Rate 2
– offering a 15% discount on the
full Symposium tuition fee.
(June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014) NZ$1,918 inc GST
Full Tuition Price Available until August 28, 2014 NZ$2,256 inc GST

Upon enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email that your enrollment is pending.

An electronic confirmation letter will be sent within 2 weeks of enrollment to confirm your registration. If you do not receive this confirmation within the 2 weeks, please send a note to .

Note: Discounts are not cumulative and are calculated on full tuition fee (NZ$2,256). All prices shown are including GST.

** If you plan on using a coupon or voucher to pay for all or part of your registration fee, you must provide the physical document at the time of registration at the conference. If you do not have the physical document, you will be billed the full registration fee.

Hotel accommodations

Please note that you are responsible for your hotel booking and that your hotel reservation is not part of your registration to the conference. Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency. Guests must settle their own account.

The 2014 IBM Systems Technical Symposium Series welcomes you to Rydges Auckland Hotel, Auckland. Its convenient location means you’re just minutes away from the city’s top sights and attractions.

Please direct accommodation enquiries to:

Rydges Auckland Hotel

59 Federal Street

Cnr Kingston Street

Central City

Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 375 5900

Rydges Auckland Hotel

Reserve your room today!

Please fill in the attached Accommodation Booking Form to reserve your room and obtain the "IBM Systems Technical Symposium" negotiated room rates.


Email: or

External links

Auckland Tourist Information Web Site

Auckland City Map

Air and Ground Transportation

The Auckland CBD (the Central Business District, sometimes referred to as 'Central City' or 'Downtown', and as the 'City Centre' is the geographical and economic heart of the Auckland metropolitan area.

Located on the northern shore of a narrow isthmus, the CBD extends from the Auckland waterfront on the Waitemata Harbour southwards along Queen Street and a number of other parallel-running streets.

The size of the CBD is 433 ha, similar to the Sydney CBD, and twice as large as the CBDs of Wellington and Christchurch.[2] The CBD is to a substantial part located on reclaimed land of the Waitemata Harbour.

The CBD of Auckland has been the leading centre of New Zealand's business and economic development for nearly two centuries. The area of today's CBD was the site of the original European settlement of Auckland, oriented along the coastline and then Queen Street, in a southward direction. From those origins, it has grown progressively, and become much more densely built-up, now being an area of high-rise buildings mainly used for commercial and retail uses. It has the highest concentration of arts, culture and higher education institutions and venues in the country.[6]

Public Transport & Taxis

Regular bus services connect the airport to the central city and several other local centres. For timetable and connection information, contact MAXX +64 9 366 6400, or click here.

Auckland Airport licenses specific taxi and shuttle companies to ensure airport visitors and travellers receive a high standard of service. All taxi and shuttle companies are able to drop you off at the airport, however only licensed companies are able to pick you up from the designated taxi ranks at the terminal buildings.

Taxi and shuttle ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal and outside the Jetstar forecourt at the domestic terminal. You can pre-book with one of the companies listed below or just turn up at the terminal ranks – taxis and shuttles are always available.

Indicative fares from the airport into the city is between NZ$75 – NZ$90 one-way for a taxi and shuttles ($33 for one person plus $8 for each extra person together in the same group). For specific fare pricing, contact the taxi and shuttle companies directly.

External links

Auckland Airport

Substitutions and cancellations

  • Substitutions and cancellations should be made using the registration application. In order to change your registration record, you will be able to log back in to the registration application.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time.
  • Late cancellations (fourteen calendar days before the event) or no-shows will be charged the full tuition fee. Online registration ends at 5:00 p.m. one day prior to event start date.
  • Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.