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We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the highly anticipated Distilled Spirits Aotearoa Conference 24!

This is the second year the Distilled Conference Aotearoa will bring together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts from around New Zealand to exchange ideas, share insights, and explore the latest advancements in distilling. We are currently planning a programme of relevant and informed speakers – including a masterclass by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, networking opportunities that you won’t want to miss and an exhibition of existing and new suppliers.

Here are the key details you need to know:
Event Date: 12 & 13 September 2024
Location: Rydges Hotel Auckland, 59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010

Registration Benefits:

  • Access to workshops and networking events
  • Discounted registration fees if you register prior to 14 June 2024
  • Opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network
  • Access to exclusive conference-attendee content and resources

To register and learn more about the conference, please visit the conference website.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, feel free to contact our team at or +64 4 473 8044.

P.S. If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the DSA Conference 24, please contact James Austin,

DSA Womens Network Group

DSA supports a Women’s Network group within our Membership, with the aim to:
(i) Build connections within the industry
(ii) Support women to thrive in their businesses
(iii) Connect with similar women’s networks globally.

The Network organises regular monthly online catchups with interesting speakers.

If any of our Members or Associate Members are interested in joining, email the Co-Chairs for more information: Angela Davis, or Nikki Oesterle,

2024 Australian Distillers Conference

In 2004 the first formal meeting of the Association was held. The objects  were:

  • to represent an advance the interest of the community of Australian distillers
  • to provide education to the general public on the distillation
  • to promote and encourage the science of the distillation
  • to promote the responsible consumption of alcohol
  • to lobby and work with established government and non-government units with similar goals and philosophies.

When the founders first met, they did not ever imagine that 20 years later more than 500 distillers would descend on Brisbane for a two-day conference.

This April, we will gather at the historic Brisbane Showground to hear from industry experts, thought leaders, policy makers, business leaders, operational experts, educators and influencers, and peers with the common goal of a stronger craft sprits industry.

We have curated sessions for experiences and emerging distillers, providing fantastic learning experiences for all. There will be practical professional development, industry seminars, workshops, industry insights, and much more.

There is more networking time and an extended Trade Show to allow you to engage more with our partners and exhibitors, and to catch up with friends – old and new.

Take your place in history by being part of this memorable and impactful experience.

Register today – and see you in Brisbane!