Seminars & Networking Events

Navigating the Perils

Insights into the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover

With Tom Mayo & Aaron Lloyd

When: 3.00pm, Tuesday 6 March

Where: Viaduct Events Centre, meet in front lobby.


  • A 30 minute stand-up, live & dynamic presentation
  • Behind-the-scene's tour of the Race Village
  • Networking opportunity in the Peroni Bar at the end of the tour (cash bar)\
NZEA Members $40.00pp*
Non-members $60.00pp*

*Cancellations: A $25.00 cancellation fee will apply if less than 24 hours notice is given.

Limited spaces! Book Now in the portal below!

The NZEA have secured a rare opportunity for event professionals to get an inside look at delivering a major event within our tight regulatory environment.From governance structures to on the day operations, this presentation will touch on the legal and practical requirements as applied to the Auckland Stopover.

Aaron Lloyd, legal counsel to the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover, teams up with Director of the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland, Melbourne and Hong Kong, Tom Mayo. The 30 minute stand up, live and dynamic presentation will be complimented with a behind-the-scene's tour of the Race Village and concluded with a networking opportunity at the Village's Peroni Bar (cash bar).

Grab this opportunity for a privileged insight into one of Auckland’s largest events!

Aaron Lloyd, Partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts, specialises in problem solving and risk management in a range of areas including employment law, public law,regulatory matters, and sports law. Aaron’s client list includes international sports teams, athletes and major events.

Aaron will speak from a legal perspective on the risk management considerations of hosting a Major event with reference to the Volvo Ocean Race and the wider legal environment.

Tom Mayo, Co-Founder of Mayo and Calder and Director of the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland, Melbourne and Hong Kong stopovers for 2017 and 2018, presents on the health and safety implications of hosting over a quarter of a million people in a single stopover. Tom will cover the practical ramifications of applying the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to a Major Event.

Places are strictly limited, book your place now in the portal below!

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