The 17th International
Hydrocolloids Conference

Social Programme

A unique and NZ flavoured social programme will accompany the conference. Updates to the programme will continue to be added, so make sure to check back later.


The Welcome event, held on Tuesday 12 November in the afternoon, will bring a distinct local and cultural perspective to this meeting. This event will also provide excellent networking opportunities and a chance to connect with industry and business leaders. It is not to be missed!

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner is being held at the Manawatu Golf Club, a tree-lined, beautifully manicured park-like setting with picturesque views over the golf course. The Manawatu Golf Club is situated in Palmerston North's suburb of Hokowhitu, bordering the banks of the Manawatu River and the city's Centennial Lagoon. Established in 1895, the Club claims the title of the oldest golf course in New Zealand and has a proud history of hosting New Zealand's top professional and amateur events.

The Dinner will provide a true taste of New Zealand, showcasing some of the best foods and drinks we have on offer.

The Glyn O. Phillips Prize 2024 and other awards will be presented during the evening and the selected host of the 18th International Hydrocolloids Conference in 2026 will be announced.

Chartered buses and rideshares will take you to the Dinner and to your accommodation afterwards.