Sponsor the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards to receive exclusive access and exposure to the leaders of the New Zealand energy sector.

All sponsorship properties include a comprehensive marketing package, with coverage in the lead up to, at, and following the event.

Contact Kristina Pegg to discuss opportunities


Email: kristina.pegg@freemanmedia.co.nz

Direct Dial: 04 831 5155

Mobile: 021 852 202


Deloitte brings together more than 900 specialists providing New Zealand's widest range of high quality professional services.

We focus on audit, tax, technology and systems, strategy and performance improvements, risk management, corporate finance, business recovery, forensics and accounting services.

Our people are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, serving clients that range from New Zealand's largest companies to smaller businesses with ambition to grow.

David Morgan - Partner 
+64 (0)4 470 3870 



Sponsor of the Innovation in Energy Award

Based in the heart of Auckland, Gentrack is a leading provider of software solutions for airport, energy and water utility businesses.

Today over 100 utility companies worldwide use Gentrack’s specialist software and enjoy the competitive advantage that comes from the leading agility, ability and attitude of its people and innovative products.

Aaron Baker – Marketing Manager info@gentrack.com



Sponsor of the Community Initiative of the Year

Established in 1972, we are the industry association of the upstream oil and gas sector.

We proudly represent the companies that explore for, and produce, New Zealand’s oil and gas resources. Our Members produce an estimated 95 percent of New Zealand’s petroleum.
We also represent more than 50 associate member companies who provide a wide range of goods and services to the industry.

New Zealand’s oil and gas industry attracts a wide range of views. That is why we are committed to leading an open, honest and transparent discussion about the role of oil and gas as part of our energy mix.

As part of this commitment, we advocate on behalf of our Members with central and local government, engage with New Zealanders to help educate and build better understanding about our sector, and support our Members in the work that they do.

Oil and gas resources are owned by the Crown on behalf of all New Zealanders and we believe that by developing our industry, we can enrich New Zealand’s future – the future of our Member companies, our communities and the economic future of our regions.

Cameron Madgwick - Chief Executive Officer +64 21 674 671



Sponsor of the Young Energy Professional of the Year

ABB in New Zealand - in brief

ABB (www.abb.com) is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs around 135,000 people. 

ABB is organized into four global divisions, which in turn are made up of specific business units focused on serving our customers in particular industries and product categories.

ABB has been established in New Zealand for over 80 years and employs around 500 people across 11 locations nationwide.

In addition to sales and service locations, ABB has two manufacturing facilities in New Zealand located in Henderson, Auckland and Napier.

Contact: Brent Rees - 09 362 1201

MB Century

Sponsor of the Editor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector

MB Century New Zealand is an industry leader.  We have built our reputation on commitment to excellence, quality, superior equipment and a service culture.  We are proud to offer our customers a variety of customised services and solutions under a “one-stop-shop”.

MB Century is one of the largest and most experienced Energy Services and Drilling providers in the Asia Pacific region; employing over 500 people company wide, with 192 in New Zealand. We provide services to the oil, gas, geothermal and power generation sectors through our three business units based in New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia.

Our services include:

  • Geothermal and Oil & Gas drilling services
  • Workover services
  • Well testing and associated functions;
  • Steam field design for power generation;
  • Steam field construction;
  • Power Station (Hydro, Thermal and Geothermal) maintenance and overhaul;
  • Resource consent compliance monitoring;
  • Precision machining;
  • Industrial blasting and coatings;
  • Project management.

With confidence borne of more than 60 years, we have the experience to undertake hydro, oil, gas and geothermal challenges of any dimension.

Marcel Manders - Chief Executive Officer +64 (0)7 376 0422



Sponsor of the Large Energy User Initiative of the Year

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is the government agency that works to make New Zealand a better place to live through the better use of energy.

We encourage people to be more energy efficient, reduce carbon emissions and switch to renewable energy at home, at work and on the road.

We work with a diverse range of businesses across New Zealand to help them become more competitive, productive and lower-carbon. We prioritise programmes that make the biggest energy efficiency and carbon savings for New Zealand, so large energy-using businesses with high carbon emissions are a key focus.



Sponsor of the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year

Nexans is New Zealand’s largest power cable manufacturer, producing and supplying a wide range of quality electrical cable since 1967. We service the New Zealand and Asia-Pacific region across all energy markets: industry, infrastructure, transmission, distribution, and building and construction.

As part of the global Nexans Group we can access an extensive range of world-leading cable products and solutions suitable for projects of any size and scope. Our local team is backed by the knowledge and expertise of one of the world’s largest trusted cable manufacturers with over 120 years of experience and 26,000 employees worldwide.

Nexans New Zealand employs approximately 140 staff, and has a manufacturing facility and head office in New Plymouth, a distribution centre in Christchurch, and a sales office in Auckland. The New Plymouth factory produces a wide range of power cables ranging from low voltage through to medium voltage with ratings up to 33kV, all of which are quality and environmentally certified to ISO9001 and ISO14001.

Nexans can provide technical consultancy, cable design, specialist logistics services, and other bespoke solutions. All of these innovative value-add benefits are based on our extensive experience in the electrical industry.

Vanessa Dempsey - Marketing and Communications Manager +64 (0)27 684 4733


Callaghan Innovation

Sponsor of the Energy Technology of the Year

Callaghan Innovation is the government’s business innovation agency. We’re here to liberate innovators.

We connect businesses to the networks, capability and funding they need to make their ideas happen. We challenge both our customers and New Zealand to step up to the challenge of technological change.

We have more than 200 of New Zealand's leading scientists dedicated to solving tough technical problems, our programmes help hundreds of companies improve their ability to innovate, and we boost business R&D through more than $140m a year in grants.

Rukuhia te wāhi ngaro, hei maunga tātai whetū
Explore the unknown, pursue excellence.

Contact details: 
Contact: 0800 422 552


Mitchell Daysh

Sponsor of the Women in Energy Award

Mitchell Daysh specialise in resolving complex resource management issues. Our range of services includes project management and consents, impact assessment, plans and policy statements, independent decision making, consultation and environmental science.

Our experience in all aspects of resource management practice is reflected in a project history that includes many of New Zealand’s landmark environmental projects, and our consultants’ broad expertise allows us to assemble project-specific teams to provide clients with a service tailored to their project.

Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media Limited [ASX:FXJ] is an innovative and digitally progressive media company in Australia and New Zealand - the trusted voice informing, engaging and entertaining audiences and communities via newspapers, websites, radio stations, events and dynamic digital venues.

Fairfax operates several broadly-based services businesses spanning marketing, property, entertainment and beyond. Fairfax’s independent journalism and quality content has been keeping people informed and connected for more than 180 years. Business divisions include Australian Publishing Media, Domain Group, Digital Ventures, Fairfax New Zealand and Life Media & Events.

Fairfax has a portfolio of leading websites, tablet and smartphone apps, including the online news sites smh.com.au and theage.com.au in Australia and stuff.co.nz in New Zealand. The group also has leading classified and transaction websites in Australia.

Fairfax Media publishes metropolitan, agricultural, regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. In Australia, mastheads include The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, The Canberra Times, The Sun-Herald, and The Land. In New Zealand mastheads include The Dominion Post, The Press, The Sunday Star-Times, TV Guide, NZ House and Garden, New Zealand Fishing News and Cuisine, as well as agricultural publications.

Fairfax has a 54.5% interest in Macquarie Radio Network [ASX:MRN], following the merger of Fairfax’s radio business with Macquarie’s in 2015, with the leading News, Talk and Sport stations in Sydney and Melbourne. 

In 2014, Fairfax entered into a joint venture partnership with Nine Entertainment Co, called StreamCo, the creators behind Australia’s newest subscription video on demand service, Stan.

Follow us @FairfaxMedia. 


Villa Maria

From a one-man band to a global brand in just 50 years

In 1961, at just 21 years of age, George leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of vines. He harvested his first grapes in 1962 and made his first wine under the name Villa Maria.

Throughout the 1960s Villa Maria was a one-man band, with George’s wife, Gail, supporting him in his venture. He made dry red and white wines, sourcing grapes from the greater Auckland regions. In the early 1970s he started to employ staff and the company began to expand rapidly.

Today, Villa Maria employs more than 250 permanent staff and exports wine to over 50 countries worldwide.