MSA Conference - Wellington, NZ 20-23 February 2023

Lock in the date - The NZ MSA Branch Committee invite you to Wellington - the coolest little capital in the world, from Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd of February 2023. The venue will be the spectacular Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum, a truly unique and world-class conference experience situated on Wellington's stunning waterfront.

Final Call for Papers

The organising committee welcomes abstracts for oral presentations and workshops.  The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Tuesday 29th November with acceptance notification by Wednesday 30th November 2022. 

For more information - click here

Please use the following templates for your submission: MSA2023 Abstract Template  and  MSA2023 Paper Template

Submit Abstracts by emailing


Plenary Speakers

We are delighted to introduce the first four of five outstanding guest speakers.


Dr Blair Hall, Principal Research Scientist, Measurement Standards Laboratory of NZ

Dr Brian Young, Chief Executive Officer, IANZ

Professor Timothy Naish, Professor of Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Jens Nicholaysen, Senior Lead Auditor, DQS Germany

Read their full Bios here.


Conference Programme outline

A preliminary programme outline is available here.  This now outlines the workshops and excellent social programme.


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at:

Oceania Room
Museum of New Zealand | Te Papa
55 Cable Street
Wellington Waterfront



Register Now - Standard rates now apply until 9 January 2023 

Note that Members of the MSA receive a $50 discounted rate.  Membership is only $45 per year, so click here to join the MSA now and receive your discount! These prices are in NZ Dollars and full registration includes dinner tickets, WETA tour and AGM Breakfast!

Full Registration (3 days) Member Non-Member
Early-bird (until 15 November 2022) 725.00 775.00
Standard Registration (16 November 2022 - 9 January 2023)  825.00 875.00
Late registration (10 January - 12th February 2023) 1045.00 1095.00
Last minute Registration (from 13th February 2023) 1200.00 1250.00
Daily Delegate (not inclusive of dinner or WETA tour tickets)  295.00 345.00
Partner and social tickets    
Measurement Standards Laboratory tour (Monday 20th February - 1pm) 20.00 20.00
Welcome Function (Monday 20th February) 57.00 57.00
Conference Dinner (Tuesday 21st February) 140.00 140.00
WETA Digital tour (Wednesday 22nd February) 107.00 107.00


Conference Sponsors

The MSA has always enjoyed amazing support from sponsors for our conferences and we celebrate them here.  Please support the sponsors already committed to join us in Wellington in February 2023, by clicking on their logos alongside this page and by visiting the trade area at the conference. MSA conferences are a rare opportunity to demonstrate calibration, test and measurement products and services to a cross-section of measurement-focused scientists, engineers and technicians from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.  We still have opportunities for Sponsors if you would like to join us at MSA2023, please click here for more information

Accommodation Options

The organising committee has identified and secured special rates with three comfortable accommodation options that provide convenient access to the conference. Please click here for more information.  There are plenty of options for a variety of accommodation in Wellington and as the city is very compact, all are easy walking distance to Te Papa, the water front and the city's cafe and nightlife. 

Explore Wellington

Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find a city in the world that's easier to get around. Wellington enjoys more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita than New York City, and its coffee and craft beer producers are internationally recognised. A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village.

For more information about Wellington and its many attractions, visit the city's official website.