MSA Conference 2015

What a week! MSA 2015 in Queenstown was spectacular! Now that it has come to an end the organising and national committees wish to whole heartily thank the delegates, MSA members and non-members, guest speakers and sponsors for your attendance, support and healthy debates over the week in Queenstown.  We trust that you all safely returned home with revitalised passion for our industry as well as some meaningful connections to further enhance what you do.  I think we must be particularly impressed and satisfied that the location and facilities provided an inspiring atmosphere and exciting and entertaining social programme. We welcome on board our new members and hope you find this a valuable and fulfilling involvement.

Some memorable comments from the week are captured below:

“Best conference dinner ever, and I’ve been to a few conferences” Rod White MSL

“I’ve learnt so much from the Technical workshops, way more than I ever expected” Leanne Field SHELL TODD ENERGY

“I’ve made some valuable connections that will assist my business” Mark Fahey BISON

“I had no idea what Metrology was when I was asked to speak, so when I did some research I realised just how much measurement impacts the wine industry” Alan Brady GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY

“Inspiring and eye opening, giving likeminded individuals the forum to have conversations and exchange ideas they normally would not be able to. A great experience” Chris Milligan AIRWAYS NZ

“It was great to highlight how metrology while at times unknown as a science has such a large impact on our economy and daily lives” Julian Broms QUEST NZ

“As far as feeling valued as a sponsor, this is the best conference that I have attended - That Bridge the Gap competition was a fantastic way to get delegates to visit the stands.” David Southworth ISOTECH UK


“You’ve set the bar” Anonymous!      


To assist planning for future conferences it would be most appreciated to get some feedback, good or bad, so please send any comments to  Also what other businesses/organisations do you think would benefit from attending the MSA Conference in the future?

Please watch this space as we add Presentations, the Attendee list and more photos to the Photo Gallery.  Also coming soon will be a calendar of events in 2016.



Grab your passport,
book your travel leave…
…because you simply cannot miss the 

Queenstown, New Zealand
October 14-16th 2015

Also join us on the 13th of October for welcome drinks.

Good Measurement – Great Business

Any profitable organisation depends on three pillars: understand, engage and grow your customer relationships. While it might seem simple in theory, the rapidly changing tools and technology we have at our fingertips are making implementing these pillars increasingly complex. So where do you and your team make sense of it all? At the MSA Conference 2015. 

The MSA Conference brings together like-minded business, scientific and technical practitioners for an opportunity to get up-to-date with the latest advances and tools for the business of metrology.

The conference will present a mix of case studies, presentations and workshops which showcase research, innovation and success in the world of calibration and measurement.

This event, will not only be inspiring and thought provoking, it will also be highly relevant and practical for all levels of Metrologists.

The audience will include businesses that use physical measurements, calibration and testing laboratories, national measurement institutes, and accrediting, compliance and government organisations.

The MSA2015 conference showcases how good measurement underpins great business.


Invited talks presenting pertinent and relevant views on measurement in industry.

Case studies focussing on examples of technical or managerial solutions to industry measurement problems and their impact on business.

Research reports including the latest in measurement methods and techniques, sensors, data processing and analysis, calibration systems, measurement uncertainty.

Workshops and forums led by experts from industry, measurement institutes, and applications engineers. Sessions include troublesome measurements, measurement terminology, measurement uncertainty, accreditation, calibration procedures, measurements and profitability and a lab-managers forum.


Queenstown, with its stunning scenery, huge range of regional activities and award winning facilities, is New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination. Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s natural beauty and tranquillity creates the perfect setting for learning about the latest technologies and techniques, and making new contacts.

This is a must attend event for high-value manufacturers, product test and measurement facilities, and businesses seeking a competitive advantage. The focus is to showcase the link between measurement and profitability.

Key Dates

Discounted Early Bird Registration Closes: 31 July 2015
Standard Registration Closes: 20 September 2015
Late Registration: 21 September 2015 onwards
Conference Welcome Drinks: 13 October 2015
Conference Programme: 14 - 16 October 2015
Conference Dinner: 15 October 2015    Cruise on TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu to a gourmet BBQ meal at Walter Peak station

For more information and registration please see the conference quick links on the right.

For general inquiries email