Jimmy Spithill

“Colourful” is an often used word to describe yachtsman James ‘Jimmy’ Spithill, one of the most outspoken, but also one of the most decorated and high-achieving sailors in the world.

Jimmy has been at the forefront of the America’s Cup landscape since, aged 19, he became the youngest America’s Cup skipper in history, helming Young Australia 2000 in Auckland. He’s skippered in every Cup since, again setting records by becoming the youngest skipper to win the America’s Cup in 2010, at the helm of Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA.

He came to the attention of Kiwis while leading an improbable comeback against Emirates Team New Zealand – as they were only one race win away from bringing home the trophy in San Francisco in 2013.

Jimmy speaks dynamically and authentically about the challenges he has faced and the lessons he has learned on his path to championship – working harder and smarter than your competitors; positive mindset; resilience; the dangers of complacency, and the power of team work – leaving his audience motivated, inspired and galvanised for success.

2021 Program

8.00am – 3.00pm Novice & Open Auction Competition Heats InterContinental Hotel
10.00am – 3.00pm Mortgage Express Conference Wellington Museum
10.00am – 3.00pm Specialised Workshops – Property Management & NAI Harcourts InterContinental Hotel
12.00pm – 6.00pm Registration Open TSB Arena
2.00pm – 8.00pm Business Partner Exhibition Hub Opens Shed 6
4.00pm – 4.50pm HX Launch & Opening Address TSB Arena
4.50pm – 6.00pm Auction Competition Finals TSB Arena
6.00pm – 8.00pm Welcome Function Shed 6

8.00am – 4.00pm Registration and Exhibition Open TSB Arena
9.30am – 9.50am Day Two Opening TSB Arena
9.50am – 10.35am Opening Keynote Speaker TSB Arena
10.35am – 11.05am Morning Tea and Networking Break Shed 6
11.05am – 4.30pm Mortgage Express Conference Wellington Museum
11.05am – 11.35am Hot Spot Agents TSB Arena
11.35am – 12.15pm Keynote Speaker TSB Arena
12.15pm – 1.15pm Lunch and Networking Break Shed 6
1.15pm – 1.50pm Harcourts Panel TSB Arena
1.50pm – 2.30pm Keynote Speaker TSB Arena
2.30pm – 3.00pm Afternoon Tea and Networking Break Shed 6
3.00pm – 3.50pm Closing Keynote Speaker – Jimmy Spithill TSB Arena
3.50pm – 4.00pm Closing Address
Bryan Thomson, Managing Director, Harcourts New Zealand
TSB Arena
5.45pm – 6.30pm Pre-Dinner Drinks TSB Arena
6.45pm – 11.30pm National Awards Dinner TSB Arena

Registration Options

HX Standard Registration
$450 + GST


Auction Competition
Specialist Workshops
Auction Final
Welcome Function

All Day Sessions

HX Full Registration
$645 + GST

Includes National Awards Dinner


Auction Competition
Specialist Workshops
Auction Final
Welcome Function

All Day Sessions
National Awards Dinner Ticket

National Awards Dinner Only
$195 + GST


We have secured some fantastic accommodation room rates for conference delegates! Get in quick as rooms are limited and these special rates won’t last long. (Room types and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking)

DoubleTree by Hilton

Rates quoted are available over 12 nights (18-30 May).

CityLife Hotel

Promo code ‘Harcourts21’

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

147 The Terrace, Wellington.
Promo Code Harcourts Conference 2021

InterContinental Wellington

Note from InterContinental Hotel:
A contact number/email and credit card must be provided.
Guests are responsible for payment of room direct to the hotel.
Cancellation is 30 days prior to arrival date. Bookings cancelled within 30 days will be charged a cancellation penalty equal to the nights cancelled. The link will expire 60 days prior to arrival and rooms are subject to availability at all times.

Novotel or Ibis Hotel

Novotel: 133 The Terrace, Wellington Central
Ibis: 153 Featherston Street, Wellington Central

It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Check out a recap of photos from Conference 2019 here.

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