2020 NZPI Conference Approaching Fast!

03 March 2020

Only 4 weeks until the 2020 NZPI conference! Secure your spot today!


He waka eke noa – A canoe which we are all in

We are now on the countdown to what is going to be a fantastic conference! The conference theme 'VALUES / VOICES / VISION' champions the planning profession to excel by considering the broader role of planning in today’s environment and explores ways to develop the profession as a thought leader guiding the strategic direction of New Zealand.


We've got a great line up of speakers including keynotes:

Check out the website for full keynote speaker and session speaker details & their presentation synopsis.

To view the full programme, click here

Social Function and Field Trip

Nelson has so much to offer! Come and explore the diversity of the Nelson region by booking a Social Function and Field Trip! Seats are limited so get in quick to avoid missing out!

Gala Awards Dinner

This black tie event serves as the close of the 2020 conference and will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your colleagues and their contributions to the profession, alongside one last opportunity to see all those people that you've not managed to catch up with in the past few days.

The evening will feature the NZPI Award Presentations, entertainment from Nelson Band 'Cover Me' and 3 Ring Riot - a circus show with edge, featuring state of the art LED light props and an explosive flaming finale, this show will scorch the senses and light up the night!

This will be a night to remember! Full details here


NZPI has negotiated conference room rates with several hotels - full details here, be sure to book your accommodation early!


Full registration includes full conference entry, welcome function ticket & gala dinner ticket. Pre-conference workshops, social functions and field trips are added separately.

Register today and join us as we reflect on past and foreseeable future challenges and opportunities planners face in transforming voices and values into bold visions for 2020 and beyond!

Spaces are limited, don't miss out, register today! Click here

We look forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE COVID-19 | While the risk is currently low in New Zealand, in light of recent events surrounding the global spread of Covid-19, NZPI is following Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure we have appropriate measures in place for the 2020 Conference in Nelson. We will be asking all delegates to work with us in minimising the risk of infection through simple health and hygiene measures such as regular hand washing, use of hand sanitiser, common cough etiquette – cough into your elbow or a tissue - and avoiding shaking hands where possible As this is a developing situation all delegates are being asked to load our conference app on their phone so they receive any updates we send out.

Thank you to our sponsors:

NZPI Conference

Emerging Planners Congress

Papa Pounamu Hui