Meet your NZPI Conference speakers.

We are excited to bring you an amazing line up of speakers for our conference in Kirikiriroa | Hamilton!

Our speakers have been carefully chosen to bring you new insight and perspective on the conference themes and how they relate to the Planning industry.

There is a fantastic mix of international and local keynote speakers to hear from and we are sure that all attendees will be inspired. Please scroll down to view all of our keynote speaker profiles and read their presentation abstracts. We look forward to seeing you in the main plenary at the conference to hear from these insightful keynote speakers!

Conference MC

Carol Hirschfeld


Breakout Sessions Speakers

Plenary & Breakout Sessions are 30min unless noted otherwise. For speaker details and presentation synopses please see the programme.


Keynote Speakers

We will have full keynote speaker information here for you very soon, please stay tuned!

Rebekah Taussig

Writer, teacher, advocate

Riley Elliott

a.k.a the Shark Man

Vaughan Payne

Te Tawharau o Te Whakatōhea

Toney Hallahan

Director, Habitacity

Euan Mills


Tipa Mahuta

Waikato Regional Council

Jo Horrocks

Chief Research & Resilience Officer, Toka Tū Ake EQC

Sarah-Jayne McCurrach

Head of Risk Reduction & Resilience, Toka Tū Ake EQC

Kate Heffey

Programme Lead (Environment), Fonterra

Sarah Laurie

Founder, Take a Breath

Joan Ko


Antony Oosten

Energy and Climate Manager, Fonterra

Minister Chris Bishop

Angela Brooks

President, American Planning Association (APA)