Wednesday 19th April 2023, 10:00am-5:00pm
Te Pae Convention Centre, Dobson 1&2

The Emerging Planners Congress is the annual professional development event organised by and for Emerging Planners of New Zealand.

The Congress is a single day event coinciding with the NZPI annual conference which aims to encourage critical thinking and discussion among planners up to 5 years’ experience while facilitating and encouraging professional, social and career development opportunities. The next Congress is in Christchurch with the theme being ‘Providing the tools to enable Emerging Planners to Rise to the Challenges’.

Hear from a wide range of speakers covering topics from solar farms, automated vehicles, legislation reforms, emerging technologies and ways to manage mental wellbeing.



Time:

  • 10:00am-5:00pm

Tickets:

  • NZPI Emerging Planner Members - Early bird: $100 | Standard: $150
  • Students* - $100
  • Non-Member - Early bird: $150 | Standard: $175

*This option is only available to NZPI members, students can become members free of charge. Early bird does not apply.

Programme

Morning

Pōwhiri: Rehua Marae - 79 Springfield Road, St Albans, Chc
  • Pōwhiri
    8.00am
  • Whakanoa / Morning tea
    9.15am
  • Bus / walk back to Te Pae - Field trip attendees gather to depart
    9.30am
EP Congress - Te Pae
  • Welcome: MC - Isabella Cawthorn
    10:00-10:05am
  • Guest Speaker #1: Pip McKay - National EP Rep
    10:05-10:25am
  • Guest Speaker #2: Morgan Fallowfield - Solar Farms: Rising to the Challenge of Clean Energy Production
    10:30-11:00am
  • Guest Speaker #3: Ciaran Fox - Mental Health Foundation
    11:00am-11:45am
  • Guest Speaker #4: Mahaanui Kurataiao - The Role of Mana Whenua-Owned Environmental Planning Consultancies
    11:45-12:30pm
  • Lunch in Exhibition Area Hall E1
    12:30am-1.30pm

Afternoon

  • Guest Speaker #5 - Moayad Shammut - Planning for Automated Vehicles
    1:30-2:00pm
  • Guest Speaker #6 - Axel Downard-Wilke - Urban Development, Transport and Emissions
    2:00pm-2:30pm
  • Guest Speaker #7 - Rachel Murdoch and Lauren Semple – RMA reforms / Legislative Changes
    2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Afternoon tea in Exhibition Area Hall E1
    3:00-3:30pm
  • Guest Speaker #8 - Jon Richards - Online Planning Tools
    3:30-4:00pm
  • Guest Speaker #9 - TBC
    4:00 -4.30pm
  • Guest Speaker #10 - Andrea Harris - He Ara Kotahi Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge – Palmerston North
    4:30-5:00pm
  • Wrap up & Celebration with awarding of Lance Leikis Award - MC & Pip McKay
    5:00pm
  • NZPI Conference Welcome Function and Awards Ceremony
    6:00-8:00pm

Social Event

You are invited to meet fellow planners from around the country at Dux Central on Tuesday prior to the Emerging Planners Congress.

Come along to share a beverage, food and engage in the social activities we have planned for the night.




  • Date: Tuesday, 6pm
  • Venue: Dux Central, 6 Poplar Street, Christchurch Central

Speakers

Isabella Cawthorn

Confluence Consulting

Pip MacKay

FOLKL

Morgan Fallowfield

Jacobs

Ciaran Fox

Mental Health Foundation

Mahaanui Kurataiao

Moayad Shammut

Massey University

Axel Downard-Wilke

ViaStrada Ltd

Rachel Murdoch

Greenwood Roche

Lauren Semple

Greenwood Roche

Jon Richards

Isovist

Andrea Harris

WSP NZ

For the full conference programme please see the below.

Full programme