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 urban form, climate resilience, earthquake recovery, mental wellbeing and sustainable energy production - to name few.


  • 10:00am-5:00pm


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

Download full programme here

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

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