LGNZ's 2018 conference theme is "We are firmly focused on the future: Future-proofing for a prosperous and vibrant New Zealand." There will be a strong focus on leadership and addressing the big challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand and its communities.
We have strong ambitions for local government and we are working with our members to raise the value of what our sector can deliver for New Zealand's communities. Conference will be a chance to showcase ideas and discuss new initiatives to make this happen.
The 2017 conference was widely popular among delegates and we are putting a lot of energy into making the 2018 conference the best one yet. We will have highly regarded speakers sharing best practice and take home messages that will allow delegates to make tangible changes to build resilience for a vibrant and prosperous future for their communities.
The conference will take place in Christchurch and host approximately 550 delegates made up of mayors, chairs, chief executives, councillors and senior management from New Zealand's councils – along with key players from the private sector, business, government and non-government agencies.
The LGNZ conference is a chance for delegates to listen to fresh thinking from local and international speakers, take part in valuable, hard-hitting discussions and network within the sector. It is the one chance each year for all councils to be in the same room at the same time and the three day conference seeks to take full advantage of this opportunity.
We look forward to another successful conference and hope to see you in July.
Local Government New Zealand