Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)'s 2017 conference will focus on creating pathways to 2050: liveable spaces and loveable places. There will be a strong focus on future thinking and creating liveable 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 our ideas and discuss the new initiatives to make this happen.
The 2016 conference was widely popular among delegates and we are putting a lot of energy into making the 2017 conference the best one yet. We will have highly regarded speakers sharing best practice and take home messages that will allow councils to make tangible changes to build liveable spaces and loveable places in their communities.
The conference will take place in Auckland and be host to 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.