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Christchurch to host EDNZ Conference in October 2022

Christchurch will be host city for the EDNZ Conference 2022 to be held over three days in October next year.

The annual conference is the flagship event of Economic Development New Zealand and is set to attract 250 to 300 delegates. It is the only New Zealand national conference dedicated to economic development.

The event features a three-day conference programme, the national economic development awards and a range of dynamic networking events. Delegates will include local, regional and central government economic development professionals and private consultants.

ChristchurchNZ Head of Business Events, Megan Crum says the EDNZ national conference is a unique opportunity to raise the profile of Ōtautahi Christchurch as a leader in economic development.

We have much experience and knowledge to share with delegates. Our city’s resilience, focus on change and sustainability will help drive the discussion regarding vital issues affecting all New Zealanders.

Megan Crum - Head of Business Events, ChristchurchNZ

“The event will attract New Zealand’s leading economic development practitioners, globally and nationally recognised speakers and thought leaders, and this will serve to enrich our community and foster wellbeing,” she says.

The diverse delegate list will include local, regional and central government economic development professionals as well as private consultants and employees of small and large firms. Many delegates facilitate industry development, investment attraction, job creation, and place making.

EDNZ wants to walk the talk and support regional economic development. Christchurch has had more than its fair share of challenges and we also chose Christchurch because we wanted to show our support for the community.

Susan Houston - CEO, Economic Development New Zealand

Susan Houston, CEO of Economic Development New Zealand says Christchurch stood out as host city because of the support offered by ChristchurchNZ, the accessibility for travel there, walkability within the compact city centre, the diverse range of accommodation, and great choice of venues.

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