Reasons to come to our upcoming conference Futurespace

Are you planning on coming to Futurespace? Futurespace is our conference in 2023 held in Wellington from 20 - 21 September. 

We know that many of our members are struggling to send staff to a two-day event when as an industry, we're facing so many challenges. But I'd like to challenge you to think about the benefits a conference can bring to the workplace. 

Networking is one of the great benefits of attending a business conference. It's a chance to connect with like-minded people to share skills and best practices, ideas and innovations. We've capped registrations at 200 people so you'll be able to effectively chat with other consultants and clients including people confirmed to attend from Waka Kotahi, Kāinga Ora, Waihanga Ara Rau, Auckland Airport, One NZ and Wellington City Council.

We know you have lots of options for conferences and events. What makes Futurespace special and why does it deserve your attention? In the words of last year’s attendee Brad Rooney, GM Electronet Group: “It’s a unique environment where you talk about how to lead an engineering consultancy as opposed to other conferences where we typically focus on engineering and technical content. On top of that, there were some truly inspirational keynotes that left me fizzing and filled with new ideas for the business.”

It's proven that staff members who attend an event outside of the office return with a different outlook. They are more motivated, creative and inspired to implement what they've learned. Conferences give staff the chance to regain focus and bring a fresh perspective to the business. 

As Brad says, Futurespace isn't a place to learn more technical skills. It's a place to learn how to be a better consultant. As consultants, we must adapt and evolve to keep pace with the changing demands of the market, clients and regulatory environment. This includes keeping our eyes on trends and how innovation will continue to reshape our work, and this is what the speakers and themes at Futurespace promise to deliver.  

You'll hear from New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari dialling in from the UK to talk about human attention and focus and what this means for our productivity, Michael McQueen will talk about the key trends that will shape the coming decade as well as proven and practical strategies for staying ahead of change and remaining relevant. And Maureen Thurston from Melbourne will lead a masterclass on skills of the future and how to dance with disruption. 


  • Two days $1,595
  • Two days under 35 years $1,495
  • Day pass $995
  • Non-member $2,095

Find out more about Futurespace and register

If you can't come, we'd love for you to share this email with other members of your team. 

Ngā mihi, 

Helen Davidson