• 04 472 1202
  • letstalk@acenz.org.nz
  • Christchurch, New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH

23-24 October 2024

An ACE New Zealand Conference

Pick the brains of some of the best minds in Aotearoa.
Join other leading innovative professional consultants and enhance your professional repertoire.
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Futurespace is your space.

Being a consultant at the top of your game means being aware of market trends and solutions. We need to have strong business acumen and cultural competency. We must be aware of the latest innovations and ideas to elevate our people and our businesses. To do this, we need to meet the right people, have the right conversations and immerse ourselves in the right environments to challenge ourselves.
That’s why we’ve created the conference Futurespace. It’s an opportunity for c-suite, up-and-coming leaders, innovators, designers and consultants at the top of their game to enhance their professional repertoire. It’s about being in the room with other curious creatives to provoke the brains of some of the best consultants in Aotearoa.
We’re investing in international and transformative speakers to flex your brain and designing the attendee experience to flourish with a mix of keynotes, mini-masterclasses, rapid fire discussions, abstract presentations and ample networking - allowing you to work ON the business, not IN the business.

For business leaders that want to excel at shaping the teams and people delivering professional services consulting across Aotearoa

Meet our speakers

MC David Downs

MC David Downs

Chief Executive of NZ Story
    Kemi Nekvapil

    Kemi Nekvapil

    Author and leadership coach
      Blair Enns

      Blair Enns

      Founder of Win Without Pitching
        Anton Matthews

        Anton Matthews

        Director of Hustle Group

          EARLY BIRD

          Registration

          $1,695

          500/500

          • MEMBER
            until 1 August

          $1,595

          500/500

          • U35 MEMBER
            until 1 August

          $2,195

          500/500

          • NON MEMBER
            until 1 August

          Prices exclude GST and are in New Zealand dollars. See full registration prices and options.

          Programme

          TIME

          SESSION

          8am

          Registration open

          8.45am

          Mihi whakatau, waiata and local pūrākau

          9am

          Welcome, housekeeping, scene setting and insights with MC David Downes

          9.15am

          Opening keynote with Kemi Nekvapil

          11am

          Networking break

          12pm

          Māori leadership forum kōrero

          1pm

          Networking break

          2pm

          Concurrent sessions – delegates will have their choice to attend one of four presentations happening concurrently. Day one sessions include: navigating disruption, people leadership, client experience, and technology and innovation.

          4pm

          Closing keynote

          5pm

          Day one wrap-up

          6.30pm

          Social Evening: The Inaugural ACE New Zealand Quiz Night at The Church Pub

          TIME

          SESSION

          8am

          Registration open

          8.30am

          Welcome and karakia with MC David Downes

          9am

          Keynote with Anton Matthews
          Brought to you by Waihanga Ara Hau

          10am

          Dragons den

          11am

          Networking break

          Concurrent sessions – delegates will have their choice to attend one of four presentations happening concurrently. Day two sessions include: navigating disruption, people leadership, client experience, and technology and innovation.

          2pm

          Networking break

          3pm

          Keynote and masterclass with Blair Enns

          4pm

          Conference wrap up

          4.15pm

          Poroporoaki

          6pm

          ACE Awards Gala
          Brought to you by Beca

          Feel the vibe

          People are at the heart of the experience we design each year at Futurespace. We want the conference to be not too big but not too small. We’re strategically capping attendance at 200 to ensure you can network effectively and have quality time to build and strengthen relationships. Our partners can showcase their expertise and values on stage and make real and genuine business connections. We aim to create experiences our attendees will remember.
          Everyone is welcome, and we offer a few different registration packages to choose from including full registrations, day passes and guest tickets.
          We get it – planning and organising a large group of people can sometimes feel like you’re herding cats.
           
          If you have a group of six people or more, you wish to register – email Hannah Bryce at hannah@acenz.org.nz. Provide details on the number of guests you want to register and the registration types you’re after. This includes registrations for Futurespace and guest tickets for the ACE Awards Gala. We can advise you from there and help you through the process as smoothly as possible.
          Our event terms and conditions cover the various options if our event is postponed or cancelled. We also allow attendee substitutions up to and including the day of the event. Ticket sharing, however, is not allowed.
          Depending on when you register and when you notify us, there are different options for refunds or transfers. Find out more information in our event terms and conditions.

          The venue

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          2023 highlights

          Watch our highlights from Futurespace 2023.
          Hear what our attendees had to say about the experience, key takeaways and why you don't want to miss Futurespace 2024.