National Conference

Be informed. Inspired. Connected.

Registration is now open for Property Council's showcase event!

Specifically curated for property professionals, this action-packed three-day conference allows you to gain vital skills, exchange knowledge, develop enduring professional networks, and hear from the movers, shakers and history-makers.

The 2018 Conference will be hosted in Rotorua - just 2.5 hours from Auckland -  far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to offer those starting out in property an affordable conference destination with plenty of adventure. 
With everything from whitewater rafting and mountain biking to a site tour of local developments you will be forced to re-think Rotorua!
Check out our quicklinks and watch this space for programme updates.

Ngā mihi


 Wednesday 29 August

 12:00 - 4:00pm Pre-conference activities and site tours
 6:00 - 9:00pm Welcome Function, Te Puia

 Thursday 30 August

 8:30am - 5:00pm Conference day one
 7:00pm - midnight Conference Dinner, The Blue Baths

 Friday 31 August

 8:30am - 3:00pm Conference day two


We are delighted to welcome our 2018 conference speakers:

 Rt Hon Helen Clark
Former Prime Minister

Alan McMahon
National Director
Research & Consulting
Colliers International

Kathy MacDermott
Property Council Australia

Gilbert Enoka
All Blacks Manager

Chris Aiken
Chief Executive

John Dakin
National President
Property Council NZ

Cameron Bagrie

Haydn Reed
Head of Infrastructure Programmes
Auckland Council

Tim Grafton
Chief Executive
Insurance Council of NZ

Sean Ellison
Senior Economist Asia-Pacific 

Ward Kamo


Activities & site tours

Wednesday 29 August

We have created a jam packed pre-conference experience for you! There are two activities to choose from and one site tour option.

  • Whitewater rafting - join us on the Kaituna River and head down the largest commercially rafted waterfall in the world - 7m Tutea Falls. BBQ and Beverages as well as transport there and back will be provided. 
    $120.00 + GST per person
  • Mountain Biking - make your way through the Redwoods Forest on the 3hr tailored MTB tour for all skills and fitness levels. Full suspension mountain bikes and helmets are provided.  A gourmet lunch and beverages as well as transport there and back will be provided.  
    $120.00 + GST per person
  • Site Tours - book a spot to view 3-4 sites within Rotorua.  Site tour includes food and beverage along the way.  
    $95.00 + GST per person


We have secured three hotels for your stay in Rotorua. Rates and booking instructions can be found below.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Click here to book.

Search 'Rotorua' and your preferred dates of stay, followed by the preferential code "BGPG" to receive conference rates.

Note: This will be the main conference hotel for pre-conference registration, bus pickups and post-function drinks.

 Superior City View $189 per night 
 Superior Lake View  $229 per night
 Junior Suite $289 per night
 Executive Suite $489 per night

ibis Rotorua

Click here to book.
Search 'Rotorua' and your preferred dates of stay, followed by the preferential code "BGPG" to receive conference rates.

 Standard City View $129 per night
 Standard Lake View  $159 per night 

Millennium Hotel

Click here to book.
Enter in dates of stay followed by the group code "PCNZ18", then click 'update rates' to receive conference rates.

 Superior $165 per night 
 Superior Lake View  $175 per night
 Club Room $230 per night


Registrations are now open. Please note our new registration options below:

  • Young professionals - delegates aged 30 years and under
  • Group registration - applies to companies registering 4+ delegates (price below is per delegate)



 Full Delegate Earlybird*  $1,500 Full Delegate Earlybird* $2,000 
 Full Delegate Standard $1,800 Full Delegate Standard $2,400
 Young Professional Earlybird*  $1,250 Young Professional Earlybird* $1,667
 Young Professional Standard $1,550 Young Professional Standard $2,067
 Group Earlybird*  $1,250 Group Earlybird* $1,667
 Group Standard $1,550  Group Standard $2,067

*Earlybird pricing is only applicable up to 5pm, Friday 27 July 2018. 
All prices exclude GST of 15%.

Sponsorship opportunities

If you are interested in aligning your brand with this showcase event, please contact Lauren Hunter.

Contact | Lauren Hunter

Lauren is National Events Manager at Property Council New Zealand, tasked with managing our large-scale annual events such as the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards, Annual National Conference, Residential Development Summit and Retail Conference. With over a decade of event experience, Lauren is an expert when it comes to professional education and planning one heck of a party.

Get in touch here or via 09 300 9589.