General Information

Transport and Parking

There are 6 car parking facilities located in the vicinity of Te Pae, with the closest located directly opposite the venue.

Getting Around Christchurch

Christchurch is very accessible city to get around many things accessible by foot or their hop-on-hop-off historic tramway. For travel further afield, Christchurch is well-served by its public transport network, airport shuttle services, taxis and ride-share providers, and even car-sharing apps.


Just 20 minutes from the centre of the city, Christchurch International Airport is New Zealand’s second largest visitor gateway.

As airlines are regularly changing and updating schedules we recommend you check each airlines web site for the best prices and most convenient flights.

Shuttle Service

There are variety of taxi and shuttle services that run from Christchurch airport. For more information and to book click here.

Hire Cars

Traveling to New Zealand

Passports and Visas

If you plan to visit New Zealand for a short period, you must request an NZeTA before you travel if you:

  • travel on a passport from a country on the list of visa waiver countries and territories, and
  • are visiting for up to 3 months — or, if you are a British citizen, up to 6 months.

Visa waiver countries can be viewed here.


We recommend that applicants applying for a paper-based visa lodge their application at least 6-8 weeks before their intended travel date to New Zealand. All travellers to New Zealand must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Travelers to New Zealand cannot apply for a visa on arrival.


As a guide,  the average daily high temperature in Christchurch in November is 19°C with an average daily low of 8°C.


All communication with registered delegates will be by email.  If you register and do not receive a confirmation by email within 5 working days please contact the Conference Secretariat Encanta Event Management by phone on +61 3 9863 7608 or email


The information in this web site is correct at the time of printing. The Organisers reserve the right to change any aspect of the programme without prior notice.


Conference Sessions: Smart Casual

Welcome Reception: Smart Casual

nextGEN Forum: Smart Casual

Women in Engineering Networking Reception: Smart Casual

Young Professionals Function: Smart Casual

Field Trips: To be advised

Conference Dinner: Cocktail/Lounge Sui


In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organising Committee and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Secretariat nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter. 


The Conference Organisers recognise that some delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise the Conference Secretariat either via the registration form or in writing should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this will be at an additional cost.

Smoking Policy

The New Zealand Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres in Christchurch.

Privacy Statement

In registering for this event relevant details may be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, Encanta Event Management and other parties directly related to the Conference.  Should you wish for your details not to be included in this list, please tick the privacy requested box on the registration form.