When: 20-21 September 2023

Where: In person held at Pipitea Marae, Wellington

Who: Everyone is welcome!

The event

Each year, the Council for International Development holds a conference, where our members, Pacific and global partners, business, government, academic institutions and members of the public come together. The event is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a number of other partner sponsors. Over the last few years, the CID Conference has been held online and through hybrid delivery, but this year brings the return of our in-person conference!

This year's theme

Covid and inflation have reversed decades of gains in reducing extreme poverty.

The likelihood of famines and inequality both between and within countries is on the rise.

As we witness climate impacts on our doorstep, conflicts escalating, geopolitics shifting, and inequality and injustice pervading across the world, deeper and more strategic partnerships are needed. We must prioritise greater collaborations across sectors and between nations.

This year our annual conference will bring together international NGOs, multilateral organisations, government departments, businesses, social enterprises, independent consultants, academics, and media, from across Aotearoa New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region, and globally.

Discussions will explore opportunities for new and unconventional partnerships; power imbalances and barriers to equal partnerships; strategies for navigating global risks and uncertainties; and ways we can enhance collaboration across different sectors and nations. Climate, food security, geopolitics and conflict will be key areas of discussion.

How to attend

Super early bird tickets are on sale 1 May 2023.

Early bird tickets will be on sale 8 May 

Full price tickets from 12 June