Annual Conference

Image: 2017 PRINZ Conference attendees

The annual PRINZ Conference provides a unique chance to engage with your peers, speakers and new connections; acquire new experiences in small workshops and breakout sessions and evolve as a practitioner through focused learning and development.

PRINZ has given me access to network with great comms and PR people across the country, along with excellent professional development and other opportunities. It's great being able to pick up the phone or email someone you've met at conference, because you know they've had some experience dealing with a situation that mirrors your own.
Lee Harris, MPRINZ,


We are excited to announce that the 2018 PRINZ Conference will be held on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 of May 2018 in Hamilton.

This is the first time that the PRINZ Conference has been held in the Waikato and the decision to do this is testimony to the strong support of our Waikato members and local committee chaired by Heather Claycomb.

Situated in heartland New Zealand, Waikato region is our country’s food basket. This epicurean cradle has raised up some of New Zealand’s greatest chefs, food writers and aficionados – what better place to take a break from the everyday and ponder some PR food for thought!

Entrée: What can you learn to up your game and career?

Main course: What’s happening in the industry now?

Dessert: What does the future hold? What communications challenges and opportunities are around the corner?

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#PRConf17 - Seismic Shifts

25 & 26 May 2017 | Christchurch

Venue: Rydges Latimer Hotel

The theme for the conference is ‘Seismic Shifts’. Our Shaky Isles have been rocked, the twin shocks of Brexit and Trump are causing geopolitical reverberations around the globe, and our professional industry is undergoing momentous upheaval. Now’s the time to re-examine what we knew to be true, rethink our approach, rebuild what works and redesign all that doesn’t. Seismic events are creating a chasm in the modus operandi – let’s avail ourselves of the moment and forge new paths ahead!

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PRINZ Conference 2017 Storify

PRINZ Conference programme 2017

PRINZ Conference 2017 Speaker presentations

Past Conferences

PRConf16 - Challenge to Opportunity

Auckland, 12 & 13 May 2016

PRINZ Conference 2016 Storify

PRINZ Conference programme 2016

Speaker presentations

PRConf15 - Mind the Gap

Wellington, 21-22 May 2015

PRINZ Conference 2015 storify

PRINZ Conference programme

Previous Conferences can be found here