Aerospace Christchurch holds regular Meet Ups for the community to meet and hear the latest news and research in the industry

Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch attending an Aerospace Christchurch event

Megan Woods, NZ Minister of Research, Science and Innovation attends an Aerospace Christchurch event

Aerospace Christchurch Meet Ups feature guest speakers from different areas of the aerospace industry with a different theme at each event

Next Aerospace Meet Up

Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #27


Location TBC

Upcoming Events


Aerospace Christchurch / New Zealand Meet Up #27

Monday 13th March


Aerospace Christchurch Mentoring Programme Start

Tuesday 14th March


Aerospace Christchurch / New Zealand Meet Up #29

Tuesday 18th July


New Zealand Aerospace Summit 2023

Monday 11th &  Tuesday 12th September
All Day


Events in August 2022

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August 1, 2022
August 2, 2022(2 events)

5:30 pm: Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #25 Innovation vs Regulation

August 2, 2022

Join us at our very first Wellington Meet Up for a robust discussion on the topic 'Innovation vs Regulation', where we will investigate striking the balance between innovation and regulation.

Key talking points:

  • Is innovation moving too fast?
  • Does regulation need to hurry up?
  • Is regulation a barrier to innovation?
  • How is our government responding to the challenges of rapid innovation?
  • Can regulators keep pace with technological change?

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5:30 pm: Canterbury Tech August Monthly Event

August 2, 2022

Join us at our upcoming FinTech themed monthly Canterbury Tech event.  The FinTech sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in NZ.  New and emerging FinTech is completely changing the way we handle money.  Innovative technologies are transforming the financial services of old,  and leaving in their wake opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-ups to enter this rapidly developing industry.

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August 3, 2022
August 4, 2022
August 5, 2022
August 6, 2022
August 7, 2022
August 8, 2022
August 9, 2022
August 10, 2022(1 event)

5:30 pm: Engineering NZ - Member Connect Canterbury

August 10, 2022

Disconnect from your screen and connect with Canterbury's engineering community, CE Richard Templer and President Tim Fisher in Ōtautahi Christchurch on 10 August.

It’s your chance to tell us about specific challenges you’re facing and learn about the bigger picture issues Engineering New Zealand is tackling.

Whatever career stage you’re at, from student to retired, we look forward to seeing you in Christchurch, and hearing what you’ve got to say.

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August 11, 2022
August 12, 2022
August 13, 2022
August 14, 2022
August 15, 2022
August 16, 2022(1 event)

12:30 pm: Canterbury Tech Lunchtime Session - Enabling Change in Complex Organisations

August 16, 2022

Tania Armstrong and co-founder Basil Buwanda founded STATE3 through a desire to help organisations to problem-solve.  Tania has a background in software, networks and telecommunications.  Tania understands complex business challenges and working to simplify these and remove obstacles to lead teams to successful outcomes.  Today, we hear how to understand impact and enable change within complex organisations.

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Christchurch is an ideal place to base our operations because it is a good location for flight testing, has less air traffic and relatively stable weather.”

Stefan Powell, Co-Founder and CTO, Dawn Aerospace