The inaugural New Zealand Aerospace Summit will be held on February 21st, 2022.

  • The Summit will be New Zealand’s largest networking event for the aerospace industry 
  • Held at Te Pae, Christchurch Convention Centre
  • Speakers include Minister Megan Woods and Peter Beck

Organised by Aerospace Christchurch, the Summit will feature Kiwi innovators and trailblazers in keynote sessions and panel discussions. 

Aerospace Christchurch Committee President, Mark Rocket, says the Summit is shaping up to be a step-change event, “We’re keenly anticipating bringing together New Zealand’s key aerospace participants for the first time to discuss how we build an aerospace nation.”

With over 300 delegates, the Summit will be a unique opportunity to connect with aerospace entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, and government agencies. Speakers include Peter Beck (CEO, Rocket Lab) and Anna Kominik (Asia Pacific Region Director, Wisk), and exhibitors include Dawn Aerospace, Merlin Labs, Rocket Lab, Wisk and Kea Aerospace. 

Dawn Aerospace Co-founder James Powell says New Zealand’s aerospace industry is a fast-growing and vibrant community. “We’re looking forward to the New Zealand Aerospace Summit – sharing new ideas, hearing from others in industry, and, of course, we’re always recruiting.”

The Summit will run alongside the Smart Christchurch Innovation Expo, showcasing Canterbury’s latest innovations and technologies with more than one hundred interactive exhibitors and more than fifty speakers.

Tickets for the Aerospace Summit are still available here:

About Aerospace Christchurch

Aerospace Christchurch is an industry body that promotes the interests of our city, our region and our nation. We encompass broad aspects of aerospace: aviation, space flight, rocketry, manufacturing, engineering, geospatial mapping, data analytics, education, training and services. Aerospace Christchurch works with individuals and organisations that want to grow the economic wealth and aerospace capability in New Zealand.

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For more about the Smart Christchurch Innovation Expo, visit

Media enquiries:
Vickie Harman
Communications and Events Manager
Aerospace Christchurch