28-29 March 2023 | Christchurch, New Zealand
WoodWork's objective is to grow the capability and use of wood in commercial and multi-residential buildings throughout our cities. This event brings together architects, project managers, designers, fit-out specialists, quantity surveyors, BIM specialists and engineers.

WoodWorks 2023 - South

For the first time in 8 years, WoodWorks 2023 will be holding two events - a regional March event in Christchurch and the national event later in September. Last year, WoodWorks brought together over 300 leaders in engineered wood design and construction. We had a strong interest in running a South Island event and we are looking forward to showcasing some of the best developments from around the region.

This event covers mass timber technology developments, including LVL and CLT, prefabrication and connection systems are set to transform commercial buildings. Early advantages have included accuracy, early contractor engagement and speed of construction. Now wood’s advantages in creating biophilic environments and long-term carbon-friendly sustainability are set to be recognised.

WoodWorks 2023 South will continue to showcase the practical experiences of a range of building professionals and focuses on completed New Zealand and Australian projects. Each year we also showcase an inspirational wood expert from leading tall timber exemplar building projects overseas.

Date and Venue

  • 28-29 March 2023
  • Novotel Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand


Who Attends?

The New Zealand engineered timber industry, including:

  • Engineered timber manufacturers
  • Engineered timber suppliers
  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Planners
  • Engineered timber researchers
  • Timber industry consultants
  • Wood supply chain and logistics companies
  • Trades representatives including builders, plumbers, electrical


We have been working closely with a wide range of New Zealand and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact John Stulen on or (+64) 7 921 1381.


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The WoodWorks conference always offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in wood engineering to be a part of the future of timber use in New Zealand construction.

If you’d like further information, please contact Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

Platinum Partners

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Novotel Christchurch Airport

Conveniently located outside the international and domestic terminals of Christchurch Airport, the Novotel is a modern venue with panoramic views of the Southern Alps. It is a perfect base for delegates to fly in and explore Christchurch's heritage buildings and English-style charm - combining the new with the old and offering lots of expansive green spaces.

Special accommodation rates will be available shortly for delegates.

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Registration Rates

Early-Bird Rate
(Save $100 | Ending 10 February 2023)

NZ$855 + GST

Group Rate
(3 or more attendees)

NZ$695 + GST

Icebreaker Meet and Greet



Registration Details

  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at the Rotorua conference and exhibitions
  • All prices exclude GST (15%).
  • A credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged for all transactions.
  • To be eligible for special rates; registration and payment must be received on or before the advertised dates.
  • The event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunches, refreshments, a conference handbook and post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand Government, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate, if intending to travel to attend the conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.
  • If for any reason the venue is unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that might have been imposed by Government, the event organiser may need to either reschedule the event or move the event online. Your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates and/or format. In this situation, no refunds will be given. If the event is not moved online or able to be rescheduled within 12 months of the original date, you will be entitled to a credit or a full refund.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Friday 24 February 2023, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

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