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ECC Conference 2024:


9 - 10 August, Te Pae Convention Centre

Ōtautahi / Christchurch

Bringing you the best and most exciting keynote speakers from Aotearoa / New Zealand. All our keynote speakers are experts in their field and make a contribution to our health and wellbeing focus.




This workshop has been designed in collaboration with Dr. Jin Russell. All attendees will participate in this exciting workshop held on day 2 of the conference.




The conference offers 15 different workshops across 5 streams, designed specifically for the ECE sector. There are workshops for everyone, no matter what your role in ECE is, or what goals you have.


Workshop Options

We are expecting more than 15 amazing exhibitors to attend this year's conference. Save yourself time and explore all the products and services you need to run a great centre all in one room!


Exhibitors and Sponsors

Check out the highlights from previous events


Our keynote speakers


After drawing the curtain on her stellar hockey career, three-time Olympian Gemma McCaw is dedicated to sharing her skills and knowledge in the field of health and wellness.

Gemma McCaw

Dr Jin Russell is a community and developmental paediatrician in Auckland, and a PhD student in life-course epidemiology at the University of Auckland.

Dr. Jin Russell

Shamubeel Eaqub is an experienced economist who makes economics easy. He is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker.

Shamubeel Eaqub

Anton is a pāpā, husband, and chief hustler at Hustle Group. A champion for normalising te reo Māori and building generational wealth for his people.

Anton Matthews

Dr Lucy Hone is a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a research associate at AUT University, a published academic researcher and a best-selling author.

Dr. Lucy Hone

Matt Brown is an internationally acclaimed barber and hair artist, author, husband, and father of three known for ‘giving great cuts’ and ‘inspiring great men.’

Matt Brown


Always great to come together as a sector; meet new people, have time to connect with your own team, gather new information or affirm existing knowledge; lots of fun and positivity; very refreshing!

Julie K. (2023)

Both days were so positive and invigorating with lots of actions to take away and implement. The time really flew and I could have done another day - the two days were so inspiring!

Bridget G. (2023)

Loved it all - the centre tours were extremely beneficial. I loved the keynote speakers and got even more than I expected. Fabulous panel discussion and all the workshops had benefits for me. 

Tracey L. (2022)


Frequently Asked Questions


  • When do earlybird sales end?
    Earlybird pricing ends at midnight on Monday 25 March 2024. Make sure you book your ticket to secure your savings.
  • How do I become an ECC Member?
    Click here to find out more about becoming a member of ECC. If you are unsure if your centre is a member of ECC, please contact to find out.
  • Is this a catered event?
    Yes, the ECC Conference is fully catered, providing you with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days. There is coffee and tea available. The venue can cater to most dietary requirements.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    You can view our cancellation policy here.
  • How do I get to the venue?
    The Centre is located on the corner of Armagh Street and Oxford Terrace, opening up into Cathedral Square, in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch. The Centre features multiple access points which can be reached by foot, car, taxi, bike or e scooter. Vehicle drop off and pick up for guests is available on Oxford Terrace and Armagh Street. Christchurch International Airport is 10km from the city centre, with an average drive time of 15-20 minutes.
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