Last chance to register for the FIG Working Week

Less than a month remains to register for the 78th FIG Working Week and secure participation in this unique gathering set to address topics at the heart of local and international surveyors and spatial professionals within the overall theme “Recovery from Disaster”.

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Please note, if you register onsite 15% GST will be added to the registration fee.

The conference programme for the 2016 FIG Working Week has been released! If you have not already checked out the detailed programme – now is your chance.

Located in 11 session rooms, the 3-day conference program offers many different and interesting topics covering the entire broadness of the surveying profession.

…from Cadaster and Land Administration over Hydrography and BIM to Valuation and Real Estate and much more. Hence, there is something for everyone!

Altogether FIG Working Week will gather more than 350 highly qualified national and international speakers from all disciplines within the surveying, geospatial, natural and built environment professions.


Extend your Working Week experience by attending one of the pre-conference programme:

30 April-1 May 2016
FIG and NZIS have decided on a special focus on the young surveyors and to give Young Surveyors an outstanding opportunity to participate both in the Working Week with its variety of sessions and a special Young Surveyors Conference. The Young Surveyors conference will include a tailor made programme aimed at young professionals.

30 April-1 May 2016
Prior to the FIG Working the IIHSM  is hosting a two day symposium. Day one will focus on the boundaries of South Pacific and answer the question “Are the Islands Sinking?”. The second day has the theme “From Mercator to Cook to Silent Cinema: Surveyors of the World”.

1-2 May 2016
The technical seminar is aimed at surveyors, spatial professionals, students and operational geodesists who are interested in learning more about practical aspects of reference frames from some of the world’s leading geodesists and geodetic surveyors. As well as covering reference frame basics, the two-day seminar will focus particularly on dealing with deformation and datum unification. There will be ample opportunity for networking with other seminar participants and presenters, including at the seminar dinner. Numbers are limited so early registration is advised.

30 April-1 May 2016
FIG has organised several regional forums on the role of land professionals in supporting SIDS. Again this year a workshop is taken place. The workshop is entitled “Responding to Climate Change and Security of Tenure in Small Island Developing States: The Role of Land Professionals”. New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZAID), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) and its Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the FIG Foundation are supporting the workshop.

The key topics will be: the specific context and vulnerabilities for SIDS;

  • the specific challenges faced by SIDS in the land sector;
  • climate change, vulnerability and the risk of natural disasters;
  • urbanisation; and
  • challenges for improved land governance.

2 May
The session introduces GLTN and its land tools, particularly STDM to young surveyors to encourage them to think of possible application of the tool/s in their own country contexts. It will also serve as a venue for young surveyors involved in STDM country implementation to share their experiences. The session also aims to create a pool of young land professionals who are able to provide the needed technical support on STDM implementation in various countries.

If you are interested in participating, please contact FIG Young Surveyors Network at


FIG Working Week wouldn’t be anything without the interaction and networking of our participants.

Join these events to get to know your fellow peers.

  • Home Hospitality  –  1 May, 19.30 –
  • Welcome Reception  – 2 May, 19.00-22.00 at Transitional Cathedral
  • Kiwi Evening / FIG Foundation Dinner –  3 May, 19.30-23.00 at Horncastle Arena
  • FIG Commission Dinner – 4 May, 19.30
  • Gala Dinner – 5 May, 19.30-23.00 at Air Force Museum of New Zealand
  • Farewell Reception – 6 May hosted by #FIG2017, Helsinki, Finland
  • Rugby Match – 6 May, 19.35 at AMI Stadium, Addington Christchurch

Don’t let this opportunities pass you by!

Register for the FIG Working Week in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 may 2016 today –

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