Committee for Canterbury

The Committee for Canterbury is an independent and apolitical trust, dedicated to the future prosperity of the Canterbury region. With a membership base spread equally across community and business, the Committee is focused on supporting long-term projects, driven by research and evidence, which enhance outcomes for Canterbury. 

We are committed to supporting both projects that result in better social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes for Canterbury and to providing our members with opportunities to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing and prosperity of all Cantabrians. We are also passionate about the next generation of leadership: which has driven the establishment and creation of the Future Canterbury Leadership Program. 


ChristchurchNZ was established in July 2017 to bring together Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism (CCT) the city’s Convention Bureau, Canterbury Economic Development Corporation (CDC), International Education and the Christchurch City Council’s Major Events team.

ChristchurchNZ supports prosperity, opportunity and a great quality of life in Christchurch and Canterbury.

The new entity will be fully owned by the Christchurch City Council and will support the Council’s vision for the city:

Christchurch is a city of opportunity, a place that is open to new ideas, new people and ways of doing things – a place where anything is possible.

ChristchurchNZ will work to optimise the economic and social opportunities that tourism, major events, city promotion and economic development can bring to Christchurch and Canterbury.

This will be achieved by:

  • Providing leadership
  • Developing a strong positive city profile
  • Promoting the city to residents, national and international audiences
  • Attracting visitors, migrants, students, new business and investment through integrated marketing, major events and conferences
  • Ensuring the business environment supports successful and sustainable enterprise and encourages creativity and innovation.

They are willing to give Christchurch Business Club members any assistance and support required in areas that fit their criteria. They have many resources available for businesses. Please visit their website to see how they can help you:

Investor Insight

Investor Insight is a group for investors, ranging from the novice through to professional investors, who meet about five times a year to hear a prominent commentator from the financial industry. Topics vary from local market information to the financial markets worldwide and include forex and commodities as well as share market commentary. It is a social group who meet at the Canterbury Club for a relaxed dinner where they can network with other investors to explore concepts and ideas.

Members of the Christchurch Business Club have been invited to join these meetings and will receive an invitation when a meeting is being arranged.