2-6 May, Christchurch, New Zealand
Each year FIG organises an international event. Every four years the large Congress is held (the latest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2014), and in the intervening years an annual Working Week is organised.
The FIG General Assembly, at its meeting held at the 2012 Working Week in Rome, elected the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors to be the local host for the FIG Working Week 2016. The last time a FIG Working Week/Committee Meeting was held in New Zealand was in 1988.
Working Weeks combine meetings of FIG’s General Assembly and administrative bodies with a technical conference over three days with 8–10 parallel sessions, organised by FIG Council and the ten FIG Commissions together with the host member association (in this instance, the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors). Working Weeks offer the opportunity for commissions to implement their work programmes and for FIG to network at a local, regional and international level.
The 2015 Working Week venue is Sofia Bulgaria, and recent Working Weeks have been held in Marrakech, Morocco (2011), Rome, Italy (2012), and Abuja, Nigeria (2013). The FIG Working Week 2016 will be hosted in Christchurch, New Zealand at the Addington Events Centre (Horncastle Arena) and the Addington Raceway.