The 2019 IRSPM Annual Conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand and organized by the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand is well known as a pioneer in many aspects of public management and governance. The appetite for public sector innovation continues apace guided by sound stewardship and driven by demonstrable impact. At the centre of this activity is Wellington, a compact, lively capital city that offers an unparalleled opportunity to directly engage with parliament and most of the government agencies. Strategically located in the heart of the capital, the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, invites you to join us in the ‘coolest capital city in the world’ in April 2019.