Keynotes

NEXT:  Thriving in the Decade of Disruption.  Matt Church

The next 10 years are expected to be some of the most challenging we have experienced across every industry and sector. From robots to outsourcing and disruptive business models our world is changing rapidly: how schools are run, money is made and teams of people work together is all up for grabs. Massive technological and social shifts are demanding that we all turn up as the best version of ourselves. This session explores the imperative for all of us to be more human in a world technology is turning upside down.  Matt’s presentations are high energy, interactive and top-rated.

Matt, leadership expert, founder of Thought Leaders and author of ten leadership books so far.  He communicates with deep focus, commercial clarity and a razor sharp wit on three things: removing fear and replacing it with confidence, removing confusion and replacing with certainty and mobilising people in pursuit of a better future.  His presentation will be smart, funny and thought provoking.

In 2014 he was inducted into the professional speaker Hall of Fame having received the service, education and excellence awards from the professional speaker’s association. Globally the International Federation of Professional Speakers recognised him as one the top 21 most influential people in the industry on the planet. E-Speakers, the largest industry marketplace puts him as one of the Top10 motivational speakers globally.

 

Update on the Economy.  Kevin Stirrat

What you need to know…

Kevin  joined Forsyth Barr in 2005. He has over 35 years of experience in the areas of money market research, trading and sales, liability management, fixed income distribution, balance sheet management and asset management.

Kevin is the Director/Strategy, Wealth Management Research for Forsyth Barr. He provides dedicated research on global macro themes for New Zealand based investors including key asset allocation implications. He has specific responsibilities for firm wide tactical asset allocation and currency hedging decisions. He also leads the investment strategy discussion within the Forsyth Barr Investment Committee. 

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How Science, Engineering and the Community can work together to deliver on climate change.  Professor Juliet Gerrard

NZ, through its science community has invested heavily in understanding climate change causes and potential responses.  Especially in combination with our international links, it provides a tremendous resource of expertise and knowledge.

The infrastructure engineering sector is also heavily involved in devising and delivering climate change strategies, responses and physical work.  This is particularly on behalf of Local and Central government.  In this regard, this is where significant amounts of funding are made available.  So this sector provides real-life full scale projects that incorporate the science, and brings considerable expertise and funding to implement them.

There is an increasingly developing body of people expert in stakeholder engagement and communications.  These people help us connect to our community. The community is the reason why we do anything, so we must listen, understand and educate.

Professor Juliet Gerrard trained at Oxford University, where she completed a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry and a DPhil in Biological Chemistry.  In 1993, she moved to Aotearoa New Zealand, as a research scientist at Crop & Food Research. She was appointed as a Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Canterbury in 1998, where she became Professor and Co-Director of the Biomolecular Interaction Centre. 

In 2014, she moved to the University of Auckland as a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemical Sciences and later the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science. Juliet’s research covers a broad base and is interdisciplinary, cutting across biochemistry, chemistry, health, agricultural and food science and biomaterial design. It also incorporates a full spectrum of fundamental and applied research.  She has held an Industry and Outreach Fellowship with Callaghan Innovation and founded a start-up company. 

Juliet has over 150 publications, as well as three books. She won a National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2004 and played an increasingly governance role in the research sector, including as Chair of the Marsden Council and a Director for Plant & Food Research, prior to her appointment in 2018 as the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.

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Stantec New Zealand.  Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. We’re designers, planners, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol STN.

www.stantec.com/NewZealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waugh Infrastructure Management is a niche consultancy that assists governments and councils with the full range of infrastructure asset management planning, from strategic planning and policy development, through to operational service delivery.
Waugh Infrastructure Management provides industry leadership within the New Zealand local government infrastructure management field, developing widely used guidance and templates designed to meet legislative and industry requirements.
Waugh Infrastructure Management are infrastructure management specialists with wide domain expertise, who enjoy being part of your team and assisting in delivering the outcomes you require.

www.waughinfrastructure.com

 

 

 

Bronze Sponsors


Beca is one of the largest professional services consultancies in the Asia Pacific region with 3000-plus professionals spread across 19 offices. We combine our skills and insights with those of our clients, using the power of partnerships to think, design and develop creative solutions together. While our experience has been 99 years in the making, it is the fresh talent we’re nurturing, the innovative thinking we’re developing and the connections that we’re forging that get us most excited for the future.
www.beca.com

beforeUdig is an online service which enables anyone undertaking excavation works to obtain information on the location of cables, pipes and other utility assets in and around any proposed dig site, helping to protect themselves and valuable assets during these works. In most cases it provides a ‘one stop shop’ for contractors to communicate about their planned activities with member utilities and authorities.
www.beforeudig.co.nz


Jeff Booth Consulting Ltd specialises in water engineering consultancy services. We supply network modelling, asset management and operational analytics software from Innovyze, who is a global leader in the development of software solutions to reduce sewer overflows, design green drainage, manage water quality, reduce leakage, and develop dashboards for decision making. We also supply datalogging solutions to enhance reticulation management.
www.jeffboothconsulting.co.nz


Fulton Hogan is a major resource-based civil contracting company, providing a broad range of products and services in the roading, 3 waters, rail, quarrying, civil construction, infrastructure maintenance and land development sectors. This experience has shaped a company that prides itself on pioneering new engineering and construction techniques. Our commitment is to complete all projects in a timely manner, in accordance with the highest health and safety environmental practices.
www.fultonhogan.com


Higgins delivers a comprehensive range of civil construction and road maintenance services across urban and rural areas. Our team of 1800 people across New Zealand and in Fiji have a ‘customer no.1’ focus to deliver the very best to our customers. The foundation of our business is the ‘Higgins values’ which shape our behaviours and make us a great place to work and good people to work with.
www.higgins.co.nz


Hygrade Products Limited is New Zealand’s leading supplier of world leading products for the watermain and drainage industry. The comprehensive range includes a full range of valves, pipe fittings, access covers and grates, and related specialist hardware products for civil and municipal applications throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.


McBerns commenced operations in Australia in 1991 and has been operating in the NZ marketplace for over 18 years, supplying SCIRT, NZ Water Authorities and contractors with Safety Access Covers and Odour Control Filters.
• Safety Access Covers are custom designed and manufactured to suit any site requirements. They are setting new standards in design and manufacture, incorporating operational safety with functionality and design flexibility.
• Odour Filter Range eliminates 99.9% odorous emissions. Our Odour filters incorporate ease of operation, effectiveness and cost efficiencies. We have filters to suit domestic situations through to large industrial sites.
www.mcberns.com


RST Environmental Solutions Ltd provides a comprehensive range of products and services for erosion, sediment and dust control, slip repair and water treatment solutions. It also has an environmental training and auditing division that can monitor sites for environmental compliance.
www.rst.co.nz


SuperSealing is a market leader in the road maintenance and construction industry, specialising in crack sealing. Since 2003, SuperSealing established long-term relationships with councils, civil contractors and leading road maintenance organisations. Our reputation has been built on our reliability, quality of work, value for money and high levels of service. SuperSealing aims at improving the effectiveness of constructing and maintenance roads and services by utilising high quality products, systems, services and solutions. SuperSealing places the highest priority on OH&S with our fully integrated management system providing the framework for our continuous improvement.
www.supersealing.co.nz