Hon David Parker

Born in Roxburgh in 1960, David grew up in Dunedin and has a BCom (Acctg) and LLB from the University of Otago.
He was a litigation and managing partner in law firm Anderson Lloyd and was a co-founder of the Dunedin Community Law Centre.
David is an experienced CEO and company director in a range of industries and has experienced both success and failure. He was involved in a number of start-up businesses in the agri-biotechnology field including A2 Milk, and BLIS Technologies which he managed from start-up to the main board of the NZX.
He held various Ministerial portfolios in the last Labour-led Government including Attorney-General, Energy, Climate Change, Transport, Land Information and State Services. In 2008 he was named by the Listener magazine as Environmentalist of the Year for his work as Minister of Energy and Climate Change. He pioneered New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme, then described by many as the most significant environmental reform in NZ for decades.
In opposition his roles included Deputy Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party and spokesperson on Finance, Trade and Export Growth.
After the 2017 election, David was named a minister in the Jacinda Ardern-led government. He was appointed Attorney-General, Minister for Economic Development, Environment, Trade and Export Growth, and Associate Minister of Finance but Minister Phil Twyford assumed the Economic Development role in a minor reshuffle in July.
He maintains strong interests in the protection of civil liberties, as well as economic and environmental policy.
David pursues policies which both enhance economic growth and address the growing extremes between rich and poor in New Zealand, while protecting the environment.
David is a keen tramper and skier.

Keynotes

NEXT:  Thriving in the Decade of Disruption.  Matt Church VIRTUAL

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, Forsyth Barr

 

What you need to know…

Kevin Stirrat 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.

Please click here for Kevin Stirrat’s Disclosure Statement.

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Hot Topic Procurement.  Tara Macmillan, Waka Kotahi NZ  Transport Agency

Tara is passionate about unlocking the ability of Procurement teams to add greater value within organisations through early involvement; driving innovation through the development of new methods and approaches; leveraging procurement to deliver and realise greater outcomes, including social outcomes for New Zealand; and attracting and growing procurement capability across all public sector in New Zealand.

Tara will share her thoughts on the challenges faced by the infrastructure sector in New Zealand and what Waka Kotahi is doing to address these challenges through a significant shift in procurement approach.

Tara Macmillan is the Senior Manager Procurement for Waka Kotahi NZ  Transport Agency and has had over 15 years’ experience in Supply Chain and procurement-related disciplines across Australia and New Zealand.
Over the past 14 years Tara has held senior supply chain and leadership roles across a number of industries, including grocery, mining, electricity and – more recently – infrastructure. Tara joined Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to lead the procurement function through a period of unprecedented change, with a key focus on capital infrastructure procurement.  

Hot Topic Energy Remix.  Keith Turner

Details coming….

 

Update on the NZ Infrastructure Commission.  Dr. Alan Bollard

 

Dr Bollard will provide an update on the NZ Infrastructure Commission

Dr Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at Victoria University of Wellington. He has extensive experience as a senior public servant. He has previously  held  roles  as  the Executive  Director  of  the  Asia  Pacific  Economic  Cooperation  (APEC)  Secretariat, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and Chief Executive and Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury.
He holds a PhD in Economics and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Auckland University.

 

 

Panel | Our Future Workforce.  Dr Alan Bollard, Pete Hodgson and Peter Silcock

 

Dr Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at Victoria University of Wellington. He has extensive experience as a senior public servant. He has previously  held  roles  as  the Executive  Director  of  the  Asia  Pacific  Economic  Cooperation  (APEC)  Secretariat, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and Chief Executive and Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury.
He holds a PhD in Economics and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Auckland University

 

 

 

Peter Silcock is the chief Executive of Civil Contractors New Zealand or CCNZ the organisation representing over 600 companies that build and maintain New Zealand’s Infrastructure. He has been a strong advocate of the need for a more reliable pipeline of work and improved procurement practices to enable contractors to build their capability and capacity.
Peter has also been involved in the rollout of CCNZ Civil Trades Apprenticeship Scheme and the development of CCNZ’s EPIC Careers in infrastructure campaign.

 

 

Hon. Pete Hodgson is a retired veterinarian and politician. He was a Cabinet Minister from 1999 –2008. His portfolios included Climate Change Policy, Commerce, Economic Development, Education (tertiary), Energy, Fishing, Forestry, Land Information, Health, Science and Innovation, Statistics and Transport. 
He chairs the Southern Partnership Group for the Dunedin Hospital project, is chair of Callaghan Innovation Ltd, and is on the board of Otago Innovation Ltd and two biotechnology start ups. He is the NZ independent Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART).

 

 

Dr Caroline Orchiston  

Caroline’s background in both earth and social sciences involves research on aspects of tourism disaster resilience and recovery, community and business resilience, and scenario planning for impacts to critical infrastructure and emergency management during earthquake disasters. Her PhD and Postdoctoral research investigated tourism in areas of high seismic risk (Southern Alps and Canterbury, New Zealand), focussing on pre-disaster planning and preparedness (Alpine Fault zone) and post-disaster impacts and recovery amongst tourism enterprises and stakeholders (Canterbury earthquake sequence). Since 2010, Caroline has also been involved in a longitudinal study of community preparedness and awareness to natural hazards in Washington State, USA in collaboration with GNS Science, Washington State Emergency Management and the United States Geological Survey. She is an Affiliate Researcher at both the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (Massey Wellington and GNS Science) and Resilient Organisations (Christchurch).

Caroline’s passion is for applied research that makes a different to our society, particularly in building social capital through networks and connections, and working with communities to build resilience.

Silver Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


12d NZ Ltd
is the local distributor and supplier of 12d Model Engineering and Surveying software, the market leading solution for integrated survey and design solutions.
12d Model is a New Zealand industry standard software for all areas of survey, civil engineering and is also a compliant BIM solution for creating and accessing of Federated Project Models.  It  is designed to be your single solution for all survey drainage, roading, land development and BIM data management requirements.
www.12d.co.nz

 

 

beforeUdig is a FREE online national referral service designed to assist in preventing damage and disruption to New Zealand’s vast infrastructure networks which provide essential services we all use every day.
Our primary goal is to reduce damage to our Members’ infrastructure assets which may result in risk to life and loss and harm to the community.
Safety is a fundamental aspect of any excavation project and beforeUdig should always be the first point of contact before any excavation work begins: Don’t find those hidden underground assets by accident.
Login or Register at www.beforeUdig.co.nz  for a FREE account or freephone 0800 B4UDIG during business hours to submit your enquiry for FREE asset location information and plans.
www.beforeudig.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 


Conhur
specialises in dredging and dewatering sludge and silts, sludge surveys, digester cleaning and large bore PE pipe welding. Since 1999, we have  earned a reputation as an innovative and professional contractor, with a history of completing projects on time and budget, while maintaining exemplary quality and safety standards.
www.conhur.com

 

 

 

INTELLIGENT PUBLIC TOILET SYSTEMS
Exeloo crafts public toilets with intelligence and a design approach that is second to none.
Built to Last – Our public toilets are manufactured using the finest materials for long life and with sustainability in mind
Social Inclusion – Exeloo creates hygienic, comfortable and respectful environments for all people and all abilities
Safety and Security – As a specialist we understand the safety dynamics of public toilets.  Use our experience to design the best solution for your project.
Hygiene – Exeloo has pioneered touchless systems that minimise direct contact with toilet surfaces and help keep toilet cubicles refreshed.
www.exeloo.com

Toll Free 0800 393 566

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fulton Hogan Engineering Solutions is a specialist in-house technical consultancy service within Fulton Hogan, helping to support our operational business arms to continue to be market leaders.  We strive to deliver operational excellence across our range of products and services in the roading, three waters, rail, quarrying, civil construction, infrastructure asset management and land development sectors. The Engineering Solutions team is committed to pioneering innovation and best practice within the business, and supporting our valued external client base to overcome their own challenges.
www.fultonhogan.com

 

 

 

 

 

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.
www.hygradewater.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

 

Morphum Environmental is an environmental engineering, land development, environmental science and sustainability consultancy with offices in New Zealand and Australia.  We offer services in civil engineering, three waters, environmental assessments, land development, planning, water sensitive urban design, geospatial services, sustainability strategy and community education initiatives.  Our multi-disciplinary team provide pragmatic solutions to complex problems.

Practical sustainability is a key value for Morphum which underpins all our work.  The team view the influence Morphum has on our clients, advocating for and implementing sustainable practices and technologies, as being at the heart of our contribution to a more sustainable New Zealand.  We have been CarboNZero accredited since 2011.
www.morphum.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NZIHT (NZ Institute of Highway Technology Ltd) is an academic training organisation that delivers training both nationally and internationally, offering formal qualifications from certificates to post-graduate level and, in addition, a diverse portfolio of over 200 short courses for industry employees furthering their education. We specialise in the delivery of skills and training across all sectors of the roading, engineering, civil construction and oil and gas industries.
www.nziht.co.nz

 

 


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

 

 

The Road Efficiency Group (REG) is a partnership between NZ Transport Agency, LGNZ and local government, targeting business excellence across the transport sector.

Using best practice advice through workshops and case studies, REG is supporting the sector to make smart investment decisions based on robust activity planning based on quality data. REG has enhanced the tools available for measuring your performance.

REG is showcasing how the new tools and reporting can assist your organisation in getting the best out of your investment decision-making.
www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/road-efficiency-group

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wagners CFT Manufacturing are the leaders in design and supply of composite structure, specializing in boardwalks/viewing platforms/pedestrian bridges, wharfs & jetties, as well as remote location road bridges. Longevity and zero maintenance is our Mantra.
The testing conducted by the University of NSW for accelerated weathering and life expectancy exceeds 75 years, and that’s before we put our final coats of Vitricon 7000 two pack polyester paint on. The testing confirms that our use of the highest quality vinyl ester resin, and the highest quality glass fibre, plus the best UV inhibitors and veils available, puts Wagners CFT streets ahead of any other material for longevity and maintenance free performance.
www.wagner.com.au

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Investors have put their trust in Forsyth Barr for professional investment advice and service for over 80 years. Forsyth Barr is proud to be a New Zealand owned firm with offices nationwide and over 300 investment professionals. Our Investment Advisers are supported by portfolio management capabilities along with local and international investment research so they can provide clients with quality research-backed advice when it’s needed. Whether you’re an experienced investor or just starting out, we can help you achieve your investment objectives. Visit the Forsyth Barr website www.forsythbarr.co.nz for further details or contact us today on 0800 367 227.

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Accommodation

Kingsgate Hotel
10 Smith Street, Dunedin
Rating:
Standard / budget
2 minute walk to the Dunedin Centre
Rate: $155.00 per night

 

 

 

Scenic Southern Cross Hotel
118 High Street, Dunedin
Rating: 
Moderate Plus
7 min walk to the Dunedin Centre
Rate: $212.75 per night – run of house