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Future-Fit Aotearoa

  • Speakers

    Hear from innovative, inspiring and heroic leaders.

  • Collaborate

    Chat to peers about our biggest issues affecting the consulting and engineering sector.

  • Share learning

    Share and hear achievements and lessons learned.

  • Have fun

    This is the biggest event on every consultant and engineer's calendar!

Photo archive

See past conferences

Every year ACE New Zealand and IPWEA NZ conferences promise to be the highlight of every consultant and engineer's calendar. It’s a chance to kick back and celebrate the year. See photos from previous years.

ACE New Zealand Awards 2020 | Flickr IPWEA NZ | Flickr



Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

Social Entrepreneur

    Jehan Casinader

    Jehan Casinader


      Jarrod Kerr

      Jarrod Kerr

      Kiwibank Chief Economist
        Vic Crone

        Vic Crone

        CE of Callaghan Innovation
          Dr Siouxsie Wiles

          Dr Siouxsie Wiles

          Microbiologist & Communicator, MNZM


            Super early bird

            prior 25 Jun


            • members $1,295
            • non-members $1,545
            • under 35s $900

            Early bird

            26 Jun - 7 Aug


            • members $1,445
            • non-members $1,695
            • under 35s $950


            after 7 Aug


            • members $1,595
            • non-members $1,845
            • under 35s $1,000

            One day

            super early bird - standard


            Registration fee is exclusive of GST. For more information on pricing types see registration


            Event schedule

            9.30am – 12.30pm Auckland city tours (optional) included in the registration fee

            12.30pm – 1pm Registration opens

            12.30pm Exhibition opens  
            1.00pm – 2.00pm Mihi whakatau and official opening / housekeeping
            2.00pm Sam Johnson 

            3.20pm IPWEA NZ concurrent session
            – Update from IPWEA NZ President Myles Lind & CE Murray Pugh
            – Hynds Pipe Systems Presentations
            – Under 35s mini presentations
            – IPWEA NZ training update
            – AECOM | IMNZ Young leaders Award
            – Young Leaders Report 2020

            3.20pm ACE concurrent session
            5.20pm Hynds happy hour

            7.30pm Quiz night with HEB

            7.30am Light breakfast  in Exhibition Hall

            8.30am Jehan Casinader – Mental Wellbeing: The second wave 

            8.55am Panel discussion. Facilitator Jehan Casinader, panelists TBC

            10.35am IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards and ACE Awards

            – IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards teaser
            – Hynds Best Paper
            – IPWEA NZ Young Winner
            – ACE Emerging Leader Award winner
            – ACE Student Award winners
            – ACE Presidents Award

            11.35am Jarrod Kerr  – A remarkable recovery in highly uncertain times
            Jarrod will run through the global economic outlook as we vaccinate and slowly reopen our borders. New Zealand is well-placed to heal its wounds, and prosper in the new world. The Kiwi housing market remains undersupplied and problematic for policymakers. But steps are being taken to better balance the housing market. You’ll also hear about the outlook for interest rates and the currency.

            1.00pm Concurrent session streams (details TBC) 

            3.40pm Concurrent session streams (details TBC) 

            6.45pm ACE New Zealand ACE Awards and IPWEA NZ Awards dinner

            7.30am Light breakfast in Exhibition Hall

            8.30am Welcome  

            8.40am Vic Crone

            9.00am Panel discussion. Facilitator Ross Holden, panelists Vic Crone and others TBC

            10.00am Hynds and Under 35s winner announcements  

            10.40am Concurrent sessions streams (details TBC) 

            1.40pm ACE and IPWEA NZ presidential remarks 

            2.10pm Dr Siouxsie Wiles 

            3.00pm Conference closing  

            • Location

              Cordis Hotel Auckland
              83 Symonds Street
              Auckland 1010
              New Zealand

            • Email

              For any enquiries contact
              [email protected]

            • Phone

              +64 3 359 2614

            Registration opens in April 2021 to Future-Fit Aotearoa