It is with tremendous regret that Future-Fit Aotearoa has now been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19 Omicron and the move to a national traffic light of red.
We had over 40 exhibitors, more than 60 speakers, and over 300 attendees committed and excited to attend our conference. Unfortunately, venue restrictions, conference logistics and cost limitations mean we cannot run the conference in person in red or migrate the conference online. Postponing the event for a second time is also not possible due to calendar and venue availability for the rest of 2022.
Thank you to every single person involved in Future-Fit Aotearoa. To our sponsors and exhibitors, our presenters, keynote speakers, our awards finalists, the many suppliers for our event, and of course every one of our registrants – we are really sorry not to be able to proceed.
The organising committee will be working to consider the financial impacts of this cancellation. Please bear with us while we complete this important work – we will be in touch regarding your registration. We will also be looking at how our 2021 award winners are best recognised.
If you are a speaker or sponsor, we will be in touch with you shortly.
On a brighter note – ‘Sustainability through Reform’ is IPWEA NZ’s 2022 Conference to be held at Te Pae in Christchurch 2-5 October 2022, and ACE New Zealand’s 2022 conference is to be held 1-2 September in Rotorua. We hope to see you at one or both of these exciting events later this year.
In the meantime, we wish you all the very best as Aotearoa New Zealand navigates this next stage of the pandemic.
Kia kaha, noho ora mai
Stay strong, stay well, look after yourself.
Murray Pugh, CE, IPWEA NZ
Helen Davidson, CE, ACE New Zealand
Future-Fit Aotearoa is a joint ACE New Zealand and IPWEA NZ conference for consultants and engineers.
Join leaders, key influencers and decision-makers who are at the forefront of delivering critical technology, construction and infrastructure and explore what needs to be done today to ensure a healthy and thriving sector and country for tomorrow.
Be it a worldwide pandemic, our changing climate, global financial crises, or digital disruption, we need to be ready to face the challenges head-on. It means having a strong, agile and productive workforce, bold and innovative solutions, collaborative and trusting relationships, and an awareness of our broader social responsibilities to Aotearoa New Zealand.
We look forward to seeing you!
12.30pm – 1pm Registration opens
12.30pm Exhibition opens
1.00pm – 2.05pm Whakatau and official opening and housekeeping
Opening speaker Alison Andrew, CEO Transpower – The challenge of a Future Fit Aotearoa – the role we all can play
IPWEA NZ – Murray Pugh, CE IPWEA NZ
ACE New Zealand – Helen Davidson, CE ACE New Zealand
2.50pm – 3.20pm Afternoon tea
3.20pm IPWEA NZ concurrent session
Introduction President Priyani de Silva-Currie and CE Murray Pugh, IPWEA NZ
Hynds Pipe Systems – Best paper | Oral presentation competition
Advance your professional development – Jodie O’Doherty
AECOM | IMNZ Young Leaders Awards
Under 35s presentations
3.20pm ACE New Zealand concurrent session
Unlocking our potential – emerging challenges for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders
Ryan Orr, GHD
Courtney Chapmand, Beca
Glen Jowett, Beca
Shaping the future by leading with the next generation
Facilitator Ceinwen McNeil, BVT and ACE board member
Danielle Gatland, MRCagney
Simon Fenton, WSP
Hamish Nevile, Holmes Consulting
7.30am Light breakfast in Exhibition Hall
10.25am – 10.55am Morning tea
10.55am IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards and ACE Awards
IPWEA NZ Asset Management Excellence Awards preview
Winners announced for Hynds Pipe Systems Best Paper/presenter and Under 35 Best Presenter
ACE Emerging Leader Award winner
ACE Student Award winners
ACE Presidents Award
3.25pm – 3.55pm Afternoon tea
7.30am Light breakfast in Exhibition Hall
10.30am – 11.00am Morning tea
2.00pm ACE and IPWEA NZ presidential remarks
3.30pm Conference closes
Jehan Casinader is a leading journalist, speaker and mental health advocate who works with organisations to “flip the script” on wellbeing. Ahead of his keynote presentation at the Future-Fit Aotearoa conference, he shares five questions every leader should ask themselves in 2022.
Communicating complex ideas in plain language hasn’t always come easily to Dr Siouxsie Wiles. But it’s something she’s worked hard at throughout her career, and it propelled her into the media spotlight when COVID-19 struck. We talk to the 2021 New Zealander of the Year ahead of her keynote speech at the Future-Fit Aotearoa conference in September.
Ross Copland keeps tabs on the country’s $61 billion infrastructure pipeline as chief executive of Te Waihanga, the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission.