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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!

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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



Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Microbiologist & Communicator, MNZM
    Vic Crone

    Vic Crone

    CE of Callaghan Innovation
      Sam Johnson

      Sam Johnson

      Social Entrepreneur

        Jehan Casinader

        Jehan Casinader


          Jarrod Kerr

          Jarrod Kerr

          Kiwibank Chief Economist

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            One day


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            • ACE awards

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            Event schedule

            9.30am – 12.30pm Auckland city tours 

            12.30pm – 1pm Registration opens 

            12.30pm Exhibition opens  

            1.00pm – 2.00pm Official welcome mihi / house keeping  

            2.00pm Sam Johnson 

            3.20pm IPWEA concurrent session
            4.10pm IPWEA NZ training update 
            4.30pm AECOM / NZIM Young Leaders Award Reports 2020 
            5.00pm IPWEA NZ Young presentations  

            3.20pm ACE concurrent session  

            5.20pm Hynds happy hour 

            7.30pm Mix ‘n mingle event

            7.30am Breakfast  

            8.30am Jehan Casinader 

            8.55am Panel discussion with Jehan Casinader 

            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  

            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 

            7.30am Breakfast

            8.30am Welcome  

            8.40am Vic Crone

            9.00am Panel discussion with Vic Crone 

            10.00am Hynds and young professionals winner announcements  

            10.40am Concurrent sessions streams (details TBC) 

            1.40pm ACE and IPWEA presidential remarks 

            2.10pm Dr Siouxsie Wiles 

            3.00pm Conference closing  

            • Location

              Cordis Hotel
              83 Symonds Street
              Auckland 1010
              New Zealand

            • Email

              For any enquiries contact
              [email protected]

            • Phone

              +64 3 359 2614

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