ACENZ is keen to help Members stay abreast of relevant or useful events in the industry, including networking opportunities and professional development, please find these below.  Please contact them directly if interested - ACENZ does not handle or organise their registration. 


Engineers Without Borders - Elevate: Summit for Social Change Event

Have you ever wanted to make a positive difference but aren’t sure of the best way to go about it?

Elevate: Summit for Social Change is an event focused on helping you to discover opportunities of how you can get involved with making an effective, positive difference to the lives of others! The day will include dynamic presentations and workshops from leaders in the field of social change. There will be stalls from lots of socially conscious organisations and businesses, catering is being provided by social enterprise Eat My Lunch, and of course, the conference will be attended by many other people just like yourselves, looking for opportunities to make an impact.

Tickets are $100 each for a group of 5, so bring along some mates. If you are a recent grad, email conference@ewb.org.nz for a special deal. If you know someone in secondary or tertiary education student pricing is available. More details, a programme, and speaker profiles are on our website so check out www.ewb.org.nz/elevate2017!

The event is on Saturday 29th July at the University of Auckland, so mark it in your diaries and we’ll see you there!

View the Programme here                View the Conference Brochure here 




IPENZ Events - Secrets to Success

IPENZ Secrets to Success Evenings – Free Event


Help the next generation of engineers! Share your stories of how to be successful with final year engineering students over drinks and pizzas provided by our sponsor RobLawMax Recruitment.


We’ve lined up industry leaders to share their journeys to success and the insights they’ve learned along the way. In Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, Malcolm Malcolm Buchanan from Silver Fern Farms will be will be sharing his story. Martin Peat from Beca will be sharing his story in Wellington and Palmerston North.


We’ll also be talking to students about how IPENZ can help them on their journey…and giving them a sneak peek as we unveil our new-look as Engineering New Zealand.


This event counts towards your CPD hours. 


Dates for events

24 July Christchurch Malcolm Buchanan
27 July Auckland Malcolm Buchanan
1 August Hamilton Malcolm Buchanan
9 August Wellington Martin Peat
15 August Palmerston North Martin Peat


To find out more information and to register, use the following link




Constructive - August 2-4, 2017


Be a part of the Constructive conversation - transforming the construction sector for our future. 

We are making great progress in securing the key speakers for Constructive.

Registered Master Builder Association Chair, Anthony Leighs and
Chief Executive, David Kelly met with the Prime Minister last week to discuss the key issues facing our sector. The Prime Minister was highly engaged and has asked Steven Joyce to talk about the Government’s priorities for our sector over the next five years. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from one of the most senior Government Ministers.

We have also been in contact with the leader of the opposition, Andrew Little, who we hope will also share their priorities. This is a great opportunity to hear from both parties just six weeks out from the election. Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff’s will share his insights into the Auckland Mayoral Housing Taskforce at the Wednesday night cocktail function. We’re excited to welcome Simon Miller, Partner & Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group, who will present the keynote speech about global technology trends that are sweeping across the industry

And last but not least, the gala dinner will be held at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron which now houses the America’s Cup. We have invited Team New Zealand to come and share their truly inspirational story of innovation, we’ll keep you posted.

This is your opportunity to collaborate with Government and leaders from New Zealand’s major construction, architectural, engineering and property development firms and help shape our sector. So don’t wait to secure your spot at Constructive.


Check out the full programme here or register today!



Week of Engineering - July 31st to August 5th 2017

Last year the first, highly successful Week of Engineering was held in Wellington. It was a fantastic mix of school visits to firms and client sites, capped off with a public open day at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront. Over a thousand people, young and old, ventured out on a gruesome Wellington day to find out what engineering’s all about. For 2017...the event is expanding to Christchurch and Auckland too! 


The intent of the event was to showcase Engineering to the public to both give them an insight into how engineering supports their lives and also to show young students that there is a rewarding career to be had. 
This year it will be bigger and better by:

  • Running simultaneous events in Auckland and Christchurch – this is where you come in!
  • Coinciding with screenings of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s inspiring Dream Big movie up and down the country


Events will run throughout  the week:  Monday, 31 July to Saturday, 5 August with the  open day to be held on the Saturday 5 August at ARA – Institute of Canterbury.

We’re looking for organisations representing all facets of engineering to get involved – from hosting a school group or site visit, to having a stand at the public open day. Come and join us for drinks and nibbles on Wednesday 7 June to find out how you can help bring engineering to life and inspire our next generation of Kiwi engineers.

Week of Engineering info night drinks
Wednesday 7 June
The Canterbury Club, 129 Cambridge Tce
Dress:  Please note that the dress code at Canterbury Club requires smart/business attire for this function
RSVP to Harry Wright on harry.wright@ipenz.org.nz



New Tools for Better Buildings - Nationwide Roadshow by NZ Green Building Council

As our communities become denser and we live in closer proximity to one another, better standards for our homes are essential. High environmental performance buildings and houses are proven to boost productivity, improve health, reduce energy costs and ease the burden on urban infrastructure.
Join us for a half day thought leadership workshop to discuss how sustainable rating tools are increasing the quality of New Zealand buildings. Gain insight into the incentives that councils are using to encourage the building of better buildings. Followed by the launch of the Homestar v4 tool!

The Roadshow will tour around New Zealand, so if you are interested in attending, find more information and register online by clicking one of the locations below:

25th July - Auckland 1st August - Wellington 3rd August - Tauranga 8th August - Queenstown 9th August - Christchurch



Risk NZ Conference - August 17-18, 2017

 Have you registered for RiskNZ Conference 2017 – Repositioning Risk Management?

With 4 weeks to go, it is important you act now to book your place for the RiskNZ Conference 2017, being held in Wellington on 17 and 18 August 2017. There is no comparable risk conference in New Zealand in 2017. This is your opportunity to ensure that managers responsible for managing risk in your business are across the latest issues, trends and practical approaches to risk management, both nationally within New Zealand and internationally.

We have brought together an exceptional group of speakers which is a powerful mix of CEOs, CROs, globally experienced consultants and advisors, specialist in areas such as disruptive technologies and cyber, international commerce and crisis management, academics and researchers, as well as a number of case studies presented by contemporary risk managers.

Who’s attending?? Professional networking is a key reason for attending. A scan of registrations confirms Conference 2017 is bringing together a broad spectrum of the NZ risk management fraternity including those from government ministries, local government, the utilities and energy sector, primary industries and manufacturing, the banking / finance / insurance sectors, defence, as well as a wide range of specialist consultants.

Free membership of RiskNZ for 2017/18 is included as an additional benefit in the conference registration package for those who are not already RiskNZ members!

We openly encourage participation by non-members and offer discounted registration for members of RiskNZ and several other peak sector bodies.  Discounts are also available for multiple registrations. Feel free to enquire about your eligibility for discounted registration.

Act now to registerEquip yourself and your organisation with the knowledge, innovations and professional networks necessary to effectively manage risk in an increasingly dynamic, fast changing and unpredictable world.



Women in Construction Awards


On Friday, 18 August 2017 NAWIC will celebrate the 2017 annual Hays National Association of Women in Construction Excellence Awards. The awards programme aims to annually celebrate and honour the achievements of women working in construction and affiliated industries, as well as recognising those organisations active in redressing the gender imbalance in the industry.

Awards categories in 2017 are:

  • Helen Tippett Award
  • Tradeswoman of the Year
  • Professional Woman of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Excellence in Construction Services
  • Outstanding Achievement in Design
  • Student or Apprentice Excellence Award

Each award category information page has a checklist to ensure entries include the necessary documents. We encourage entrants to include any other criteria they consider relevant in their submission (within the page limit) which highlight their abilities relevant to a particular award category.
ENTRY CLOSING DATE: Monday, 5 June 2017 at 9:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact us at awards@nawic.org.nz



Civil Contractors New Zealand Annual Conference

The Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Annual Conference will be held in Dunedin from August 2-5, 2017 at the Dunedin Centre. The theme for 2017 is "Smart Contracting: Developing Capability and Capacity". 
Currently, they are holding a call for papers, with interested persons to submit their proprosal directly to CCNZ organisers at paula@fp2.co.nz or online here.



Wellington Young Professionals Ball (hosted by WLG Young Lawyers) - September 9th 2017

The 2017 Wellington Young Professionals' Ball has been announced! The theme is masquerade so get ready for a night of glamour and mystery.  This is the social event of the season and every year it sells out - you don't want to miss it!  Tickets are $90 per person plus booking fee and includes drinks, food, DJ, photobooth and a lot of fun! Tickets will be on sale soon! To keep updated the event page is below: 




Women in Construction, Infrastructure, and Engineering Leadership Summit - September 26-29, 2017

Construction, Infrastructure and Engineering is rapidly becoming New Zealand’s biggest boom sector, fuelling economic growth across the country. Investment in major projects is set to grow by $28 billion by 2025 and work forces are projected to expand at as much as twice the national job growth rate. Against this background of growth and opportunity, a number of work force challenges exist.

Creating a diverse and inclusive work force is seen as a must for growth, with diversity being a key factor in unlocking innovation and the economic value of companies. Many progressive organisations recognise this and are working to address the key issues, however progress is slow. Women still make up as little as 17% of the workforce, and at senior leadership levels that figure drops significantly. Now is the time for existing and emerging women leaders to step up and take charge of their career, and take advantage of the new opportunities before them.

The Women in Construction, Infrastructure & Engineering Leadership Summit brings together a some of New Zealand’s most experienced leaders to share their experience and offer practical advice. This one of-a-kind program brings together inspirational case studies, practical workshops, expert commentary sessions and interactive panels to unlock the skills, strategies and confidence for you to step up and own your unique leadership journey.

Featured speakers include:
Michele Kernahan Chief Executive, Construction Fletcher Building
Craig Davidson Managing Director, New Zealand AECOM NZ
Mayurie Gunatilaka General Manager, Urban Planning and Environmental Services, Australia and NZ MWH Global
Georgina Bojanich Technical Director, Airports Beca
Greg Edmonds Chief Infrastructure Officer Auckland Transport
Chloe Smith National Innovation Manager Fulton Hogan
View the full speaker line up and program

ACENZ Members can receive 10% off registration fees by using booking code Q3. Register using the PDF form here. Email: registration@liquidlearning.com.au
Phone: +61 2 8239 9711.




Building Nations Symposium - October 26 to 27, 2017

Building Nations is New Zealand's infrastructure event of the year. Our annual symposium provides the opportunity for the public and private sector to come together to advance best practice in national infrastructure development. This year, Building Nations will will focus on exploring New Solutions for Infrastructure Challenges, and be held at TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf in Wellington (map) on 26 – 27 October 2017. Be sure to mark the dates in your calendar, more information will follow.



IPWEA NZ Road Infrastructure Management Forum - March 21-22 2017

This event incorporates corridor management, optimised decision making and procurement and performance monitoring streams in addition to much more!

A call for abstracts is currently open for this event, to be held March 21-22, 2018 at the Palmerston North Convention Centre. Find more information on the programme and abstracts online here.




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