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.  




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.



Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry

How to manage and make the most out of dispute resolution in construction contracts

13 November 2017    10:00 AM-5:00 PM     Auckland

The intention at the outset of any construction project is that it will run smoothly, deliver the project to the required quality on time and within budget. But due to the uncertainty inherent in such projects, disputes often arise. This one-day seminar runs through the dispute resolution procedures common to standard forms like NZS3910 and considers how to make the most of those procedures.

The seminar will cover:

  • The role of the engineer under NZS3910
  • Construction adjudication under the 2015 amendments
  • Arbitration and making it work for you
  • Mediation and dispute boards as an alternative


Experts in resolving construction disputes will lead the seminar.  The presenters are:

  • John Walton
  • Mary Haggie
  • Stuart Robertson
  • Michael Weatherall

 Members are invited to attend a seminar series organised by the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, at AMINZ member rates.

For more information on the seminar and the presenters or to register, click HERE




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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