Agenda

08:30

09:00

VISION FOR SUCCESS: GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES 

09:10

  • The pressures on New Zealand over the next 20 years, and how infrastructure providers will need to respond
  • Work underway by the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and Treasury to help meet these future challenges
  • Key milestones, challenges and growth opportunities for infrastructure development and investment

Speakers

John Rae

Chair

National Infrastructure Advisory Board

09:40

  • Analysing the uncertainties ahead
  • What are the possible changes we might see?
  • Preparing for the future

Speakers

Andrew Jackson

Deputy Chief Executive

Ministry of Transport

10:10

  • Overview of plans for Auckland’s transport and infrastructure 
  • Update on Auckland Transport Alignment Project: key milestones, goals and priorities 
  • Engaging in long-term pre-emptive planning to accommodate future growth and technological advancements
  • Exploring opportunities for partnerships in Auckland’s transport and infrastructure development

Speakers

Bill Cashmore

Deputy Mayor

Auckland Council

10:40

11:10

  • What is a 21st century city – the opportunities of a blank canvas
  • Tackling the challenges of creating a 21st century city overnight 
  • Planning the next steps – letting the dust settle, review, reshape

Speakers

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Chair of Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

Christchurch City Council

COLLABORATION AND FUNDING 

11:40

  • Telling the Waikato story 
  • Creating a long-term sustainable transport and infrastructure plan for the region 
  • Exploring regional integrated planning 
  • Capitalising on current assets to improve liveability, prosperity and sustainability
  • Envisioning Waikato’s future – how will we make it a reality?

Speakers

Vaughan Payne

Chief Executive

Waikato Regional Council

12:10

  • Are we approaching financing the right way? 
  • Assessing the current market for transport and infrastructure finance
  • Evaluating funding models for transport and infrastructure – which models are most conducive?
  • Challenges and opportunities in investing in transport and infrastructure projects in rural and provincial New Zealand 
  • Creating a long-term sustainable funding model – Reviewing potential ‘alternative’ funding models we will see in the next decade

Speakers

Mayor Tracy Hicks

Member, National Council

Local Government New Zealand

Duncan Olde

Division Director

Macquarie Capital (New Zealand) Limited

Raynor McMahon

Executive Director Head of Loans

Westpac Institutional Bank

13:00

BUILDING LIVEABLE COMMUNITIES

14:00

  • Let’s get Welly Moving – No silver bullets
  • Public transport v the RONS; a tilted playing field
  • Transforming the PT experience

Speakers

Chris Laidlaw

Chair

Greater Wellington Regional Council

14:30

  • A new way of thinking about public transport for Aucklanders
  • Making the most of the investment in public transport infrastructure
  • Planning for growth

Speakers

Anthony Cross

Network Development Manager

Auckland Transport

15:00

  • Bridging the gap between current and future infrastructure needs 
  • Meeting transport challenges in a coordinated manner for smart future urban mobility
  • Striking the right balance between digital, technology and urbanisation – How can we ensure effective implementation and transition?
  • Managing and leveraging the rise of new technologies – LED lighting, electric vehicles and IoT etc. – and how they impact our motorways, street planning and liveability of cities
Session moderator: Murray Sherwin, Chair, New Zealand Productivity Commission

Speakers

David Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Selwyn District Council

Tamsin Evans

Chief Operating Officer, City & Community Infrastructure

Porirua City Council

Dean Kimpton

Chief Operating Officer

Auckland Council

15:50

16:10

Roundtable sessions allows for extended discussion and are excellent for giving and receiving targeted feedback and engaging in in-depth discussions. 
 
How it works: 
There will be 2 roundtable sessions, each 25 minutes in length and each focusing on a different topic. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in both roundtable sessions. 
 
Each table will be hosted by a moderator. Each session typically begins with a 5 minutes introduction by the moderator on the chosen topic, followed by 20 minutes of discussion and feedback. Moderators will have a set of 3-4 targeted questions to focus the discussion. 
 
Public Transport Planning
Doug Weir, Sector Leader Public Transport, TDG
 
Sustainable Urban Planning & Water Management
Nick Aiken, National Market Leader, Local Government, Planning & Environment, OPUS 

Speakers

Doug Weir

Sector Leader Public Transport

TDG

Nick Aiken

National Market Leader, Local Government, Planning & Environment

OPUS

17:00

08:30

09:00

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE

09:10

  • What will our cities look like? 
  • Adopting active transport strategies – can “car-free” cities be a reality?
  • Exploring the nexus between smart cities and the environment 

Speakers

Stephen Yarwood

Urban Futurist | Former Lord Mayor

city2050 | City of Adelaide

TOWARDS SMART AND GREEN MOBILITY 

09:50

  • Analysing transformation of traditional transportation models
  • Are shared and on-demand mobility services a sustainable alternative to public transport? 
  • How these new technologies and services impact mobility choices 
  • Going forward: Challenges and opportunities in embracing disruptive technology 

Speakers

Richard Menzies

General Manager New Zealand

Uber

10:20

10:50

  • Analysing impact of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technologies on our existing transport infrastructure – reviewing current ITS initiatives
  • Leveraging technology to enable connected transport systems and improve road safety
  • Is the future of urban mobility multi-modal and digitised transportation?
  • Overcoming challenges involved in implementing smart technology in transport 
  • Preparing for future ITS technologies
Session moderator: Mark Lusis, Associate Principal, New Zealand Leader, Arup 

Speakers

Martin McMullan

Director, Connected Journeys

New Zealand Transport Agency

Stephen Hewett

Business Director – Transport Advisory Global

BECA

Blair Monk

Technical Director, Optimisation & ITS

Aurecon

Bruce Walton

Transport Business Leader

Jacobs

DEVELOPING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY

11:40

  • Reviewing progress of current Roads of National Significance projects and evaluating effectiveness of completed projects 
  • Analysing and assessing resilience of our transport infrastructure – What have we learnt from the Kaikoura earthquake?
  • Going forward – developing a long-term sustainable plan to improve transport infrastructure resilience for greater economic growth 

Speakers

Todd Moyle

Group General Manager Network Services

KiwiRail

Andrew Stevens

General Manager

RCR

Derek Robertson

Executive General Manager Infrastructure Services

Downer New Zealand

Kevin Reid

National Manager Network Outcomes

New Zealand Transport Agency

12:30

13:30

  • Analysing ways to meet future growth 
  • Increasing efficiencies in the supply chain 
  • Forming strategic alliances and partnerships to optimise domestic and international freight services
  • Future outlook: Napier Port’s goals and priorities 

Speakers

Garth Cowie

Chief Executive

Napier Port

14:00

  • Overview of Coda’s intermodal freight hub: key milestones, challenges and opportunities 
  • Challenges and opportunities in rolling out more intermodal hubs in other locations 
  • Going forward: Coda’s goals and priorities 

Speakers

Ron du Plessis

General Manager

Coda

14:30

CONNECTING NEW ZEALAND TO THE WORLD

15:00

  • Fibre revolution and NZ market adoption
  • Improving rural connectivity 
  • 5G & rural wireless use case studies
  • Towards the future: what can we expect?

Speakers

Richard Jeffares

Chief Operating Officer

Ultrafast Fibre Limited

15:30

  • Analysing the role of airports in New Zealand’s economy and transport network
  • Challenges and opportunities in integrating airport infrastructure with public transport networks 
  • Preparing for the future: Managing growth in passengers, freight and aircraft with technology 
Session moderator: Nick Hansen, Aviation NZ Lead, GHD

Speakers

Robert Evans

Chief Executive Officer

Nelson Airport

Kevin Ward

Chief Executive

NZ Airports Association

Rhys Boswell

General Manager Strategy and Sustainability

Christchurch International Airport

Olivia Pierre

Operations Manager

Hawke's Bay Airport

16:20

16:30