08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Welcome Address

Speakers
Grant Hodges,
Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
EY
VISION FOR SUCCESS: GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES 

09:10

Opening keynote: Future of infrastructure funding, planning and delivery 

  • 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

Keynote: Transport – A new way forward

  • 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

Securing Auckland’s future: Meeting tomorrow’s transport and infrastructure needs 

  • 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

Morning Break

11:10

Rebuilding Christchurch for the 21st century and beyond 

  • 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

Stronger together: Working collaboratively for a better Waikato 

  • 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

Funding Panel: Strengthening the financing landscape for transport and infrastructure projects 

  • 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

Networking Lunch

BUILDING LIVEABLE COMMUNITIES

14:00

Finding compatibility between transport, urban design and liveability in Wellington

  • 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

Auckland’s new network for public transport

  • 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

Local Council Panel Discussion: Planning for the future of our cities  

  • 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

Afternoon Tea

16:10

Rotating Roundtable Sessions 

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

Chairperson’s Closing Address & End of Conference Day One

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Welcome Address

Speakers
Craig Rice,
Managing Partner
PwC
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE

09:10

Envisioning the future 

  • 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

Revolutionising transportation, reshaping urban mobility 

  • 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

Morning Break

10:50

Transport Panel: The future of mobility in New Zealand

  • 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

Infrastructure Panel: Building an effective, resilient transport infrastructure for strategic economic growth 

  • 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

Networking Lunch

13:30

Napier Port: Moving goods efficiently in the 21st century

  • 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

Removing waste from end to end supply chain through the use of intermodal freight hubs

  • 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

Afternoon Tea

CONNECTING NEW ZEALAND TO THE WORLD

15:00

Enhancing New Zealand’s competitiveness with ultra-fast broadband 

  • 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

Airport Panel: Connecting cities and communities 

  • 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

Chairperson’s Closing Address

16:30

End of Conference

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