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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 

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 

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 

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

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 

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 

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 

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?

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

16:20

16:30