Claire Edmondson, General Manager, Infrastructure New Zealand
It’s been a
while since New Zealanders got really excited about infrastructure, but looking
at the programme for Building Nations 2021, there is plenty for the sector to
be excited about. We are particularly proud of the line-up we’ve been able to
put in place since making what felt at the time like a brave decision to
deliver Building Nations 2021 as a virtual event.
With Auckland still in lockdown, the best
current estimates suggesting it will remain that way until at least December,
and community cases of Covid-19 emerging elsewhere, we’re encouraged that we
made the right call. It was, I suppose, an early fork in the road – the theme
of this year’s Building Nations.
From the urban planning system to diversity in
infrastructure to looking to the future, the Building Nations 2021 agenda has
shaped up to be a cracker and one that will generate lots of varied discussion
that will inform our policy, strategy and advocacy efforts next year and
beyond. We are hosting several ministers as well as highly-renowned
Boldly committing to a handful of big decisions
to propel us forward could not be more needed as New Zealand adjusts to a
new normal and forges a path to recovery from Covid-19 and beyond.
If you have not
already secured your tickets, get in quick!
We look forward
to welcoming you to Building Nations 2021.