Building Nations Symposium 2017


26 – 27 October 2017, TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

Thursday 26 October

Women in Infrastructure Network Breakfast – Sponsored by Fulton Hogan & Watercare
Location: Shed 5, Queens Wharf, WellingtonPanel Discussion
– Sandra DoddsLisa JacobsMichele KernahanAdrienne MillerSophie Kennedy
Conference Opening: Day One
ANZ Grand Opening
– Paul Goodwin – Managing Director, ANZ Institutional New Zealand
9:05amFuture Directions for Wellington
 – Kevin Lavery – Chief Executive Officer,
Wellington City Council

Technology Introduction – Sponsored by Beca
– Matt Ensor
9:35amUnlocking the Resources Challenge
 – Domenic De-Fazio – Chief Executive Construction,
Fulton Hogan New Zealand
Morning tea – Sponsored by Marsh
– Donald Gardner

Resilient InfrastructureMoving Mountains – For a Resilient Future
– Elizabeth Longworth – Former Director of the
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR
Panel Discussion: Current Initiatives and Strategic Priorities
– Walter RushbrookElizabeth LongworthDave BrashRoger Fairclough

Thought Leadership Conclusion
– Richard McIntosh

 11:40amThe Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in the Infrastructure Sector
– Jon GraysonDeputy Secretary Financial & Commercial, The Treasury
– Introduction by Tom Fail

Reporting Back on Infrastructure NZ’s Diversity Initiatives: WIN and ET one year on
– Sarah Lang

Lunch – Sponsored by Watercare
– Steve Webster

Water InsightsScottish Water: A Model for New Zealand?
– Ken Hutchison, Managing Director
Scottish Water International
Water 2020: Outcomes focused regulation of
private sector water service delivery
– Andrew Chesworth – Director – Water 2020 at the
UK water regulator Ofwat

– Introduction by Ed Dunphy

Panel Discussion: Time for Reform?
– Ken HutchisonAndrew ChesworthEric Skowron

Afternoon tea – Sponsored by Jacobs
– Robert Jones
Integrating Infrastructure Governance,
Planning and Delivery

– Stephen Selwood, Chief Executive
Infrastructure New Zealand

– Introduction by Richard Fechner

Panel Discussion
– Bronwyn CarruthersStephen SelwoodRaewyn Peart,
Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QCMurray Sherwin
Spokesperson for the Opposition, Hon Steven Joyce
– Introduction by Mayurie Gunatilaka
Close of Day One
Cocktail Function – Sponsored by CPB Contractors
– Tony Pike
ANZ Gala Dinner (Business Attire)
– Patrick Brockie, Head of Loans & Specialised Finance, ANZ New Zealand
After Match Function – Sponsored by Anderson Lloyd
– David Holden

Friday 27 October

Emerging Talent Network Breakfast – Sponsored by Auckland Council
– Dean Kimpton

Location: Shed 5, Queens Wharf, Wellington
Conference Opening: Day Two
– John Rae, Chairman, National Infrastructure Advisory Board
Technology Briefing
New Solutions to Funding
The Benefits of Capital Recycling
– Mike Baird, Chief Customer Officer Corporate
& Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank

– Introduction by Paul Blair

Keynote Presentation: Singapore’s Next Generation
Electronic Road Pricing
 – Dr Kian-Keong Chin – Chief Engineer, Road and Traffic,
Land Transport Authority, Singapore

– Introduction by Amanda Lu

Panel Discussion: Road Pricing, Managed Motorways,
Congestion Charging – what’s the right solution for New Zealand?
– David UngemahDr Kian-Keong ChinStephen Selwood
Morning tea – Sponsored by Advisian
– Lynley Hutton

Enabling Private Finance
Leveraging Private Capital for Infrastructure
– Stephen Beatty, Americas and India Head of GI KPMG

– Introduction by Jesse PhillipsImproving the efficiency and effectiveness of
Infrastructure Investment
– Peter Reekie, Deputy Chief Executive &
Director of Investments, Scottish Futures Trust

– Introduction by Grant Hodges

Panel Discussion: Financing Public Infrastructure with Private Capital
– Hugh KettleRaynor McMahonStephen BeattyGrant HodgesSteven Proctor

US Ambassador Launch of US Delegation
– Ambassador Scott Brown
Lunch – Sponsored by Programmed FM
– Brian Moreland

Urban Growth
Greater Springfield: Australia’s Fastest
Emerging Master-Planned City
– Russell Luhrs, Executive General Manager
Planning & Infrastructure, Greater Springfield
– Introduction by Dennis Eiszele

Integrated Development at Scale: A Satellite City for Auckland?
– Hamish Glenn, Policy Director Infrastructure New Zealand

– Introduction by Richard Palmer
Panel Discussion: Creating and Capturing Value
– Ross PenningtonRussell LuhrsDennis Eiszele,
Karl NicholsonNadine Higgins


– Thought Leadership Introduction by Nick Congdon

Panel Discussion: Industry’s Perspective on Critical Success Factors
for Housing Infrastructure

– Rob WardJohn-Paul RiceJohn DalzellSarah Sinclair

– Thought Leadership Conclusion by Ross Pennington
Close of Symposium

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