The following programme is current as of 20 February, but subject to change.  The committee reserves the right to amend any component as required.  All changes will be updated on the website.
Abstracts as at 24 Jan  Click here to view the abstracts

New Format for 2018. On Wednesday there is the Rationale Roadie Study Tour from Auckland to Rotorua, the Bay Of Plenty Lifelines group meeting (everyone welcome) and optional networking /tours available.  Complimentary to conference attendees, except for the Rationale Roadie – $185.
The IPWEA NZ AGM will follow at 1630 with welcome drinks around the trades through to 1900 followed by a free evening – dine around options will be available.
If you would like to check out activities / mountain biking / golf options (user pays) click here for more details.
The conference will commence Thursday at 8.30 am and close Friday with the IPWEA NZ & Fulton Hogan conference dinner.

On Saturday, there will be a dine-around option for breakfast and we leave you to explore Rotorua for the weekend.

Wednesday 20

0830 – 1600 The Rationale Roadie – the Golden Triangle Study tour arriving in Rotorua in time for the IPWEA NZ AGM. Tour Highlights – Home to nearly half of NZ’s population and responsible for 40% of our country’s GDP, The Golden Triangle Study Tour will explore significant infrastructure, inter-regional initiatives and the economic connections between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga on route to our conference destination in Rotorua.  $185

0900 – 1230 Bay of Plenty Lifelines Group meeting.  IPWEA NZ delegates are invited to join the regular meeting of the local Lifelines Group Meeting – lunch follows and allows plenty of time to join one of the optional tours detailed below.  RSVP is required for venue/catering purposes.

1400  Optional Workshops/Tours. Click here for more information
1: Tour:
The heart of disruption – Volcanic and Geothermal features with Brad Scott
Women in Engineering Networking Event – Diversity of thought = better outcomes in every facet of business’
3: Tour:
Te Puia & Hemo Road Intersection – collaboration
4: Tour:
Rotorua Water – Naturally filtered for over 100 years – visit Karamu Takina Springs and Mamaku Plateau where a new Water Treatment Plant is being constructed
5: Tour:
Rotorua Cycle experience – entry level ride on the Rotorua urban recreational network.  Cycles and helmets provided.  Limited to 20

1730  Welcome drinks in the exhibition area
1900  Free evening – Dine-around option available for those who would like to join up for dinner (user pays)

Thursday 21

0730  A light breakfast will be available in the Exhibition area
0830  Welcome: Opening addresses
0925  Keynote: Who are we?  Cecile Maisonneuve (France)  sponsored by HEB
1010  IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards announcements
1040  Morning tea sponsored by Waugh Infrastructure
1110  Hynds Presentations.  The 3 presentations will be advised 15 April
1230  Networking lunch
1330  Concurrent Session one x 5 streams x 4 presentations in each stream
1530  Afternoon tea sponsored by Veolia
1600 Young IPWEA snappy presentations sponsored by WSP Opus
IPWEA Young intro
11111Determining the criticality of central Auckland’s road network.  Kester Rebello
Leveraging water supply resilience for Chatham’s from wharf upgrade Logan Boyd
11111Rising expectations – sea level rise effects on the stormwater system at Auckland International
11111Airport Edwin Nixon
1655 IPWEA Australasia President – Matthew Greskie
1705 Hynds winners announced11111
1730  Hynds Happy Hour
1930  HEB themed evening dinner – Blue Baths.

Friday 22 June

0730  A light breakfast will be available in the Exhibition area
0830  Welcome / Presentation of the best IPWEA NZ Young prize sponsored by WSP Opus
0000 Keynote: Building a Resilient Boston:  The path from plan to action.  Katie Choe (USA) sponsored by Stantec
1010 APWA President – William ‘Bo’ Mills (USA)
0000 Jennings Randolf Fellow The Reemergence of the Kansas City Streetcar Jason Waldron (USA) sponsored by WSP Opus1 1

0000 AECOM Awards introduction
0000 Young leaders Award report back  Jenna Neame0000
1030  Morning tea
1100  Concurrent Session two x 5 streams x 3 presentations in each stream
1230  Networking lunch
1330  Concurrent Session three x 5 streams x 3 presentations in each stream
1500  Afternoon tea
1530  IPWEA NZ President – Samantha Gain
0000 Keynote: Disrupting the nation for better health outcomes Dr Lance O’Sullivan
Conference close

1900  Fulton Hogan & IPWEA NZ Awards dinner