3 Days

55 Speakers

31 Hours of Content

304 Attendees

Wellington City

Held at Waterfront TSB Arena and Shed 6

For IPWEA NZ | Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, New Zealand

Delivering on Reform: Future Infrastructure Perspectives (2019)

IPWEA NZ is the Peak Association for the professionals who deliver public works and engineering services to communities in New Zealand. IPWEA NZ provides services to its members and advocacy on their behalf.

The Event:

Held on the stunning Wellington waterfront the theme was ‘Delivering on Reform: Future Infrastructure Perspectives.’  A new Government had a significant reform programme underway across a number of sectors and many of these reforms had an impact on the management and development of our infrastructure. As public works professionals, with a key part to play translating this reform into services and physical assets by making things happen! Underpinned by strong relationships between central and local government, to leverage off the strengths of each. This conference presented an opportune time to do so.

The Programme:

We produced a new format for 2019. After listening to feedback from previous conferences the new format for 2019, including: New, more convenient timings; Optional tours; And TWO evening functions!

As always, the conference was full with top quality technical papers complimented by a fascinating array of technical tours, with unique local flavour.  Evening dinners will be accompanied by entertainment and the IPWEA NZ Annual Excellence Awards.  Service and product suppliers were on hand to inform you of their latest developments and time for relaxed discussion.


We built on past conference themes around responding to change.  The 2019 theme focuses on how we can use our asset management and infrastructure disciplines to achieve reform in how services are delivered to our customers.  With a range of exciting keynote speakers.  These will both provide a wider perspective of the influences on our industry, and also take a closer look at some of the revolutionary developments that are expected to bring significant benefits to customers including new models of delivery of services between local and central government, and the wider supply chain.

The Experience:

3 Day Conference | 304 Delegates | 55 Speakers | 31 hours of content | 35 Sponsors & Exhibitors | 3 Social Functions | 8 Awards