Building Nations 2018 – Lifting Vision, Creating Value
Building Nations is the premier event on New Zealand’s infrastructure calendar. The two-day Symposium provides the opportunity for public and private sectors to come together to progress thinking and advance best practice in national infrastructure development. At its heart, the conference is about discussing and agreeing what must be done to ensure New Zealand’s infrastructure is not just fit-for-purpose, but that our infrastructure supports sustained improvement in the quality of life for all New Zealanders, now and into the future.
Building Nations is the forum for Ministers and key public officials to announce major infrastructure policy directions, and sets Infrastructure NZ’s agenda for action for, and on behalf of, its members.
This year, the focus areas will include: Housing, Technology, Transport Funding, Leveraging Rail, Energy, Enabling Growth, Water, Governance, Planning and Funding, Lifting Capacity and Regional Infrastructure Development.
Attended by over 550 industry and public sector leaders annually, Building Nations provides sponsors with an unparalleled opportunity for profile amongst the leaders of the country and the infrastructure industry.
For more information on Auckland and general travel information for international delegates please see the Visiting NZ page.
Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance
Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Maori Development and Local Government
Hon Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing and Urban Development and Transport
Hon Shane Jones, Forestry, Infrastructure and Regional Economic Development Minister
Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga and Leader of the Opposition
Katie Black, Head of Transport, Energy and Digital, National Infrastructure Commission
Shane Ellison, Chief Executive Officer, Auckland Transport
Karen Lyons, Director Auckland, Strategy & Investment, Ministry of Transport
Peter Reidy, Chief Executive Officer, KiwiRail
David Norman, Chief Economist, Auckland Council
Adrienne Young-Cooper, Chair, Housing New Zealand
Michel Masson, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria
Allan Garcia, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Tasmania
Jim Betts, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure NSW
Ben Reid, Executive Director, AI Forum New Zealand
Dave Cull, President, Local Government New Zealand
Thought Leadership, Panel Speakers & Moderators
New Zealand, GHD Advisory
Anthony Simmons, Principal Transport Planner, Aurecon
Leonie Freeman, Managing Director, Crest Consultancy Ltd
Karl Nicholson, Head of Resources, Energy & Infrastructure and Project & Finance, Institutional Banking, ANZ
Bronwyn Carruthers, Partner - Environment, Planning & Natural Resources, Russell McVeagh
Kim Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) Inc
Hayley Ellison, Technical Leader - Urban Development, Harrison Grierson
Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive Officer, Watercare
Sarah Sinclair, Partner - Construction, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
ANZ Institutional New Zealand
Andrew Body, Country Manager, Advisian New Zealand
Hamish Glenn, Policy Director, Infrastructure New Zealand
Margaret Devlin, Professional Director, Chair, Women in Infrastructure Network
Rob Ward, Managing Director Head of Advisory, Australian Structured Finance Office, MUFG Bank
Hon Steve Chadwick