Infrastructure New Zealand hosted the Building Nations Symposium, New Zealand’s infrastructure thought leadership event of the year, on 26-27 October 2017 at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington, New Zealand.
Building Nations is the premier event on New Zealand’s infrastructure calendar. The two-day symposium provided the opportunity for public and private sectors to come together to lead thinking and advance best practice in national infrastructure development.
The key theme for the Symposium this year was ‘New Solutions for Infrastructure Challenges’ with the following sub-themes forming the content for the two day event.
Infrastructure NZ would like to acknowledge the support of our sponsors
Leading keynote speakers and government ministers pushed boundaries, addressed challenges and delivered solutions in this landmark two-day Symposium: New solutions for infrastructure challenges.
Ken Hutchison, Managing Director, Scottish Water International
Dr Kian-Keong Chin, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Elizabeth Longworth, Former Director of the UN Office on Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva
Mike Baird, Chief Customer Officer Corporate & Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank
Kevin Lavery, Chief Executive Officer, Wellington City Council
Stephen Selwood, Chief Executive, Infrastructure New Zealand
Hamish Glenn, Policy Director, Infrastructure New Zealand
Peter Reekie, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Investments, Scottish Futures Trust
ANZ Institutional New Zealand
Thought Leadership, Panel Speakers & Moderators
Ross Pennington, Finance Partner, Chapman Tripp
Adrienne Miller, General Manager Corporate Services, Watercare
Bronwyn Carruthers, Partner Environment, Planning & Natural Resources, Russell McVeagh
Institutional Banking, ANZ
Mayurie Gunatilaka, General Manager Unrban Planning & Environmental Services, MWH now part of Stantec
Rob Ward, Managing Director Head of Advisory Australian Structured Finance Office, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ
Eric Skowron, Associate Water Engineer - ANZ Infrastructure & Environment, Jacobs
Tom Fail, Partner Banking & Finance, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
David Ungemah, Vice President, Managed Lanes & Roadways Director, WSP
Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC, Barrister, Harbour Chambers
Richard Palmer, Director of Sustainability ANZ, WSP
Jon Grayson, Deputy Secretary Financial & Commercial, The Treasury
Sarah Lang, Project Director, Infrastructure New Zealand
Roger Fairclough, Chair New Zealand Lifelines Council
John Dalzell, Independent Director, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
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