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NZIQS 2017 Conference

Welcome to the NZIQS 2017 Annual Conference - Leading through Excellence -  page. The conference was hosted at 

Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington 

 21 - 23 June 2017

This is where you will find all the details you need to know relating to the programme, speakers, events, registration, sponsorship and more.



The coolest little capital in the world

The NZIQS Annual Conference is the major event on the institute calendar and 2017 is shaping up to be yet another not to be missed conference. The conference will run from 21-23 June 2017 with Welcome Cocktails on the Wednesday night and full day plenary Thursday, Friday. The conference dinner will be held on the Thursday night, this change from the dinner being on the final night is to ensure those of you who need to travel home on Friday night - maybe to watch the All Blacks versus The British Lions on Saturday in Auckland will not miss any of the event.

The Theme is “Leading through Excellence”.  “We chose this theme as we believe as a membership Institute we need to take the lead by showing that our membership reflects our commitment to show excellence within the construction industry. We aim to bring you conference speakers that reflect the ‘Leading through Excellence’ theme to help develop both your professional and personal growth, as well as topics that will ensure you are up to date with what is happening within our industry now and into the future" says 2017 Conference Chairperson Brent Jefferys


Wednesday 21 June

10.00am - 4.00pm Golf - Boulcott Farm Heritage Golf Course

                            Bus Departs Rydges Hotel, Featherston Street

5.30 - 7.00pm Winstone Wallboards Welcome Drinks

                            Dillngers, 155 Lambton Quay

Thursday 22 June

8.00am  Registration and Exhibition Area Opens

8.35am  Welcome to Wellington - Mayor Justin Lester

9.10am  Welcome to Conference - Jeremy Shearer, NZIQS President

9.15 am  Engineered Timber - Gary Caulfield, Xlam & Jason Guiver, Nelson Pine

                            Kindly sponsored by Ministry of Primary Industries

10.00 - 10.30am  Morning Tea

                            Kindly sponsored by Kwanto

10.30 am   Cost Escalation - Stephen Gracey, RLB

                             Kindly sponsored by Kensway

11.00 am    The Nature of Change - Phil Tate

                             Kindly sponsored by MJH Engineering

11.45am    An update from the Executive Director - Marilyn Moffatt

12.00 - 12.45pm   Lunch 

                            Kindly sponsored by Schindler

12.45pm    Exceeding the Minimum - Dr David Dowdell, BRANZ

                             Kindly sponsored by H H Bunckenburg Trust

1.30pm      Motivational - Jamie Fitzgerald

                              Kindly sponsored by Maltbys

2.30 - 2.50pm   Afternoon Tea

                              Kindly sponsored by Choice Commercial Interiors

2.50pm     Buses depart for St Mary's Church Site Visit

4.45pm      Buses return to conference hotels

7.00 pm      Conference Dinner

Friday 23 June

8.00 - 8.30am   Exhibition Area Open

8.30 - 9.45am    NZIQS Annual General Meeting

9.45 - 10.30am  Morning Tea

                              Kindly sponsored by Savory Construction

10.30am          NZ Construction Industry - Dr Ganesh Nana

                             Kindly sponsored by CMP Construction

11.15am         A customers perspective - Mike Hannaway

                             Kindly sponsored by Carters

12.00 - 1.00pm   Lunch

                              Kindly sponsored by Woodview  Construction

1.00 pm             How to cope with stress in the workplace - Dr Annette Beautris

                              Kindly sponsored by Seven Electrical Ltd

1.45pm              Retentions - Brendon Cash

                              Kindly sponsored by Harrisons Quantity Surveyors

2.45 - 3.15pm     Afternoon Tea

                              Kindly sponsored by Ortus International

3.15pm            Proposed industry changes to multi-level buildings - Hamish McKenzie

                             Kindly sponsored by Rawlinsons

3.45pm          Motivational - Cam Calkoen

                              Kindly sponsored by Rider Levett Bucknall

5.00pm          Conference Close                     



Key speakers for the Conference include:

Ian Jones
All Black Great

Master of Ceremonies
Jamie Fitzgerald
Adventurer and business man

Motivational Speaker
Cam Calkoen
True inspiration and ambassador of Awesome

Motivational Speaker
Dr Ganesh Nana
Chief Economist

Keynote Speaker
Dr Annette Beautris
Head of "Mates in New Zealand"

Keynote Speaker

 The conference programme will also include speakers on
- Engineered Timber
- Cost Escalation
 - Building Life Cycles
- Bonds & Retentions
- Coping with Stress in the Workplace 
and much much more


Thank you to our 2017 Conference Sponsors for their valued support

NZIQS 2017 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Winstone Wallboards

McKee Fehl

L T McGuinness

MJH Engineering Ltd

Leighs Construction


Seven Electrical Ltd

CMP Construction Ltd

Aquaheat New Zealand Ltd


Woodview Construction

Rider Levett Bucknall




Naylor Love

Ministry of Primary Industries

Harrisons Quantity Surveyors



Metro Performance Glass


HH Bunckenburg Trust



Hays Recruiting



QV Cost Builder

Paul Industries

Potter Interior Systems

USG Boral



Complete Reinforcing

Int&rior Systems



Roof Logic