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NZIQS 2018 Conference - Building a New Heritage

The conference will be held 13-15 June at the Dunedin Centre with accommodation and social options all within easy walking distance. 

The committee has chosen the conference theme “Building a New Heritage”.  We aim to explore the latest construction and services technologies which are helping to build a sustainable heritage for the future, whilst celebrating modern methods of re-purposing our existing historical buildings to allow them to stand as equals beside the new. The Otago Branch board are excited to host our NZIQS colleagues and take this opportunity to showcase all Dunedin has to offer.  We are working hard to put together a not to be missed event” – James Young, NZIQS 2018 Conference Committee Chair


Programme Outline




Programme Outline

Wednesday 13th June

Conslab/Complete Reinforcing Mountain Biking and Golf Event

We are excited to announce the option of not only golf but mountain biking this year! Delegates will meet in Dunedin city at midday for a networking lunch before heading off to their chosen activity – a Mountain Biking Tour (including bike, helmet, transport) or an afternoon of Golf.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of our long time exhibitors Conslab and Complete Reinforcing this will be a subsidised event.


Leighs Construction Welcome Drinks

We will kick of the conference with welcome drinks at Vault 21 on the Octagon.  A great chance to meet up with your fellow delegates before the conference sessions the next day.

Thursday 14th June

Conference Plenary

Full day line-up of speakers and presentations

Friday 15th June

NZIQS AGM and Conference Plenary

We will start the day with our AGM then a morning of speakers.  Early afternoon we will break from conference for a Site Visit to the Warehouse Precinct.

Note those of you wishing to fly home on the Friday evening and work on the basis the conference sessions be finished by 2.00pm

Conference Dinner

This year we are moving back to the conference dinner on the Friday night.  We will be hosting the event at the impressive ToiTu Settlers Museum



We are pleased to have the following speakers already locked in


Liam Malone – sponsored by MALTBYS

- Paralympics Gold medallist and NZ’s own blade runner

The story of Liam’s journey to Olympic success was not easy and not what you will expect.  Liam will leave you truly inspired to embrace you strengths and overcome your weaknesses.

Richard Joseph

- Business Advisor

Richard believes in the importance of empowering ourselves and the people will lead.  His presentation is sure to give you some great tools for a better work life.

Glen Hazelton – sponsored by CMP Construction

- Former Dunedin City Council Urban Design and Policy Planner

Glen was a key driver in the Dunedin Warehouse Precinct restoration.

Kate Rodger

- MC

As well as having many roles in media including as a TV3 reporter Kate is an in demand MC.  Kate promises to bring high energy, fun and a bit of class, all while keeping us running to time.



Conference registration will open on 1st March 2018 and the early bird registration will run through to 30th April 2018.

Thanks to Savory Construction we will again have an early bird registration draw.  This means all early bird registrations will go in the draw to win their registration for free!



We have secured room rates at two great hotels less than 10 minutes’ walk from our conference venue.

Distinction Hotel

Stay at Dunedin's newest luxury hotel which is located in the heart of the city and just a short walking distance from the NZIQS Conference venue. 

Available Dates: 13th – 17th June 2018
Studio: $190.00 incl. GST per room per night
1 Bedroom Suite: $220.00 incl. GST per room per night
Executive Studio: $260.00 incl. GST per room per night

To book at the Distinction Hotel click here

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

The stylish Scenic Hotel Dunedin City features a stunning contemporary award-winning design, with spacious guest rooms, modern facilities and attractive local artworks all in a handy inner-city location.

Available Dates: 13th – 16th June 2018
Room only $150
Room/breakfast for one $175
Room/breakfast for two $200
To book at the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City call 03 470 1470 and mention the NZIQS conference

Partners Programme

As always we will run a one and a half day programme for those of you who would like to bring your partners along.  We are working hard on putting together a fun event for the ladies (and the few brave men) which will include tours of the City Street Art and an exclusive iD Fashion House tour.