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8:30 am

REGISTRATION OPENS


9:30 am - 9:45 am

CONSTRUCTIVE FORUM WELCOME & OPENING

  • Mihi Whakatau 
  • Constructive forum welcome and opening from our MC, Jehan Casinader and RMBA CEO, Ankit Sharma 
9:45 am - 10:15 am

STATE OF THE SECTOR – OUR ANNUAL STOCKTAKE OF THE SECTOR  

Our annual stocktake of commercial and residential builders as well as homeowners provides an overview of the issues facing our sector. We delve into the concerns of homeowners, the issues impacting the sector, and what sector leaders are doing to emerge stronger. This session includes a panel discussion, led by RMBA CEO, Ankit Sharma. 

10:15 am - 11:00 am

THE IMPACT OF INFRASTRUCTURE ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY 

The role of development and the delivery of infrastructure has a significant impact on housing affordability. It’s a complex issue which needs a more joined up an approach across the sector to help us balance development and affordability.

  • Dominic Foote, CEO, New Zealand Housing Foundation 
  • Campbell McGregory, Chair, UDINZ

11:00 am - 11:30 am

MORNING TEA 



11:30 am - 11:50 am

USING DATA AND INSIGHTS TO ADDRESS OUR BIGGEST ISSUES 

We hear from BRANZ regarding the key programmes coming up in the next 6 months that you should be aware of. 

  • Clare Falck, CEO, BRANZ
11:50 am - 12: 30 pm 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Attendees can choose to attend one of the following breakout sessions. 

SESSION ONE
GOOD CONTRACTING AND PRE-CONSTRUCTION
Procurement and risk allocation are some of the most pronounced issues facing the commercial construction sector today. This practical session looks at what makes good practice, and how contractors and the wider sector can improve value for money and productivity. 


SESSION TWO
GETTING OUR HEADS AROUND EMPLOYMENT LAW 
The coalition Government has announced a number of changes to New Zealand’s employment laws since being elected late last year. Among other changes, there’s the reinstatement of 90-day trials, Holiday Act reform and ongoing Health and Safety consultation – which might feel like a lot happening at once. This practical session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and wrap your head around the fast-moving legal landscape.


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH



1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Ministerial Address from Hon. Chris Penk, Minister for Building and Construction, Minister for Land Information, Minister for Veterans, Associate Minister of Defence and Associate Minister of Immigration. This session will have time for Q&A. 

 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING THE FUTURE FOR CONSTRUCTION
KEY NOTE SPEAKER BROUGHT TO YOU BY MITRE 10 TRADE

In this fast-paced & research-rich keynote presentation, 10-time bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen will explore:

  • The key technological trends will shape the coming 5 years for the construction sector with a specific focus on generative AI and its transformational potential for building design and functionality
  • How evolving consumer and societal expectations around sustainability will redefine the competitive landscape 
  • The defining attitudes, habits and expectations of Gen Z and how to meaningfully engage next-generation customers, apprentices and employees
  • A blueprint for innovation and staying at the cutting edge in fast-moving times

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

AFTERNOON TEA



3:30 pm - 4:50 pm 

BUILDING SECTOR INNOVATION IN NEW ZEALAND 

We discuss how to innovate in the building sector. Our keynote speaker will facilitate a conversation with key innovators who are doing things differently in New Zealand today. What we were the challenges – what would they do differently, and what have been the rewards. 

Panel discussion with:

  • Michael McQueen, keynote speaker 
  • Wafaey Sewlim, founder of Qorox 3D
  • Tony Johnson, director at Wood Engineering Technologies
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

END OF DAY 1 

Summary and close for the day 


7:00 pm

CONSTRUCTIVE FORUM DINNER

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