International lineup confirmed for IRTENZ conference

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 6, 2023

The IRTENZ 18th International Conference is just around the corner, with four international speakers now confirmed.

The Future Highways – Future Vehicles conference will take place over three days at the Jet Park Hotel in Hamilton, between 14 and16 November 2023.

This year’s conference focuses on:

  • Power Train – Optimising the Efficiencies
  • Managing Innovative Vehicle Solutions
  • Infrastructure Challenges and Regulation Development
  • Industry Training needs and Skills Shortage

It features a range of international speakers as well as industry panel sessions where key industry providers and operators will share their views and experiences on unlocking greater productivity on our roads.

As well as our local speakers from key stakeholders, four recognised international experts will present. They are:

Les Brusza, chief engineer at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in Australia. Les has overseen the implementation of the Performance Standards regime in Australia. Clearly the increased tare weights associated with BEV trucks will be an issue for NHVR as it is in New Zealand.

Mats Harborn, who has been Scania’s representative in China for nearly 20 years. Mats has an unmatched level of experience of the Chinese road freight sector and will provide key insights into its future directions.

Gavin Hill, who is the general manager, Strategy and Delivery at Transport Certification Australia (TCA). TCA is a national organisation that provides assurance services relating to transport technologies and data to enable improved road safety, transport efficiency, freight productivity, asset management and sustainability.

Dr Chris de Saxe, who is head of Sustainability at Zeus, which is a pioneering freight technology and sustainable freight provider. Chris was originally in the road transport team at CSIR in South Africa and more recently was a senior research associate at Centre for Sustainable Road Freight based at Cambridge University.

To register for the Future Highways – Future Vehicles conference, or for more information, visit