NZ civil contractors conference expected to be biggest yet

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 14, 2021

Registrations for New Zealand‘s civil contracting event of the year opened this week, and conference hosts Civil Contractors NZ are promising an exciting programme packed with expert speakers, masterclasses and networking opportunities. On the expo floor visitors can find out about the latest civil construction equipment and technology.

The Contractors Conference 2021 will take place at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on Wellington‘s waterfront on 29-30 July. 

A trio of masterclasses on leadership for young professionals, business succession plans and meeting client expectations under new broader procurement outcomes will be one of the highlights of this year‘s conference.

“These will be three interactive sessions to give young professionals, business owners and leaders the practical skills and knowledge they need to succeed,” says Peter Silcock, Civil Contractors NZ chief executive.

Former All Black Piri Weepu and equity and human rights advocate Vanisha Dhiru are guest speakers at the event.

Weepu will speak about the challenges of being ‘Mr Fixit‘ and how we can nurture leaders in a high-performance culture, while Dhiru will provide a thought-provoking session on the expectations, honour and burden of representing a minority.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Grant Robertson, and National leader, Judith Collins, will be at the event to give political insight and comment, as well as panel discussions on pivotal industry issues from the client and contractor perspectives.

Social highlights include the Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards Dinner and Brian Perry Civil ‘Stars of Moving Pictures‘ Themed Dinner.

After the conference, on 31 July, there will be an optional tour of some of Wellington‘s civil construction projects.

To register for the conference, visit