Buckle up for The Road Ahead
28-29 September 2022
Tēnā koutou katoa!
Transporting New Zealand warmly invites you to join us at Invercargill’s Ascot Park Hotel to contemplate what’s ahead for transport operators. Our annual conference is an important networking opportunity where we celebrate and recognise the work of our industry in increasing the economic productivity of New Zealand.
The Transporting New Zealand Conference takes the theme of The Road Ahead, which will be a challenging road as the world looks to recover from the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference will focus on a changing workforce, sustainability and environmental requirements, future fuel sources, supply chain issues, and digital and other disruptors.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Click each speaker for their brief biography.
Please note that the speakers and programme are subject to change before the conference commences.
Please note that the programme and speakers may be subject to change before the conference commences.
Tuesday 27 September 2022
Ascot Park Hotel, Racecourse Road, Invercargill
2.00pm – 6.30pm Registration desk open
Wednesday 28 September 2022
6.30am – 8.30am Registration desk open
|7.30am||Sector meetings over buffet breakfast
Livestock, Metro/Ports, Bulk/Linehaul, Forestry
Cyril Gilroy, Kaumatua, Waihopai Runaka, Kai Tahu
|8.50am||Conference opening and welcome
Penny Simmonds, MP for Invercargill and Warwick Wilshier, chair, Transporting New Zealand
|9.00am||Keynote speaker – Sir Ian Taylor|
|10.00am||Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Transport via Zoom|
|10.30am||N3 morning tea|
|11.00am||Nicole Rosie, chief executive, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency|
|11.30am||Digital disruption and the transport supply chain
Dave Ffowcs Williams, head of supply chain, Datacom
|1.30pm||Simeon Brown, Transport spokesperson, National Party MP|
|2.00pm||Technology as the disruptor of transport
Chris Claridge, chief executive, Potatoes New Zealand
|2.45pm||Bridgestone afternoon tea|
Regulatory Session facilitated by Dom Kalasih,
Waka Kotahi presentation – 10 mins
|4.15pm||Be trailer safe campaign – Chris Rothery, people and performance manager, Inframax Construction Ltd|
|4.25pm||“What is the cost of your missing workforce? – introducing the Growing the Transport and Freight Workforce Ecosystem Project” – Jonathan Caseley, executive director, PERFORMX Aotearoa|
|5.30pm||Conference breaks for day|
|6.00pm||Teletrac Navman pre dinner drinks, Emberz bar|
|6.30pm – 10pm||IVCS dinner – Southland theme with band|
Thursday 29 September 2022
|7.30am||VINZ breakfast starts|
|8.00am||Q and A with Joc O’Donnell, director, HWR Group|
|9.00am||Overview of accident data and culture in the transport industry
Dr Rebbecca Lilley, senior research fellow, Otago University
Overview of Otago University accident research
Kelly McLuckie, consultant
Success Formula – Trends and data on trucking industry workforce engagement
What will power transport into the future – Facilitated by Sean Rooney
Liz Yeaman – Retyna (EV sector), Ryan McDonald – Hiringa, Nicolas Williams – Z Energy and Anthony Jones – HW Richardson
|10.45am||Allied Petroleum morning tea|
|11.15am||Road to success – Facilitated by Fiona McDonagh
Presentation by Andy Foy on leveraging behavioural analytics to find the next generation of drivers followed by Te ara ki tua Road to success session hearing from employees and operators
|12.15am||Z Energy lunch|
|1.15pm||Road building and roading maintenance
Neil Walker, Waka Kotahi, national manager, Maintenance and Operations
Cameron Bagrie, principal, Bagrie Economics
David Chrystall, Commerce Commission
Update on NZ employment issues and changes to legislation
Amanda Douglas, partner, Wynn Williams
Summary from Nick Leggett, chief executive, Transporting New Zealand
|5.30pm||Buses arrive to take delegates to Transport World|
|6.00pm – 6.30pm||Bluebridge pre-dinner drinks at Transport World|
|6.45pm – 11.00pm||Industry Awards Dinner|
Please note that the partners programme may be subject to change before the conference commences.
The Stewart Island trip is dependent upon weather.
|7.00am||Option to attend the sector meetings/breakfasts|
|8.30am||Meet in reception to catch bus to Bluff ferry terminal|
|9.45am||Depart Bluff on the Stewart Island ferry|
|10.45am||Arrive in Oban|
|11.15am||Tour around the island and lunch|
|3.30pm||Depart Oban on Stewart Island ferry|
|4.30pm||Arrive in Bluff|
|5.00pm||Arrive at Ascot Park Hotel|
|7.00am||Option to attend the breakfast|
|8.30am||Meet in reception to catch bus to Seriously Good Chocolate Company|
|9.00am||Seriously Good Chocolate Company Tour|
|10.30am||Shopping in Invercargill CBD|
|1.00pm||Lunch at Transport World|
|2.00pm||Visit He Waka Tuia|
|3.00pm||Walk in Queens Park|
|4.45pm||Arrive at Ascot Park Hotel|
Venue: Ascot Park Hotel
Cnr Tay Street & Racecourse Road
Ascot Park Hotel
Contact the Ascot Park Hotel directly on 03 219 9076, 0800 272 687 or email at [email protected] and use the promo ROAD270922 to access rooms at the negotiated rates.
The rates for the Ascot Hotel are:
Superior Hotel: $170.00
Apartments & Deluxe: $190.00
The Langlands Hotel
Special Rates for Transporting New Zealand Conference delegates:
Superior Hotel Rooms: $205.00
Junior Suites: $245.00
Executive Suites: $275.00
Exec Corner Suites: $295.00
These rates are inclusive of GST, per room per night, for single or twin share occupancy and are specific to this conference being held in September 2022.