Registrati ons are now open for Concrete NZ’s Conference 2023, set for Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton from 28-30 September.
The organising committee encourages delegates to take advantage of early bird registration rates which close on 14 August.
The conference is open to all those interested or involved in the concrete industry as well as the construction and infrastructure sectors.
This year’s conference promises to be a calendar highlight, off ering an intriguing technical programme, entertaining social activities, and extensive networking opportunities.
An expected 350+ delegates will be attending, in addition to a host of exhibitors that have already reserved their stands. Proceedings commence on Thursday aft ernoon and conclude at midday Saturday, with the formal conference dinner and Awards being held on the Friday night.
Claudelands Events Centre
Claudelands – the centre hosting the conference – is widely considered one of the country’s best venues for the event because it offers trade exhibitors an excellent opportunity to display heavy equipment and, more importantly, to present live demonstrations of the equipment during the session breaks. These are always hugely popular.
Interestingly, the number of exhibitors has increased significantly in recent years, and an analysis of the post-conference feedback suggests many find it an ideal platform for building relationships with existing clients/ customers and gaining new ones. Note that exhibitor space is filling up fast.
Of course, it’s not all work! The conference’s social programme includes activities such as golf, a brewery tour (with tasting) and visits to the Waitomo glow worm caves and Ruakuri Cave.
All in all, the conference is a tremendous occasion for networking, mixing with old friends and making a few new ones. Visit the website for more informati on:
Concrete canoe competition
This year’s conference will see the universities of Auckland and Canterbury go head-to-head in the return of the concrete canoe race.
To be held on the Friday afternoon on the Hamilton Lake, the event requires engineering students to design and build a concrete canoe, successfully float it – and race.
Conference organizers says similar events are held in the US, UK and South Africa, and this one is to become an annual event in New Zealand