Delegates Programme

Wednesday 2 August
6.30pm Cocktail function
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will share insights into the Auckland Mayoral Housing Taskforce at the official opening for Constructive.


Thursday 3 August
8.00am Registration opens, tea and coffee available
8.45am Welcome 

Simon Barber, President Registered Master Builders Association
Mr Barber will formally welcome participants to Constructive. His welcome will cover the Registered Master Builders Association’s view on the state of the industry, our aspirations for the sector and its importance to the economy. He will briefly touch on issues confronting the sector such as housing and immigration, but also underline the importance of certainty for the sector. Underlying his address will be the key message that the construction sector must collaborate if it wants to respond meaningfully to New Zealand’s construction demands. 
9.00am Address from the Government


Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Finance and Minister for Infrastructure 
Steven Joyce has been invited to address the key question of how New Zealand’s demand for residential housing can drive change so, in the future, the sector is responsive to the country’s building needs.  

9.30am Facilitated discussion with the Government


Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Finance and Minister for Infrastructure
Paul Blair, Head of Institutional Banking at Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), 
Steve Evans, CEO, Fletcher Residential
Mark McGuinness, Managing Director, Willis Bond & Co

Morning tea break
10.30am Address from the Opposition 


Phil Twyford, Member of Parliament and Labour Party Spokesperson for Housing, Building and Construction
Phil Twyford has been invited to address the key question of how New Zealand’s demand for residential housing can drive change so, in the future, the sector is responsive to the country’s building needs
11.00am The future of the construction sector 

Simon Miller, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group 
In 2015, the World Economic Forum (WEF) established a multi-year project to spur innovation and shape an agenda for transformation of the construction sector.

Last year, 2016, the Forum partners, supported by the Boston Consulting Group, released the report Shaping the Future of Construction: A breakthrough in the Mindset & Technology

The report included the Industry Transformation Agenda with eight areas identified as pivotal to effecting profound change across the industry at company, sector wide and government level.

Simon Miller will share what the WEF Forum partners set out to achieve at a global level, and why.  This will lead into our afternoon session on crafting a New Zealand Industry Transformation Agenda.
11.45am A time for action: creating a New Zealand Industry Transformation Agenda
Chelydra Percy, Chief Executive, BRANZ 

Are we up for transformative change?
Is the building and construction sector in New Zealand ready for – and capable of – transformation?

At a time of extraordinary growth and unprecedented opportunity should our industry move beyond piecemeal, fragmented and incremental innovation?
BRANZ posed these questions to a core group of industry leaders. Their answer was a resounding yes.

Chelydra Percy will share how our industry’s leaders have been working on a vision and blueprint for system-wide industry transformation, the Industry Transformation Agenda which will be discussed in more detail in our afternoon session.
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Engaging with New Zealand’s Industry Transformation Agenda

Industry Leaders
Matt Crockett, Chief Executive Fletcher Building Products
David Kelly, CEO, Registered Master Builders Association
Chelydra Percy, Chief Executive, BRANZ 
Warwick Quinn, CEO, BCITO
Connal Townsend, Chief Executive, NZ Property Council
Rick Herd, Chief Executive Naylor Love

Based on the World Economic Forum’s Industry Transformation Framework, the New Zealand Industry Transformation Agenda has been tested and refined following a survey and workshops with industry participants from around New Zealand. Now it’s time to hear from you.

This is your opportunity to participate in an interactive session with our Industry Leaders to determine whether the industry can work together to address the sector’s challenges.  It will include presentations, question and answers, and live polling. 

Topics include:
What we can learn from the World Economic Forum’s agenda,
The biggest issues you’re facing,
How you can benefit from industry transformation,
What to tackle first,
What is already working,
The next step: how you can sign-up to support industry transformation.

Momentum for change starts together. And starts here. Be part of the movement to transform your industry.
Please note afternoon tea is at 3.00-3.30pm
4:45pm Summing up 

David Kelly, Chief Executive Registered Master Builders
Key take outs and actions for transforming the NZ constructive sector 
5:00pm Close
7:30pm Gala Dinner - Royal NZ Yacht Squadron 

Guest Speaker Andy Maloney
Team NZ has won the 35th America’s Cup. Who would have thought their innovative catamaran would use cycle grinding to power the hydraulics and control the boat's systems. You have got to give it up for Kiwi innovation!

Of course this innovation brought the challenge of a whole new set of crew positions to fill. Team NZ’s aim right at the beginning of the campaign was to bring in a new generation of young, fit and ultra-talented New Zealand sailors. They certainly did that by recruiting Andy Maloney who became a cyclist / grinder or “cyclors” as they have come to call themselves. Andy's role was to help power the hydraulics that controlled the boat as well as offside foil trimming.

Andy, who packed on 10 kg for the role, is said to have been one of the strongest cyclists aboard Team NZ, having thrown himself at the challenge after narrowly missing out on the Laser spot at last year's Olympic Games.

We are delighted that Andy will share with us his America’s Cup campaign experience including taking on the innovative role of “cyclor”.


Friday 4 August
9.00am – 12.30 pm
Site visits

Parallel and alternating tours to Commercial Bay and International Convention Centre
NB: numbers are limited, bookings essential.