Wellington | Future Workforce

5:00pm Wednesday, 21 October 2020
7:00pm Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Future Directions
1 O’Reily Ave, off Boulcott Street Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
New Zealand


Join Professor Gail Pacheco from the Productivity Commission along with Nick Sterling and Hugh Evans from Callaghan Innovation as we discuss the impact of technology on the future of work and therefore property. What alignments are needed for government to legislate or adopt these new technologies and what are the long-term impacts for the future workforce and the property sector?

This presentation will cover:

  • How technological change will impact the future of work, the workforce, and productivity
  • How the Government can best position New Zealand to take advantage of innovation and technological change
  • What are the takeaways for the property industry in order to keep pace with technology

Sponsored by The Building Intelligence Group, this event strives to provide members with the insight and knowledge to embrace change as we navigate a new normal in the property industry.

Please note a cash bar will be operating post-presentation. 


Professor Gail Pacheco

Commissioner, The Productivity Commission 

Gail is an experienced researcher with a focus on labour and health research themes. She is currently a Professor of Economics and the Director of the NZ Work Research Institute at Auckland University of Technology leading large-scale funded projects, involving both academic and external collaborations.

In 2019, AUT bestowed its top award to Gail for her research, scholarship, and application of integrated data to help inform social policy and wellbeing. Gail was awarded the NZIER Economics Award in 2018 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of economics and its applications to New Zealand.

She has a strong technical background and has extensive experience with complex research projects involving diverse stakeholder groups, including the government.


Nick Sterling

Business Innovation Advisor and Construction Sector Lead, Callaghan Innovation

With the existential threat of Climate Change and the imperative created by the Covid economic recovery, Nick enables NZ construction businesses to identify and maximise the opportunities that those disruptions bring rather than be disrupted by them. Callaghan Innovation is working in collaboration with industry sector partners to enable construction businesses in NZ to be more environmentally sustainable, more productive, more collaborative and to export more. In his previous roles, Nick held senior leadership positions in the ICT sector in NZ and the UK, managing large regional channels, national delivery teams and strategic programmes. He also supports businesses in the local community as a  pro bono Business Mentor. 


Hugh Evans

Design Lead, Callaghan Innovations

Chartered Professional Engineer, with more than 20 years track record of delivering technical advisory and leadership for large scale multidisciplinary projects in Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, UK and USA, in the Energy and Property/ Buildings sectors. 

A note about COVID
In these changing times, a live event is a rare and precious thing. While we will do everything in our power to bring this event to you as a face-to-face experience, should the situation change and restrictions on event numbers fluctuate due to government restrictions, we may be forced to take this event online or change the format. Of course, you'll still be getting the same great content, just in a different format. Please ensure you have read and understood the event terms and conditions and bear with us as we play the hand we are dealt over the coming months. We will always strive to deliver the best-case scenario to our members, and we appreciate your support and understanding with any adaption we may have to undertake to achieve that.


If you are new to the online registration process, click here for step by step instructions. 

If you are not a member and are interested in attending and experiencing a Property Council event, please contact Nicole Ramage

Ticket prices

 Member $45.00

All prices exclude 15% GST.

We know that the best discussions, thinking and productivity occurs when there is diversity. Property Council is committed to creating an industry that leverages diversity to drive success. Please consider this when registering people for this event.

Terms & Conditions

Submission of your registration indicates your acceptance of all terms and conditions. Click to read these in full.

Confirmation of registration will be sent to each attendee and an invoice/receipt will be sent to the purchaser upon check out. Please note that credit is offered to Property Council New Zealand members only, with non-members required to pay in full upon check out via credit card or POLi direct bank transfer.

Should you need to cancel your attendance, you may reassign your registration to another person by notifying the Event Manager in writing. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund will be made providing notification is received in writing at least one week prior to the event (please note that this may not be applicable for national events or Awards functions). After this date, no refunds are available. If, for reasons beyond the control of Property Council New Zealand, the event is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.

Property Council New Zealand reserves the right to refuse entry or to remove from the premises any person at their sole and absolute discretion. Property Council New Zealand is intent on creating quality events within safe and respectful environments for all attendees to share knowledge, express their thoughts and opinions and network. Our code of conduct requires all attendees and stakeholders to act in a manner which is harassment-free and respectful of people in a public environment, be it gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion. It is our expectation that attendees will act in a responsible manner in regard to alcohol consumption.

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$45.00 *
$45.00 *
* Price excludes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Nicole Ramage

Wellington Branch Manager

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Additional Information

  • Please note that a cash bar will be available post-presentation
  • The event managers will use the information provided in your registration for COVID-19 contact tracing if necessary.
  • You should not attend this event if you are unwell, have had contact with anyone suffering from COVID-19 or if you need to be in isolation for any reason. Please refer to the COVID-19 website for details about the current alert level.
  • The event organisers will take all steps recommended by the Ministry of Health but accept no responsibility should an outbreak of COVID-19 happen at/result from the event.