Wellington | Property Industry Sentiment: The data and expert views 2019

7:15am Tuesday, 9 July 2019
9:00am Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
55 Cable Street Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Leading experts from within the property sector will discuss what is required to best align infrastructure and construction to deliver a resilient Wellington required for the future.

Be amongst the first to hear the findings in AECOM’s 2019 Infrastructure and Buildings Construction Sentiment Report. AECOM’s Craig Davidson will present the results which help provide in-depth and analytical insights into the property industry, including ever important investment market views and future gazing.

Following the findings of the Sentiment Report, our panel of property industry professionals will provide insights into the infrastructure and construction challenges that Wellington has been faced with in recent times. Discussions will also include the highlights, the future and what the industry can look forward to.

A light breakfast will be served prior to the commencement of the event, courtesy of our event sponsor AECOM.

Attendee numbers are strictly limited. So register today!



Craig Davidson, AECOM

As New Zealand’s Managing Director, Craig Davidson leads a team of around 600 designers, engineers, planners, scientists, and architects across New Zealand’s five regional offices. He is a chartered professional engineer with over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure projects. In his career to date, he has overseen the successful delivery of projects in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, America and the United Arab Emirates. Craig has a particular passion for procurement and project delivery with strong belief in the value that can be delivered through collaborative delivery models. His vast experience in project delivery has left him clear about the importance of defining what success looks like at the outset of a project and working tirelessly with stakeholders to get alignment, understanding and ultimately ‘buy in’ to the vision


Stephen Selwood, Infrastructure New Zealand

Stephen is the chief executive of Infrastructure New Zealand the peak infrastructure body in New Zealand. He is an expert on the infrastructure sector with a deep understanding of infrastructure governance, strategy, regulation, funding, delivery and management. He has undertaken extensive research of infrastructure policy implementation and delivery within New Zealand and overseas. Particular areas of expertise include, infrastructure industry leadership, productivity, advanced procurement, investment analysis, communications and stakeholder relationship management. He acts in an advisory capacity to the industry and on government appointed expert advisory groups. He is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and has held a number of governance positions within the local government sector and charitable organisations.


Karen Mitchell,  Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury

Karen has held senior and executive level positions within the public and private sectors. Karen is a well-respected leader in complex, high profile infrastructure procurement and negotiation, and has led on pathfinder transactions including PPPs for Transmission Gully State Highway and two Auckland Prisons. Karen has an in-depth understanding of the government and infrastructure sectors. She represents the ITU on the Construction Industry Accord, on PPP Governance Groups, and in various market forum here and internationally.


Kevin Lavery, Wellington City Council

Kevin Lavery chief executive of Wellington City Council is focused on urban growth and renewal. He sees transport as a means to achieve this rather than an end in itself. Kevin’s approach takes inspiration from the way transport investments have facilitated sustainable urban growth and development outside the central city in some of the most successful cities in the US and around the world. 


Derek Baxter, Wellington City Council

Derek baxter, City Engineer is part of the Earthquake Recovery Team at Wellington City Council. He is responsible for the long-term intelligence systems to inform planning and a more resilient city. He has an excellent understanding of the existing building stock of the city and the risks/hazards it faces. Derek was a civil engineer for the Army for over 20 years’, and has held a range of roles in the construction industry, private sector and central government




Ticket prices

   Price (excl GST)
 Individual Non Member  $118.00
 Individual Member (50% discount)  $59.00
 Table (8) Non Member  $944.00
 Table (8) Member (50% discount)  $472.00

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Event timings

Breakfast 7.30am


Special thanks to our event sponsor