National Conference 2018 | Debate, discussion and dirt!

National Conference 2018 roared into Rotorua, providing delegates with an exceptional line up of speakers who challenged assumptions, expanded horizons and inspired innovation.

See below for video highlights from the event - please note that not all speakers have given permission for their presentations to be published.

Day One | Thursday 30 August

The Māori Economy

Sir Wira Gardiner


Diversity Panel Discussion

Panelists: Kathy Mac Dermott, Chief Operating Officer, Property Council Australia, Leonie Freeman, Property Consultant and Jason Walker, Independent Consultant.

Facilitated by Ryan Johnson, National Director of Commercial and Industrial, Bayleys Real Estate.


A Conversation with Rt Hon Helen Clark

Facilitated by Ward Kamo, MC


Global Economics in the New Zealand Landscape

Cameron Bagrie, Bagrie Economics


RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor Results: Q2 2018

Sean Ellison, Senior Economist Asia Pacific, RICS


Risky Business: Insurance and Liability for Commercial Property

Tim Grafton, Chief Executive, Insurance Council of New Zealand


Where is the Market Taking Us?

Alan McMahon, National Director of Research and Consulting, Colliers International


Iwi Property Panel: Investment, Growth and New Initiatives

Panelists: Malcolm Short, Chairman, Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust; Richard Jeffries, GM Commercial, Tainui Group Holdings and Richard Wyeth, Chief Executive, Miraka Limited.

Facilitated by Ward Kamo, MC.


Where to from Here: A Property Council Update

Connal Townsend, Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand

Day Two | Friday 31 August


Brooke Courtney, Bay of Plenty Branch President


Local Government: Pressures and Perspectives

Mayor Steve Chadwick, JP and Mayor of Rotorua


Central Government: Infrastructure and Impact

Hon Shane Jones, Regional Economic Development Minister


Big Data and Technology in the Development Sector

Dr Haydn Read, Head of Infrastructure Programmes, Auckland Council


Heart-centred Housing

Kay Read, Group General Manager Client Service Delivery, Ministry of Social Development


Your Voice in Action: Advocacy Update

Matt Paterson, Property Council New Zealand

Thank You

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this fantastic event - don't forget to save the date for next year's Conference in Sydney on 25-27 September 2019.