Road Infrastructure Management Forum


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Road Infrastructure Management (RIMS), Infrastructure Decision Support (IDS), New Zealand Utilities Advisor Group (NZUAG) and The Roading Efficiency Group (REG) are continuing with a two-day event, driven by the success of the previous forums. We are proud to be supporting regional New Zealand, hosting the forum at the Napier Conference Centre, Wednesday 25 March & Thursday 26 March 2020.

Programme outline
Plenary presentations aimed at the broad roading infrastructure management industry. Sharing asset management good practice examples, data collection, works management, transforming data into intelligence and the use of systems and data in optimised decision making and the management of assets. Day one will be showcase ingenuity, with examples of leading best practice and thinking around adapting to current issues, innovation and managing better than we have.

Thursday: Two concurrent, focused theme streams featuring more detailed technical talks as well as workshops for sharing challenges and learnings, debating and digging further into these key areas.

  • Vision 2020
  • Utility Access to Transport Corridors

An important goal of day two is to provide a forum for professionals in different sectors of the industry who do not often get the opportunity to meet as a community to come together, network and make contacts.

Keynote speakers include

  • Dr Gustav Rohde - Gustav is a graduate from Stellenbosch where he graduated with a BEng in 1984. He is a professional engineer with a master’s degree and PhD from Texas A&M in the USA.In his professional career he has been actively involved in highway and rehabilitation design. He specialized in the analysis of non-destructive pavement testing and long-term performance modelling. He led the implementation of several road management systems in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.Over the last 18 years he has served on the Executive of Aurecon, an engineering consultancy with 7000 employees operating in Australasia, Africa, Asia, the Middle East. He fulfilled the leadership roles of MD, CEO and the last 10 years as global COO of Aurecon.Gustav has a very keen interest in digital transformation and the impact of the 4th Industrial revolution on engineering and the societies we serve. He currently serves on the Advisory boards of the engineering faculties of the University of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. He has been a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers since 2011.
  • Stephen Selwood - Stephen is a professional company director and an expert in infrastructure vision, strategy and public policy. He currently serves as a member of the board of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga, a director of Selwood Infrastructure a providing strategy advice to the infrastructure sector and is managing director of Rapt Ltd an online and bricks and mortar retail gift, decor and fashion business based in Auckland.In his former role as founding Chief Executive of Infrastructure New Zealand Stephen has a proven record of leading and influencing policy at the highest level from Ministers in Government to industry leaders. This includes galvanising support from disparate public and private sector parties into a common vision centred on national benefit.Stephen describes himself as a thought leader and change agent and brings deep understanding of integrated urban development and infrastructure planning, funding and delivery.
  • Chuck Dowdell – Launch Complex 1 Manager

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  • 25/03/2020 - 26/03/2020
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  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Napier Conference Centre , Napier, NZ