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  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 29 March 2017
  • Grand Millennium
  • 71 Mayoral Dr, Auckland, 1010
  • Auckland
Price (exclusive of GST)
  • $698.00 for members
  • $898.00 for non-members
  • 1.00 FE Points

Green Property Summit 2017

Future cities, post-2020

What will our cities look like in the future? We expect the key influencers to include climate change; technology advancements; energy efficiencies; development of urban communities; green architecture and increasing use of rating tools. One thing is certain; NZ has entered a period of unprecedented urban construction where smart planning can create sustainable, healthy, productive buildings as a powerful platform for the future.

To facilitate knowledge sharing and inspire innovative planning NZGBC & Property Council of New Zealand bring together an exceptional group of local and international speakers. Join us to hear about the latest initiatives, drivers, policies and opportunities for delivering green buildings, sustainable precincts and cities of the future.

Future Cities, post–2020 offers attendees a unique opportunity to gain knowledge from people operating at the cutting edge. The one day event includes world-leading, inspirational content with market intelligence and practical guidance, showcasing local content, concepts that work and a chance to get up close and personal with industry peers and leaders.

Full programme

Knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers from New Zealand and around the world:

International keynote speaker: Dr John Keung, CEO Building and Construction Authority; Singapore

Changing The Way We Build: Singapore’s Green Building Journey

100% urbanised, Singapore is rated the greenest city in Asia, with few competitors in the rest of the world. With the introduction of Green Mark the Building and Construction Authority's green building rating scheme in 2005, Singapore has gone from having only 17 green buildings to more than 1100. Singapore’s goal is to have 80% of it’s buildings rated by 2030.

Dr Keung shares valuable insights of Singapore’s successes, and key learnings for buildings and communities.

International keynote speaker: Paul Rode, Senior VP Engineering and Energy at The Related Companies (US)

Building cities of the future, partnerships and sustainability

The majority of buildings are not new - existing buildings are major energy users. With energy use predicted to increase over the coming years, how can we design more efficiently for future cities? How will utilities, innovation, partnerships, energy and other factors impact on this design process?

Paul Rode will discuss his experience in developing and implementing energy savings retrofit projects, focusing on New York case studies, including his work on the green retrofit of the Empire State Building.

Ministerial Address: Hon Paula Bennett

Hon Paula Bennett will address her perspective on policies and plans around the built environment and sustainability that supports the economy in relation to New Zealand’s future cities.

Gordon Moller ONZM, Principal Moller Architects

Case Study: Auckland's new state-of-the-art performing arts facility - ASB Waterfront Theatre

The theatre complex in the heart of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is a vibrant new complex designed by Moller Architects and BVN Architecture.Comprising a 660-seat, international standard theatre, bar, café, gallery space and lounge, it’s the first theatre in the Southern Hemisphere to be targeting a 5 Green Star rating for efficiency and sustainability.

Renowned architect Gordon Moller will share more exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ information on the features of the theatre and its sustainable design..

Tony Arnel, Global Director of Sustainability, Norman Disney & Young

Cities in the new innovation economy

In the hyper-competitive, globalised world of the 21st century, our cities are essential enablers of innovation and economic growth. But the industries of the future require us to rethink the way we design and build our cities. Will our cities become magnets for human capital and innovation? Or will poor planning and lack of infrastructure investment damage the long-term sustainability of our cities and our ability to compete in the new innovation economy?

Former World Green Building Council chair, Tony Arnel will discuss how achieving a balance between innovative approaches and technological advances that address the triple-bottom line of environment, economic and social sustainability delivers true sustainability of our future cities.

CEO light bulb moments; the instant that changed everything

A panel of industry-leading CEOs discuss their experiences in relation to sustainability becoming a part of their strategy for property portfolios. We get insights into the moment that changed their perspectives on the importance of green building for the future.

Lions Lair session; innovation meets investment

In the style of a Dragons Den, contestants pitch their ideas to Summit delegates and a panel. Each contestant gets a 5 minute speaking slot. The panel can ask questions and Summit delegates get the final vote.

Interested in presenting? Find out more

The winner will receive an overnight loan of a Tesla Model S car!

How to transform the future

The panel debates national and international impacts on city infrastructure, technology, sustainability. Hear the insights from speakers with experience from the public transport, urban regeneration & environmental sustainability sectors.

  • Panellists:
    • Davina Rooney, (AUS) General Manager Sustainability, Stockland Corporation
    • Katie Swenson, (US) Vice President, Design, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc
    • Matthew Ensor, Business Director – Advisory, Beca

Master of Ceremonies; well-known host and news commentator

We are delighted to have Rachel Smalley, senior journalist and commentator, to present our exciting line-up of speakers and keep this packed speaking schedule on track.

If you are a member of Property Council, please register via their website

Optional extra activities:

Complimentary Sustainable Architecture Tour

Tuesday 28 March, 3-6pm

Join us for a leisurely walking tour around a selection of sustainably designed buildings in the Auckland CBD. This is an opportunity to view design leading architecture and construction and hear expert commentary about sustainable features.

There are so many interesting and often untold facts and figures about green buildings. Downtown Auckland has more than 30 Green Star rated buildings – among NZ’s best sustainable commercial design.

Key buildings we will visit are:

  • Bayleys House
  • Mason Brothers Building
  • John Lysaght Building

We will end the tour with drinks & nibbles.

The tour is exclusive to Green Property Summit delegates and there is no cost associated.

Book now as places are limited - register by emailing events@nzgbc.org.nz

Future Cities Dinner

Wednesday 29 March, 6-11pm

Treat yourself to a night at the theatre. Not just any theatre, the ASB Waterfront Theatre, currently targeted a Green Star rating.

Attendees will have the unique experience of dining on the stage! Hear from Katie Swenson, US speaker, author, sustainable design expert; enjoy dinner and extended networking with other delegates and speakers.

Your conference ticket will not include the dinner, you will need to purchase this ticket separately. Tickets are limited so please register quickly.


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We have some sponsorship packages still available, if you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Catie Harris, Events Manager on events@nzgbc.org.nz

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