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Successful 2018 Concrete NZ Conference

Sunday, 14 October 2018  
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Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre once again lived up to its reputation as an ideal venue for the Concrete Conference. Location, access to hotels and scope and space of the trade exhibit areas all received a big tick from delegates. 

Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

This year’s event drew more than 400 participants, with many commenting on the diversity and quality of the presentations and speakers – especially the invited keynote speakers, Professors Campbell Middleton and Michael Thomas from the universities of Cambridge and New Brunswick respectively.

Says Nic Brooke, the chairman of the Conference Organising Committee: “Receiving feedback is always important for shaping future events. Organising the conference requires plenty of attention to detail from an entire team of people, and it’s always gratifying when things go as planned.”

Nic says much of the conference’s success is attributable to on-going support of the Conference Patrons and Sponsors – “many of them have supported the conference for years, and these events could not be held without their help.”

The Patrons – Golden Bay Cement, Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd, Pacific Steel (NZ) Ltd and Sika (NZ) Ltd – are flanked by sponsors Ancon Building Products, BASF NZ Ltd, BCITO, Danley, Gough Industrial Solutions and Technical Welding Services (1998) Ltd.

Next year’s conference (10 – 12 October) will be held in Dunedin, recently voted New Zealand’s most beautiful city. This will be the first time the conference is hosted by Dunedin, and organisers say Otago offers a rich selection of extramural activities.