Transport And Infrastructure Policies, Projects, Best Practices, And Opportunities To Drive Economic Growth And Investment Across New Zealand

Wellington | 30 – 31 May 2018  View Full Programme Here

Developing NZ brings together government, community and businesses to discuss key economic development, transport and infrastructure opportunities, and explore strategies in attracting investments and advancing sustainable development across New Zealand.
New Zealand has the fastest growing population in the OECD. Over the next 25 years, Auckland’s population alone is projected to increase by more than the rest of the country’s population growth combined. Meeting the demands of a booming population puts enormous pressure on current infrastructure assets. It is therefore essential for the government to work with community and business leaders to develop long-term economic development and infrastructure plans in order for communities across New Zealand to have access to jobs, transport networks and housing.
  • How to match economic opportunity, transport and infrastructure development with demand amidst population growth and changing demographics?
  • How will tourism and innovation, health and education precincts create jobs and boost economic and regional development?  
  • With many competing interests, how to make the right funding investments and tap on alternative funding sources? 

Developing NZ Featured Speakers

Justin Lester


Wellington City Council

Sharon Zollner

Chief Economist


Rachel Reese


Nelson City Council

Paul Yeo

Industry Relations Manager

Tourism New Zealand

Mark Butcher

Chief Executive

New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency

Peter Reidy

Chief Executive


Dave Cull

President; Mayor

Local Government New Zealand; Dunedin City Council

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Why Attend Developing NZ?

  1. Chief Economist of ANZ explains the numbers and predicts the future drivers of New Zealand’s economy.  
  2. Hear how Wellington became the world’s most liveable city from the Mayor of Wellington City Council.
  3. Assess key considerations in applying value capture to infrastructure projects with Local Government New Zealand, New Zealand Government Funding Agency, Infrastructure NZ and The Treasury.
  4. Unlock the value of rail in powering the economy with the Chief Executive of KiwiRail.
  5. Evaluate key ITS initiatives with Road Transport Forum, Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency and the Ministry of Transport. 
  6. Develop a long-term comprehensive tourism strategy for sustainable growth with Tourism NZ, MBIE, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, AccorHotels and Queenstown Lakes District Council.
  7. Maximise growth opportunities in regional areas with Economic Development New Zealand, BusinessNZ, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency and Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
  8. Create community hubs where people truly live, work and play with Panuku Development Auckland, Du Val Group, Wellington City Council and SugarTree.
  9. Examine the development of innovation, health and education hubs across New Zealand with GridAKL, University of Canterbury and Auckland District Health Board.

Who Should Attend Developing NZ?

Directors, Heads, Senior Managers and Specialists involved in or have an interest in transport, infrastructure, urban development and investment in New Zealand: 
  • Central government and local government
  • Managing Directors and C-Level Executives 
  • Heads, Directors, GMs and Senior Managers 
  • Corporate Services 
  • International and domestic businesses and investors 
  • Project managers
  • Policy managers and advisors
  • Urban planners
  • Economic development 
  • Regional development 
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Infrastructure 
  • Transport
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Construction, Developers and Real Estate organisations 
  • Financial institutions and venture capitalists
  • Trade organisations and associations 
  • Strategy and planning
  • Research institutions 
  • Consultants 

Raise your profile at the Developing NZ Summit

Developing NZ is a premier conference bringing leaders and senior decision makers together to explore the transport, development policies, major projects, and infrastructure opportunities to drive sustainable economic growth across New Zealand. The event will include insightful case studies, interactive thought leader panel sessions covering a range of topics.

Our unique sponsorship and exhibition packages are specifically tailored to maximise your ROI by raising your organisation’s profile and position your solutions to a qualified audience of senior decision makers across New Zealand.
  • Developing NZ is the result of months of industry consultation and independent research, and will address compelling issues that will be delivered by industry leaders and experts. Sponsoring this event gives your organisation authority in your industry and boosts your credibility. Your brand and speakers will be seen throughout the event and attendees will be eager to learn more about your business
  • Developing NZ will feature speakers from a carefully selected range of industries, with each speaker chosen for their unique insights and valuable experiences. As a sponsor your name, speakers and logo will be used during these pre-event marketing campaigns, which provides the opportunity to reach thousands of targeted recipients, to generate media exposure and increase your company’s brand awareness
  • Developing NZ is a great way to generate quality leads by getting face to face with a target audience of senior decision makers who will be attending. A strategic sponsorship partnership will be cheaper and have a higher ROI than other advertising methods. Why? Because this event has a very specific and highly engaged target market.   
Interested in showcasing thought leadership and innovative solutions? Contact us at or call +61 02 9188 8950. 
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Developing NZ Location

Westpac Stadium Function Centre
Westpac Stadium Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington, 6141

Room: West Lounge, Level 3
Networking and Exhibition: Members Clubroom, Level 4
T: +64 4 473 3881
West Lounge: A bright room with floor to ceiling windows offering natural light plus the added benefit of outside seating with a perfect vantage point overlooking over the pitch. Photos of our A-League football heroes add character. 
Members Clubroom: A sizeable lounge with unsurpassed views of the pitch and also the Thorndon area, the Members Clubroom is a long and curved lounge. The generous length of the room creates a natural flow for guests to walk. Offering considerable flexibility for a range of events, you won't have to compromise on space.