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QMCA Special Event – Auckland, New Zealand - Growth, Opportunity and Partnership


Friday, 31 August 2018 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am (AEST)

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Complimentary for Two QMCA Members (Max 2)   more info 29/08/2018 Free $0.00
Single Registrations 29/08/2018 $99.00 $0.00
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There is no question that things are booming across the ditch. With a vibrant start-up scene, a growing modern economy and a construction sector that is going gangbusters, there is a sense of optimism and opportunity that is almost unparalleled.

According to the National Construction Pipeline Report the level of activity in the construction sector is forecast to grow over the next 4 years by 23%, reaching a record high level of NZ$42b in 2020.

And much of that investment will be realised in Auckland.

Home to 1.6 million people, accounting for more than one third of New Zealand’s population, Auckland generates 38% of New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product and is famed for its businesses, local cuisine, community festivals, education programs and entertainment scene.

Brisbane has a unique relationship with Auckland, spanning a sister city agreement that is into its 30th year, originally signed at Expo ’88. Fostering a partnership across sport, education, culture and trade, the agreement is central to the long-standing relationship we have with New Zealand’s largest city.

For Queensland’s major contractors, designers, suppliers, subcontractors and partners, Auckland presents significant opportunities.

At this month’s QMCA breakfast you will hear from a stellar line up of speakers, who can take you through the opportunities, market conditions and nuances that determine success or failure in this exciting market.

If you want to be part of the booming New Zealand construction sector, you cannot afford to miss out on this event.

Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane

Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane

Following his appointment as Lord Mayor of Brisbane in April 2011, Graham Quirk was elected as Lord Mayor by the people of Brisbane in 2012. Graham has a long record of service to Brisbane, celebrating 30 years with Council in 2015. Over the course of his career, Graham has been responsible for delivering many positive outcomes and ongoing projects for the city. These include major infrastructure projects such as the TransApex network of cross city tunnels and bridges, the Road Action Program, improving public transport with Council’s entire bus fleet now fully wheelchair accessible and enhancing Brisbane’s capacity for long-term economic growth. He continues to support measures to attract more events, visitors and investment to the city. This is evidenced by the multitude of world class events staged in Brisbane, such as the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2014. As Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk is committed to delivering for Brisbane, Australia’s New World City. Graham Quirk has just successfully won the March 2016 Local Council Election and won by nearly 60% of the candidate preferred vote. He is dedicated to delivering on his election promises which include the Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade, The Metro Subway and a new vision for Oxley Creek as well as many others across the city.



Peter Cunningham
Head of Physical Works & Technical Services Procurement - Auckland Council

Peter has been committed to construction industry change and reform for over two decades. As part of his role with Auckland Council he manages a team of procurement practitioners that are challenging the way the council is doing business, from planning projects through to go to market strategies and contract model selection. Their focus is not about lowest cost - it's on securing and delivering value and benefits to council and rate payers. Auckland Council is currently managing a portfolio of significant construction projects and there are amazing opportunities to continue to deliver great value for rate payers as well as creating new business opportunities for suppliers.


Gavin Shaw
General Manager - Project & Cost Management Beca Limited NZ

With a career spanning the globe for firms such as Arup, Gavin returned to New Zealand to work on the $200m Mt Eden Prison redevelopment in 2004 with Beca. This mix of experience has given Gavin a perspective on what is important to clients, what makes Beca a great place to work and how to succeed internationally and at home. Gavin believes that in our industry, working alongside clients to deliver excellent results is an energizing process – there is nothing like being able to deliver a project that blows the client out of the water.


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Customs House
(River Room)
399 Queen Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000

Friday, 31 August 2018 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am (AEST)

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QMCA is the construction industry peak body representing Queensland’s leading construction contracting companies.

The Association is dedicated to making the construction industry safer, more efficient, more competitive and better able to contribute to the development of Queensland and Australia. QMCA’s current membership includes the top performing construction companies in Queensland that together account for approximately 70-80% of the construction and civil engineering workload undertaken in Queensland.

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