NEC Australasia Users' Group Conference 2017 Product code: L07101-NZ

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 NEC Australasia Users' Group Conference 2017

NEC Australasia Users' Group Conference 2017
£325.00 Platinum/Gold Users' Group Members £195.00
To register more delegates, or to be put on the waiting list, please call: +44(0)20 7665 2446 or email

Event Sponsors


Twin Platform Conference: Breaking Boundaries

Lifting Performance Today & Defining a New World for Alliances

We continue in a time of change. Experience tells us that our existing skill set needs to lift.

This conference is an opportunity to both get more from the ongoing work with the existing NEC suite and look to the future with a detailed look at what is new for NZ with the NEC4 suite of contracts.

This event comprises two main activities:
  • 11 October - Site visit 
  • 12 October - Conference 

Check the "Agenda" tab for more details. 

Who should attend?

Running two workstreams we are looking to do both a ‘deep dive’ for those in the current swim – and – look forward at modern Alliancing – as it advances here in NZ and with the international consultation on effective contracts for Alliances being developed through NEC4.

This event is suitable for:
  • Existing practitioners – across maintenance
  • Build and the professional services sector
  • Clients and supply partners


Please note, that as an Australiasia Users' Group Member you are entitled to one complimentary place at the Australasia Users' Group Annual Conference and one one complimentary place at an Australiasia workshop. Addtional places have a 25% discount. 

Login into your MyNEC and attach your membership details to obtain your free space(s). If you forget to do so, the purchase will complete without your User Group benefits and we might be unable to rectify it.
For more information contact Cheryl Waterman NEC Users’ Group and Events Coordinator on or +44 (0) 207 665 2445.

Twin Platform Conference: Breaking Boundaries

Lifting Performance Today & Defining a New World for Alliances

11 October: Site visit

16:30 New Central Library, Christchurch Site visit
  Host: Southbase
Introduction: Quinn Henderson, Southbase
John Rossetter, Design and Community outcomes, Project Director for Christchurch City Council
Gordon McGregor, Delivering the build Structure, Project Manager, Southbase
17:30 Networking drinks
18:30 Closing

12 October : Conference

08:45 Welcome & Introduction
Patrick Cantillon, Christchurch City Council
09:00 Keynote address
10:00 NEC4 launch
10:05 NEC4 overview - what's new and how it works
Marc Palmer, Marc Palmer Project Management
Garry Miller, Managing Director of Excelsis Ltd
10:30 Morning tea

Stream 1: NEC3

Stream 2: Re-defining Alliances in New Zealand – NEC4

11:00 Case Study One: Delivering Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom (TANS) Project
Cathy McCartney, Strategic Project Coordinator, Horowhenua District Council
Marc Palmer, Marc Palmer Project Management
What world alliancing looks like
11:45 Case Study Two: blurring the lines with the new Plymouth District Council Professional Services Collaborative Contract
David Langford, Infrastructure Manager, New Plymouth District Council
Lessons learnt from recent NZ Alliance experience
12:30 Lunch break and networking session
13:30 Case Study Three: The Builders Tale - recent NEC experiences with NEC – ideas and lessons for NZ
Steve Taw, Hawkins GM - South Island
New model for alliances
Defining a vision for alliancing in NZ
(facilitated Workshop Session)
14:15 Afternoon tea
14:45 NEC3 Term Service Contract – Practical Delivery Workshop Panel Discussion NEC4 in action in NZ
Alliancing Consultation Piece
Plenary “Drawing Conclusions for NZ"
15:30 Findings and next steps
Patrick Cantillon, Christchurch City Council
16:00 Summary and close
Tim Warren, Constructing Excellence New Zealand 
Sponsoring the NEC Australia Users’ Group Conference 2017 will place your brand at the forefront of the NEC events calendar.

As our biggest event in the Australiasia region, this Conference is an ideal opportunity for those wishing to reach a wide range of clients in the NEC community.

Contact us:
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2445

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