The 2014 Concrete Industry Conference promises to be one of our most exciting conferences in recent years. As well as the usual conference schedule, the NZ Concrete Society is also celebrating it's 50th birthday.
Currently the NZ construction industry is going through some exciting times. The Christchurch rebuild is starting to gain some momentum, and the rest of the country is starting to see some increased activity as the world's markets improve.
The conference plans to incorporate some of our learnings over the last 50 years, including featuring some historical projects that have shaped our industry, and the conference will be spearheaded by four keynote speakers. We will also be including the latest research being undertaken at our universities, and there will be a selection of projects that have recently been constructed.
The conference returns to its original home, Wairakei Resort, in recognition of the fact that this is where the conference all began. Although we have grown significantly from those original days, we have ensured that the set-up at Wairakei will provide excellent facilities. The conference continues with the very successful formula of having a combination of plenary and parallel sessions.
So on behalf of all the organisations involved, we welcome you to the Concrete Industry Conference, and look forward to seeing you at Wairakei Resort in October.
Organising Committee Chairman