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Come experience the Road Transport Forum Conference: 24-25 September 2019

Early bird pricing is here: register now and saveup to $75 per person!

WELCOME

Tena koutou katoa!

This year’s Road Transport Forum Conference, organised by RTANZ Region 2 and CARTA, is about our industry’s central focus – and not just because we are gathering in the central North Island at the Wairakei Resort near Taupo! There is awareness across the industry that now is the correct time to focus on the issues and topics that are of central concern to our livelihoods and the wellbeing of those we employ and do business with.

We know that if we are to prosper and grow NZ’s transport businesses that we must encourage a more diverse and better trained workforce. We must ensure the safety of all road users by modelling the best driving skills and ensuring our business practices are built around health and safety and the wellbeing of our people.

You are warmly invited to join us at Wairakei Resort on the 24th and 25th September to hear from a variety of interesting speakers and partake in discussions on how we can all work to ensure the future prosperity of the industry and those who work within it. The Conference is an important networking opportunity and we will also celebrate and recognise the work of our industry in increasing the economic productivity of New Zealand.

SPEAKERS

Click each speaker for their brief biography.
Please note that the speakers and programme are subject to change before the conference commences. 

PROGRAMME

Please note that the programme and speakers are subject to change before the conference commences. 

MONDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER:

Registration desk open: 2.30pm – 7pm

TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER:

6.30am –
7.30am
Registration desk open
7.00am  

Sector meetings over breakfast

  • Livestock
  • Metro
  • Bulk
  • Forestry
9.00am  

Conference Opening and Welcome

  • Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas
9.30am   Keynote speaker
10.45am  

Morning Tea

  • Sponsored by Tauranga Canvas
11.15am

Hon Phil Twyford Minister of Transport

  • The Government’s transport agenda
11.45am

Ministry of Transport CEO, Peter Mersi

  • Future of Transport Strategy
12.30pm  

Lunch

  • Sponsored by ETL Ltd
1.30pm   NZTA — Compliance Panel (CVST, NZTA, WorkSafe)
2.30pm   Hon Paul Goldsmith — National Party Spokesperson on Transport
3.00pm  

Afternoon Tea

  • Sponsored by Bridgestone
3.30pm  

Hon Shane Jones — Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructure

  • How the Government’s economic development agenda relates to transport connectivity
4.15pm   Sector Meeting Report Backs
6.00pm   Drinks
6.45pm   Informal Dinner

WEDNESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER:

7.30am   Breakfast, including presentation on perceptions of the industry
8.30am  

Cameron Bagrie

  • Economic commentary and analysis
9.45am  

Paul McKay, Business NZ

  • Employment law-where to next?
10.30am  

Morning Tea

  • Sponsored by Allied Petroleum
11.00am   Melanie Boyle — The future workforce
11.30pm  

Margaret Kouvelis, CEO of Talent Central

  • Young people don’t need to change, businesses do.
12.30pm   Lunch
1.30pm  

Health and Wellbeing

  • Dr Tom Mulholland
2.30pm  

Dr Lucia Kelleher

  • ‘Busy brain’
3.30pm –
4.00pm  

Afternoon Tea

  • Sponsored by Cal Izusu
6.00pm   Drinks
6.30pm NZ Road Transport Industry Awards Gala Dinner

VENUE: Wairakei Resort

640 Wairakei Rd
Taupo 3379
Phone: 07 374 9004

ACCOMMODATION

As well as the venue for the conference, Wairakei Resort Taupo is also offering competitive accommodation rates to RTF Conference attendees. To book, simply click here

PARTNERS PROGRAMME

TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER:

9.45am   Meet for morning tea and introductions
10.30am   Travel by bus to Acacia Bay on the shores of Lake Taupo. Here we will visit L’Arte Café & Gallery, which is one of New Zealand’s most unique galleries and gardens. You will have time to enjoy the amazing garden and browse in the gallery before lunch in the café, including a wine tasting by The Merchant of Taupo.
2.30pm   Travel into Taupo CBD for a bit of retail therapy. We will return to Wairakei at approx 4.30pm.
6.00pm   Drinks
6.45pm   Dinner

WEDNESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER:

10.00am   Meet for morning tea
10.50am   Make our way to the Pavilion for a cooking demonstration by Katherine Froggatt from Coriander Lime Asian Cooking School. As part of Katherine’s cooking demonstration we will enjoy a tasting plate for lunch. You will receive recipes of today’s dishes to take away with you.
2.00pm  

You are free to join the main conference and may like to catch the second half of Dr Tom Mulhollan’s presentation on health & wellbeing or listen to Dr Lucia Kelleher speak about Busy Brain Syndrome.

OR

you may like to book yourself a treatment at the Resort’s Body Firm Spa (at own cost, would pay to pre-book)

6.00pm   Drinks
6.30pm   NZ Road Transport Industry Awards Gala Dinner

SPONSORS

Please support our wonderful sponsors:

Early bird pricing is only available for a limited time,
so register today!

CONTACT US

Email: craig@lhtgroup.co.nz
Phone: 027 651 6693