All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will be a keynote speaker at the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) international construction conference in Auckland in March.
Hansen, who has presided over one of the most successful periods in New Zealand rugby’s history, will address the topic “Building a Winning Team: Culture Development and Talent Identification”.
The “Constructing our World — People, Performance, Purpose” conference will run from March 22 to 24, and is being hosted by the NZIOB in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Singapore Institute of Building (SIBL).
Subsequent international construction conferences will occur in Australia in 2019 and Singapore in 2021.
The conference will showcase leading edge technology, construction innovation, and practices and methods that have the potential to transform the sector and improve the built environment.
NZIOB chief executive Malcolm Fleming says the Institute is delighted that Steve Hansen has agreed to be a keynote speaker.
“Under his leadership, our national rugby team has consolidated its position as the best and most consistent rugby team in the world, and built a winning record that is beyond compare in modern professional sport,” Mr Fleming says.
“The construction industry, and businesses within it, will learn a great deal from Steve Hansen on how to identify talent and to build great teams.”
The success of New Zealand’s national team coached by Steve Hansen has seen him recognised four times in five years as World Rugby’s Coach of the Year.
He joins speakers from Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden, the UK, Singapore, South Africa and the USA, in addition to leading New Zealand industry representatives.
“We’ve chosen speakers who are at the forefront of a global groundswell that is rapidly changing the construction industry. Across the supply chain, construction is becoming increasingly technology-rich and innovation-focused,” Mr Fleming says.
“They will share perspectives on how the next wave of construction ‘best practice’ could transform the sector and our built environment.
“Like the NZIOB, the AIB and SIBL uniquely represent the entire construction sector in their home countries.
“This conference is therefore an exciting opportunity for the NZIOB and our Asia Pacific partners to showcase global construction trends across the supply chain.
“Constructing our World is an exciting opportunity for the NZIOB and our Asia Pacific partners. We are aiming to provide access to global construction trends that will enable our members to innovate and build ‘better, faster, cheaper’, and so deliver an affordable, sustainable and quality built environment for New Zealand.”
The NZIOB acknowledges the support of platinum conference sponsors GIB and AECOM.