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Wednesday 13th July

5.00 - 7.00pm


6.30 - 7.30pm

Happy Hour - (Sponsored by D M Standen Ltd)

Evening free for delegates and partners

Thursday 14th July


Welcome by Euan Malcolm

9.00 - 9.30am

Keynote address - Peter Neven, General Manager, NZ Building Division, The Fletcher Construction Co Ltd.
Peter has been involved in the construction industry since 1966 having worked as a building cadet,estimator, contract manager before becoming Regional Manager Auckland in 1986. He has been Manager of the NZ Building Division since 2002.

(Sponsored by All Crane Sales & Service Ltd)

9.30 - 9.45am

President's address

9.45 - 10.00am

Associate Members presentation - Robert Carden, TRT Ltd

10.00 - 10.30am

Morning Tea - (Sponsored by Hi Lift Cranes Ltd)

10.30 - 11.30am

3 Workshops:
  • Mobile Cranes - (Convenor, E Malcolm)
  • Tower Cranes - (Convenor, B Houlker)
  • Harbour Lifting Equipment - (Convenor, J Miller)
These workshops are being held for delegates to discuss areas of common interest and to record concerns to be actioned during the next 12 months.

11.30 - 12.00pm

Role of Inspection Bodies with regard to cranes - Neil Trilokekar,SGS M & I NZ Ltd.
Neil did his marine engineering apprenticeship in Bombay and has worked as a marine engineer in Norway & Singapore. Also worked as a ship repair engineer and technical superintendent before joining SGS in 2001 as an engineer surveyor and crane inspector.

12.00 - 1.00pm

Lunch - (Sponsored by Brian Perry Civil)

1.00 - 2.00pm

Crane business in China - Eric Etchart, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, Manitowoc Crane Group.Eric has been involved with the lifting industry for most of his working life and was formerly Export Manager for PPM which make the Reach Stacker.

When Terex bought PPM Eric joined Potain and worked in Italy before moving to Singapore to look after the Asian market. Potain was taken over by Manitowoc who in turn bought Grove Mobile Cranes and Eric was appointed Executive Vice President for Asia Pacifi c and is now located in China.

2.00 - 2.15pm

Associate Members presentation - Mike Quin, Liebherr New Zealand

2.15 - 3.15pm

Opportunity Training - Dick Parsons, Chairman of Opportunity Training

3.15 - 3.45pm

Afternoon Tea - (Sponsored by Auckland Cranes Ltd)

3.45 - 4.00pm

Associate Members presentation - Dan Slattery, Nelrig Wire Rope Services Ltd

4.00 - 5.30pm

Roading Industry Panel: Dom Kalasih, LTNZ, David Bates, Transit New Zealand, Representative from CVIU, NZ Police (Chaired by R Carden)


Conference adjourns

6.30 - 7.30pm

Happy Hour - (Sponsored by Cookes)


Dinner - (Sponsored by Titan Plant Services Ltd) Presentation of Crane Project of the Year Award - (Sponsored by UDC Finance Ltd)

Ladies Programme(Sponsored By Juno Civil Ltd)


Assemble in Hotel foyer for walk to Ferry terminal for trip to Waiheke Island


Depart Auckland on direct sailing to Waiheke Island


Arrive Waiheke Island and have a short scenic tour of Matiatia

11.00 am

Enjoy the views and wine at Peninsula Vineyard. Th is was the third vineyard to establish on the island


Visit Kennedy Pt for an olive oil, avocado oil and wine tasting.Th en travel down the island to Stonyridge Vineyard for tasting and a tour through the vines


Arrive at Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant for lunch and enjoy spectacular views over Rangitoto and back toward Auckland City


Depart Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant for Waiheke Ferry


Depart Waiheke Island for Auckland
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