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NZIOB scores NZ Rugby Coach Steve Hansen as keynote speaker

NZ Rugby Coach Steve Hansen will be a keynote speaker at the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) international construction conference in Auckland next month. 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 22-24 March 2017 and is being hosted by 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 our built environment.

NZIOB chief executive Malcolm Fleming said, “We’re delighted that Steve Hansen has agreed to be a keynote speaker. Under his leadership, our national rugby team have consolidated their 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. 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.

Steve 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. They will share perspectives on how the next wave of construction ‘best practice’ could transform the sector and our built environment,” says Mr Fleming.

“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.”

NZIOB acknowledge the support of platinum conference sponsors GIB® and AECOM.

Malcolm Fleming said, “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.”


About the New Zealand Institute of Building

The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) is the professional institute in New Zealand for building and construction professionals, those who are involved in the Design, Documentation, and Delivery of construction projects. The NZIOB is acknowledged for their ability to bring individuals together, whom share a common interest; in improving the standing of the building profession, and a commitment to the practice of excellence in their career.

NZIOB members are skilled managers and professionals engaged in building practice in a managerial, technical, or administrative capacity in construction, installation, designs or survey, and for those engaged in the teaching, science and practice of building and building research.

The NZIOB is an articulate and reliable advocate for the construction industry, and works with construction industry stakeholders, government, tertiary faculties and media to promote the building profession.


NZIOB scores NZ Rugby Coach Steve Hansen as keynote speaker

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