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Social Programme

Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday 10 April 2022
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall E1, Te Pae
Cost: Included in Full Registration; Additional Tickets: $90 per person

A Welcome Reception will take place amongst the Conference exhibition the evening prior to the first day of the Conference. The function will provide the perfect opportunity for delegates to catch up with colleagues, renew past acquaintances and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sponsored by Trelleborg Marine Systems Australia Pty Ltd.


Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering Networking Function

Date: Monday 11 April 2022
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Te Pae
Cost: Included in Full Registration; Additional Tickets: $55 per person

“Career reflections: Career journeys and how do we work for inclusion?”

This function will bring together colleagues of all genders to discuss how our profession can move positively forward in promoting equal opportunity for all.

Sponsored by UNSW Water Research Laboratory


 

PIANC Australia/New Zealand Young Professionals Networking Function

Date: Monday 11 April 2022
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Welles Street, 44 Welles Street, Christchurch
Cost: Included in Full Registration; Additional Tickets: $55 per person

As a proud co-host of the Coasts and Ports Conference series, PIANC ANZ has held a networking event on the first night of the conference since 2011. Led by PIANC’s Young Professional Commission (YPCom – 40 and younger), all are welcome however registration is required.

Sponsored by WSP New Zealand Ltd

Representatives in Attendance will be:

Andrew Robinson
Head of Ports, Marine & Aviation, WSP

Andrew is a successful, experienced and qualified Senior Manager and Chartered Professional Engineer who has an extensive background in project management, design engineering, construction and infrastructure management with both commercial and public sector organisations. He is experienced in planning and organising multi-disciplinary engineering projects across various sectors from initial concepts and scoping through to design, construction, commissioning and handover.

Andrew is an excellent communicator responding in a competitive and high-pressure environment to successfully achieve results. He has a strong background in Transport Infrastructure an in recent years has focussed more specifically on Ports, Marine and Aviation.

Matt Balkham
Head of Water – Wellington, WSP

Matt is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 18 years’ experience of successfully delivering design of flood and erosion risk management and river engineering projects. Matt has provided technical hydraulic advice to hydraulic modelling, flood risk management and design projects. He is currently providing advice to clients on adaptation and resilience to a range of natural hazards including consideration of the potential effects of climate change. This includes advice to inform policy decisions, updates to design guidance and industry best practice documents and technical advice at a project level.

Matt has a broad range of technical skills ranging from project management, team and individual development and engineering ability. Matt is an enthusiastic and capable engineer who is driven not only to deliver but to do it innovatively and efficiently.

Will Glamore
UNSW

Katrina Dodd
RHDHV

Luke Campbell
WGA

Scott Keane
Cardno

Ron Cox
UNSW

Greg Britton
RHDHV

Claire Treeby
Hatch

Dr Tom Shand
University of Auckland / Tonkin Taylor

Jennifer Hart
Beca

Dr Giles Lesser
OMC
 


 

Conference Dinner

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022
Time: Pre-Dinner Drinks: 7.00pm – 7.30pm
Dinner: 7.30pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Montreal Street, Christchurch
Cost: Included in Full Registration; Additional Tickets: $160 per person

Enjoy a fabulous dinner in the home of one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important public art collections, the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. This evening is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with other Conference delegates, whilst being entertained, wined and dined – a night not to be missed!

Sponsored by Heron Construction Company Ltd


 

Closing Function

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022
Time: 3.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall E1, Te Pae
Cost: Included in Full Registration

Enjoy a final catch up with colleague and new acquaintances at the conclusion of the Conference.

Sponsored by Downer New Zealand

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open

9 September 2020

Call for Abstracts Close

26 February 2021

Registration Open

19 April 2021

Accepted Abstracts Notified

19 April 2021

Full Paper Submission Deadline

11 June 2021

DN Foster Award Nominations Close

13 August 2021

Final Paper Submission Deadline

20 August 2021

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

20 August 2021

Speaker Registration Deadline

31 January 2022

Early Bird Registration Close

14 February 2022