Social Programme

Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering Networking Function

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

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

Katrina Dodd

Luke Campbell

Scott Keane

Ron Cox

Greg Britton

Claire Treeby

Dr Tom Shand
University of Auckland / Tonkin Taylor

Jennifer Hart

Dr Giles Lesser

Key Dates

Speaker Registration Deadline

14 February 2022

Early Bird Registration Close

28 February 2022