Moving forward together at the Āpōpō Congress 2024

This year’s Āpōpō Congress (formerly known as IPWEA NZ) is focused on moving forward together – te anga whakamua tahi - and is set to take place from 21 to 23 May at Tākina Convention & Exhibition Centre, in Wellington.

We are proud to be supporting the Congress as gold supreme sponsor, and in particular the keynote session with Pio Terei.

Troy Brockbank, Te Mana o te Wai Lead at Beca, says, "The Āpōpō Congress 2024 embodies Beca's ethos of 'Te anga whakamua tahi,' uniting to 'make everyday better' for our communities. Our rich tapestry of te ao Māori influences underscores our dedication to inclusivity and innovation.

 "Sharing insights and learning collectively, we stand poised to confront challenges and embrace opportunities, forging a safer, brighter future for generations to come. In Aotearoa, asset management leadership flourishes by intertwining indigenous principles with local practices. Within Beca, our Māori business advisory team, Te Ahi Tūtata, serves as a prime example of this harmonious blend, seamlessly incorporating mātauranga Māori into our initiatives. Here, we witness the tangible results of our approach: holistic solutions and cultural sensitivity catalysing transformative shifts in asset management."

Our team are also thrilled to attend the conference and are looking forward to engaging with our valued clients and partners. The Congress promises to be thought-provoking and insightful with a great lineup of speakers from across the industry.

Our own lineup of speakers features:

  • Stewardship of Aotearoa’s asset data: Automating the Standardisation of 3 Million stormwater assets - Tony Anderson, Senior Associate – Asset Advisory 
  • Imagine the future: How Digital Twins can ensure infrastructure asset resilience - Tania Walsh, Client Sales Director – Beca Digital
  • Navigating challenges and unlocking opportunities: AI and data driven solutions to long-term planning - Tom Garrett, Senior Associate – Programme Management and Courtney McCormick, Senior Project Manager
  • Unlocking success with the power of asset data - Fuelling efficiency, good planning and decision-making at Ara Poutama Aotearoa - Hanish Arora, Senior Associate – Asset Management Buildings
  • Te Kapehu Whetū navigating our way to climate adaptation: An Asset Managers perspective - Priyani de Silva-Currie, Principal – Asset Advisor
  • Testing the tradition: A new generation of asset management plans - Troy Brockbank, Te Mana o te Wai Lead, Water
  • Portfolio Thinking:  Why best for asset does not cut it anymore - Mike Tapper, Senior Technical Director – Transportation 
  • Transforming Asset Management with Te Ao Māori: Pipe-i Robot’s Journey - Marcus Hall, Senior Associate – Surveying

We’ll also have a booth at the Congress, so if you’re attending, please feel free to drop by – we’d love to see you there.