Another cracker in store!


The RMBF’s Conference 2008 at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington looks like being another cracker!
Titled Keeping It Real, this year’s conference will bring together politicians from both sides of the House to present their stance on a number of contentious issues challenging the industry.

Minister for Building and Construction Shane Jones and National Party leader John Key will be speaking at the conference, along with political commentator Mai Chen, founding partner of Chen Palmer, who will be sharing her view on the political climate leading up to the election.

The RMBF has also put together a fantastic line up of guest speakers this year, including:
• Peter Montgomery, pre-eminent sports broadcaster,
• Robyn Malcolm, one of New Zealand’s best loved performers, and
• John Lees, a sales and marketing specialist from Australia.

The Federation has also secured Paul Montelongo, an internationally recognised trainer, keynote speaker and business consultant who works with organisations to help them develop more profitable business processes.

Mr Montelongo takes his practical, no-nonsense experience to businesses and organisations around the world. His programmes are packed with genuine life stories, anecdotes and personal experiences from being in the trenches of the real world of business.

A number of RMBs have seen Paul speak overseas and they can vouch that he is not to be missed!

The ITM Welcome Party will be held at Shed 5 on the Wellington waterfront on Thursday night, while the PlaceMakers Footy Function will be held at Westpac Stadium on the Friday night where delegates can watch the Auckland Blues vs Canterbury Crusaders match live on Sky.

The grand finale, the Carters Gala Dinner will be held at the Wellington Town Hall on Saturday night to round off what will be another special event on the construction industry calendar.

• Members who cannot make it to the conference will still be able to hear Mr Montelongo at these RMBF-organised sessions:
• Hotel Grand Chancellor, 161 Cashel St, Christchurch, Thursday 24 April, and
• Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson St, Auckland, Monday 28 April.

There will be two sessions at each venue — mornings for builders and afternoons for associate members. Members can register online at

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