Leaders from the public and private sectors will weave these into an exciting big picture of the rebuilding of Christchurch which will stimulate collaborative action.
The one-day forum will be held on Thursday, March 21, at the Addington Events Centre, followed by optional Urban Safari tours on the morning of Friday, March 22.
“As Christchurch shifts into rebuild mode after the destructive series of earthquakes, the one-day forum will provide information, insights and inspiration, plus opportunities for feedback and new ideas to help shape the future of a smarter and more vibrant city,” according to forum convenor Lyall Lukey from SmartNet.
Forum speakers include Peter Townsend, CECC; Roger Sutton, CERA; Sir Mark Solomon, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu; Tom Hooper, CDC; Joanna Norris, The Press; Rob Jamieson, Orion; Carolyn Gulley, CDHB; Dr Kelvin Berryman, GNS Science; Prof Jay M Feinman, US author of Delay Deny Defend; Tim Grafton, NZ Insurance Council; Sarah Miles, Author and Lawyer; Katherine Smith Dedrick, Risk World Wide; Emily Walton, Wynn Williams; Dr Ann Brower, Lincoln University; Craig Richardson, Wynyard Group; Prof Hirini Mahunga, Lincoln University; Jasper van der Lingen, Sheppard & Rout Architects Ltd; Nicole Lauenstein, urban designer; Michael Gorman, Christchurch City Missioner; Helina Stil, Nikau Contracting; Dr Katie Pickles, UC; and David MacDonald, executive member, Property Council New Zealand – South Island branch.
Fast moving plenary sessions will provide timely information and insights as recovery momentum builds. Open forums will offer opportunities for participants to voice issues, obstacles and solutions, and share new thinking.
Optional city and workplace visits give first hand experiences of a city which is a laboratory of change, and provide insights into the city’s innovative response to one of New Zealand’s worst natural disasters.
A social event at the conclusion of the forum will give registrants the opportunity for high level networking.
Sponsors and supporters include GNS Science, Canterbury Development Corporation, Orion, Canterbury District Health Board, Vero Insurance, Wynn Williams Lawyers, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, NZ Institute of Management, The Press and the University of Canterbury.
Aimed at representatives from public and private sector organisations, there are also a limited number of special rate registrations available for representatives of schools and community organisations, and interested individuals.
For more information visit www.smartnet.co.nz.