Allan Bluett

09 536 5410





Challenging the Profession 19 & 20 August 2019


SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland



SESOC is excited to be hosting another high-quality conference for structural engineers and those with an interest in the built environment.


The theme of this year's conference is “Challenging the Profession”, and we have designed a programme to enable you to meet with fellow professionals and to engage in stimulating interactive debate on issues that matter to you.


The conference will bring together professionals from a broad range of disciplines, including architecture, business, public policy, emergency response planning, regulation, and the legal profession.


In addition to the usual 20 minute technical presentations from authors we have a wonderful line up of invited speakers who will be sharing their experiences and perspectives on structural engineering.


This year the conference has been designed to “challenge the profession” and on each day of the conference there will be a plenary session, where all the delegates will be invited to participate in stimulating debate on matters pertinent to the structural engineering profession.


The highlights of these sessions will include an opening “challenge session” with 2 prominent NZ industry identities providing some thought provoking and challenging comment and debate to the audience on “10 things that our industry needs to improve our game on” and conversely “10 things our industry is currently doing well.”


In addition there will also be a unique and entertaining quick fire “challenge session”, where multiple presenters and participants have five minutes to present their innovation, idea or point of view.


This will be the fifth New Zealand conference hosted by SESOC and will be of interest to emerging professionals and senior engineers alike, with several streams running concurrently providing choice and variety of content.


SESOC looks forward to welcoming you to Auckland in August, and your participation in what promises to be an outstanding event.



Conference Chair

Carl Ashby

Phone +64 4 471 7000

Email carl.ashby@wsp-opus.co.nz


Technical Programme

Namir Amso

Phone +64 9 442 5556

Email namso@xtra.co.nz


Jason Ingham

Phone +64 9 923 7803

Email j.ingham@auckland.ac.nz


Hamish McKenzie

Phone +64 4 471 2292

Email HamishM@holmesgroup.com


Jaden Whiunui

Phone +64 3 548 8259

Email Jaden@cgwl.co.nz


Conference Coordinator & Logistics

Allan Bluett of Blue Pacific Event Management Ltd

Phone 09 536 5410

Email allan@bluepacificevents.com

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