4 September 2019, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
This conference brings together the leaders in engineered wood design and construction. The development of both cross- laminated timber and laminated veneer lumber has coincided with the need for more carbon-friendly sustainable building solutions. International examples feature in this conference regularly, but increasingly there is a focus on the leading architects, engineers and specifiers with considerable experience in CLT and LVL construction projects in New Zealand. These case studies form the key part of our annual conference series. The objective of these events is to grow the capability and use of wood in commercial and multi-residential buildings throughout our cities. Architects, quantity surveyors, developers and project managers are the target audience for this growing programme of sustainable solutions and case studies.


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What’s Changing Perceptions?

For the last three years, Changing Perceptions has grown from strength to strength and is now one of the foremost events driving change in how the industry builds with engineered timber.

While earlier programmes were aimed at changing the building industry’s view of engineered wood, the new name reflects the industry’s growth and visibility.

In recent years, mass timber for the commercial building industry has grown in leaps and bounds. Developers worldwide are capitalising on engineering timber components in new commercial buildings.

To keep pace with these global advances, the annual Changing Perceptions conference attracts the country’s leading architects, engineers and wood manufacturers. This one-day conference is held annually in Rotorua, the centre of NZ’s tourism and wood industries.

Changing Perceptions 2019 will further demonstrate the advantages for developers and tenants of using more timber in commercial construction. The event is organised by Innovatek. You can register for updates or contact us directly for further information.

What’s Covered?

Changing Perceptions 2019 will showcase the use of engineered timber internationally and explore changes in timber use within New Zealand. The value of wood is explored from different angles, including both emotive and economic responses to engineered timber buildings.

The programme focuses on:

  1. Building a sustainable future with timber
  2. Building performance, design and implementation
  3. Project delivery with mass timber
  4. Overcoming barriers and growing the market

CPD points are available for:

  • We are working with industry associations at the moment to make CPD points available to conference delegates.
Who Will Attend?

The New Zealand engineered timber industry, including:

  • Engineered timber manufacturers
  • Engineered timber suppliers
  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Planners
  • Engineered timber researchers
  • Timber industry consultants
  • Wood supply chain and logistics companies
  • Trades representatives including builders, plumbers, electrical

Event Programme

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Changing Perceptions conference offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in wood engineering to be a part of the future of timber use in New Zealand construction. Exhibition spaces will be made available to sponsors of this conference. These booths will provide a unique platform for promoting your products and services to the industry.

To ensure you get a place at either event, if you’d like further information or if you haven’t yet seen a Sponsorship & Exhibition Pack, please contact John Stulen, Director, (+64) 7 921 1382 or (+64) 27 275 8011, john.stulen@innovatek.co.nz.

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Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Auckland Airport International Terminal, Ray Emery Dr, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022

Novotel Auckland Airport is conveniently located directly outside of the International terminal and only walking distance from the domestic terminal, an Inter- terminal bus runs from the domestic terminal to the International terminal every 15 minutes and is complimentary.

Self service car parking in short-term uncovered Zone “A” 0-12 hours parking is $10.00 per ticket, and 12-24 hours is $30.00 per ticket. Please note Auckland International Airport has introduced a 90 min area within the short-term uncovered “A”.

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Innovatek specialises in connecting and supporting businesses with the latest intelligence, technologies and innovations best suited to their operations.

We operate a range of technology led events through our FIEA and CONNEX:Event Innovators divisions, while also managing a number of industry groupings.

Our online services include producing Friday Offcuts and WoodWeek, two of Australasia’s leading newsletters for the forest products industry.

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  Building X91, Sala Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


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