Business Programme

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Technical Tour

Option A: Heritage Cable Car Museum

Enjoy a self-guided tour (with guidance notes) through Wellington’s transport and planning history.  Start with points of interest in Wellington’s historic waterfront followed by a trip on the unique Wellington Cable Car, then enjoy a visit to the Wellington Cable Car museum and/or the Botanic Gardens.  If you wish you can then walk from the Cable Car Museum to the welcome event in Zealandia (approximately 20-30 minutes’ walk) or a shuttle can be arranged if required.

Option B: Memorial Park Tunnel Tour

The Memorial Park project is a public space initiative to put SH1 into a cut-and-cover tunnel and construct a new public park over the road immediately north of the National War Memorial.  Being constructed to an ambitious timeline ready for the centenary of the Gallipoli landings in Anzac Day 2015, this tour allows unprecedented private access to the tunnel construction site, guided by staff working on the project.  Learn about the background to the project, the design features and the construction methods used.  An afternoon tea will also be provided, followed by transport to the welcome event at Zealandia.


Social Programme

Welcome Function – Sunday 23 March 2014         

The Welcome Function will be held at Zealandia, which is dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story.  Zealandia is home to some of the rarest and most extraordinary wildlife on the planet. Here you can get a real taste of New Zealand's amazing natural heritage.

Buses depart the Intercontinental Hotel at the following times:
1:30pm                for those doing the Memorial Tunnel Construction site visit
3:15pm                for those going straight to Zealandia to take part in the geocaching
4:00pm               Geocaching activity commences
5:30pm                for those going to just the Welcome Function

Your ZEALANDIA experience includes an exciting exhibition and walk in their ever-changing sanctuary valley.  Discover the extraordinary changes to New Zealand's wildlife over the last thousand years. Lose yourself in the sights and sounds of an ancient forest.

Drinks and canapés will be served between 6:00 and 7:30pm; with the Mayor of Wellington City Council, Celia Wade-Brown formally welcoming delegates to Wellington at 6:00pm.  Food stations for dinner will open at 7:30pm and for those who are taking part in the kiwi and tuatara hunt a dinner box will be provided.  Whilst there is a generous bar tab, delegates should come prepared for a cash bar. The first coach departs for the city and/or official hotels at 8:30pm with the last one departing at 9:30pm.

Included will also be the opportunity to experience the fun activity of geocaching, which is a real-world, outdoor, high tech treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices. Participants will navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This opportunity to relive your childhood with the use of gadgets will have an exciting task at the end that will test your engineering ingenuity and innovation.

For those of you keen on an “up close kiwi encounter” there is an opportunity to purchase (as an additional cost) a night time kiwi tour; at a cost of $40.00.  Please note these tours take approximately 1 ½ hours and involve walking.  There is also a limit of 36 people.

Cost:          Inclusive for delegates

Partners:    $115.00 incl GST


Conference Dinner - Tuesday 25 March 2014    

The conference dinner will be held at the St James Theatre, located in Courtney Place, at 7:00pm.  The St. James Theatre was designed in 1912 and  is registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

Buses will collect delegates from the official hotels at 6:45pm.  The conference dinner theme is famous people from the past 100 years”.  Dress up is of course always optional; you may like to come as your favourite actor, singer, sports person or Politician; Marilyn Monroe, Sir Edmond Hilary, Mother Teresa, John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley to name just a few options. Whilst there is a generous bar tab, delegates should come prepared for a cash bar.  Alternatively you may like to come dressed from the 1910’s – a couple of examples are below. The first coach departs for official hotels at 9:30pm with the last one departing at 11:30pm.

If you would like to get a costume in Wellington, the Costume Cave is located on Wakefield Street and has a wide range of options. Click here to visit their website.

Cost:      Inclusive for delegates

Partners:    $150.00 incl GST


3M Awards

Enter our Traffic Safety Innovation Award and you could win a trip of a lifetime to the ITE Conference in the USA, plus a visit to 3M global head office in St Paul, Minnesota. In addition receive industry recognition trophies for you and your team.

Click here to view past winners.

Click here to download more information on the Award.

Click here to download the application form for the 3M Awards.


Audio Visual Shows

There is an opportunity to submit a 4 minute audio–visual show celebrating the past or looking to the future.  AV shows are a chance to try something different and will not be part of the formal conference proceedings.

All of the shows received will be placed on a repeating loop and displayed in one of the social areas of the conference.  The AV shows should be stimulating and should encourage discussion and debate.  This may be an opportunity to present some unconventional ideas about the technical future of transportation engineering.

AV shows will be vetted to ensure that they are transport themed, have some technical or historic interest and avoid advertising or promotional content (logos excepted).  Those wishing to submit an AV show should submit a short (200 words) outline of the concept by 23 September 2013 to Harding Consultants.  As files will be too large for emailing a folder has been set up in Dropbox.  Please email glenda@hardingconsultants.co.nz requesting a link, which will be forwarded to you.