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We are excited to welcome you to Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington for our first Āpōpō Congress.

Our Congress welcomes asset managers, engineers, project managers, surveyors, scientists, planners and more from a varied range of local government, consulting firms, suppliers, and central government organisations. We aim to gather as many people together to ensure that the sector works cooperatively and cohesively - to gather, share and learn together.

Our Congress theme - Te anga whakamua tahi | Moving forward together

The world of infrastructure asset management is a world of tomorrow. For all those involved in the infrastructure that underpins our communities’ well-being, connection, quality of life and standard of living throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, ensuring that those communities are sustainably healthy and thriving, not only today, but for the future as well, is what inspires and motivates.

To execute on this ambition we need to move forward with strength and knowledge, and the best way to do so is together - Te anga whakamua tahi | Moving forward together

Diary the dates, plan to attend, learn, network and enjoy being with colleagues who get the importance of what we do.

Our technical streams will explore the hard issues facing our profession through a lens of key te ao Māori principles

The 2024 Āpōpō Congress  will explore the hard issues we are facing as a profession, through a framework of three key te ao Māori principles or themes.

Manaakitanga or care for others, Kaitiakitanga or the role of guardianship and stewardship, and Rangatiratanga or leadership, are essential principles to inform our work in addressing our hardest issues.

Taking a te ao Māori lens to our work reveals an alignment of practices, technologies and people with the fundamentals of a healthy, vibrant, sustainable and fulfilled society – supported by the infrastructure assets that enable it all to happen.

Some of the hard issues we will consider include:

  • ensuring infrastructure asset resilience,
  • enhancing our delivery capability through improved competency and capacity,
  • meeting community aspirations for infrastructure enabled services,
  • planning for demographic, climate and societal changes, and
  • preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters

As a profession we must solve these hard issues, and more, while respecting our environment, our economic capacity and fiscal constraints, our cultural integrity, and the burden and benefits of today’s decisions for future generations.

If you are preparing your 'case' for approval to attend the 2024 Āpōpō Congress or NAMSDay, we have written some text that you can copy, paste and modify here.

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Full day conferencing with Networking Function in the evening

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Full day dedicated to National Asset Management Support, with Āpōpō Awards Gala Dinner in the evening

Thursday 23 May 2024

Conferencing, concluding mid afternoon

Click here to view the full programme

Key dates

Call for Abstracts  - Closed

Registration - Open now!

Early Bird registration closes Tuesday 9 April

Congress - 21 – 23 May 2024