3rd Annual Conference – Coming Soon!

Rotorua, New Zealand

27 August 2018
Pre-Conference Function

28 August 2018

The Third Annual Changing Perceptions of Engineered Timber in Construction conference will showcase the use of engineered timber internationally as well as explore changes in timber use in New Zealand. The value of wood will be explored from different angles, including both emotive and economic responses to engineered timber buildings.

This conference will continue on from the previous two events in this series, exploring further the use of engineered timber in buildings both in New Zealand and around the globe.


Event Sponsorship
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or showcasing your product, please send us an email at office@innovatek.co.nz.



Conference Programme Coming

Watch this space for the conference programme.

Session Titles
  • Building the Future Sustainably
  • Project Delivery with Mass Timber: New Products = New Processes
  • Building Performance: Design & Implementation
  • Overcoming Barriers & Growing the Market

In recent years, mass timber has grown in leaps and bounds internationally in the commercial building industry. To keep pace with these global advances many leading architects, engineers and wood manufacturers attended a one-day conference in Rotorua last year on changing perceptions in wood building. Internationally, and locally more and more building developers are capitalising on engineering timber components in new commercial buildings.

The 3rd Annual “Changing Perceptions of Engineered Timber Conference” organised by Innovatek will further demonstrate the advantages for developers and tenants of using more timber in commercial construction. More and more “mass timber” developments being engineered and delivered. To register for updates or learn more please contact us.


  • Distinction Hotel Rotorua

    390 Fenton Street, Rotorua

With its beautiful garden setting and located just minutes from the city centre, Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a big day at the conference. After the event, this hotel is also a great base to enjoy the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer.

Free car parking is available at the venue, however, spaces are limited and hotel guests take priority.

Please book accommodation directly with the Distinction Rotorua Hotel via the online booking button below. If you have difficulties in using the online booking, you can call 0800 654 789, (+64) 7 349 5200 or email reservations@distinctionrotorua.co.nz.

If planning on staying at the conference venue, Distinction Rotorua Hotel, we recommend you book your accommodation early. As a tourist destination, rooms in this hotel tend to fill very quickly.

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The Changing Perceptions of Engineered Timber for Construction 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 register your interest as a sponsor and/or exhibitor, please contact us by emailing office@innovatek.co.nz.

About Connex

CONNEX professional event organisers are based in both Rotorua and Dunedin, New Zealand. We have a wide range of conference and exhibition clients and our well deserved reputation spans more than 10 years.

CONNEX is a division of Innovatek Limited, an innovative technology and events management company.

We have organised and run more than 300 events throughout New Zealand, Australia & USA. We have a wide range of conference and exhibition clients and our well deserved reputation spans more than a decade.


Event Organiser

CONNEX: Event Innovators
(+64) 7 921 1382

Building X91, Sala Street,
Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

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