3rd Annual Conference – Mark your diary!

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.

Registration Rates

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Please Note

  • The conference registration rates are per person and include networking after the event.
  • All prices are in New Zealand dollars, and your account will be charged in New Zealand dollars.
  • All prices exclude 15% GST.
  • A credit card fee of 2.5% applies to all credit card transactions.
  • To be eligible for any special rates, registrations and payment must be received on or BEFORE the dates listed. All discounts require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • Any discounts offered (including group discounts) require payment at the time of registration.
  • Your conference registration payment covers the morning and afternoon teas, lunch, refreshments, a conference handbook and access to presentations (electronic download for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).
  • Cancellation policy: For cancellations made on or before Friday 20 July 2018, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable, however, they are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.
  • The organisers reserve the right to change the programme when required.
  • Click here for our full terms and conditions.

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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