As a Partner of the Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference we were pleased that all of the office staff and many of our crew were able to attend the fantastic keynote presentations, lectures and workshops that were available this year in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland.
This was the largest Stormwater Conference to date with almost 600 attendees meeting for two and a half days, it was a fantastic opportunity to network with other stormwater professionals and gain a wealth of knowledge from National and International speakers.
Our booth in the Trade area was kitted out with a 1/10th to scale replica of one of our trucks, in a display showing how we clean out a catchpit.
2023 also saw the return of our winning wheel, a chance to spin for cash if you place your business card in the bowl. Te Radar, the master of ceremonies, came to assist us when the cards were drawn and three lucky winners were picked. Francesco, a young engineering student from WSP won $50 and Lane Irwin from 12D struck gold and took away the maximum prize of $400 by spinning 8 on the wheel.
We all loved every minute of amazing hospitality which culminated in the Stantec Conference Dinner on the Wednesday evening, well deserved awards including the Young Stormwater Professional of the Year and Stormwater paper of the Year. The Dutton team made the most of the delicious dinner and a great band.
We very much look forward to seeing what next Years Conference brings.