2016 Conference Programme - Day One


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Day One - Tuesday 18 October 2016 Day Two - Wednesday 19 October 2016



Registration open - coffee available in the Fuels and Fleet exhibition


Welcome from the Chair

Mike Underhill - Chief Executive, EECA


MINISTERIAL ADDRESS - The government's priorities for the transport sector

Hon Simon Bridges - Minister of Transport

  9:25 Extended Q&A with the Minister

LEADERS' PANEL DISCUSSION - A transport sector revolution underway

Hear from the transport sector leaders on the issues that matter to you - in this session our panelists will answer questions submitted by delegates on hot topics facing the industry now and in the near future. Topics covered include challenges posed by intelligent transport systems and other fast moving technologies, where to next with fuel/vehicle options for fleets, health and safety legislation, driver training and more.

Mike Noon - GM Motoring Affairs, AA
Craig Pomare - Chief Executive, Motor Trade Association
Ken Shirley - Chief Executive, Road Transport Forum
David Crawford - Chief Executive, Motor Industry Association

Facilitator - Mike Underhill - Chief Executive, EECA

10:30 Morning break and refreshments in the 'Fuels and Fleet' exhibition

Paris 2020: The transport sector's role in meeting our emissions reduction target

In July 2015, the New Zealand Government announced that our post-2020 climate change target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. How will we achieve this? And what role can the transport sector play? This session will look to answer these questions so you know where your business fits in the solution.

Stuart Frazer - Director, Frazer Lindstrom


Wiri biodiesel project

Z Energy is commissioning New Zealand’s first commercial-scale biodiesel plant in 2016, blending locally produced tallow and methanol to create an alternative to diesel that is better for the environment.  Z has almost completely prescribed the supply from its plant (20 million litres) from existing customers, including Fonterra, NZ Post, Fulton Hogan and Air New Zealand, and the remainder will be available at selected Z stations.  Z will provide an update which includes where to next for Z Energy and biofuels.

Matt Stewart - Key Commercial Customer Manager, Z Energy
Emily Watt - Sustainability Manager, Z Energy


Latest fleet vehicle trends and connected vehicles

There will be more change in the new vehicle space over the next 10 years than there has been over the last 60 years.  New Zealand fleet managers and the transport sector will need to plan for smart vehicles, changes in the fuel mix and for progress towards autonomous vehicles.  This is a big challenge if New Zealand is assumed to be a ‘technology taker’ and the pace of technology based change is increasing:

  • The impact of big international trends on new vehicles being made available for New Zealand fleets
  • Alignment with Government aspirations for the sector in terms of environment and safety
  • Key New Zealand fleet and fuel efficiency trends

David CrawfordChief Executive, Motor Industry Association

  12:45 Lunch Break in the Fuels and Fleet exhibition


Fleet stream - Marlborough Rooms


EXPERT PANEL: The biggest fleet management opportunities with QUESTION TIME

Our panel will discuss some of the biggest improvement opportunities facing New Zealand fleet managers today covering technology, emissions, tyres, vehicles and drivers.  Time will also be allowed for pre-Summit questions submitted by delegates.

Ian Gordon - GM Fleet, NZ Bus
Lance Manins - Chief Executive, Driveline
Jim Wiles - New Zealand Fleet Risk Manager, NZI | Lumley
Malcolm Yorston - Technical Service Manager, IMVIA

Facilitator: John Doesburg - Programme Manager, Heavy Transport, EECA


PRESENTATION: The foundation of a safe driving programme is high quality data 

GPS technology can deliver ready accessibility of data and information through driver behaviour analytics and real-time safety tools. That provides fleet owners with the right information at the right time to enable drivers to make better driving choices.  Data generated by vehicle events takes driver behaviour modelling to the next level; supporting benchmarking of drivers, vehicles and organisations, and population based modelling of unsafe driving behaviours.

Tony Warwood - General Manager ANZ, EROAD


Practical H&S systems implementation in a transport business

TIL Freight has first-hand knowledge about the amount of effort needed to comply with the new legislation and what fleet organisations need to focus on.  Safety is not a straightforward journey by any account, but there are some tips and lessons that can be learned from those already familiar the journey.

Jo Dando - National Health Safety and Quality Manager, TIL Freight


Fuels stream - New Zealand Rooms


An evolving retail market

The retail fuel market in New Zealand has undergone significant change over the past decade.  This panel will discuss the current state of play, and what they expect for the future:

  • Urban vs rural retail
  • Fuel consumption trends
  • Local retail offerings
  • Evolving or future consumer needs from fuel retailers

Tim Ellis - Managing Director, G.A.S
Jimmy Ormsby - Managing Director, Waitomo Petroleum
Ian Twomey - Director, Hale & Twomey

Facilitator - Mark Stockdale - Principal Advisor - Regulations, AA


Presentation: The Christchurch City Council's electric vehicle programme

How is Christchurch promoting the uptake of electric vehicles?  Christchurch City Council is involved with a range of electric vehicle initiatives for the City including:

  • Going to market for the establishment of a Christchurch shared 100% electric compact car fleet with zero tail pipe emissions
  • Roll-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Kevin Crutchley - Resource Efficiency Programme Manager, Christchurch City Council


Presentation: A car-sharing future for New Zealand 

A negative emissions fleet sharing solution could well be the way for many organisations and individuals to best manage their urban transport requirements and tackle emissions obligations with one fell swoop.  Erik will address some of the key questions such as:

  • Global car-sharing trends and how these translate to a New Zealand transport sector opportunity
  • The size of the prize from an individual, local authority planning and national perspective
  • Co-operation required to get a car-sharing scheme like MEVO to work?

Erik Zydervelt – Co-founder & CEO, MEVO

3:30 Afternoon break & refreshments in the Fuels and Fleet exhibition
  4:00 All delegates return to the Main Plenary - New Zealand Rooms

Stories from the front line

Five sector updates from the Summit exhibitors


Latest information: The Government's Electric Vehicles Package

The package announced in May is intended to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) uptake to 2% of the light vehicle fleet (64,000 vehicles) by 2021 and to 2% of the heavy vehicle fleet by 2025.  The set of initiatives is worth around $100 million over five years.  This session will provide the latest details around:

  • The joint government business EV procurement programme
  • The new RUC exemption for heavy electric vehicles, and the extension for light vehicles
  • The contestable fund, of up to $6 million per year, for innovation in low-emission vehicle-related projects
  • Information on charging

Elizabeth Yeaman – General Manager Transport, EECA


Presentation: Linking urban freight, alternative fuels, air quality, emissions reporting and diesel engine technology

Freight industry developments currently being rolled out in Europe will end up impacting the New Zealand sector.  This presentation will consider the key drivers of these changes in Europe and how they will affect all of us here in the New Zealand transport sector.  Some of the developments will have far-reaching consequences.

Matthew Noon – Principal Transportation Planner, Abley Transportation Consultants

  5:15  Summary remarks from the Chair
5:20 - 7:00 Networking drinks in the Fuels and Fleet exhibition
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