Down to business at CCNZ 2017

After last night’s welcome drinks it was down to business this morning. CCNZ president Brian Warren welcomed delegates and used the opening slot to make mention of the challenges civil contractors are currently facing.  Following the president Teletrac Navman’s Jim French shared findings from the recent survey.  We will be sharing these with our audience…

Conferencing in Dunedin- 

CCNZ’s annual conference kicked off last night with Fletcher Construction welcome drinks. Instead of the traditional trivia quiz the delegates were divided into teams and given a challenge: to assemble a wooden crane. This was keeping in line with this year’s theme- ‘Smart Contracting’! After an hour of foraging wooden parts from around the vendor…

Report from Conexpo 2017

I have been in Vegas now since Monday, and the Conference is into its third day. The mood is  buoyant and some data released by AEM(The Association of Equipment Manufacturers) might explain why; equipment manufactures supported over $416 billion in sales activity in the US in 2016, and added $159 billion to GDP. There are…

Conexpo 2017 Destination Las Vegas

  By Charles Fairbairn Last month I received an early morning phone-call. It was my manager asking me if I’d like to attend Conexpo 2017 as Contrafed’s official delegate. “It’s an immense event.. new equipment..Las Vegas..new technology.. Las Vegas.” That’s sort of what he said. Ok I borrowed parts. Well the experience has already started thank you.…