Metals Week 2015 Gaining Momentum

Unlike the dairy, agricultural and ICT industries, New Zealand’s metals industry is the quiet hero working in the background of the GDP, employing over 26,000 Kiwis and contributing $7.3 bn a year, more than a third of which is for products and services for export.

In construction, for example, steel content now makes up close to 70 per cent of new commercial buildings in Wellington and Christchurch, with important lessons learnt that have driven that rise in the use of metal for safer, more durable and sustainable buildings.

With METALS WEEK 2015, the industry is raising the banner and telling its story to the country, what it does and how it does it. Activities around the country and specifically in Auckland will help showcase the industry’s achievements, culminating in the INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA DINNER where eight sectors (from steel to stainless steel to titanium) will award champion from among their own. Events are planned to recognize and celebrate excellence, to network, to inform and inspire our leaders and members, as we look to further develop our capabilities and achievements as a metals based industry.

We are expecting 650 people – delegates and visitors – during the days at Aotea from 2nd September as there will be three major conferences (MRM, Steel Innovations and Metals Industry), seven association meetings and in the evening, the Industry Awards Gala Dinner with about 440 dinner guests. A 40-booth Industry Exhibition is planned for three days, with easy access to the main meeting areas. An exciting outdoor display is also being planned with interactivity and educational components.

The STEEL INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE will feature over 40 papers on topics of relevance in today’s environment, such as seismic engineering design and construction, including a line-up of international experts.

Our line-up of speakers for the METALS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE on the 3rd of September include:
Rod Oram speaking on Near-term Prospects - Manufacturing and Building & Construction in NZ
Andrew Garey, General Manager New Zealand Steel & Pacific Islands on Steel and NZ
Roger McRae, Managing Director McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd addressing Health & Safety Leadership – “I am accountable…”
Caroline Boot of Plan A explains Tendering & Clever Buying
Fiona Gavriel, CEO NZ Business Excellence Foundation on Pursuing Business Excellence
Cam Calkoen shows you how to go about Creating anAwesome’ Future for Your Business

Introducing Our PLATINUM Sponsor
New Zealand Steel is one of our Country’s leading steel making companies. There brands include COLORSTEEL® for roofing and cladding applications, AXXIS® steel for framing and Steltech Structural for optimised welded beams.

...and Our GOLD Sponsors
Easysteel is a major NZ distributor and processor of steel products. We deliver stocks of high-quality, competitively priced steel, from a network of branches and processing centres across New Zealand.

Steel & Tube's commitment to quality and reliability makes it the leading provider of steel solutions. New Zealand owned, our national branch network ensures easy access to our wide range of products.

BOC is a member of the Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company which supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe.

OneSteel is a manufacturer of steel long products and manufactures a wide range of steel products including hot rolled structural sections, rail, rod, bar, wire and structural pipe and RHS products.

WorkSafe NZ is New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator with approximately 350 staff located in 20 offices working to embed and promote good health and safety practices.

For those interested in EXHIBITING or SPONSORING, it is encouraged that you make contact with us promptly via the web site - Interest is high and options are limited - nearly half of our exhibition stands have been sold. If you would like to be part of this high-profile industry event, contact Leanne or Brian at