Get the inside scoop with expert seminars at Facilities Integrate 2015


New Zealand’s first Facilities Integrate trade show is approaching rapidly, and the world-class seminar schedule has been announced with a huge range of inspiring and informative content on offer.

Visitors will be able to get the inside scoop on the running of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, be privy to a panel discussion from industry experts on the best way to incorporate facilities management and integration into the design of a building, hear from the designers of the incredible Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum, and be up-to-date on the latest cutting edge systems and technology for a smarter, greener, and all round superior building!

Some of the seminar highlights are:

“Inside the Rugby World Cup”

Ian Jones and Martin Snedden

As the 2015 Rugby World Cup heats up, you can get the inside scoop on the 2011 tournament in these back-to-back talks from Martin Snedden and Ian Jones. Snedden will share his Rugby World Cup story, including a wealth of insights into the facilities management issues involved with this global event, while Jones will offer personal insights into the player experience of competing in the Rugby World Cup that few people can provide. A must-not-miss for any rugby enthusiasts!

“Connected buildings at work”

Michael Brookes of Honeywell Building Services

 The Internet of Everything has arrived, moving the world beyond standalone devices into a new era where everything is connected. Come to this session to hear how connected buildings are evolving, combining data, process and technology to reduce asset lifecycle costs, open up new potential sources of revenue, and enhance the customer experience.

“Panel Discussion: Facilities management and integration in the design process”

Martin Leitch, Richard Harris, Mark Sinclair, Stephan Goodhue, Glen Gordon, Charles O’Donnell

Of all the phases of a building’s life cycle, the operational phase carries the highest financial cost to the building owner or occupier. Yet there are many examples of decisions made during the design and construction phases that result in costly operational and maintenance challenges. This session aims to identify ways in which the management and operation of buildings can better influence these early phases. Hear what key stakeholders have to say, ask questions of the panel members, and share your experiences of good and not so good building design.

“Rehousing Genius: The new Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum”

Andrew Patterson and Mark Kessner

Architect Andrew Patterson and electrical engineer Mark Kessner talk about designing the Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand's only dedicated single-artist gallery. Hear about the technical, construction, aesthetic, and civic demands of the project, including the challenges of incorporating energy efficiency, technological complexity, and unified communications.

“Health and Safety Reform Bill: Preparing for change”

Graeme Christie of Simpson Grierson

Graeme will explore the likely impact of the Health and Safety Reform Bill on the building management industry. He will focus on the anticipated changes, and most importantly, how industry participants should think about and prepare for change.

Plus many more inspiring and educational sessions with:

  • Karla Kimi of Panasonic: “Discover laser projection technology”
  • Neil Walker of KNX New Zealand: “Smarter solutions with no boundaries”
  • Scott Noyes of Energy Management Association of NZ: “Delivering energy savings in buildings through best practice”
  • Richard Nagle of AMX: “Maximising your meeting rooms”
  • Mike Nankivell of Haztec: “Making tanks and gensets a priority rather than an afterthought in a building”
  • Kieran Mclean of Siemens: “Robina Hospital chiller plant optimisation”
  • Simon Willis and David Procter of Philips Lighting New Zealand: “Connected lighting for offices and power over ethernet”
  • Michael Welzel of Direct Control Limited: “Analysing a building’s performance automatically”
  • Charles O’Donnell of ASIS New Zealand: “Current developments in the security industry of relevance to facilities managers”

So if you’re in the business of designing, operating, maintaining and upgrading commercial facilities in industries such as education, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, transport, government, entertainment, retail, and more – register for Facilities Integrate now at (registration is free until Wednesday 14 October).

 Facilities Integrate 2015

Facilities Management and System Integration Expo

15 – 16 October 2015

ASB Showgrounds, Auckland