Auckland 2019

25-26 Sep, Wed: 9:30am-5pm, Thu 9:30am–4pm, ASB Showgrounds

Energy Management & Exhibitor Workshop

The Energy Management & Exhibitor Workshop area is a zone dedicated to showcasing products and services. Attend the free Energy Management and Exhibitor Workshops to learn from experts as they share their knowledge on the future of the industry.

Workshop seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors must be registered to attend the free workshops. 


Thursday 26 September

A Culture Question: Can Smart Integrations and Better Facilities Improve Your Team’s Ethos?

From making their first coffee in the morning to turning on their computer to start their day, your team’s experience with facilities, technology and business processes directly affects their impression of your business, its ability to make good decisions, and ultimately whether you’re a good employer to work for. With the skills shortage in New Zealand at an all-time high, Ash asks, “Is now the time for business leaders to remove roadblocks to success for their team members? And if not now, when?”

These initiatives are vast—IT services and automation, well-styled offices, reliable amenities and more—and all work either for or against your business’s goals. 

In this talk, Ash will cover two employee journeys—one with roadblocks and frustrations that many people experience daily, and another, more aspirational example of a team member that only needs to focus on their projects and tasks at hand, from car to desk, desk to boardroom, boardroom to bathroom, and beyond.


Better Business or Buzzword: Is IoT the Real Deal for Facilities Management?

Only 14 percent of New Zealand businesses are currently using an IoT solution, and yet in 2017 NZ ranked as one of the top five countries with the right business, economic and political climates to sustain and benefit exponentially from the Internet of Things. 

simPRO recognises the untapped potential that IoT offers, not only to New Zealand facilities management teams but to the world as a whole.

This presentation will cover real-life uses of IoT within the facilities management industry, how you can turn data into new business opportunities, where to start with IoT and how, by harnessing the solution, it will lead to a better business


Turnstiles and Gates for Facility Access Control and Accountability

Entrance turnstiles are used in traditional and modern facilities and venues to control who can enter, at what time, and generally play a crucial role in overall facility operations.

Building managers who wish to understand the potential of the latest turnstile technology should attend this presentation, where they will also learn how to work together with architects and security dealers to balance everyone’s various needs—for both increased personnel control and aesthetic design.


Modern Pest Control Using NB-IoT

NB-IoT technology can penetrate concrete, underwater, underground and deep into infrastructure, and thus is set to shape connective facilities through a wide range of applications including remote monitoring for heating devices, alarms, water tank levels and now pest trappings.

In partnership with MinkPolice, who are well established in Europe, and using Vodafone’s IoT network, ALPECO have created an innovative IoT pest control solution to help you catch more pests, more often.

Each device contains a SIM card which connects via Vodafone’s IoT network to the MinkPolice smart-phone application and notifies the facility/property/farm manager whenever a device is activated, providing the exact location of the trap to clear it and reset it.

The NB-IoT network and ALPECO’s pest control solution not only provides greater connectivity, it enables the user to set traps in more remote areas knowing they’ll still have reliable connectivity. Better yet, it’s non-toxic, long-lasting, user-friendly, secure, scalable and affordable.


A Systematic Approach to Lightning Protection for Facilities

Modern buildings, sites and facilities are very susceptible to the direct and indirect effects of cloud-to-ground lightning flashes due to the presence of many different types of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment.

A key first step in today’s highly technological environment is the implementation of a risk management plan. In particular, before any lightning protection system is designed it is important to carry out a lightning risk assessment. This must be done using international standards and an understanding of the principles and statistics of lightning associated with this stochastic phenomenon.

Whilst no single technology can totally eliminate the risk of damage and losses due to lightning flashes, a systematic protection approach will be elaborated which greatly reduces the risk via a simple yet comprehensive checklist covering the major causes, effects and damage mechanisms. This approach commences with an effective means to capture, conduct and then safely dissipate the lightning energy down to ground, and then continues with clamping and diverting transients that are conducted or induced into the electrical systems of facilities.


Workplace Wellness

More details to follow!