26 - 28 April, 2017 | Swissotel, Sydney, NSW

Peter Dautermann


Construction Manager
Kiwi Rail


12:00 Expert Panel Discussion: Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) – Benefit and Risk Assessment, Governance and Risk Allocation and the Exploration of Alternative Delivery Models

PPPs can be an effective way to build and implement new infrastructure or to renovate, operate, maintain or manage existing facilities. However, while governments recognise the importance of investment in infrastructure to help their economies grow, achieving better governance and decision making in PPPs and risk allocation remain a critical and current universal concern. In this interactive panel discussion, key thought-leaders will debate:

  • Potential benefits and risks of PPPs
  • How we can improve our governance and allocation of risk when engaging in PPPs
  • Alternative delivery models to enhance stakeholder engagement and collaboration

15:30 International Keynote Presentation – Building Awareness of Impact and Cultural Significance of Projects and How Greater Communication between Key Stakeholders Make Business Sense

The history of New Zealand’s Railways is closely connected to the history of race relations… KiwiRail will have relationships with our neighbours (particularly with New Zealand’s Tangata Whenua “the People of the Land”) for the foreseeable future; and we are working to invest in those relationships.

On a recent multiple-bridge replacement project involving significant earthworks at the base of one of New Zealand’s most significant Maori Cemeteries, KiwiRail achieved very positive outcomes for all parties by proactive engagement with the Waikato Tainui tribe. This partnership has led to multiple positive outcomes over-and-above what was very successful bridge replacement project.


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Peter.

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