2023 Sponsors

2023 Future Highways - Future Vehicles

Day 3

Scott Mathieson - Working In
If we don’t have all the capability we need here, where can we get it from and what are those impacts?

Eleanor Laban - Engineering New Zealand
New knowledge and training pathways to lift the capacity and capability of heavy vehicle specialist certifiers

Phil Alexander-Crawford - Hanga Aro Rau
How will the vocational education system of our workforce change to manage future technology?

Ian Smith - Patchell Industries (No presentation)
A truck/trailer manufacturer view on how changing technology will impact staff capacity and capability

Mark Darrah - Reliance Transport
Beginning our mission to become the first fully electrified, carbon-negative on-road freight solution, in New Zealand.

Gala Dinner Awards

During our Gala dinner, Don Hutchinson was awarded IRTENZ Life membership [read here] and the IRTENZ Outstanding Industry Service award [read here]. 

Don Has been a member since 1995 and has been a valuable contributor to our conferences over those years. His support for our industry began in 1980 when he joined the Ministry of Transport, through to today where he is Principal Engineer – Technical Regulatory Team, NZTA.

We were also pleased to award Life membership to our current President, Chris Carr, who has been a member since 1985 and has played a significant role in the NZ Transport industry. [read here].

Above from left: Don Hutchinson receiving his Outstanding Industry Service award, Don receiving his Life Membership award from immediate Past President, Dom Kalasih, Chris Carr receiving his Life Membership award from Dom Kalasih

At the recent HVTT Forum conference in Brisbane,TECHNOLOGY CONVERGANCE 2023, a special tribute was paid to our very own Dr John de Pont as he retired from the HVTT Board.
At our recent Conference 2023, the tribute was replayed for members and delegates and we enclose it [here].

Left: John at one of the many HVTT Conferences he has been involved in