At Conference 2023, one of our speakers gave up his very valuable time to attend and present to us. He took a few minutes to appeal to men in the room (about 99% of delegates) to take mens mental health seriously. We support those who support us.


Men will die on average 4.5 years earlier than women and for reasons that are largely preventable, which means that it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s five ways you can give yourself the best chance at living a healthy and long life:

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

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


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