Bringing together government, building owners, developers, certifiers, insurers, fire safety professionals and architects to develop solutions and ensure the safety and compliance of New Zealand’s buildings

Safe Cladding, Buildings & Façade Innovation Summit, Auckland

Conference: 21 November 2019   |     Post-conference workshop: 22  November 2019

Having successfully run across Australia last year, the Safe Cladding, Buildings and Façade Innovation Event Series has brought together more than 200 senior decision-makers and an unrivaled program of over 50 leading industry expert speakers, to develop strategies and solutions to ensure the safety and compliance of current and future buildings.
In 2019, the Safe Cladding, Buildings, and Façade Innovation Summit expands across the APAC and comes to New Zealand for the first time, to explore key Central Government initiatives and regulatory changes; establish greater accountability across the building supply chain; assess the current landscape for insurance coverage in the building and construction sector; discuss the improvement of fire safety measures and identify emerging trends in façade design for safer and more resilient buildings.
Join us in Auckland on 21 - 22 November 2019 as we bring together industry leaders, policymakers, certifiers, fire safety professionals, architects, and insurers to promote greater safety and compliance in the New Zealand building and construction sector.
Register your place now!


Hon Jenny Salesa MP

Minister for Building and Construction, Customs and Ethnic Communities

New Zealand Government

Julien Leys

Chief Executive

Building Industry Federation NZ

Ed Claridge


Institute of Fire Engineers (New Zealand)

Ron Green


Fire Group Consulting

Michael James

Managing Director and Principal Fire Engineer

Origin Fire Consultants

Greg North

Senior Associate – Fire Engineer


Tania Morgun

Principal Fire Engineer

TM Fire

Rob Woodger

Principal Specialist Building Surveyor – Building Control

Auckland Council

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WHY ATTEND          

  • Hear from the Hon Jenny Salesa MP, Minister for Building and Construction, on how the New Zealand government is improving the regulation of building products and construction methods for a safer industry. 
  • Hear from Christchurch City Council on what we should expect from upcoming changes to the Building Act.  
  • Find out how we can establish a greater culture of accountability across the building supply chain with the Building Industry Federation NZ
  • Discover what the current insurance landscape is for the New Zealand building and construction sector with IAG and Crombie Lockwood
  • Learn how we can better address structural design and construction failures in our buildings with the New Zealand Institute of Building, Oculus, and Kaizon
  • Identify emerging trends in façade design and technology for safer and more resilient buildings with Auckland Council, Aurecon and Fletcher Construction
  • Find out how you can ensure compliance with fire safety standards during the building and construction process with Beca, Origin Fire Consultants and the Institute of Fire Engineers (New Zealand). 


  • Government and industry regulatory bodies and associations 
  • Building owners and asset managers
  • Developers and construction companies
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Certifiers, accreditors and surveyors
  • Building material importers and suppliers
  • Designers and architects
  • Insurers, financiers, lawyers and strata bodies
  • Fire safety and risk officials, engineers and technical managers
  • Fire protection companies and solution providers


The conference will be held in a Premium Auckland CBD Hotel. The venue will be confirmed a month prior to the event.