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Steven Joyce at major steel conference in Christchurch

11 February 2013

Steven Joyce joins speaker line-up at major steel conference in Christchurch

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has joined the speaker line-up for the Steel Innovations 2013 conference being held in Christchurch on 21-22 February.

The Minister will join Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker for the conference’s opening session, which will be MC’d by Christchurch author and columnist Joe Bennett.

Alistair Fussell, Manager of conference organiser Steel Construction New Zealand, says he is delighted to have secured such first-class speakers to open the conference.

“The attendance of Minister Joyce and Mayor Parker at Steel Innovations 2013 is a great endorsement of New Zealand’s structural steel industry and, in particular, our role in the rebuilding of Christchurch.

“The conference will showcase both proven and emerging steel technologies, including the latest seismic-resisting structural steel systems. We expect world-leading innovations like this, many of which have been developed right here in New Zealand, will play a significant role in the design and construction of many of Christchurch’s new buildings and infrastructure.”

Steel Innovations 2013 will see approximately 200 New Zealand and overseas structural engineers, academics and steel industry representatives descend on Christchurch, and is the first major event to be held at the new Air Force Museum Convention Centre at Wigram.

During the course of the two-day conference, delegates will have a choice of attending more than 50 presentations by New Zealand and overseas experts covering seismic-resisting systems, composite steel construction, fire engineering, durability, sustainability, steel bridges and light steel framing.

For more information about Steel Innovations 2013 please visit the conference website.

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