FM Summit Programme

Hosted by award-winning entertainer Pio Terei, our fantastic two-day programme features industry leaders and guest keynote speakers who will explore this year’s ‘Fit for Purpose’ theme. Sharing their experience and expertise, they will address the vital question – What do we need to do to ensure the facilities we manage, the FM industry and FMs as individuals are fit for purpose, now and in the future?


Registration Opens


Buffet Breakfast


Opening Address
Pio Terei, MC & Jo Duggan, Chief Executive

8.55am – 9.35am

Plenary Session 1
Shelly Davies
What Does Fit For Purpose Mean To You?

Presentation Synopsis

What Does Fit For Purpose Mean To You?

Professional Competencies: Teamwork & Communication; Strategy & Leadership

Shelly Davies is on a continual journey to make every single aspect of her life fit for purpose. As a trainer of modern and clear written communication for government and business, it’s at the core of what she does: helping people make every single word they write at work fit for its intended purpose.

Her journey, both personally and professionally, is filled with examples of her reshaping it for the same reason: weight loss surgery, walking away from religion, and decades of learning the skills to manage depression and feel powerful in her world.

She’ll share her stories in true Shelly style – raw, hilarious, and always vulnerable – as she gives us tools to make ourselves and our work fit for every purpose.

Session Break (9.35am – 9.40am)

9.40am – 10.20am

Plenary Session 2
Chris Farhi, Bayleys Real Estate

Emerging Trends In Property

Presentation Synopsis

Emerging Trends In Property

Professional Competencies: Commercial Acumen & Property Management

Chris Farhi, Head of Insights, Data & Consulting for Bayleys Real Estate, will explore emerging trends across the New Zealand property sector from multiple perspectives including development, investment and leasing.

The New Zealand property markets are currently in a state of flux after a period of massive disruption. Commercial property is being impacted by disruption to working patterns, growth in e-commerce, and growing recognition of risks (e.g. seismic, climate, pandemic, etc). The residential and rural property sectors are also facing disruption.

All of this is set within the context of a decade of a reduction in interest rates which has boosted asset values but is now starting to reverse.

Facilities Managers need to be conscious of emerging trends as they will influence the management of spaces, particularly in relation to future proofing new investment into buildings.

10.25am – 11.10am

Morning Tea and FM Exhibition – Expo Hall

11.15am – 12.45pm

Workshop Session 1A
James Wallace, Kingfisher Group
Is It Time To Throw Out Your Current KPI’s?

Presentation Synopsis

Is It Time To Throw Out Your Current KPI’s?

Professional Competencies: Procurement & Contract Management & Project Management

KPI’s – they can set you up for success or failure, make or break a good relationship with your contractors and equally motivate or drive the wrong behaviours within your team.

The key to success, says James Wallace, is making sure the KPI’s you are using are fit-for-purpose.

Do any of these situations sound familiar to you?

  1. The KPI’s are showing green but service being delivered isn’t meeting people’s overall expectations; or
  2. b. Measuring and debating whether something is meeting the KPI’s is taking up way too much time or causes frustration and tension for everyone involved.

If so, you are not alone.

Many organisations get their KPI’s wrong, measuring too much, measuring too little, confusing contracted outcomes as KPI’s, only focusing on a small portion of the bigger picture, having KPI’s that are subjective, measuring things that add no value or simply cutting and pasting the same old ones without considering what behaviour they will drive.

This interactive workshop will provide you with clarity on how to make KPI’s fit-for-purpose within your organisation for any situation or contract, how to make the subjective measurable, along with a range of tips and tricks that will help simplify your KPI’s and drive better outcomes with the KPI’s you choose to focus on. You will walk away with some key tips and tricks to help you in setting up fit-for-purpose KPI’s, along with some KPI toolkit for future reference.

Key learning outcomes for delegates include:

    • Clarity on how to establish fit-for-purpose KPI’s and avoid falling into the common traps that cause angst when measuring contractors’ performance with KPI’s;
    • An understanding of the differences between contracted deliverables and what should be used as a KPI to measure performance;
    • A working understanding of good practice ways of measuring and validating the achievement of KPI’s.

Note: You will be provided with templates and other material to take away.

Breakout Seminar Session 1B.1
Gary Dring, Ventia
The Use Of Smart Tech Drones And Data Analytics In FM

Presentation Synopsis

The Use Of Smart Tech Drones And Data Analytics In FM

Professional Competency: Technology & Innovation

Drone technology is transforming the FM industry but are you aware of what drones can do to help you manage your facilities more effectively and efficiently and ensure they are fit for purpose?

A leader in this specialist area, Gary Dring will bring you up to speed on the benefits and applications of drones, including LiDAR scans, an extremely accurate method of calculating distances via laser.

Gary will discuss some case studies to illustrate how smart tech drones have benefited their clients and share livestream of a drone flight.

Three key learning outcomes for FMs:

  1. Understanding benefits of building footing LiDAR scanning to futureproof facilities.
  2. Remote asset management tools for futureproofing in preparation for pandemics/natural disasters.
  3. 3D modelling – indoor and outdoor.

Session Break (11.55am – 12.00pm)

Breakout Seminar Session 1B.2
Lance Jimmieson, Jackson Engineering
Indoor Air Quality – Is Your IAQ Fit For Purpose?

Presentation Synopsis

Indoor Air Quality – Is Your IAQ Fit For Purpose?

Professional Competencies: Health & Safety; Compliance & Regulatory & Operations & Maintenance

When it comes to indoor air quality (IAQ), are your buildings fit for purpose and how would you know?

The quality of air within our buildings has never been under more scrutiny than right now. Tenant and management concerns are driving the need for increased transparency and a requirement to demonstrate that indoor environments are not only comfortable, but safe and healthy for those who share these spaces, often for lengthy periods of time.

Not only is good air quality a fundamental health requirement; it’s also an important factor in improving wellbeing and productivity.

Join Lance Jimmieson, a specialist building services engineer, to learn what you need to know to stay ahead of the IAQ game.

  • Do you understand the new jargon?
  • Do you know how to measure to verify your IAQ is acceptable?
  • What new technologies are available, and do they deliver what the sales pitch promises?
  • What can be done to improve existing HVAC systems?
  • Which systems lend themselves more readily to improvements in IAQ?
  • What are the benefits of improving HVAC systems?
  • What are the costs?

Find the answers to these questions and more in this up-to-date presentation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to measure your IAQ to ensure it’s acceptable.
  2. Learn how to make IAQ better than acceptable, and the productivity and wellbeing reasons for doing so.
  3. Explore new technologies and learn how you can upgrade existing HVAC systems.

12.55pm – 1.55pm

Lunch and FM Exhibition – Expo Hall

2.00pm – 2.40pm

Breakout Seminar Session 2A
Simi Mukherjee, PMG Property Funds Management Limited
Your ‘Real’ Assets: Getting Your FM Team Fit For Purpose

Presentation Synopsis

Your ‘Real’ Assets: Getting Your FM Team Fit For Purpose

Professional Competency: Strategy & Leadership

It’s well recognised that your people are your organisation’s most important asset. But what happens when they are not performing? Having high performing team members means the difference between merely just meeting targets verses smashing goals out of the park. Investing in your team both from a skills and knowledge perspective, as well as a values and behaviour one too, will unleash considerable human potential that takes your team to the next level of success.

But what happens when – the people in your team aren’t the right fit and don’t align with team values and strategies; your team lacks accountability and is unsure what their responsibilities are; customer service surveys show a huge disparity in feedback received, and solutions differ from person to person which confuses clients.

These are just a few examples of how a team isn’t fit for purpose and should ring alarm bells. Working with a team that doesn’t gel and isn’t effective not only deflates productivity; it can also destroy team morale.

Join Simi Mukherjee as she shares some simple tips, garnered from her career working in a number of different organisations and different teams, on how to create a team that’s fit for purpose. This will be an interactive session so come ready to share tips that have worked for you!

Key learnings will include:

  1. Clarity on how to establish an effective, fit for purpose team.
  2. Simi will share what has worked for her in establishing an effective team.
  3. Real measures to help facilitate an effective team.
  4. How to foster accountability in a team and enhance effectiveness.

Session Break (2.40pm – 2.45pm)

Breakout Seminar Session 2B
Barry Smart, Downer NZ & Matiul Khan, Auckland Transport
Auckland City Rail Link – Creating Fit For Purpose FM Solutions

Presentation Synopsis

Auckland City Rail Link – Creating Fit For Purpose FM Solutions

Professional Competencies: Project Management; Teamwork & Communication; Technology & Innovation

Barry Smart from Downer and Matiul Khan from Auckland Transport present the City Rail Link (CRL) as an example of using the value levers of technology, collaborative leadership, and creativity to generate a fit for purpose integrated facilities management solution for the new underground and ground-level train stations.

CRL is a significant infrastructure project for Tāmaki Makaurau that will transform how people will move around the city. The new stations’ size and scale are significant and include two new underground stations and a new above-ground station at Mt Eden.

Working collaboratively with Auckland Transport and key stakeholders to understand the customer drivers and experience, Downer uses smart technology, like BIM, Safety in Design and whole of life thinking, to explore and verify that their solution meets the client and customer experience across the life cycle of the CRL project (from design, construction, maintenance and operation).

“Together collaboration and technology provide the foundations for holistic and reliable decision making. Using these tools also helps us generate creative solutions that may not be at once apparent.”
Three Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. The importance of the client’s expectations regarding the customer experience in shaping a fit for purpose FM solution.
  2. Using smart technology is pivotal to underpinning data driven decision making in designing fit for purpose solutions.
  3. Working collaboratively is key to unlocking creative solutions and a holistic whole of life approach that supports fit for purpose solutions across the lifetime of the asset.

Session Break (2.40pm – 2.45pm)

2.45pm – 3.25pm

Breakout Seminar Session 3A
Tracy Massam, Tamaki Regeneration Company
Purposeful Asset Management Planning – A Case For Change

Presentation Synopsis

Purposeful Asset Management Planning – A Case For Change

Professional Competency: Asset Management

Many asset owners, asset managers, building operators and service providers have an accumulated under-investment in assets. Many consider their assets to be in poor condition and no longer fit for purpose.

“Fit” has many meanings; the one that applies in this context is: “the aim that something is intended to achieve”, while the meaning of “purpose” is “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists or continues to exist”.

So plainly put, something that’s “fit for purpose” is good enough to do the job it was designed or intended to do. However, things change, service intent can change, the customer or number of customers may change, and legislation can change meaning the outcomes sought may need to be reimagined.

Where an asset is not “fit for purpose”, we usually end up still trying to deliver the same service while struggling to make the asset fit as best as possible, all the while costing us time and money, or worse, service failure and reputational risk.

The aim of this session is to demonstrate what “fit for purpose” means to Tāmaki Regeneration Company and how they test their levels of fitness. Tracy will also provide insight into how your asset management planner can help you develop and use evidence-based prioritisation frameworks and build and implement whole of life cost and value tools as part of your Asset Management System.

Key learning outcomes:

  1. Find out what “fit for purpose” means for Tāmaki Regeneration Company.
  2. Learn ways to test your levels of asset fitness.
  3. Gain insight into how your asset management planner can help you develop and use evidence-based prioritisation frameworks and build and implement whole of life cost and value tools as part of your Asset Management System.

Breakout Seminar Session 3B
TN Chan, Compucon New Zealand
What Emerging Digital Developments Should FMs Be Prepared For?

Presentation Synopsis

What Emerging Digital Developments Should FMs Be Prepared For?

Professional Competency: Technology & Innovation

Technologies are evolving in all directions. The fastest moving ones are in the digital domain, such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Digital Twins, Metaverse, Autonomous Driving, and Industry 4. Some of these are just hypes at this stage; some have got the blessing of both academia and industry; and some are in the early deployment stage.

But how to tell which is which?

During this session, TN Chan will reveal which of these technologies are set to have the most impact on FM, and examine those that are related to security, safety, ambience, efficiency, and sustainability. He will also share a couple of case studies for illustration.

“This presentation attempts to act as a radar to identify which evolving technologies are closer than others to becoming reality, and to judge the size of their impact on the FM industry,” says TN.

Learning Outcomes

  1. You will leave with a big picture understanding of evolving digital technologies;
  2. The knowledge to differentiate between those that are hypes and those that will impact FM;
  3. And a heads-up about which emerging technologies you need to get prepared for.

Note: Although this is a technology session, this session will cover a number of other professional competencies, including facilities operation and maintenance, facilities planning, health and safety, and environmental sustainability.

3.30pm – 3.50pm

Afternoon Tea and FM Exhibition – Expo Hall

3.55pm – 4.35pm

Plenary Session 3
Dr Philip Voss, Leading Safety
Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Presentation Synopsis

Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Professional Competencies: Health & Safety; Strategy & Leadership

A person’s work and work environment can have a significant impact on their mental health and wellbeing; and every organisation has an obligation to prevent physical and mental harm at work. So, are our workplaces fit for purpose in these terms? How do we create a mentally healthy workplace? How do we design work and organisational practices in such a way as to eliminate or minimise risks to mental health and wellbeing? How do we put our people in a position to thrive — rather than merely survive — at work? And what is the role of leaders in all of this? Dr Philip Voss will explore these questions and offer practical advice on how to created a mentally healthy workplace that’s fit for purpose.

Key learning outcomes:

  1. Understand your organisation’s obligation to prevent physical and mental harm at work,
  2. Understand the need to move from “fixing” individuals to designing mentally healthy workplaces,
  3. Understand the role of leaders in creating mentally healthy workplaces

4.40pm – 5.20pm

Session Break (4.35pm – 4.40pm)

Plenary Session 4
Steve Sullivan, Antarctica New Zealand
Cold Case: Behind The Scenes Of The Scott Base Redevelopment

Presentation Synopsis

Cold Case: Behind The Scenes Of The Scott Base Redevelopment

Professional Competencies: Project Management; Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability; Procurement & Contract Management; Asset Management; Facilities Management Planning; Operations & Maintenance

Have you ever wondered what it takes to manage a facility in Antarctica and over 3800km away? Or oversee a major upgrade project on ice, all the while, keeping the need to protect the environment, and strengthening the International Antarctic Treaty System in the forefront of your mind?

Meet Steve Sullivan, Asset Manager for Antarctica New Zealand, the person responsible for the safe and effective management of all the facilities, infrastructure and assets at Scott Base, New Zealand’s home on the ice. Recently returned from a 3 month visit to Antarctica, it’s also Steve’s responsibility to ensure the new Facilities and infrastructure being designed as part of the multimillion-dollar Scott Base Redevelopment are safe, functional, and sustainable enough to support New Zealand’s presence in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica for the next 50 years, so scientists from NZ and around the globe are able to continue their world leading research.

In this glimpse into a world not often seen, Steve will talk about some of the challenges associated with operating and maintaining a facility in Antarctica and the issues designing and building a future-proofed facility that minimises the environmental impact of humans in such a fragile environment. For starters, how do you plan a major upgrade around limited windows of opportunity in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places in the world!?

Can’t wait until September to learn more? Take a sneak preview of what’s happening with the Scott Base Redevelopment here.

5.20pm – 5.30pm

Closing Address

7.00pm – Late

Pre-Dinner Drinks and Gala Awards Dinner.

Dress code: “Cocktail After 5”


Registration Opens

8.00am – 9.15am


8.30am – 9.15am

FMANZ Annual General Meeting (AGM)


Opening Address
Pio Terei welcomes all to day 2

9.30am – 10.10am

Plenary Session 1
Tony Alexander
Is The Economy Fit For Purpose?

Presentation Synopsis

Is The Economy Fit For Purpose?

Professional Competency: Commercial Acumen

One of the most popular speakers at past FM Summits, economist Tony Alexander returns this year to translate the forecasts, trends and predictions into a language the layperson can understand.

Some of the things he’ll cover include:

  • Key drivers of economic growth helping to offset negatives such as rising borrowing costs, the hike in living costs, weak house prices, and slowing world growth.
  • Tightness in the labour market and the outlook amidst a flow of Kiwis to Australia.
  • Prospects for interest rates and how much extra restraint the Reserve Bank wants to see.
  • And reasons why the house price outlook is not dire (upward or downward).

As always, Tony’s presentation will be up-to-the-minute, entertaining and energetic and you’ll leave with a much better understanding of where New Zealand is heading economically.

Session Break (10.10am – 10.15am)

10.15am – -10.55am

Plenary Session 2
Gehan Palipana, Cushman & Wakefield
Decarbonisation In Property: Translating Corporate Net Zero Goals Into On Site Actions

Presentation Synopsis

Decarbonisation In Property: Translating Corporate Net Zero Goals Into On Site Actions

Professional Competency: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

In the past decade, the level of public expectation around meaningful disclosure of organisational sustainability performance has increased drastically and this trend is increasing.

Join Gehan Palipana, a corporate sustainability strategy professional with over 10 years’ experience, to learn how you can translate corporate net zero goals into meaningful on-site actions, and why the role of FMs is vital in this area.

Gehan will remind us that a net zero pathway is not a replacement for organisations’ existing emissions reduction pathways, but rather an extension of them. “Meaningful decarbonisation still relies upon carbon avoidance as a first line of defence, efficiency programs to reduce unavoidable emissions, procuring clean or low carbon energy for unavoidable emissions and offsetting the remaining carbon through the procurement of greenhouse gas removal offsets.”

In this session Gehan will:
o Run through frameworks and tools that assist with net zero planning.
o Summarise the renewable and low/zero carbon energy sources available to organisations as well as key trends in power purchasing, renewables generation etc.
o Encourage you to consider the resilience of your sites and adaptation/mitigation strategies tied to decarbonisation.

11.00am – 11.40am

Morning Tea and FM Exhibition – Expo Hall

11.45am – 12.25pm

Breakout Seminar Session 1A
Paul Huggins, Cushman & Wakefield
Demystifying Outsourcing Services And FM

Presentation Synopsis

Demystifying Outsourcing Services And FM

Professional Competencies: Procurement & Contract Management; Facilities Management Planning; Project Management

Join Paul Huggins, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield, for an interactive session about outsourcing FM services.
A topic of contention, Paul will lead a robust discussion between the supply side and the client side and will answer the following questions:
What is important in decision-making around outsourcing? Are you better to hold onto control or outsource? How do we add value? Is service a factor? And how can you avoid a ‘race to the bottom’ (hint: don’t automatically go with the lowest bid).

This session is going to be interactive so please come ready to contribute to the discussion.

Session Break (12.25pm – 12.30pm)

Breakout Seminar Session 1B
Ben Lucas, ACC
Accessibility – Are Your Buildings Fit For Purpose?

Presentation Synopsis

Accessibility – Are Your Buildings Fit For Purpose?

Professional Competencies: Strategy & Leadership; Operations & Maintenance; Asset Management; Compliance & Regulatory

If you think your building is accessible to the one in four New Zealanders living with a disability simply because it complies with the Building Code, think again. You can (and should) be doing much, much better!
The relevant part of the Building Code (NZS 4121) turns 21 this year and is well past its expiry date, says Ben Lucas, Lead Advisor-Disability with ACC.
Having navigated life in a wheelchair for the past 32 years, Ben knows from lived experience what he is talking about; he also has a wealth of professional knowledge, garnered over three decades working within the disability sector.
He will share both in this eye-opening talk that will change the way you look at accessibility in the buildings you manage.
Key learning outcomes:

  1. You will gain a greater understanding of some of the accessibility challenges faced by one in four New Zealanders.
  2.  You will feel empowered to ask the question – are the buildings I manage truly accessible? – and work towards making them so.
  3.  You will know where to go to for guidance on best practice.

Session Break (12.25pm – 12.30pm)

12.30pm – 1.10pm

Plenary Session 3
Sir John Kirwan, Groov
Creating A Culture Of Performance Care: An Investment, Not A Cost

Presentation Synopsis

Creating A Culture Of Performance Care: An Investment, Not A Cost

In this session, All Blacks legend, mental health advocate and co-founder of Groov, Sir John Kirwan, shares the importance of performance care and how it is central to a mentally healthy workplace environment.
Sir John will share some of his story, and how it led him on the path to co-founding workplace mental wellbeing platform, Groov. He’ll also provide his insights from the hundreds of global CEOs he connects with every year, along with advice on how performance and care are not at opposite ends of the spectrum, but tightly integrated, and deliver business results.
What else will you take away from this session? Sir John will share some great ideas on how you can take care of yourself, as we understand it’s hard to lead well if you don’t have your own daily mental wellbeing plan in place first.

1.15pm – 2.15pm

Lunch and FM Exhibition – Expo Hall

2.20pm – 3.00pm

Plenary Session 4
Andre Lovatt, Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport Case Study

Presentation Synopsis

Auckland Airport: Back In Business

Auckland Airport’s multi-billion-dollar expansion plans were largely suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic while the aviation industry went into survival mode during periods of international border closures and lockdowns. This resulted in the suspension of over $2b of contracted projects. However, Auckland Airport has used this time to perform a limited number of critical projects that were made easier with less aircraft movements, and to re-establish the basis for its future expansion plans. These plans focus on all elements of the airport from the roads and utilities to terminals and airfield. André Lovatt, General Manager of Infrastructure at Auckland International Airport will provide insights on how Auckland Airport plans its infrastructure programme and what to expect over the coming years.

3.05pm – 3.55pm

Plenary Session Break (3.00pm – 3.05pm)

Plenary Session 5
Is The FM Industry Fit For Purpose? – An Expert Panel Discussion

Presentation Synopsis

Is The FM Industry Fit For Purpose? – An Expert Panel Discussion

Join us for a not-to-be-missed panel discussion to end the Summit. With input and interaction from delegates, a panel of industry experts will look at the state of our industry and explore the question, Is FM fit for purpose?

Panellists to be confirmed.

3.55pm – 4.10pm

Closing Address


Farewell Drinks