The 2023 Conference Awards recognise recipients for their contribution to the industry, the delivery of specific projects and initiatives, and commitment to customers.  These Awards raise the concrete industry profile, enhance opportunities for celebrating achievements and support the industry to position concrete as the resilient construction material of choice for modern New Zealand. 

The Awards categories:

  • Producer - Extra Distance
    This Award recognises Concrete NZ producer members’ uncompromising commitment to customer satisfaction and their contribution to projects that demanded innovative technical solutions.
  • Producer - Technical Excellence
    This award recognises a producer’s knowledge and capability as being key to the delivery of innovative technical solutions.
  • Health & Safety Achievement
    The Award acknowledges members that have demonstrated innovation and leadership in helping to improve health, safety and well-being in the concrete industry.
  • Carbon Reduction 
    This Award acknowledges those that have undertaken initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint, and in turn, help the concrete industry achieve its 2050 vision.
  • Inclusion & Diversity 
    Celebrating Concrete NZ members that have made a genuine commitment to advance their culture through initiatives and programmes that embrace diversity and inclusion as a business strategy

The winners of the Awards will be presented at the ConcreteNZ 2023 Gala dinner and Awards ceremony on Friday, 29 September 2023 at Claudelands, Hamilton.

For a full list of the Awards and to submit an entry CLICK HERE for entry information.

Message from Rob Gaimster

To enhance opportunities for celebrating achievements in, and to raise the profile of, the concrete industry, Concrete NZ moved to two awards events in 2022/23.

One of the events remains part of the established annual Concrete NZ conference formal dinner. This event is primarily inward facing, and appeals to Concrete NZ members across all the Sector Groups and the Learned Society.

The second, new awards event is outwards facing, appealing to clients and stakeholders not directly involved in the concrete industry, as well as Concrete NZ members. The inaugural Concrete Industry Awards event took place in March 2023 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland.

The introduction of the new awards framework saw the Learned Society’s Concrete Awards, Concrete3 Sustainability Awards and Readymix Awards discontinued.

The revised awards framework does, however, acknowledge and respect the historical awards.

  • Honorary Life Member
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Producer - Extra Distance*
  • Producer - Technical Excellence*
  • Plant Audit Scheme
  • Health & Safety Achievement*
  • Carbon Reduction*
  • Inclusion & Diversity*
  • Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year
  • Learned Society (Student) Concrete Prizes
  • Concrete Canoe Race Winner
  • Best Conference Trade Exhibit
  • Sandy Cormack Best Paper

Last year’s conference at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua saw the inaugural set of Conference Awards presented. After an extended break due to pandemic disruption the awards evening (along with the conference itself) was a huge success.

Overseen by maverick entertainer extraordinaire Jackie Clarke, the ceremony acknowledged recipients for their contribution to industry as well as specific projects and initiatives. The dedicated focus on Concrete NZ members’ accomplishments was well received and greatly appreciated.

Download the awards brochure for an outline of the 2023 Concrete NZ Conference awards that will be presented during the conference formal dinner on 29 September at Claudelands in Hamilton. As indicated above [*], the entry form for five of the awards is included in the brochure.

I look forward to reviewing all the entries received by Concrete NZ, as well as joining you to celebrate the outstanding individuals, projects and initiatives that make the concrete industry so unique and rewarding to be a part of.

Rob Gaimster
Chief Executive

Conference Manager
June Murugan 
   +64  4 384 1511

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.