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Tompkins Wake a proud sponsor of influential infrastructure symposium

Tompkins Wake a proud sponsor of influential infrastructure symposium

Tompkins Wake a proud sponsor of influential infrastructure symposium

Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Tompkins Wake is proud to be a sponsor of Infrastructure New Zealand’s annual Building Nations Symposium which kicks off in Rotorua today.

It is the country’s largest infrastructure conference with more than 700 delegates attending over three days.

Tompkins Wake will host the welcome function just a stone’s throw from its Rotorua offices – one of the law firm’s four New Zealand locations.

“As members of the Rotorua community, we are proud to contribute to Rotorua in both our personal and professional lives, and we are very excited to witness and experience first-hand Rotorua’s current growth,” said Tompkins Wake partner Theresa Le Bas.

“With growth comes a number of challenging demands on infrastructure.  As trusted legal advisors to local government, and as members of communities in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Tauranga, we are privileged to contribute to the multi-disciplinary teams working alongside our local government clients to provide essential infrastructure to our communities.”

Fittingly, the theme of this year’s Symposium is ‘Building Nations’ – something Tompkins Wake understands.

“One of our firm’s three key pillars is the focus on ‘our place’, whereby the firm strives to make a tangible and positive contribution to building stronger communities and a more prosperous New Zealand,” Tompkins Wake CEO Jon Calder said.

The symposium is expected to inject more than $2 million into the Rotorua economy this week, Infrastructure NZ CEO Paul Blair said.

Delegates will attend from across New Zealand, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan and China. Infrastructure New Zealand is bringing a range of high profile speakers to Rotorua for the symposium, including four Ministers, the leader of the opposition, six mayors and council CEOs, the former CEO of Manchester City Council, the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, the chief executive of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland, and numerous other infrastructure leaders.