IS Events

Build your networks and learn from others

Build your networks and learn from others. Our IS Council events offer a wide range of engagement opportunities for our community of stakeholders to share expert knowledge, advance best practice, discuss fresh and innovative ideas, and connect with industry peers across different platforms. Our networking forums offer the latest updates on IS Council’s rating scheme, and our ever-popular webinars deliver expert knowledge on sector trends, the latest product and service offerings and market updates. 

ISC Connect

ISC Connect (Australia and New Zealand), the premier event in the sustainability sector calendar, provides two days of opportunities to connect with private and public sector members, and to hear from industry leaders about how we can best advance the four pillars of sustainability – environmental, social, economic and governance. 

Gala Dinner and Awards

The annual IS Connect Gala Dinner and Awards Night recognises and celebrates the successes of exceptional individuals, organisations and projects in the IS Council community who demonstrate best practice achievements.

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Upcoming events

Build your networks and skills at events that work for you. Take a look at our comprehensive range of in-person, online and hybrid events where our community of stakeholders share expert knowledge, advance best practice, discuss fresh and innovative ideas, and connect with industry peers.

Suppliers in the Spotlight – Webinar 3 – Aotearoa NZ Suppliers

Here at the IS Council, we’re already dreaming up our new year’s resolutions for 2024. We feel it is high time to shine a light on the heroes along the supply chain who put their hearts and minds into supporting people, planet and the economy with their innovative products and sustainability services.

This is a bi-monthly supplier showcase hosted by the IS Council, with each edition featuring six unique suppliers.

Be sure to tune in if:
- you are a procurer, influencer or decision-maker seeking suppliers that are willing to go beyond business-as-usual
- you want to stay up-to-date with the latest products and services in the infrastructure sustainability space
- you are undertaking an IS Rating and looking for collaborative partners to accelerate your pathway to better outcomes for your project.

Delivered in a snappy 45 minute lunchtime session, you will hear a quick pitch from each presenter followed by a short Q&A. If you're unable to attend the live webinar please still register as each episode will be recorded and sent to you to view in your own time.

IS Update Webinar

  • May 2 2024
  • Virtual
  • 12:00 pm
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IS Update Webinar

Attendees will receive the latest information from various teams at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council, with topics covering:'

* Ratings Update
* Technical Update
* IS Essentials
* Water Advisory Group
* Industry Engagement
* Learning and Development

The session will wrap up with plenty of time for questions from the audience.

Women in Sustainable Construction Lunch

  • May 7 2024
  • 275 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • 11:00 am
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Women in Sustainable Construction Lunch

Elevate your leadership skills and learn from the best in the construction business at our Women in Construction lunch thanks to BORAL.


Elevate your leadership skills and learn from some of the best in the construction business at our Women in Construction lunch.

Hosted by the IS Council and supported by the NSW Government and BORAL, the lunch event will be an enriching experience for industry professionals and women in sustainable construction to discuss all things careers and development

Engage with seasoned professionals who have navigated the challenges and triumphs of leadership roles. Our distinguished guest speakers and industry mentors will share their insights on career development. Learn valuable strategies to excel in your chosen field, build meaningful connections with like-minded professionals, and expand your network within the construction and sustainability sectors.

This is a unique opportunity to foster professional growth and community within the sustainable construction industry. Don't miss out – places are limited. Register now to secure your spot and be a part of this career-enhancing experience that paves the path for future female leaders.

Venue address: Arthouse Hotel - The Attic Room, 275 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Connect Breakfast | Modern Slavery in the Infrastructure Sector

  • June 19 2024
  • Limani Room 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland, Auckland 1010
  • 07:00 am
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Connect Breakfast | Modern Slavery in the Infrastructure Sector


Confused by New Zealand’s proposed Modern Slavery Reporting Bill? Learn how legislation could affect your business at our expert-led breakfast event on 19 June 2024.

Our event is an unmissable opportunity to get ahead of any potential regulatory changes. It will help you understand the impact of modern slavery and how to de-risk your business, project success, and reputation.

With the infrastructure industry facing greater slavery risks thanks to complex international supply chains and a workforce that can be vulnerable to exploitation, you will hear from key leaders in the field, including:

  • Rebekah Armstrong​​​​, Head of Advocacy and Justice, World Vision
  • Alexandra Monson, Group Manager - Sustainability, Ventia

Why attend?

Although New Zealand has yet to enact its modern slavery bill, the commitment is clear: New Zealand businesses will undoubtedly in future have to take action to address and reduce slavery risks, in line with other countries around the world.

Our breakfast event is your chance to engage with experts, showcasing to stakeholders, customers, and communities that you are proactively driving positive change in your business and industry before any legislation is passed.

Key takeaways

You will learn:

  • How modern slavery poses a risk to your operations, supply chains, and project success
  • Common ‘at-risk’ areas in infrastructure procurement
  • The implications of likely new laws – transparency, reporting, and compliance
  • The practical anti-slavery solutions and strategies that you can implement now
  • Due diligence in contracts and tenders
  • Best practice examples

Places are limited. Register now to secure your spot.

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ISAP Day & Networking Certification Celebration | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

  • June 20 2024
  • Limani Room 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland, Auckland 1010
  • 08:00 am
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ISAP Day & Networking Certification Celebration | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

An opportunity to strengthen connections with your peers, share knowledge
and inspire innovative and collaborative thinking.

Join us for the Annual Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professionals’ (ISAP) Day, regarded by many as a key gathering on the Infrastructure Sustainability New Zealand calendar, to be held in Auckland in 2024. This immersive one-day event brings together industry professionals from across the sector.

The program will feature presentations on the most recent innovations and trends in sustainable infrastructure, provide opportunities to unearth challenges, share knowledge and conclude with networking refreshments and celebration event to celebrate projects who have completed an IS Rating.

Case Study Webinar Series | Tonkin Highway Gap Project & Te Ara Tupua

Join our upcoming webinar and hear from the following project teams: Tonkin Highway Gap Project & Te Ara Tupua.

Tonkin Highway Gap Project:

The Tonkin Gap Alliance has been delivering the design and construction of the Tonkin Gap Project and Associated Works since June 2020, with construction close to completion. The team were proud to achieve a Gold IS Design rating under V2.0, having adopted a hybrid V2.0/V2.1 approach. This presentation will dive into some of the innovation highlights, with the team having achieved 4 verified Australian First’s. We will touch on how our governance processes were the driver for these outcomes, the engagement required and how we went about implementation.

Te Ara Tupua Project:

Te Ara Tupua is the project to create a walking and cycling link and improve transport resilience between Wellington and Lower Hutt in the North Island of New Zealand. It will deliver a safe, connected, and resilient route, enabling more people to walk or bike, and connect with local paths.

The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One Project comprises a 4.5 km shared (pedestrian/cycling) pathway between Ngā Ūranga (Ngauranga) and Pito-One (Petone). The project will be located on the seaward side of State Highway 2 and the Hutt Valley railway corridor.

Te Ara Tupua Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One has developed innovation in the use of breakwater armour units (Xbloc®), which are being designed to enhance their aesthetic appeal, cultural significance, and ecological support. This project is pioneering the use of XblocPlus units in Australasia, offering benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved habitat creation. The design integrates ecological requirements with cultural narratives and undergoes iterative adjustments to align with landscape aesthetics and natural character. Additionally, thorough testing ensures stability, performance, and resilience to seismic events.

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