Picture: Metals New Zealand Chairman Noel Davies, award winner Nick Calavrias and Jean Smith, wife of the late Keith Smith.
Every once in a while, each industry needs to stop and take a snapshot of who and what companies are performing exceedingly well. Be it an individual who has done much for the industry, or a company who has been innovative or brought in much-needed export dollars into the country.
At the Metals NZ Conference next May, HERA (the Heavy Engineering Research Association) will present awards designed to recognise individuals who have significantly contributed to the NZ metals industry and those HERA member companies that have demonstrated significant achievements in terms of exporting and innovation.
The HERA Awards will be presented along with awards from the Metals New Zealand partners, such as SCNZ’s Awards for Excellence in Steel Construction, will be presented to recipients at the Industry Awards Gala Dinner at the Classic Flyers Aircraft Museum, Tauranga on the 9th of May, 2013.
The Awards are peer-based and therefore, we welcome nominations identifying those individuals and engineering companies who have excelled in the following three categories:
1. HERA Award for Distinguished Service to the NZ Metals Industry
2. NZ Metals Engineering Exporter of the Year
3.Most Innovative NZ Engineering Company
Please download the nomination form from the InFocus section on the front page of the HERA web site (www.hear.org.nz)Ê for one or all categories and return to HERA before 28th February 2013.
Past winners of the Distinguished Service Award were Keith Smith (2004), Stuart Thompson (2006), Charles Clifton (2008) and Nick Calavrrias (2011).
Exporters of the Year Award winners were Warratah Engineering (2004), BBC Technologies (2006), FraneCAD (2008) and A&G Price (2011). Most Innovative Company award winners were Cuddon Engineering (2006), Windflow Technologies (2008) and Howick Engineering (2011).
Conference Sponsorship Opportunity
The Metals NZ Conferences offer an ideal opportunity to network with the decision makers within the industry and to market your products and services. Equally, conference success relies on wide industry sponsorship and the organisers are pleased to announce early sponsorship commitments including the all-important Platinum Sponsorship by New Zealand Steel.
As a result of the economic pinch felt by everyone and to ensure easier opportunities to participate, we have reduced the suggested sponsorship contributions as compared to previous events and broadened the range of sponsorship opportunities.
There will be five categories of sponsorship (for more info, contact Brian Low at firstname.lastname@example.org), each with specific benefits and we have attempted to make the sponsorship packages suit all promotional budgets.
We are also happy to discuss other sponsorship alternatives, such as financing international speakers. Participating in the Industry Exhibition also represents a form of sponsorship.