Coping with a Black Swan Event – Auckland Airports Experience

A discussion on how Auckland Airport coped with an extreme event

Hosted by the Auckland Branch of the Transportation Group jointly with the Institute of Transportation Engineers

Join Tim McKenzie, Auckland Airports Infrastructure Programme Director, to hear about the experiences of the Auckland Airport as it was faced with a response to a Black Swan event.  Going from 1.9 million passenger in the month of January 2020 to around 40,000 passengers in the month of April 2020.

Tim will talk about how this situation impacted the airport, how they responded, some of the challenges they had to overcome, some opportunities that were presented by the situation and some lessons learned about how to respond to a Black Swan Event.

The Auckland Branch and ITE will sponsor nibbles and refreshments prior to the commencement of the panel discussion.

Open to members only.

Auckland Branch – Annual Quiz Night

Form a team with your colleagues and battle it out against your fellow Transportation Group members to decisively determine Auckland’s smartest transport team.  Last year was another great success with close to 100 participants. Ideally we are looking for company/organisation teams of between 4 – 8 people.  If you have more than 8 wishing to attend then we ask that you create two or more teams. If you are an independent then please let us know and we will team you up with others in a similar position as we did last year.

The winning team will be awarded a $100 bar tab plus the honour of winning and all the associated bragging rights entailed therein.

The committee will sponsor nibbles, and a free drink for the first 20 people through the door.

The Paddington will be running the quiz for us and it will be in the normal format.

Team registration closes on Tuesday 10th August at 5:00pm.  Please provide details of Team Name, Organisation, and the number of team members so as to allow us to finalise catering.

Auckland Transport’s Connected Communities Project (Webinar)

The Transportation Group – Auckland Branch will be hosting an online presentation looking at Auckland Transport’s Connected Communities Project. Connected Communities is a new way of doing things and has the potential to transform central Auckland, providing new transport options across the isthmus. The programme forms part of the wider group of interconnected infrastructure and operational projects which includes the City Rail Link, Eastern Busway, city-wide safety improvements, Customer Experience, and the Urban Cycleways Programme.

As the lead planner on the project, Anthony Pearse, Auckland Transport will provide viewers with the background, current status, milestones and next steps of the project. After an initial presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion and feedback. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Link to register (free): 


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