Last Thursday, we were pleased to host special guests Chris Crow (Urban Economist at PwC), Daniel Johnson (Director at Quantum Quantity Surveying), and Frank Xu (President of the NZ Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA)) at a panel discussion on developing, designing, and building in our new post-COVID environment.
The event, attended by a 60-strong audience of design professionals and industry members, was intended to help the Chinese design and building community understand the challenges and opportunities of developing in the New Zealand market and in Auckland specifically.
Moderated by Principal Owner Stephen Voyle and translated by Associate Nick Chan (who leads our Chinese team), the discussion accompanied the introduction of our Chinese team to the wider market, as well as the launch of our Mandarin website, official WeChat channel, and Mandarin Guide to New Zealand’s Design and Consenting Processes — all aimed at helping us better communicate with clients and fellow design professionals and enabling the Chinese community to navigate the country’s complex development systems.
Among the topics discussed by our three esteemed guests throughout the lively, highly informative presentation were:
Context is pleased to have had the opportunity to host this event and to foster discussion around these important topics within the Chinese design and building community.