Thriving People, Thriving Industry Summit 29 September 2023 Earlier this month we hosted an event that brought together people from across construction and infrastructure. This included iwi/Māori and Pasifika business leaders, to share examples of best practice, development of tools, lessons, insights, and tips on: attracting and retaining the right talent advancing your team through leadership development building a skilled workforce for the future harnessing the power of diversity, well-being, and culture to drive productivity. The summit consisted of panel discussions and keynote speakers. Topics covered included: Impact of Māori in Construction and Infrastructure. Strength-based leadership in an uncertain and changing world. A people centric business model for transforming businesses. A strategic and holistic approach to minding the skills gap. Widening diversity and its positive effect on productivity and culture. Skills development and smooth transitions for the future. How to cultivate inclusive leadership and how it improves productivity. Key take aways included: Look after and invest in your people. Trust your team and the technology available. Diversity, inclusion, and equity is important. How tikanga (living your values) is key. Being true to your ‘why’. Overall the summit was a success and attendees provided positive feedback.