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We are pleased to share the highlights and memorable moments from the High Voltage and Arc Flash Conference held in Auckland on the 5th and 6th of June 2024.

The conference welcomed participants from as far north as Houhora and as far south as Timaru, encompassing a diverse range of engineering professionals from New Zealand's largest organisations.  

The event's success was reflected in the high levels of engagement and positive feedback from delegates. As one participant aptly put it, "The conference was very professional yet relaxed, making it easy to talk to the speakers during breaks."

The two-day event featured a comprehensive program with sessions on:

  • Extending the life of high voltage assets
  • Enhancing safety and reliability of high voltage assets
  • Practical solutions to high voltage design and installation issues
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques and testing regimes
  • The latest strategies for mitigating arc flash hazards
  • Arc flash research and standards developments
  • Real-world arc flash case studies

Keynote Speakers 

Among the highlights were keynote sessions by renowned experts such as:

  • Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member, and one of North America's foremost experts in electrical safety, who provided critical insights into arc flash hazard change management.
  • Antony Giacomin from TJ|H2b Analytical Services, whose talk on the condition assessment of HV equipment via oil testing sparked lively discussions and engagement and was rated the most valuable session by delegates.

Delegate Feedback

Throughout the event, delegates expressed their appreciation for the wide range of topics and the depth of knowledge shared by the 11 local and international presenters. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with attendees highlighting several aspects they enjoyed:

"The ability to interact with international speakers was a standout."
"All the topics were well selected and discussed."
"I enjoyed the format and the interactive nature of it."
"Every speaker demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of arc flash."

Acknowledging the Conference Speakers & Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the event presenters: Antony Giacomin, Jason Mayer, Andrew Lapthorn, Thomas Whyte, Kin Yu Lam, Ryan Hudson, Terry Becker, Howard Wardley, Mark Lockwood, Brad Gradwell, Mark Armstrong, and our MC, Patrick Coombe.

A special thank you goes out to our event sponsors and exhibitors: Aurecon, TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting Inc., EA Technology, Hudson McKay Group, Power Plan, TJ|H2b Analytical Services, and APT Publications Pty Ltd. 

Final Words

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to making this conference a memorable and impactful experience. If you would like to participate in future events, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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