SmartNet Seismics and the City

Since 1997 SmartNet has connected key business people, researchers, educators and policy makers in order to better tap the talents of New Zealanders in the pursuit of new local and global opportunities. Through short live and online events SmartNet links knowledge generators and innovators with entrepreneurs and policy makers. It promotes knowledge sharing and networking with purpose across old boundaries.

Seismics and the City is an annual one-day forum about organisational behaviour in the face of disaster, disruption or major challenge. The first event was run in March 2012.

The forums provide information, insights and inspiration as well as opportunities for feedback and input as Christchurch recovers from the destructive series of earthquakes from September 2010.

For more information please visit SmartNet Events at www.smartnet.co.nz or phone (+64) (3) 3228293.

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Seismics and the City 2012
Seismics and the City 2012
The first Seismics and the City event was held on 22 March 2012, and focused on learning from the experiences of Christchurch public and private sector organisations: their resilience, their preparedness to handle business interruption and their innovation in the wake of the quakes as they and their people recovered, re-thought what they do and how they do it, and refocused on the future.Powerful case studies from the Canterbury Earthquakes were presented to shed light on the ingredients of a resilient organisational culture, and demonstrate how adaptive people and the uptake of new technologies can accelerate the recovery process. The event also emphasised the opportunities which accompanied catastrophic events and disruptive changes, and the on-going need to re-strategise business planning in order to prepare for the worst while planning for the best. For more information, please visit http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/other/seismicsandthecity/overview.htm
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Seismics and the City 2013
Seismics and the City 2013
The theme for Seismics and the City 2013 was 'When a City Rises - Looking Forward, Clearing the Decks, Designing the Future and Laying the Foundations'. The event focused on the future shape of Christchurch, unresolved transitional issues, new business opportunities, and new ways of working. It challenged participants to apply post-quakes business continuity and resilience lessons. There was a creative and diverse range of voices representing those investing in the future of Christchurch in tangible and intangible ways, from central and local government agencies to small, medium and large businesses, public sector organisations and community networks. For more information please visit: http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/other/seismicsandthecity2013/overview.htm
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Seismics and the City 2014
Seismics and the City 2014
Seismics and the City 2014 'Building Momentum' was held on Friday 28 March at Rydges Latimer, Christchurch. This event was the third forum in an annual series involving public, private and community sector organisations engaged in the re-building and revitalisation of Greater Christchurch in the wake of the earthquakes of 2010-11.With the rebuild ramping up, Seismics and the City 2014 was a timely opportunity for representatives of public, private and community organisations to update themselves regarding latest developments, provide feedback and input, share visions, air strategies and network with purpose.For more information please visit http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/other/2014seismicsandthecity.htm
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Seismics and the City 2015
Seismics and the City 2015
Seismics and the City 2015 was held on 27 March 2015 at the Rydges Latimer Conference Centre, Christchurch. The 2015 theme was Creating a Greater Christchurch - Sketching the Bigger Picture. The 2015 forum was the fourth in an annual series involving representatives of public, private and community sector organisations and interested individuals engaged in the re-building of Greater Christchurch in the wake of the earthquakes of 2010-11. Christchurch is at a tipping point as it moves into the 5th year of a largely top-down disaster response and recovery process. The countdown has started for the transition from centralised control to much more distributed local ownership of issues and solutions. The forum connected the dots on a broad canvas and filled in the bigger picture of recovery and renewal as rebuild momentum gathers pace. It also provided opportunities for feedback and input by those who wish their voice to be heard in shaping a renewed Christchurch. For more information, please visit http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/other/2015seismicsandthecity.htm
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Seismics and the City 2016
Seismics and the City 2016
Seismics and the City 2016 was held on Friday 18 March at Rydges Latimer in Christchurch. The theme was Shaping Canterbury's Future Now - Collaboration, Regeneration & Innovation. The forum was the fifth in a unique cross-sector series involving representatives of public, private and community sector organisations and interested individuals sharing their visions and voicing their concerns and solutions for creating a vibrant, 21st century city in a prosperous region. It was also an opportunity to look back and reflect on the lessons of the last five years and to look forward and be part of the early engagement with the new post-quakes entities Regenerate Christchurch and Otakaro Limited. For more information, please visit http://www.smartnet.co.nz/seismics-2016
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