SIGIE Conference 2022

We are pleased to announce the Special Interest Group for Immigrant Engineers will be hosting a conference this year, taking place on 7th October 2022 in Auckland. The conference theme's are 'Highlight the Differences in Overseas Engineering Practice' and 'Case Studies: Sustainability in Various Engineering Practices Internationally'.

As an attendee, you will increase your understanding of the differences of practicing engineering in New Zealand compared to practicing overseas, as well as finding out about some amazing overseas projects by New Zealand based engineering professionals.  

Submit your abstract today!

As part of the conference, all engineering professionals will have the opportunity to submit papers and present to the audience on your unique overseas project, as well as highlighting some of the biggest achievements throughout your career. You will be presenting your project to industry professional, including a panel of industry leaders from key engineering and infrastructure organisations who will be scoring points for presentation delivery as well as abstract submission content. 

You could be designing a base station in Antarctica or involved in a 6 (green) star hotel in the middle of the Arabian Dessert, or building power stations in the jungle of the Golden Triangle. Engineering is the heart of sustainability and we are eager to hear your stories of innovation, bridging the gap in the technology, ideas on new green, clean and better engineering holistic approaches. Let's hear your enticing journey of garage projects coming to life.

Presentations will be 15 minutes long, with a joint panel Q&A to conclude each session. 

Industry professional and students alike are encouraged to use this opportunity to gain experience presenting to a live audience by submitting a paper with a sustainability focus, highlighting key ideas that senior engineering professionals can use in their everyday practice. 

So if you are an engineering professional interested in receiving industry recognition and expanding your network, or if you are an engineering student interested in gaining industry confidence, new skills and meeting with industry leaders, please submit your abstract!


Please note; presentations will be in-person only and it is the presenters responsibility to make suitable travel and accommodation arrangements.  

Your abstract will be between 400 - 500 characters long, with a short bio and profile picture. All entrances are invited to the formal black-tie award ceremony to be held the night of the conference. 


Call for abstracts closes 19th August 2022.


Registrations will be open soon, but please share within your networks and we look forward to receiving your abstract!

Become a sponsor

If you're interested in supporting the SIGIE community and sponsoring such a rewarding event, please find more information about sponsorship here.