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APEX Summit 2017

18 August 2017
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
University of Canterbury
John Britten Building, John Britten Foyer
69 Creyke Road

The next Annual Power Engineering Exchange [APEX] Summit 2017 is being held at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch on Friday the 18th of August 2017.

It will gather graduate engineers of any discipline (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.) involved in power supply projects, as well as students interested in a career in the industry. Past attendees valued their APEX experience for the knowledge gained, the opportunity to network and the chance to brush up their presentation skills.

The theme - Powered by Data

Data can be defined as factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation. This information can take a variety of forms. In the case of a construction project, you may require data from surveying the area you are going to build on, knowledge of the materials used, the intended purpose of the constructed product or the limitations of the equipment you are working with.

Engineering relies heavily on data, for the design, running and maintenance of assets. The electricity supply industry is poised to embark on the development of the ‘smart grid’ which will make unprecedented levels of data available to us. Now is a good time to reflect on how we, as engineers, identify what data is critical and how to best use it in the design and management of assets.

Some topics relating to data could include: obtaining and managing data; data as inputs to design; real time use of data (i.e. protection and SCADA); asset monitoring, diagnostics and maintenance decisions; how to make decisions based on limited or incomplete data.


The APEX Summit 2017 is kindly sponsored by:

Registrations now closed

Registrations for this event are now closed. If you have registered but are now unable to attend, or if you wish to discuss seat availability, please email us at

Venue details

The event will take place at:

University of Canterbury
John Britten Building, John Britten Foyer
69 Creyke Road

For information on the venue location and parking spaces, see the campus map. Note that to use the university parking lots, parking permits need to be purchased from the security office.

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