Speaking of ‘exports’, people would usually think about cargo ships, ports, containers, container cranes, trains and railroad tracks.
Like if you’re living in Timaru, a city in the South Island of New Zealand, news about export growth in the South Canterbury would probably mean busy days at the Timaru Port.
With the advent of the internet and the introduction of the ultra-fast internet broadband, the traditional concept of ‘export’ might have changed dramatically now, especially among those engaged in internet marketing.
Have you heard about exporting infrastructure management knowledge to other countries?
Infrastructure Management Knowledge as NZ’s export premium
New Zealand has pioneered and exemplified best practices in infrastructure management, do you know that?
This is evident on the commitment and seriousness of the government sector to implement an updated infrastructure asset management plan.
It has been the outlook of Kiwi movers and leaders, both in the government and private sectors, that access to secure and resilient infrastructure constructed strategically is key to achieving strong investment in plant and facilities.
Through her National Infrastructure Plan, the New Zealand government visions that the country will have put up resilient and coordinate infrastructure that contributes to economic growth and increased quality of life by 2030.
Ross Waugh, founder and publisher of Inframanage.com, has written a paper and created a series of videos forecasting the infrastructure changes to 2030.
So, how does New Zealand promote infrastructure management knowledge globally?
Inframanage.com is the New Zealand-based website dedicated to sharing infrastructure management knowledge to US, Canada, Europe and other countries of the world.
So far, Inframanage.com has published infrastructure management learning videos and other related posts. It aims to be a rich source of infrastructure asset management materials practitioners could use in their practice.
The site will soon roll out webinars and e-books that infrastructure management practitioners from around the world may participate in and subscribe to.
Accomplishing these undertakings, Inframanage.com is working with the best infrastructure management practitioners of New Zealand.
Based in Timaru, Inframanage benefits currently from ultra-fast broadband in sharing multimedia materials online and sees the importance of Timaru achieving Gigabyte internet speed through winning the Chorus Gigatown competition.
Online seminars will be conducted this year and in years to follow and Gigabyte internet speed means smooth and seamless information sharing throughout the world.
Now, export is not anymore only about those guys at Timaru port, manning the ships, container cranes, delivery trucks, and trains.
Somewhere in a cubicle, “docked” on their computer desks and multimedia apparatus, guys are exporting knowledge globally.
So next time you think about export progress, think about Inframanage.com bringing infrastructure management knowledge to other countries through Gigabyte internet speed.
PHOTO CREDIT: Timaru Port by Ross Waugh