ProgramGold Coast, 26-28 March 2019
Day 1 – Tuesday, 26 March | Study Tours and Welcome Party
|10.00am - 5.00pm||Registration |
To accommodate our delegates flying in from all corners of the country, registration will be open at The Star from 10am-5pm. If you arrive after 5pm, you will be able to register the following morning. If you are attending the Oliver Hume Welcome Party you need to register with us inside The Star’s conference centre before the party as you will require your delegate lanyard to gain entry.
|Study Tours | Presented by Burchills |
Join us on 26 March as we embark on study tours to a range of projects in the Gold Coast area and surrounds. One of the most highly valued experiences of Congress, be sure to book your ticket early to join us. In 2019, a Study Tour is an optional extra and can be added to your Congress experience at the time of booking your attendance.
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|7.00pm - 11.00pm||Oliver Hume Welcome Party |
Join us at Miami Marketta for four hours of food, fun, and frivolity to kick off the 2019 UDIA National Congress. This is the perfect spot to unwind with fellow delegates and make connections. Miami Marketta is one of the Coast’s coolest spots offering delicious street food and entertainment.
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Venue: Miami Marketta, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
Travel time: Approximately a 10-minute drive from Broadbeach
Getting there: Share a cab
Day 2 – Wednesday, 27 March | Plenary Sessions and Twilight with Trade
|Times||Session||9.00am - 4.00pm||Registration |
Swing past our Registration Desk in the conference centre of The Star to collect your lanyard, which gives you access-all-areas for the 2019 UDIA National Congress.
|9.00am - 10.00am||Business Lounge Breakfast and Coffee |
Join us for breakfast and barista coffee in the business lounge before we kick off plenary sessions. We’re giving you a bit of a sleep-in since we expect many of you will be tired from the Oliver Hume Welcome Party!
|10.00am||2019 UDIA National Congress welcome|
|10.10am||Market Outlook Saul Eslake, Economist |
Well-known and respected independent Economist Saul Eslake will set the scene for the national residential market. Saul will provide an overview of the housing market and how investor as well as owner-occupier activity is shaping up. This national market outlook is just what we need to bring into focus the operating environment for the development sector over the coming 12 months.
|10.40am||Urban revolution: One home at a time Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director - Regeneration and Economic Development, Mayor of London | (UK) |
Assistant Director of Regeneration and Economic Development at the Greater London Authority, Debbie Jackson, is tasked with responsibility for delivering targeted programs with maximum cultural, economic, social, and environmental impact. Debbie is charged with delivering high quality growth and development in one of the most high-profile cities in the world. This is an opportunity to hear about the urban renewal journey of a city with 8.1 million residents from diverse backgrounds.
|11.10am||Breaking the housing mould Chris Key, Greystar |
As the Australian market matures we are increasingly looking abroad to find solutions to housing challenges like affordability. The build-to-rent concept is gaining momentum here with some developers dipping their toe in the water. This session will expose you to the insights of the US build-to-rent giant Greystar, who have successfully operated the model in America and introduced it to overseas markets. This is your chance to scratch and sniff a model making waves and the impact it might have on housing in Australia.
|11.50am||State of the Land Research4’s Colin Keane and UDIA National President Darren Cooper |
The official release of the UDIA’s 11th State of the Land report, this is the annual review of the nation’s residential market. Colin Keane will delve into the detail, looking briefly at each State market and providing commentary at a national level.
|12.30pm||Business Lounge Lunch and Coffee |
This an opportunity to eat, network, and caffeinate ahead of the afternoon’s plenary sessions.
|1.30pm||Buildings for PeopleBarrie Barton |
Right Angle Studio’s Barrie Barton advises developers and governments on what city dwellers will need in the future and how property can be future-proofed to meet their needs.
|2.15pm||The Village EffectSusan Pinker, Psychologist and Author |
Many members of the community have grown used to living in low-density neighbourhoods, however we need to increase density to cater for population growth in most Australian cities. Susan will share insights about communities and social interactions that are fostered in more dense housing typologies in communities.
|3.00pm||Future of Australian suburbs Joel Kotkin | USA |
New York Times calls demographer and university professor Joel Kotkin America’s uber-geographer and he’s coming to share his insights on the future of Australian cities. His expertise on class trends in America offer important lessons on delivering income growth and home ownership for the lower and middle classes.
|4.00-6.00pm||Twilight With Trade |
Our trade activity partners invite all delegates to enjoy two hours of networking in the business lounge. This is an opportunity to share reviews of plenary sessions, meet our trade partners, and enjoy drinks and food. We’re wrapping up at 6pm so you have time to enjoy dinner with colleagues, clients or fellow delegates at one of the many amazing restaurants the Gold Coast has to offer.
Day 3 – Thursday, 28 March | Plenary sessions and National Awards for Excellence
|8.00am - 4.00pm||Registration |
The Registration Desk in the conference centre of The Star will be open to handle any queries you may have about Congress and your delegate registration.
|8.30am - 9.30am||Business Lounge Breakfast and Coffee |
Breakfast and barista coffee awaits you again in the business lounge before we start plenary sessions a bit earlier today to accommodate an earlier finish.
|9.35am||People make places: Sparking urban regeneration Richard Florida, Urbanist and Founder of the Creative Class (via video conference) |
Labelled the “rockstar of regeneration” US Professor Richard Florida has built a business off his blueprint for urban creativity that has influenced placemakers for the past 15 years. His theory was that cities should embrace technology, talent, and tolerance to attract creative workers who would ultimately spark urban regeneration. His placemaking theories has received international attention and MIT named him the world’s Most Influential Thought Leader in 2013.
|10.05am||Homebuyers of tomorrow Claire Madden, Social Researcher and Demographer |
Time waits for no man (or woman) and the children and teenagers of today are the homebuyers of tomorrow. Developers must get a handle on what these shifting demographics mean for marketing product to these future buyers. Current models are going to be disrupted by Generations Z and Alpha, so this session will help provide insights you can take away and use to prepare your business for the change that is coming.
|10.45am||The ins and outs of co-living Ben Provan, Open Door |
We think it’s time to take the “commune” out of the co-living perception and have a serious look at this alternate form of housing. Co-living is gaining momentum here and we’d like to understand what it is, and isn’t, about. We believe there are development opportunities within this space as the approach tackles affordability as well as caters to the demand of younger generations used to a shared economy.
|11.45am||Age is just a number baby! Gea Sijpkes, Humanitas Deventer |
Australian developers are well aware of the opportunity and challenges that come with housing an ageing population. We’ve secured the brains behind an innovative model that is working overseas that challenges the status quo of housing golden oldies together and isolated from other generations. This is a great opportunity to hear about the success of this intergenerational model for living and could change our approach to seniors living.
|12.30pm||Business Lounge Lunch and Coffee |
This your final chance to eat, network, and caffeinate as delegates at the 2019 UDIA National Congress.
|1.30pm||Developing in a digital world Stephen Scheeler (USA based in AUS) |
As the oldest person hired by Facebook at 47, Stephen Scheeler has a unique perspective leading a millennial workforce. He helped guide Facebook through one of the most dynamic periods of growth and disruption in recent business history. Hear how you can help your business survive and thrive in the digital age.
|2.15pm||Constructing Tomorrow Michael Marks, Katerra (USA) |
There is a massive opportunity globally to innovate how we construct buildings. Our members are Australian developers and as employers of construction companies are uniquely placed to help encourage innovation. We will hear about the successes in changing the way buildings are constructed to deliver time and cost efficiencies and Michaels ground breaking approach to delivering better developments.
|3.30pm||UDIA 2019 National Congress concludes|
|7.00-11.00pm||2019 UDIA National Awards for Excellence gala dinner |
Join us for the 2019 National Awards presentation at The Star. Attendance at the Awards is an optional extra and can be added to your Congress experience at the time of booking your attendance.