Our keynote speakers and city tours will spark your curiosity. Explore the position of your business in 2018, how to harness emerging technologies, global solutions to affordable housing and the rise of new urbanism.
Our expert speakers and interactive panel discussions will challenge your comfort zones with disruptive thinking around urban policy, social housing and security, affordable housing, population and immigration. Are you interested?
The sponsors’ exhibition, social events and UDIA Awards will energise your industry connections by showcasing new products and thinking, expanding your business networks and highlighting industry leading work.
Day 1 – Tuesday, 20 March 2018 – See the power of emerging technologies in property
|9.00am||Delegate Registration, Exhibition and Cardno Welcome Morning Tea|
|10.30am - 1.00pm||Official Congress Opening Address - Peter Costello AC The Australian economy – where are we now and where are we heading? |
Join the former Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello AC in a revealing look at the real status of the Australian economy and what the future holds in the global marketplace.
Peter Costello AC, Chairman, Future Fund and Former Treasurer and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (1994-2007)
|National President’s Welcome Address |
Darren Cooper, National President, UDIA
|Case Study: Homes 4 Homes - The Big Issue Initiative |
All people have a right to safe and secure accommodation, yet Australia has a chronic shortage of 200,000 social and affordable houses. Due to a severe lack of suitable funding, the shortage is projected to exceed 600,000 houses by 2030.
Working with developers across the country, Homes for Homes, an independent social enterprise created by The Big Issue, is pioneering a generational change in housing investment.
Hear from Capital Airport Group, PEXA and Homes for Homes on how this exciting program is funding social and affordable housing for the future.
Peter Danks, Advisor, Homes for Homes
Mike Cameron, Chief Operating Officer, PEXA
Nick McDonald Crowley, Director – Project Delivery, Capital Airport Group
|Keynote The Big Picture - Your property business in 2018 |
It’s a brave new world for businesses in 2018, disruptive technology is changing the way every part of your business operates and it’s time to catch up and get ahead.Let’s look at the Big Picture and see the power of emerging technologies for the property industry.
Steve Sammartino, Futurist and Business Technologist
|1.00pm - 2.00pm||Networking Lunch|
|2.00pm - 3.30pm||Interactive Panel Debate Digital Disruption in the property market - Harnessing the power of emerging technologies |
Is your business model built to survive the fourth industrial revolution, the age of digital disruption? Hear from some of the industry’s leading disruptors who are harnessing exciting emerging technologies, changing the way property is built, transacted and marketed.
Anthony Millet, CEO, BrickX,
Kimberly Gire, Fintech Advisory for Lodex,
Greg Dickason, Chief Technology Officer – International, CoreLogic
Julian Nachmias, General Manager Demand Deployment, NBN
Steve Sammartino, Business technologist
Facilitated by: Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks
|International Case Study Dalston Lane and CLT - The building material of the future |
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has, for the last decade, been bringing century old building techniques into the now. Utilising powerful technology and bold ideas, CLT is one of the fastest growing building material markets and Australia is just beginning to see it’s possibilities. Dalston Lane (London, UK) is one of the most exciting international examples of the world’s largest CLT building, a landmark project rolling out the use of timber construction in high-density urban housing across London & beyond, what else is possible with this building material of the future?
Andrew Waugh, Founder, Waugh-Thistleton Architects UK
|3.30pm - 4.00pm||Cardno Coffee & Afternoon Tea Break|
|4.00pm - 5.30pm||Interactive Game Show ‘Tell me something I don’t know’ - Outsmarting the smart city experts |
Taking a leaf from one of the world’s most popular podcasts ‘Tell me something I don’t know’, we are bringing together an eclectic and energizing mix of city enthusiasts and inviting you to outsmart them! Come armed with your boldest ideas about what you think makes a city ‘smart’ for this highly interactive discussion.
Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, Meshed,
Ashleigh Cormack, Senior Advisor – Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia
James Rosenwax, Executive Director – Brilliant Cities, Australia & New Zealand, AECOM
Jon Yeo, Licensee and Curator, TedX Melbourne
Matthew Malseed, Managing Director, Hamton Property Group
Martine Letts, CEO, Committee for Melbourne
Facilitated by: Hugo Lamb, The Space Agency
|5.30pm||Day 1 Congress Close|
|7.00pm - 9.00pm||Oliver Hume Welcome Reception The Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, Southbank|
Day 2 – Wednesday 21 March 2018 – See the development solutions
|7.00am - 8.30am||Leadership and diversity breakfast Diversity in Australia’s sporting capital |
The importance of addressing leadership and diversity in the property industry will is a crucial issue for every organization. Drawing on the experiences of the sporting industry, the Congress Leadership and Diversity Breakfast will showcase exciting research and inspiring discussions around the opportunities for growing diversity in our industry.
Chelsea Roffey, Journalist and Professional AFL Umpire
Adam Fennessey, Partner, Ernst & Young
Gabrielle Trainor, AFL Commissioner & Director, Infrastructure Australia
Additional information about the Diversity Breakfast.
|8.30am - 9.00am||Day 2 Registration|
|9.00am - 11.00am||State President's Opening Address|
|International KeynoteVia live Skype - Tackling affordable housing - global best practice. |
Population growth in Australia is happening at an unprecedented rate, and the time has come to address what this means for the provision of housing in a wholistic way.
Places for People UK is one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. No stranger to affordable and social housing shortage issues, the UK is currently showcasing global innovation, with not-for-profits such as Places for People leading the way.
Places for People UK own or manage 182,725 homes and provide services to over 500,000 people. With assets of £3.7 billion, their vision is to create aspirational homes and inspirational places.
Recently partnering with the National Affordable Housing Consortium in Australia, David will join us to share his insights from 30 years of experience of tackling affordable and social housing in the UK.
David Cowans, Chief Executive, Places for People (UK)
|International Insights New Urbanism: Creating healthy, productive, affordable and sustainable communities |
The concept of new urbanism is finding its way into global thinking around improving our cities liveability and tackling long standing issues of traffic congestion, housing affordability and the need to create jobs closer to where people live.
Join our international experts as they share their insights on the new urbanism revolution, creating healthy, productive, affordable and more sustainable communities.
Rahul Mital, Director, Cistri (Singapore)
Neal Payton, Principal, Torti Gallas (Los Angeles, US)
Facilitated by: Dean Landy, Architect & Entrepreneur
|Insight Keynote and panel discussion Practical Solutions – Innovative Construction Methodologies: Meeting demand and maximizing cash flow |
Technological advances and clever ideas have been key to the construction industry and it’s improved fast-paced movement. With the need to boost efficiencies and meet increasing demands to allow businesses to grow, these exciting examples of innovative construction and methodologies offer practical solutions your business can implement now to stay ahead of the game.
Steven Jennings, General Manager Vic, Townliving by Metricon
George Argyrou, Director, Hickory Group
|11.00am - 11.30am||Cardno Coffee & Morning Tea Break|
|11.30am - 12.15pm||Behind the scenes of managing Australia’s fastest growing city|
|11.30am - 1.00pm||Interactive Panel Debate The relationship between population, property & income |
Changing demographics, growing populations and government policies are creating a shift in the property sector. How is the changing relationship between population, property and income altering the traditional housing market?
Mark McCrindle, Social Researcher
Craig Michaels, Director, Deloitte Access Economics
Georgia Willis, Manager of Development at Pace Development Group
Sarah Bloom, General Manager – Residential, Frasers Property Australia
Professor Carl Grodach, Director – Urban Planning & Design, Monash University
Facilitated by: Frank Nagle, Managing Director, Biggin & Scott Land
|1.00pm - 1.15pm||Move to Study Tour Departures|
See the Now
Tour 1: Greenfields
Tour 2: Smart Cities
Tour 3: Made in Melbourne
Tour 4: Going up and Going Down
Tour 5: Urban Tour
|7.30pm - 9.30pm||Day 2 – Social Networking Night|
The Forum Theatre, Corner Flinders St & Russel St, Melbourne.
|9.30pm Onwards||Laneway Bar Tours|
Day 3 – Thursday 22 March 2018 – See the now
|8.30am - 9.00am||Exhibition Opening & Delegate Registration|
|9:00am - 10.45am||Day 3 Congress Opening|
|International Case Study Transformative Urban Regeneration – Unlocking Potentials, Driving Growth
The Central Mid-Levels Escalator Project, Hong Kong |
Moving over 85,000 pedestrians every day, the Central Mid-Levels Escalator system in Hong Kong is the longest outdoor escalator in the world. What is more important though, is how this simple system has transformed and reactivated the city’s cultural centre, engaging the community and enlivening the economic environment.
Sean Chiao, President, AECOM Asia-Pacific HK
|UDIA 2018 State of the Land Report Launch & National Apartment Market Overview |
Steve Mann, CEO, UDIA National
|UDIA State of the Land Report Greenfield Market Analysis |
Colin Keane, Director, Research4
|National Market Performance Update |
The Sydney and South East Queensland new land markets have been the stand out performers for the past three years.They have been able to run a market marathon and are still going. Melbourne is the new kid on the block and is reaching a cross road with respect to supply, product and speculative activity. The Perth land market is arguably the nation’s biggest in terms of shear capacity, but is the market ready to utilise that capacity? Detailed market performance metrics combined with strategic insights form Research4 will underpin the assessment of the nation’s Greenfield markets including Adelaide and Geelong.
Colin Keane, Director, Research4
|National Market Supply Update |
The greenfield development industry’s contribution to new housing supply is significant. Challenges however remain for the industry to convert potential land supply to development-ready stock. Availability of land supply across Australia’s greenfield corridors and the different factors affecting the industry will be explored in detail.
Robert Papaleo, National Executive Director, Charter Keck Cramer
|10.45am - 11.15am||Cardno Coffee & Morning Tea Break|
|11.15am - 12.30pm||International Case Study A City’s Renaissance - How Cincinnati, Ohio, salvaged the Nation’s most dangerous neighbourhood |
In 2000, Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati (Ohio) was named one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in the United States. Almost 15 years later and the area is unrecognizable thanks to tens of millions of dollars in real estate investments by a nonprofit development corporation created and financed by a group of the city’s Fortune 500 companies. The city’s renaissance is an inspiring case study of the power of private partnerships and non-government entities taking the growth of their communities into their own hands.
Kathleen Norris, Principal, Urban Fast Forward (Ohio, US)
|12.15pm - 1.15pm||Networking Lunch|
|1.15pm - 3.30pm||On The Couch Q&A Financing our future cities |
Finance, it can make or break a project and is one of the biggest issues facing the development industry today. So, how can we finance the future of our cities in a changing economic environment.
Shayne Elliott, CEO, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
Bill McWilliams, Investment Director, MaxCap Group
Graeme Ross, Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Ali Moore, Journalist and Broadcaster
|Federal Government Insights Cities Policy |
The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities
|Interactive Industry Insights Keynote and Panel Industry leading the way |
Now is the time to be curious, to disrupt and connect, to create inspiring urban cities. Hear from our industry’s own pioneers in development on how they strive to push the boundaries and lead the way to an innovative and resilient future.
Stuart Penklis, Head of Residential, Mirvac Group
Tim Gurner, Founder, Gurner
Luke Hartman, Managing Director and CEO, Metro Property Development
Andrew Whitson, Group Executive and CEO - Residential, Stockland
Matthew Mears, Chief Operating Officer, Lendlease Property
Danni Addison, CEO, UDIA Victoria
|Closing Keynote – Be Bold Technology and the urban cities of our future |
Jordan Nguyen, Founder, Psykinetic NB
|3.30pm - 3.45pm||Congress Official Close|
|3.45pm - 4.00pm||2019 Congress Launch|
|7.00pm||2018 National UDIA Awards For Excellence Gala Dinner |
Veris Proud Platinum Partner, Peninsula at Atlantic, Docklands
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