The 2017 Congress program has been specifically designed to provide an excellent balance of practical learning, informative speakers sessions and networking opportunities.

Concurrent sessions will allow delegates to tailor their Congress program to suit specific backgrounds and expertise in order to maximise the professional development aspects of Congress.

Of course after a full day of discussion and learning, there is no better way to wind down and catch up with colleagues and make new business connections than at the fantastic social functions that cap off each day.

More detailed information regarding each session will be provided closer to the Congress date.

Day 1 - Tuesday, 4 April 2017 UDIA National Congress
9:00amRegistration Open
11:00am - 12:00noonCongress Opening

Keynote Presentation

Making better use of what we already have. How Uber is changing the way the world moves.

David Rohrsheim, CEO, Uber Australia & New Zealand
12:00noon - 5:00pmStudy Tours

- From Quay to CBD

- East Perth Pedal Power

- Southern Sights

- Northern Neighbourhoods

- North Eastern Highlights

- Innovative Affordable & Social Housing
5:00pm - 6:00pmExhibition Networking Function - Exhibition Space
6:00pm - 8:00pmLendlease Welcome Reception

White Nights 'Bianco' Party, Poolside at Crown
Day 2 - Wednesday, 5 April 2017 UDIA National Congress
8:00amRegistration Open
9:00am - 10:30amCongress Welcome

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Perth Lisa Scaffidi

Keynote Presentation

Future Cities - Where We Want to Live

Ryan Gravel, Urban Planner, Designer and Authour, Sixpitch, USA

Launch of the State of the Land Report

Robert Papaleo, National Executive Director Research, Charter Keck Cramer
10:30am - 11:00amMorning Tea
11:00am - 12:30pmConcurrent Sessions

- Affordability: New ways to deliver affordable homes

- Market Trends: What you need to know

- Liveable Communities: Creating places and spaces

- Technological Innovation and Infrastructure
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
1:30pm - 3:00pmConcurrent Sessions

- Built Form for the Next Generation

- Doing it Better: Opportunities for Urban Design and Renewal

- Managing Environmental Outcomes

- Innovation in Infrastructure Financing
3:00pm - 3:30pmAfternoon Tea
3:30pm - 5:00pmKeynote Presentation

No, They're not Aliens They're Millenials - Understanding the Next Generation of Home Buyers

Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent

Keynote Presentation

The Millennial Home: what the next generation of home buyers are looking for

Craig Oatway, State Sales Manager, James Hardie
5:00pm - 6:00pmExhibition Networking Function - Exhibition Space
6:00pm - 9:00pmSocial Night

Northbridge Brewing Company
9:00pm - LateLaneway Tour
Day 3 - Thursday, 6 April 2017 UDIA National Congress
8:00amRegistration Open
9:00am - 10:30amKeynote Presentation

Delivering Affordability through Growth in the City of Houston, USA

Margaret Wallace Brown, Director of Planning and Development, City of Houston USA
10:30am - 11:00amMorning Tea
11:00am - 12:00pmNational President's Address

Michael Corcoran, UDIA National President

Panel Discussion

The Rise of International Investment in Capital Markets - Will it Last?

Nigel Satterley, Managing Director & Chief Executive, Satterley Property Group

John Poynton, Chairman, Jinadlee Partners

Andrew Forrest, Chairman, FMG

12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm - 2:40pmKeynote Presentation

Your company's got talent! Or has it? Why your company has to become a talent aquisition magnet

Hiam Sakakini, Co-Founder, ThinkChangeGrow, Former Head of Leadership Development, Google Asia

Keynote Presentation

What happens when normal planning rules don't apply? Enabling Revitalisation through Pink Zones in the City of Detroit, USA

Janet Attarian, Director Planning and Development, City of Detroit, USA
2:40pm - 3:00pmCongress Closing Session and the Launch of the 2018 National Congress
6:30pm - Midnight2017 UDIA National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner

Crown Ballroom