Our keynote speakers and city tours will spark your curiosity. Explore the position of your business in 2018, how to harness emerging technologies, solutions to affordable housing and clean energy solutions.
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
|8.00am - 10.00am||Exhibition Opening & Delegate Registration|
|10.00am - 11.00am||Welcome Morning Tea in Exhibition Space|
|10.00am - 1.00pm||Official Congress Opening The Australian economy – where are we now and where are we heading? |
Join the former Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello in a revealing look at the real status of the Australian economy and what the future holds in the global marketplace.
Peter Costello, Former Treasurer and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (1994-2007)
|National President’s Welcome Address|
|Opening Keynote 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
|Insight Keynote and Panel Discussion Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies in property |
The emergence of powerful new technologies such as Blockchain, artificial intelligence and more continuing to change the way we do business, our industry experts will explore how the property industry can harness their power and grow your business for the future.
|1.00pm - 2.00pm||Networking Lunch|
|2.00pm - 3.30pm||Interactive Panel Debate Digital Disruption in the property market - Does it all come down to your business model? |
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 changing the way property is built, transacted and marketed.
|International Case Study CLT and Dalston Lane - 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||Afternoon 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,
Adrian Dwyer, Executive Director – Policy & Research, Infrastructure Australia
James Rosenwax, Executive Director – Brilliant Cities, Australia & New Zealand, AECOM
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
|8.30am - 9.00am||Day 2 Registration|
|9.00am - 10.30am||Congress Opening|
|State President's Address|
|Insight Keynote Creating healthy, productive and sustainable communities |
The Federal Government’s Cities and Digital Transformation portfolio was created to improve city liveability and tackle long standing issues of traffic congestion, housing affordability and the need to create jobs closer to where people live.With a passion for cutting edge technology and the benefits for citizens of the digital age, The Hon. Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister, will share his insights on how the Government is working to create healthy, productive and more sustainable communities.
The Hon. Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
|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.
Mark Whinfield, General Manager, NewLand Development
George Argyrou, Director, Hickory Group
|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)
|10.30am - 11.15am||Morning Break|
|11.15am - 12.45pm||International Keynote Beyond Home Ownership: Social housing, welfare and society |
The inequalities and inequities that housing markets generate have become a cross-national issue in the last decade or so. In Australia, the UK and the US, discussions of “Generation Rent” have taken center stage.Dr. Ronald’s extensive research across Europe and East-Asia particularly seeks to understand these developments in housing markets and how housing has come to play a lead role in shaping contemporary social conditions.
Dr. Richard Ronald, Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Housing Policy (international)
|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
David Rumbens, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Sarah Bloom, General Manager – Residential, Frasers Property Australia
Professor Peter Phibbs, Head of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy, University of Sydney
|12.45pm - 1.30pm||Networking Lunch|
|1.30pm||Site Tours – See the Now|
Tour 1 Innovation in Greenfield
Tour 2 Small cities start small Emerging technologies changing everyday interactions Deakin University Tour and Foy’s Arcade Experience Centre, CBD
Tour 3 Made in Melbourne World class construction technology Hickory Built Systems Training Facility and Metricon’s TownLiving project Point Cook
Tour 4 Going Up and Going Down Metro Tunnel and Melbourne Quarter
Tour 5 Urban Tour how cities can accommodate growth
|7.30pm - 9.30pm||Day 2 – Social Evening|
The Forum Theatre, Corner Flinders St & Russel St, Melbourne.
|9.30pm Onwards||Laneway Bar Tours|
Day 3 – Thursday 22 March 2018 – See the now
|8.00am - 9.00am||Exhibition Opening & Delegate Registration|
|9:00am - 10.45am||Day 3 Congress Opening|
|Victorian CEO Address|
|Insight Keynote The clean energy city solution - Can Australia lead the way? |
With Adelaide and Canberra set to be the first Australian cities to be 100% powered by renewable energy within the coming years, is Australia leading the way in clean energy city solutions? Our keynotes will share their insights into exciting projects that are changing the way we design and build our homes, communities and cities.
Neil O’Connor, General Manager Development, Villawood Properties
|International Case Study Urban Regeneration - 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
|10.45am - 11.15am||Morning Break|
|11.15am - 12.30pm||Market Research Development Industry Activity - Supply and Performance |
The development data that you need to know, how are the country’s cities and regions performing with regards to supply, sales, growth and more. Two of the industry’s leading national researchers will join us to share the most up to date data.
Robert Papaleo, National Executive Director, Charter Keck Cramer
Colin Keane, Director, Research4
|12.30pm - 1.30pm||Networking Lunch|
|1.30pm - 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, ANZ will be joined ‘on the couch’ by leading ABC News Finance Journalist, Del Irani for an in depth interactive discussion on all things banking and financing the cities of the future.
Shayne Elliott, CEO, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
Facilitated by: Del Irani, ABC News Finance Journalist
|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.
Keynote: Susan Lloyd-Hurwtiz, CEO and Managing Director, Mirvac Group
Panel: Tim Gurner, Founder, Gurner,
Luke Hartman, Managing Director and CEO, Metro Property Development
|Closing Keynote – Be Bold|
Technology and the urban cities of our future
|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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