Melbourne, 20-22 March 2018

Be Curious

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?

Connect Together

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

TimesProgram Items
8.00am - 10.00amExhibition Opening & Delegate Registration
10.00am - 11.00amWelcome Morning Tea in Exhibition Space
National President’s Welcome Address
1.00pm - 2.00pmNetworking Lunch
3.30pm - 4.00pmAfternoon Break
5.30pmDay 1 Congress Close
7.00pm - 9.00pmOliver Hume Welcome Reception The Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, Southbank

Day 2 – Wednesday 21 March 2018 – See the development solutions

TimesProgram Items
7.00am - 8.30amLeadership 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 - 9.00amDay 2 Registration
9.00am - 10.30amCongress 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 - 11.15amMorning Break
12.45pm - 1.30pmNetworking Lunch
1.30pmSite 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 - 9.30pmDay 2 – Social Evening
The Forum Theatre, Corner Flinders St & Russel St, Melbourne.
9.30pm OnwardsLaneway Bar Tours

Day 3 – Thursday 22 March 2018 – See the now

TimesProgram Items
8.00am - 9.00amExhibition Opening & Delegate Registration
9:00am - 10.45amDay 3 Congress Opening
Victorian CEO Address
10.45am - 11.15amMorning Break
12.30pm - 1.30pmNetworking Lunch
Closing Keynote – Be Bold
Technology and the urban cities of our future
3.30pm - 3.45pm Congress Official Close
3.45pm - 4.00pm2019 Congress Launch
7.00pm2018 National UDIA Awards For Excellence Gala Dinner
Veris Proud Platinum Partner, Peninsula at Atlantic, Docklands

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