|Time ||Session ||Speakers |
|8:45 ||Welcome and Introduction ||Megan Motto, CEO, Consult Australia |
|9:00 || |
The Australia building and infrastructure markets continue to evolve and reform. In this session Consult Australia will launch our 2018 Economic Forecast Report and its author will present an overview of the key markets to look out for from a forecaster’s perspective.
Geordan Murray, Senior Economist, HIA & Australian Construction Insights
|9:20 ||Political update |
A round the country view of the current state of politics in each states/territory and at a national level including upcoming elections, party positions and headline policy matters.
|Simon Banks, MD, Hawker Britton |
CEO & MD, Barton Deakin
Facilitator: Megan Motto, CEO, Consult Australia
|9:50 ||Political outlook |
It continues to be a crazy time for politics in Australia...What is the outlook? What are the challenges ahead? Who are the emerging players to note? This session will explore a variety of views on domestic and international politics, and how they will impact Australian markets.
The Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director, Sydney Business Chamber
Simon Banks, MD, Hawker Britton
Matthew Hingerty, CEO & MD, Barton Deakin
Facilitator: Megan Motto, CEO, Consult Australia
|10:30 ||Morning tea |
|11:00 ||Champions report |
The Consult Australia Male Champions or Change continues to move from strength to strength with major milestones being reached in the past year. In this session, CAMCC Chairman will provide and update on both our progress and the vision of what is still to come.
|Peter Bailey, Chair & CEO, Arup Australasia |
|11:15 || |
Engage to engage – why good EQ is great for business
In our industry, it is safe to assume that ‘our people’ are smart and have higher than average IQ’s. Unfortunately, this often comes at the detriment of strong emotional intelligence (or EQ). Historically, EQ has been viewed as less important than IQ, but research now shows that strong EQ is essential to business growth. The good news is that EQ can be developed – and this session will walk you through some compelling research as well as a simple, but extremely effective tools to help you do it.
|Kim Seeling Smith, CEO, Ignite Global |
|12:00 ||Unconscious bias |
The term is one that has had a lot of airplay in the past few years but how much do we really understand it and the impact that leaving it unrecognised or unchecked can have on our business and once we do what the heck do we do about it?
|Isabelle Phillips, Mindfulness for the Global Village |
|12:45 ||Lunch |
|1:40 ||The changing nature of the work force |
The way we work is changing and so are the expectations of both employees and employers. As the pace of change (and expectations) accelerates, we need to do what we can to stay ahead of the game—or at least remain in it! In this session, we hear from some of those at the cutting edge of this thinking about what the future may hold.
Jacky Carter, Group Digital Engagement Director, Hays
Sussan McNamara, Head of People & Culture, Cbus
Rebecca Nash, Group Executive, People and Culture, Perpetual
Facilitator: Kisanne Dulin, Director-Membership & Commercial Services, Consult Australia
|2:20 ||Finding the upside of disruption |
Disruption is part of almost all aspects of our lives—and where it isn’t it soon will be—so the question for us to consider is how do we stay on the right side or it or at least remain nimble enough to get there before it’s too late.
|Mark Twidell, Director of Energy, Tesla |
Bill Cox, MD, Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon
Brett Davis, Perth Office Manager, Director, WGE
Sarah Budd, Resident Director, Haskoning Australia
Facilitator: Jan Irvine, Director State Operations | Manager SA & NT, Consult Australia
|3:00 ||Building trust in the future |
The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that trust is in crisis around the world with the general population’s trust in all four key institutions — business, government, NGOs, and media — having declined broadly. With the fall of trust, most respondents lacked full belief that the overall system was working for them with many people’s societal and economic concerns now turning into fears, spurring the rise of populist actions now playing out in several Western-style democracies. So how do businesses go about rebuilding trust and restoring faith?
|Presenter: Steven Spurr, CEO, Edelman Sydney |
|3:40 ||Afternoon tea |
|4:10 ||Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) |
Find out more about the CMAA, its strategic objectives, activities, resource and the innovative projects that are currently shaping the industry.
|Jake Ring, Civil Engineer, CMAA |
|4.20 ||Taking the leap of faith and embracing the future |
We will explore what can happen for those brave enough to take the leap in not only disruption, but also in innovation and entrepreneurship/intrapeneurship.
| Adrian Turner, CSIRO CEO - Data 61 |
Ross Jones, Vice President Strategic Growth Asia Pacific & Middle East – Buildings Infrastructure & Advanced Facilities, Jacobs
Jamie Alonso, GM – APAC Strategy & Business Development, Cardno
Hannah Hamling, President Asia Pacific – Principal, Golder
Facilitator: Nicola Grayson, Director – Policy & Government Relations, Consult Australia
|5:10 ||Building our digital built environment capabilities |
Urbanisation, population growth and competitiveness are all key drivers for Australia to have a world class built environment capability. As our economy transitions to a full, knowledge-based economy, the demands upon our cities and built environment grow relentlessly.
To respond to these changes and to take advantage of the emerging digital economy we need to rethink the way our built environment is planned, constructed and managed.
|Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council ANZ |
|5:25 ||Day One Close ||Kiri Parr, President, Consult Australia |
|5:30 ||Cocktail Function - Luna Park (separate venue) |