The FutureNet Sydney Annual 5-5-5

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Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 to Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Address: Redfern, NSW Australia
Place: Work-shop Sydney
Total Price: $65.00

The FutureNet Sydney Annual 5-5-5



Five Speakers

Five Slides

Five Minutes



Wednesday 11 September | 6:00pm – 9:00pm


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FutureNet's Annual 5-5-5 – Register now!

Five Speakers – Five Slides – Five Minutes to Pitch!

This year’s Consult Australia FutureNet 5-5-5 event is once again upon us. Our selected speakers will have a maximum of 5 minutes and 5 slides to present their projects with the winning presentation being awarded the coveted 5-5-5 trophy!

Be sure to be part of the audience to have a chance to vote on your favourite presentation. This annual event is one of the highlights on the FutureNet Sydney's calendar and one not to miss.

Future Industry Leaders

By 2025 Millennials (Gen Y and Z) will make up the majority of our workforce. With these generations already comprising a significant proportion of the industry our future leaders are stepping up to have a huge impact on their projects. This year's 5-5-5 presentations will highlight how 5 of our industries future leaders have influenced their projects with great success.

There will be a prize for the most popular presentation, as voted by the audience on the night.

Here’s a sneak preview of some of our speakers…

Meg Panozzo – Arup

Often the only female in a room of men and frequently asked what it's like to be a female engineer, Meg founded an initiative in Arup called ConnectSTEM which has grown to have company-wide influence. In an industry where only 12.4% of Australia's engineers are women, ConnectSTEM is on a mission to attract and retain women in STEM vocations, both inside and outside of Arup. Meg uses her lived experiences as a project leader of some of Australia's largest infrastructure upgrades to help other women see the breadth of possibility available to them in an engineering career. 


Richard Palmer – Integral Group


In our industry at this junction of history, we have an unprecedented opportunity to meaningfully build for the public interest – cities and the built environment are a defining issue in the humanity successfully navigating the challenges of climate change, continued prosperity, urbanization and major technology transitions.


Richard will speak on how he led the development of a successful diversified sustainability business while at WSP.

He will provide a project profile for the Wangari Mathai Centre for Peace and Environmental Sciences that he led the design on while also providinga set of leadership challenges for an emerging generation of leaders in built environment professional services.



Casthuri Kamalaraj - Northrop

Cas has come into the construction industry with a unique view from both ends of the design conversation. With a background in architecture and engineering, she has led structural engineering teams on a number of architecturally bespoke projects including the delivery a $16 million, 6 storey home on the cliffs of Avalon beach. Starting the project within weeks of her arrival at Northrop, the project proved to be one of her biggest engineering challenges.

As a leader Cas utilised the unique and collaborative project environment to nurture the development of graduate engineers, inviting them to contribute to design and construction objectives over the project’s three year timeline. Cas’s collaborative approach to design was a key contributor to project success, and since completion in 2018 the project has being nominated for both Architecture and Master Builders awards.


 Julian Siu - GML Heritage

Julian Siu is a built heritage expert with GML Heritage. He delivers pragmatic solutions for heritage places that facilitate heritage conservation, adaptive re-use, interpretation and engagement.

Julian will be presenting on his work on unconventional heritage items including the Chinese Garden in Darling Harbour and Luna Park, Sydney. He will explore their rich history and continual evolution, the peculiarities of conserving a living, breathing, splashing heritage asset, and one that’s values are not necessarily derived from fabric – but laughter.

Julian sits on Chinese Garden Advisory Committee for Place Management NSW, and is the Youth Forum Convenor for the 20th Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium for the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

Nicolas Roe


Climate change is predicted to disproportionally affect the poorest of our world; often hardest hit by weather catastrophes, desertification, worsening food and water scarcity, and rising sea levels, but perhaps the cruelest irony, to have contributed the least to the problem of global warming. Helping the most vulnerable countries and communities is an increasing challenge and imperative for the international community, especially because climate adaptation requires significant resources beyond what is already needed to achieve international development objectives.
As donor foundations apply increasingly stricter funding requirements for projects in higher risk environments, albeit highly impoverished, developing donor suitable investments poses a challenge for organisations such as the UN Habitat.
Nicolas, a senior engineer from Arcadis will speak of his work on the Climate Change Adaptation Project in collaboration with the UN Habitat to develop donor viable infrastructure projects to help the most vulnerable coastal human settlements of Cambodia


Call for Applications

Want to show your leadership skills? There are still positions available to present your project.

Submit your expressions of interest to (up to 100 words and your contact details) to by Friday the 30th August 2019 for consideration.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm(registrations open from 5:30pm)

Location: Work-Shop Sydney; corner of Cleveland st & Eveleigh St, Redfern NSW

Cost: $65(includes GST, drinks and canapes provided)

Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of registration.

Cancellations must be made no less than 5 working days prior to the event in order to receive a refund in line with the Consult Australia Refund Policy 


Replacement delegates will be accepted at any time. Please contact us here to notify of any changes.

Events may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of Consult Australia.

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