• AFR National Infrastructure Summit

    Over 300 of Australia’s top investors, planners, contractors, advisers and policy-makers at what is the nation’s premier infrastructure event.

    12-13 June 2019
    Grand Hyatt Melbourne

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Overview

The Australian Financial Review in association with Deloitte are proud to announce the fifth annual National Infrastructure Summit – to be held on 12-13 June at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

The Summit has firmly established itself as Australia’s premier forum for government, contractors, analysts, and academics to discuss and announce all major projects driving growth for smarter, more efficient cities.

Attended by over 400 delegates, our 2019 Summit will provide political debate, exclusive industry perspectives and a comprehensive overview of the project pipeline creating once again, an unmissable program.

Agenda

8:45 AM

OPENING | Opening remarks

  • Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review
  • Luke Houghton, Partner, Deloitte

THE FUTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURE

9:00 AM

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | How Australia is becoming a world-leader in infrastructure

  • The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure & Transport

9:30 AM

PANEL | The Future of Australian Infrastructure

  • How can we achieve world-class design, delivery and management of infrastructure in Australia?
  • How will we fund and finance future infrastructure – PPPs, taxation, user-pays?
  • The community is engaged and often enraged. How do we best create a social licence to operate?
  • How will disruption impact the Infrastructure sector?
  • Joe Barr, CEO, John Holland
  • Kyle Mangini, Global Head of Infrastructure, IFM Investors
  • John Scales, Managing Director, JWS Research
  • Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia

10:15 AM

Networking and refreshment break

10:45 AM

The pace of reform in infrastructure

Australia has by international standards one of the most sophisticated infrastructure sectors in the world. Our legacy of past reforms to the procurement and regulation of infrastructure assets and the creation of advanced infrastructure markets has placed us in an enviable position. However, with rising populations and increasing international competition and opportunity we must prepare for the next wave of microeconomic reform as well as ensuring that we are building the right projects, at the right time, for the right price.

  • Julieanne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia

11:45 AM

PANEL | How do you solve a problem like transport?

  • Rapid population growth meaning that current transport systems are not sustainable
  • The need for roads to be financed and maintained in new, innovative ways
  • Are user-pays systems as controversial as is suggested?
  • Operational risks of transport projects
  • How to tackle the relatively slow benefit flow of transport projects
  • Rodd Staples, Secretary, Transport for NSW
  • René Lalande, CEO, Transdev Australasia
  • Liesbet Spanjaard, Partner, Deloitte
  • David Franks, CEO, Keolis Downer
  • Emma Thomas, Director-General, Transport Canberra and City Services

12:30 AM

SHADOW ADDRESS | The need for radical overhaul in current approaches towards infrastructure

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Cities and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

1:00 PM

Lunch and networking break

Moderated by Kathryn Matthews, Partner, Deloitte

2:00 PM

Stream: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

‘The secret ingredient’: How does ‘Next Generation’ community engagement create social licence and what value does it hold?

Looking at domestic and international success stories where community engagement has given key projects the requisite social licence to operate.

  • Kirsty O’Connell, Project Director, Next Generation Engagement Project
  • Dr Sara Bice, Research Director, Next Generation Engagement Project

2:00 PM

Stream: INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING

PANEL | A global outlook for Infrastructure investment

  • Where are the growth markets, and what finance models are we seeing?
  • What’s the current appetite for risk
  • The role and effectiveness of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Will the ‘one belt, one road’ initiative bridge the Asian infrastructure gap and how can Australian firms benefit?
  • Assessing a US led alternative to the New Silk Road
  • Australia’s readiness to capitalize on Trump’s $1.5 trillion Infrastructure plan
  • Belinda Gibson, Non-Executive Director, Brisbane Airport, Ausgrid & Citi Group
  • Arnon Musiker, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Nick Merritt, Global Head of Infrastructure, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Grant Smith, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Group
  • Morag Baird, Senior Managing, Lending Practices & Policy, Global Infrastructure
    Hub

2:00 PM

Stream: SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

The role of Government in the future of mobility

A look at how the Year 2000 was viewed in the 50’s and ensuring we are able to separate viable innovation from ‘sci-fi thinking’, looking forward and how this can be used to benefit both urban and regional areas.
Discussing examples such as:

  • Automation
  • Transport
  • Big-Data
  • Energy
  • Dr Kellie Nuttall, Partner, Deloitte

2:20 PM

Stream: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Putting citizens at the heart of Smart City thinking

  • Danny Rezek, Managing Partner, Deloitte Western Sydney

2:20 PM

Stream: SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

The human-science behind technology

Although technology is often hailed as the saviour of innovation and disruption, in all industries, what are the pitfalls
within infrastructure that are blocking progress?
A discussion on the need for broader vision from people to integrate technological systems and be more future-looking –
making the industry more robust, fiscally successful and customercentric.

  • Leilani Frew, CEO, IPFA

2:40 PM

Stream: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

CASE STUDY | Brooklyn Microgrid: The solar experiment that changed the way we look at energy

A look at how artisanal attitudes were applied to electricity use in Brooklyn, New York. Hear from the Brooklyn Microgrid, a blockchain-enabled community electricity grid that allows neighbours to trade energy peer-to-peer, protects against outages and exemplifies innovative thinking in renewables.

  • Belinda Kinkead, Director – Australia, LO3 Energy

2:40 PM

Stream: INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING

Business case vs. good social and business sense

A look at the need for drivers to force funding for projects that won’t make money, but are good for society.

  • Anissa Levy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Head of Investor Assurance,
    Infrastructure NSW

2:40 PM

Stream: SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

The internet of things and its use in delivering smart infrastructure, cities and buildings. Global case studies

  • Enhancing the quality of life through IOT
  • Applying smart data
  • Introducing smart mobility
  • I ntroducing smart transport to analyse traffic flow
  • How Blockchain, AI and robotics will help deliver future infrastructure
  • Nick Abrahams, Global Head of Technology & Innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright

3:00 PM

Stream: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Unlocking the power of value creation: the impact of innovation in infrastructure

A discussion on why it’s time to move on from a cost mitigation mindset and refocus on creating value through innovation, power of data and adopting new technologies.

  • Garry Bowditch, Executive Director, Better Infrastructure, John Grill Centre for
    Project Leadership

3:00 PM

Stream: INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING

Lack of Infrastructure & continued intergenerational theft

New options
Superannuation financing
Islamic financing and beyond

  • Professor Talal Yassine OAM, Managing Director, Crescent Wealth

3:00 PM

Stream: SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

How smart technology is revolutionising Facilities Management

  • Building intelligence monitoring
  • IOT and predictive maintenance
  • The use of AI and robotics to manage buildings

3:20 PM

Afternoon tea

Moderated by Liesbet Spanjaard, Partner, Deloitte

3:50 PM

Stream: FUTURE GROWTH

Future Cities: Doing it right

  • In the next 30 years, Australia will be home to 36 million people. This rate of growth is equivalent to adding a new
    city, roughly the size of Canberra, each year for the next 30 years. About 75%, will be centred in our four largest cities.
  • The speed of this growth presents everyday Australians, politicians and planners with some complex and hard
    choices. Do we choose a future where we live on a quarter-acre block but commute hours to work? Should we embrace
    high-quality high-density living close to public transport and other amenities, or decentralise our growth centres and
    locate jobs closer to where people live?
  • Philip Davies, Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia

3:50 PM

Stream: INNOVATIVE PROCUREMENT

PPP to D&C and all that fits in between – assessing appropriate procurement models for each future project

  • Kim Curtain, Executive Director Infrastructure & Structured Finance, NSW
    Treasury

3:50 PM

Stream: AUTONOMOUS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES

CASE STUDY | Technology and environment for the advancement of industry and community: Infrastructure Victoria’s automated vehicles project

The first release of Infrastructure Victoria’s proposal to implement zero-emissions automated vehicles across Victoria, land-use planning and the impact on other sectors.

  • Michel Masson, CEO, Infrastructure Victoria

4:10 PM

Stream: FUTURE GROWTH

PANEL Designing growth in Regional Australia

  • The scope for future city deals in regional Australia. What have we learnt from previous city deals? (This point is
    already there)
  • How best can three tiers of government work together to achieve growth?
  • What role does the private sector play in developing regional Australia?
  • What successes have we witnessed in comparable overseas markets?
  • Dr Kim Houghton, GM Policy & Research, Regional Australia Institute
  • Noni Shannon, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Chris Hanger, Executive Director Regional Infrastructure & Networks,
  • Department of Premier & Cabinet, NSW
  • Ken Morrison, CEO, Property Council of Australia

4:10 PM

Stream: INNOVATIVE PROCUREMENT

PANEL | Unsolicited Bidding: The appetite, impediments, and prospects for market-led proposals

  • Senator Janet Rice, The Greens
  • Aneetha de Silva, Managing Director, Government, Aurecon
  • Joanne Paterson, Director, Market Led Proposals Team, Queensland Treasury
  • Michael Ward, British Consul General & Director General, The Department for
    International Trade, UK

4:10 PM

Stream: AUTONOMOUS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The future of electric vehicles

  • Opportunities to accelerate the electrification of road transport in Australia
  • What’s holding electric back?
  • What’s the forecast for uptake in the next 10 years?
  • How do we currently compare with our global competitors?
  • Behyad Jafari, CEO, Electric Vehicle Council

4:30 PM

Stream: AUTONOMOUS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES

CASE STUDY | Discussing the potential for electric buses and alternative energy sources

  • Why adoption is slower here than overseas
  • Case study: A Bridj to your door: How US cities are adopting intelligent transport
  • The future of Australia’s public transport offering
  • Clint Feuerherdt, CEO, Transit Systems

4:50 PM

Networking drinks

8:50 AM

OPENING | Opening remarks

  • Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review
  • Luke Houghton, Partner, Deloitte

STATE DEVELOPMENT

9:00 AM

NSW ADDRESS | The future of infrastructure in New South Wales and what it means for Australia

  • The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW

9:30 AM

QUEENSLAND ADDRESS | Future project pipeline in the Sunshine State

  • The Hon Cameron Dick MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, QLD

9:50 AM

PANEL Improving collaboration and action around procurement and delivery of major government infrastructure assets:

  • Capability and capacity constraints
  • The need for greater workforce diversity
  • Michel Masson, CEO, Infrastructure Victoria
  • Leilani Frew, CEO, IPFA
  • Graeme Newton, CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
  • Bede Noonan, Managing Director, Acciona Geotech

10:30 AM

Networking and refreshment break

AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

10:50 AM

The role of the airport in growing tourism in Australia

  • Geoff Culbert, CEO, Sydney Airport

11:10 AM

CASE STUDY |The Airport of Tomorrow

A look at innovative facility delivery and how a regional area intends to become Australia’s first ‘Aerotropolis’ through the building of Western Sydney Airport.

  • Maryanne Graham, Head of Corporate Affairs, WSA Co

ACHIEVING WORLD-LEADING INFRASTRUCTURE

11:30 AM

Breaking Australia’s infrastructure reform paralysis…

  • Where are the next big reforms coming from, what should they look like?
  • Do we need a new approach to leading and explaining reform, one which is courageous, inclusive and principled?
  • Cutting through a caustic political and populist environment and having the courage to take a longer-term view.
  • Flexing our microeconomic reform muscles to deal with challenges like mass automation, convergence of the
    transport and energy sectors, tightening of monetary policy and unprecedented population growth
  • Adrian Dwyer, CEO, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

11:50 AM

International Address: Collaborative funding to deliver large scale infrastructure projects

Private sector participation in public sector financing

  • Michael Flynn, Infrastructure & Capital Projects EMEA Leader, Deloitte, Ireland

12:10 PM

CASE STUDY | How world-class infrastructure will connect regional Australia to domestic and International markets

  • Richard Wankmuller, CEO, Inland Rail

12:30 PM

PANEL | Successfully delivering major projects and achieving world-class infrastructure

  • Paul Broad, Managing Director, Snowy Hydro
  • Richard Wankmuller, CEO, Inland Rail
  • Anthea Antonio, Executive Director Technical Delivery, Yarra Trams
  • Connie King, Building Operations Manager, John Holland

1:10 PM

Lunch and networking break

ACHIEVING WORLD-LEADING INFRASTRUCTURE

2:00 PM

PANEL | The Future of Facilities

  • Asset Utilisation
  • IOT and predictive maintenance
  • AI and robotics
  • Role of the private sector
  • Emergence of shared facilities
  • Dana Nelson, CEO, Spotless
  • Guy Templeton, President & CEO, WSP Australia & New Zealand
  • Chris Sutherland, Managing Director, Programmed

2:50 PM

Achieving an innovation culture in Infrastructure

  • Adding value to customers through innovation
  • Establishing the Lendlease innovation lab. What are the objectives zand key goals?
  • Creating buy-in from all employees and harnessing a culture of creativity
  • Taking a different approach to creative thinking, the working through of ideas and experimentation
  • Jasna Sims, Group Head of Innovation, Lendlease

3:10 PM

PANEL | Future skill requirements to ensure world-class delivery and operation of infrastructure assets

  • Boosting standards through the introduction of mandatory registrations for engineers
  • Australia’s current capacity to provide the skills needed to deliver world-class infrastructure
  • Assessing Australia’s capability to deliver future skills requirements
  • Alesha Printz, Victorian President, Engineers Australia
  • William Cox, Managing Director – Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon
  • Lisa Tobin, Group Executive, Technology, Transurban

4:00 PM

CLOSING | Closing remarks

  • Luke Houghton, Partner, Deloitte

4:15 PM

End of Conference

Speakers

The Hon Michael McCormack MP
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure & Transport

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier of NSW

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Shadow Minister for Cities and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The Hon Cameron Dick MP
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, QLD

Joe Barr
CEO, John Holland

Julieanne Alroe
Chair, Infrastructure Australia

Geoff Culbert
CEO, Sydney Airport

Jennifer Westacott
Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia

Paul Broad
Managing Director, Snowy Hydro

Maryanne Graham
Head of Corporate Affairs, WSA Co

Dana Nelson
CEO, Spotless

René Lalande
CEO, Transdev Australasia

Guy Templeton
President & CEO, WSP Australia & New Zealand

Belinda Gibson
Non-Executive Director, Brisbane Airport, Ausgrid & Citi Group

Leilani Frew
CEO, IPFA

David Franks
CEO, Keolis Downer

Rodd Staples
Secretary, Transport for NSW

Emma Thomas
Director-General, Transport Canberra and City Services

Graeme Newton
CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Chris Richardson
Partner – Access Economics, Deloitte

Michael Flynn
Infrastructure & Capital Projects EMEA Leader, Deloitte, Ireland

Richard Wankmuller
CEO, Inland Rail

Grant Smith
Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Group

Aneetha de Silva
Managing Director, Government, Aurecon

Kyle Mangini
Global Head of Infrastructure, IFM Investors

Nick Abrahams
Global Head of Technology & Innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright

Lisa Tobin
Group Executive, Technology, Transurban

Dr Sara Bice
Research Director, Next Generation Engagement Project

Michel Masson
CEO, Infrastructure Victoria

Luke Houghton
Partner, Deloitte

Anissa Levy
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Head of Investor Assurance, Infrastructure NSW

Joanne Paterson
A/Executive Director, Market-Led Proposals Industry Partnerships Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

William Cox
Managing Director – Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon

Gary Bowditch
Executive Director, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership

Belinda Kinkead
Director – Australia, LO3 Energy

Kim Curtain
Executive Director Infrastructure & Structured Finance, NSW Treasury

Philip Davies
Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia

Clint Feuerherdt
CEO, Transit Systems

Dr Kellie Nuttall
Partner, Deloitte

Professor Talal Yassine OAM
Managing Director, Crescent Wealth

Arnon Musiker
Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service

Liesbet Spanjaard
Partner, Deloitte

Kirsty O’Connell
Project Director, Next Generation Engagement Project

Adrian Dwyer
CEO, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Nick Merritt
Global Head of Infrastructure, Norton Rose Fulbright

Senator Janet Rice
The Greens

Kathryn Matthews
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Dr Kim Houghton
GM Policy & Research, Regional Australia Institute

Ken Morrison
CEO, Property Council of Australia

Alesha Printz
Victorian President, Engineers Australia

Danny Rezek
Managing Partner, Deloitte Western Sydney

Behyad Jafari
CEO, Electric Vehicle Council

Anthea Antonio
Executive Director Technical Delivery, Yarra Trams

Jasna Sims
Group Head of Innovation, Lendlease

Said Hirsh
Partner, Deloitte

Connie King
Building Operations Manager, John Holland

Noni Shannon
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Chris Hanger
Executive Director Regional Infrastructure & Networks, Department of Premier & Cabinet, NSW

Morag Baird
Senior Managing, Lending Practices & Policy, Global Infrastructure Hub

Chris Sutherland
Managing Director, Programmed

Michael Ward
British Consul General & Director General, The Department for International Trade, UK

Rogier Roelvink
Associate Director, Turner & Townsend Thinc

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When & Where

12-13 Jun 2019

Grand Hyatt, Melbourne
123 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000

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