• National Infrastructure Summit

    Beyond the Boom: Planning For a Bigger and Better Australia

    Over 300 of Australia’s top investors, planners, contractors, advisers and policy-makers at what is the nation’s premier infrastructure event.
    10-11 June 2020
    Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

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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.

Exhibitors

Agenda

08:10

OPENING REMARKS

Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-Chief, The Australian Financial Review

08:20

Welcome

Luke Houghton, Asia Pacific Lead Partner – Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Deloitte

THE FUTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURE

08:30

Ministerial Keynote: Australia’s Future Infrastructure Landscape

The Hon. Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population

09:00

Keynote: Access, Quality and Cost: A Community-Centred Approach to Infrastructure Planning and Delivery

Romilly Madew AO, CEO, Infrastructure Australia

09:20

PANEL: Growth vs Congestion – Managing Population in our Capitals

  • How do we best plan for population growth to mitigate against congestion?

Romilly Madew AO, CEO, Infrastructure Australia
Marion Terrill, Transport and Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
Professor Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography, University of Melbourne
Moderator: Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

09:50

PANEL: Mega Projects, Mega Problems – Addressing the challenges of delivering on time and on budget

  • Why can’t we get big infrastructure right?
  • What’s wrong with the planning process?
  • How do we reduce costs associated with the bidding process?
  • What value does community buy-in offer for large infrastructure projects?

Joe Barr, CEO, John Holland
Marco Assorati, Executive Director APAC, Salini Impregilo
Graeme Newton, CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Project (QLD)
Andrew Head, CEO, WestConnex
Louise Adams, Managing Director – Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon
Moderator: Mark Ludlow, The Australian Financial Review

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

PANEL: Lifting our Game on Engineering Risk Assessment

  • Why can’t we get the engineering right?
  • Project governance – How do you measure, monitor and report on risk?
  • How can technology help get it right?
  • Talent and experience – How do we attract the right skills to effectively deliver project outcomes
  • Is the NSW 10 Point Plan working?

Bede Noonan, Managing Director, Acciona Geotech Holdings
Jon Davies, CEO, Queensland Major Contractors Association
Camilla Drover, Executive Director, Motorways, RMS
Simon Draper, CEO, Infrastructure NSW
Moderator: Jenny Wiggins, The Australian Financial Review

11:35

Keynote: Smart Mobility

Rahul Gupta, Global Leader, Smart Infrastructure, Deloitte (USA)

11:50

Technology and innovation: the impact on global infrastructure

How is the use of data and digitisation enabling transitions across infrastructure, from the rise of electric vehicles and micro-mobility, to the development of smart cities, to supporting predictive maintenance?

Peter Durante, Managing Director, Technology and Innovation, Macquarie Group (UK)

12:10

PANEL: Is Transport Technology The Key to Busting Congestion?

  • The future of transport – how best to embrace the disruption?
  • What is the impact of “on demand” transport on fixed services
  • How fast will we go autonomous?
  • How successful is on-demand transport?
  • Why are companies going electric?
  • How are transport operators embracing the disruption?

Angela Davis, General Manager Technology – NSW Assets & WestConnex, Transurban
Behyad Jafari, CEO, Electric Vehicle Council
Henry Greenacre, General Manager of JUMP by Uber. ANZ
Moderator: Simon Evans, The Australian Financial Review

12:50

PANEL: China’s Emerging Presence in Infrastructure

  • Are Australian companies missing out on opportunities because the Federal government hasn’t signed up to the OBOR?
  • What are the Risks and Rewards of China Belt & Road Initiative for Australian Companies?
  • Will Australian companies benefit if states, like Victoria, sign their own agreements with China?
  • What potentially are the opportunities for Australian companies under the OBOR and are there any risks?
  • What projects are Chinese companies and Australian companies already working together on in Australasia and China?
  • Challenges politics presents for Australian companies trying to do business in China

Professor Nick Bisley, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University
Jayne Whitney, Chief Strategy Officer, John Holland
Derek Lai, Belt and Road Global Leader and Vice-Chair, Deloitte China
Moderator: Angus Grigg, The Australian Financial Review

13:30

Lunch & Refreshments

STREAM A

Chair: Kellie Nuttall, National Leader, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Deloitte

14:20 PANEL: Major Infrastructure Project Updates

  • North East Link – Delivery Outcomes and Lessons Learned
  • Level Crossing Removal Authority
  • Update Inland Rail Program
  • Melbourne Airport Link
  • Canberra Metro

Richard Wankmuller, CEO, Inland Rail
Duncan Edghill, Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra
Lorie Argus, Chief of Parking & Ground Access, Melbourne Airport
Damian Gould, CEO, Building QLD
Nicole Lockwood, Chair, Westport Taskforce
Moderator: Joanne Crew, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

14:55 PANEL: What Opportunities lie ahead for Australia’s Smart Cities?

Sarah Leach, Principal Coordinator- Smart Connected Brisbane, Brisbane City Council
Daniel Adams, Project Manager and Economic Development Coordinator, City of Prospect, SA
Noni Shannon, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Moderator: Yolanda Redup, The Australian Financial Review

15:30 AFTERNOON TEA

15:55 PANEL: City Deals – Vision for Precinct and Infrastructure Delivery

Sam Sangster, CEO, Western City & Aerotropolis Authority
Martin Cutter, CEO, City of Geelong
Scott Waters, CEO, City of Darwin
Philip Davies, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte
Moderator: Angus Grigg, National Affairs Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review

16:30 PANEL: Creating a 21st Century Transport Hub

Ben Griffin, Managing Director, Geon Property
Dr Jon Lamonte, CEO, Sydney Metro
Matina Papathanasiou, Deputy Head of QIC Global Infrastructure
Kylie Rampa, CEO, Property Australia (Lendlease)
Moderator: Patrick Durkin, Melbourne Bureau Chief, The Australian Financial Review

STREAM B

Chair: Liesbet Spanjaard, Partner Financial Advisory, Deloitte

14:20 PANEL: The Regulatory Approach to Transport Infrastructure

Dr. Alison Roberts, CEO, A4NZ
Michael Cosgrave, Executive General Manager, ACCC
Claire Forster, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Moderator: Jenny Wiggins, The Australian Financial Review

14:55 PANEL: High Speed vs Fast Rail

  • Does Australia need faster rail networks and where should they be located, between regional cities or capital cities?
  • What is the difference between fast rail and high speed rail?
  • Could faster rail links solve congestion problems in big cities by encouraging people to move to regional cities?
  • How would Australia pay for a high speed rail line?

Danny Broad, CEO, Australasian Railway Association
John Hearsch, President, Rail Futures Institute
Moderator: Simon Evans, The Australian Financial Review

15:30 AFTERNOON TEA

15:55 PANEL: Conflict & Competition in Port Infrastructure – How to Make Australia’s Ports More Competitive?

Craig Carmody, CEO, Port of Newcastle
Marika Calfas, CEO, NSW Ports
Brendan Bourke, CEO, Port of Melbourne
Moderator: Mark Ludlow, The Australian Financial Review

16:30 CASE STUDY: Data & Location-Based Technology in Action – The Science Transforming Decision-Making at VicRoads

  • ArcGIS Online Operational Dashboard: Understanding the data captured in real-time
  • Addressing how technology is being used as data analytics workbench to generate insight from structures crossed by heavy trucks across the state.
  • How the technology provides insight for better maintenance and monitoring of the assets at risk
  • How data sharing culture and collaboration across different business areas lends itself to greater understanding of road network and assets

Dr Sheelan Vaez, Head of Spatial Insights and Analytics, VicRoads

17:10 

Networking Drinks

08:45

OPENING REMARKS

09:00

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE: Shaping Victoria- Policy developments impacting Infrastructure and Transport

The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria
Q&A Patrick Durkin, The Australian Financial Review

09:30

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE: NSW Transport Outlook – Future Plans for Transport Delivery and Functionality

The Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport and Roads
Q&A Jenny Wiggins The Australian Financial Review

10:00

PANEL: Investor View – Where Investors are putting their money

Nik Kemp, Head of Infrastructure, AustralianSuper
Benedicte Colin, Director – Infrastructure Investments, CDPQ
Richard Timbs, Senior Director / Sector Lead Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
James Riddell, Global Leader, Infrastructure M&A, Deloitte
Moderator: James Thomson, The Australian Financial Review

10:40

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:10

Economic Outlook: Opportunities for Investment

Nicki Hutley, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

11:30

PANEL: How Do We Pay for Future Infrastructure Projects?

  • Is the asset recycling boom over?
  • Driving consistency to enable projects to be compared across asset classes and regions
  • The emergence of social infrastructure priorities

Leilani Frew, CEO, IPFA
Michel Masson, CEO, Infrastructure Victoria
Adrian Dwyer, CEO, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
Moderator: Mark Ludlow, The Australian Financial Review

12:10

PANEL: Exploring US Infrastructure Opportunities – What does the Landscape look like for Australian Businesses?

  • What opportunities exist in the US market under Trump?
  • What does competition look like and what are the comparative realities for companies operating in Australia vs US
  • What does risk allocation look like in US markets?
  • Insight into the US Market

Deepa Bharadwaj, Executive Director of Infrastructure, IFM Investors
Rob Stewart, Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
Moderator: Angus Grigg, The Australian Financial Review

12:50

PANEL: Infrastructure and Australia’s National Interest

  • Should we mandate so more major infrastructure projects are awarded to Australian entities?
  • What sovereign risk checks should be applied when awarding to International firms?
  • Are certain countries of origin too risky for projects of national importance?

John Georgiou, Chairman, Georgiou Group
Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director, Australian Constructors Association
Enrique Blanco, Managing Director, Ferrovial Agroman Australia
Kiri Parr, Principal, Regional Legal Counsel, Arup
Moderator: Jenny Wiggins, The Australian Financial Review

13:30

Closing remarks

13:40

Close of Conference and Lunch

Speakers

The Hon. Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population

The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria

The Hon. Andrew Constance MP
NSW Minister for Transport and Roads

Romilly Madew
CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Joe Barr
CEO, John Holland

Brendan Bourke
CEO, Port of Melbourne

Andrew Head
CEO, WestConnex

Matina Papathanasiou
Deputy Head of QIC Global Infrastructure

Marion Terrill
Transport and Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute

Marika Calfas
CEO, NSW Ports

Behyad Jafari
CEO, Electric Vehicle Council


Ben Griffin
Managing Director, Geon Property

Richard Wankmuller
CEO, Inland Rail

Graeme Newton
CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Project (QLD)

Leilani Frew
CEO, IPFA

Michel Masson
CEO, Infrastructure Victoria

Angela Davis
GM Technology – NSW & Westconnex Transurban

Jayne Whitney
Chief Strategy Officer, John Holland

Damian Gould
CEO, Building QLD

Sarah Leach
Principal Coordinator- Smart Connected Brisbane, Brisbane City Council

Dr Sheelan Vaez
Head of Spatial Insights and Analytics, VicRoads

Jo Crew
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Nicki Hutley
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Sam Sangster
CEO, Western City & Aerotropolis Authority

Professor Nick Bisley
Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

Deepa Bharadwaj
Executive Director of Infrastructure, IFM Investors

Rahul Gupta
Global Leader, Smart Infrastructure, Deloitte (USA)

Henry Greenacre
General Manager of JUMP by Uber, ANZ

Claire Forster
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Adrian Dwyer
CEO, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Marco Assorati
Executive Director APAC, Salini Impregilo

Bede Noonan
Managing Director, Acciona Geotech Holdings

Lindsay Le Compte
Executive Director, Australian Constructors Association

Craig Carmody
CEO, Port of Newcastle

Peter Durante
Managing Director – Technology & Innovation, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (UK)

Duncan Edghill
Director-General, Transport Canberra

Daniel Adams
Project Manager and Economic Development Coordinator, City of Prospect, SA

Jon Davies
CEO, Queensland Major Contractors Association

Benedicte Colin
Director – Infrastructure Investments, CDPQ

Michael Cosgrave
Executive General Manager, Infrastructure Regulation Division, ACCC

Camilla Drover
Executive Director, Motorways, RMS

Martin Cutter
CEO, City of Geelong


Lorie Argus
Chief of Parking & Ground Access, Melbourne Airport

Dr. Alison Roberts
CEO, A4NZ

Nik Kemp
Head of Infrastructure, Australian Super

John Georgiou
Chairman, Georgiou Group

Kylie Rampa
CEO, Property Australia (Lendlease)

Dr Jon Lamonte
CEO, Sydney Metro

Professor Peter McDonald
Professor of Demography, University of Melbourne

Luke Houghton
Asia Pacific Lead Partner – Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Deloitte

Rob Stewart
Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Richard Timbs
Senior Director/Sector Lead, Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Louise Adams
Managing Director – Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon

Kellie Nuttall
National Leader, Analytics and Artifical Intelligence, Deloitte

Enrique Blanco
Managing Director, Ferrovial Argroman Australia

Liesbet Spanjaard
Partner Financial Advisory, Deloitte

Noni Shannon
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Philip Davies
Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte

Simon Draper
CEO, Infrastructure NSW

John Hearsch
President, Rail Futures Institute

Nicole Lockwood
Chair, Westport Taskforce

Kiri Parr
Principal, Regional Legal Counsel, Arup

James Riddell
Global Leader, Infrastructure M&A, Deloitte

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When & Where

10-11 June 2020

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9228 9188
www.sofitelsydney.com.au

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Event Images

Below is a snippet of images from the AFR National Infrastructure Summit in June 2019.

To view all images across the two day summit – visit the event Flickr album.

Contact Us

Still have a question?

Vanessa Maniatis
Conference Director
+61 2 9080 4019
Vanessa.maniatis@informa.com.au

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425
Alex.Cook@informa.com.au