• The Age Infrastructure Summit

    The Age Infrastructure Summit is the premier forum for stakeholders of VIC infrastructure to meet, connect and open the dialogue on the project pipeline

    5 April 2022
    Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Register Interest Book Now

  • The Age Infrastructure Summit

    The Age Infrastructure Summit is the premier forum for stakeholders of VIC infrastructure to meet, connect and open the dialogue on the project pipeline

    5 April 2022
    Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Register Interest Book Now

Overview

Join us on 5 April 2022 in Melbourne for a landmark conversation following a year of unprecedented uncertainty on the project pipeline of infrastructure projects in Victoria, policy and funding insights and the current and future opportunities that this sector presents.

Meet & connect with infrastructure’s major players and policy-makers, and add to the essential dialogue at The Age Infrastructure Summit 2022.

Speakers

Jacinta Allan MP

The Hon Jacinta Allan MP
Minister for Transport Infrastructure & Minister for Suburban Rail Loop

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Jonathan Spear
Chief Executive Officer,
Infrastructure Victoria

Sally-Capp

Lord Mayor Sally Capp
City of Melbourne

JonDavies

Jon Davies
CEO,
Australian Constructors Association

Joe Barr

Joe Barr
CEO,
John Holland

Ainsley-Simpson

Ainsley Simpson
CEO,
Infrastructure Sustainability Council

Ed-Walker

Ed Walker
General Manager – Projects Victoria, ARTC

Benjamin White

Benjamin White
Executive Manager of Stakeholder Relations, Land & Environment, Marinus Link Pty Ltd

MarionTerrill

Marion Terrill
Transport & Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute

David-Tucker

David Tucker
Chief of Project Advisory & Evaluation,
Infrastructure Australia

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Cressida Wall
CEO,
Office of Projects Victoria

Bede-Noonan

Bede Noonan
CEO,
Acciona

Jillian-Button

Jillian Button
Partner & Head of Climate Change,
Allens

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David Donnelly
Partner, Sector Leader,
Infrastructure & Transport, Allens

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Chris Newton
Executive Director Responsible Investment,
IFM Investors

Andrew Sellick

Andrew Sellick
Principal Sustainability – Global Infrastructure, QIC

Agenda

CONFERENCE DAY ONE | TUESDAY 5 APRIL 2022

8:25

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Cara Waters, City Editor, The AGE

8:30

KEYNOTE |

Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne

8:40

FIRESIDE CHAT |

Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne
Interviewer: Cara Waters, City Editor, The Age

9:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |

The Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Transport Infrastructure & Minister for Suburban Rail Loop

9:10

MINISTERIAL FIRESIDE CHAT |

The Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Transport Infrastructure & Minister for Suburban Rail Loop
Interviewer: Noel Towell, Economics Editor, The AGE

9:30

KEYNOTE | Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021–2051: preparing our state for transformative change

  • confronting long-term challenges including climate change, technological disruption and population growth
  • achieving better use of existing infrastructure
  • managing urban change
  • harnessing infrastructure for productivity and growth and
  • regional development priorities to build on natural advantages and address disadvantage

Jonathan Spear, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria

10:00

Morning Tea & Networking Break

10:30

KEYNOTE | Beyond the BCR: A Holistic Approach to Infrastructure Evaluation

David Tucker, Chief of Project Advisory & Evaluation, Infrastructure Australia

11:00

The Office of Projects Victoria’s role in improving major project delivery

Cressida Wall, CEO, Office of Projects Victoria

11:30

PANEL | The Transformation of Major Infrastructure Projects: What Should We Really be Considering?

  • Are governments getting value for money?
  • What will the long-term benefits be?
  • Managing environment impacts and ensuring sustainability

David Tucker, Chief of Project Advisory & Evaluation, Infrastructure Australia
Marion Terrill, Transport & Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
Cressida Wall, CEO, Office of Projects Victoria
Bede Noonan, CEO, Acciona
Moderated by: Noel Towell, Economics Editor, The AGE

12:10

Reimaging the construction industry

  • With governments relying heavily on the construction industry to rebuild the economy, now is the time to set the industry on a more sustainable path. Now is the time to create a forward-looking industry focused on the next decade rather than the next project and create a productive industry that embraces new technology with a diverse workforce looking for a safe, challenging and rewarding career. The problems of the industry are well understood. What is lacking is a way to bring this all together in a coherent way so that all levels and government and industry can act with purpose and in unison

Jon Davies, CEO, Australian Constructors Association

12:30

Lunch

13:30

PANEL | Embedding ESG best practice into the infrastructure industry

  • ESG is becoming increasingly prevalent across all sectors.
  • Investment and lending decisions are increasingly influenced by ESG factors and governments and purchases are increasingly mandating or valuing ESG in their purchasing decisions. And that’s not all. ESG affects the way clients, customers and the wider community view a company and it’s social licence.
  • What are the ESG drivers for the infrastructure industry and how do you stay ahead of the curve?

Jillian Button, Partner & Head of Climate Change, Allens
Chris Newton, Executive Director Responsible Investment, IFM Investors
Andrew Sellick, Principal Sustainability – Global Infrastructure, QIC
Ainsley Simpson, CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council
Panel facilitator: David Donnelly, Partner – Sector Lead, Infrastructure & Transport, Allens

14:10

Planning and delivering Marinus Link: supporting Australia’s energy transition

Benjamin White, Executive Manager of Stakeholder Relations, Land & Environment, Marinus Link Pty Ltd

14:30

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

15:00

Investing in the future of energy

  • Grid infrastructure and security
  • The role of REZs
  • Victoria Big Battery

Gloria Chan, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

15:20

PANEL | Major Transport Projects

ARTC Victorian projects update – Inland Rail, North East Rail Line Upgrade and Melbourne Airport Rail

Joe Barr, Chief Executive Officer, John Holland
Ed Walker, General Manager Major Construction Projects Victorian & SA Projects, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
Marion Terrill, Transport & Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
Moderated by: Senior Journalist, The Age

16:00

Closing Remarks from The AGE

16:10

End of Conference & Networking Drinks

Pricing

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Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

When & Where

5 April 2022

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf VIC 3006

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The MCEC Car Park is located at 16 Normanby Road, Southbank, VIC, 3006 and can be pre booked here.

Siddeley Street Car Park is convenient for entry to the convention centre. Early bird parking is available.

Contact Us

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Conference Manager
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Jamie.Birch@informa.com

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+61 2 9080 4008
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