• 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

    7 December 2021
    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

    7 December 2021
    Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Register Interest Book Now

Overview

Join us on 7 December 2021 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 2021.

Speakers

Jacinta Allan MP

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

Michel-Masson

Michel Masson
Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria

Sally-Capp

Lord Mayor Sally Capp
City of Melbourne

JonDavies

Jon Davies
CEO,
Australian Constructors Association

Benjamin White

Benjamin White
Leader of Stakeholder and Environmental Services, Project Marinus, TasNetworks

MarionTerrill

Marion Terrill
Transport & Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute

David-Tucker

David Tucker
Chief of Infrastructure Assessment,
Infrastructure Australia

cressida-wall

Cressida Wall
CEO,
Office of Projects Victoria

Joe Barr

Joe Barr
CEO, John Holland

Jillian-Button

Jillian Button
Partner & Head of Climate Change,
Allens

Donnelly,-David

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

Agenda

CONFERENCE DAY ONE | TUESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2021

8:45

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Gay Alcorn, Editor, The Age

8:50

KEYNOTE |

Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne

9:00

FIRESIDE CHAT |

Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne

9:20

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

Michel Masson, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria

10:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |

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

10:10

MINISTERIAL FIRESIDE CHAT |

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

Interviewer: Gay Alcorn, Editor, The Age

10:30

Morning Tea & Networking Break

11:00

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

David Tucker, Chief of Infrastructure Assessment, Infrastructure Australia

11:30

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

Cressida Wall, CEO, Office of Projects Victoria

11:50

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 Infrastructure Assessment, Infrastructure Australia
Marion Terrill, Transport & Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
Cressida Wall, CEO, Projects Victoria
Moderated by: Senior Journalist, The Age

12:10

Lunch

13:10

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, AllensPanel facilitator: David Donnelly, Partner – Sector Lead, Infrastructure & Transport, Allens

13:50

KEYNOTE | The Future of Energy

14:10

Planning & Delivering Project Marinus: Where are we at now?

Benjamin White, Leader of Stakeholder and Environment Services – Project Marinus, TasNetworks

14:30

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

15:00

PANEL | Major Transport Projects

Joe Barr, CEO, John Holland
Moderated by: Senior Journalist, The Age

15:40

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

16:00

PANEL | Growth and Investment in Regional Victorian Infrastructure

16:50

End of Conference & Networking Drinks

16:40

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Gay Alcorn, Editor, The Age

Pricing

Early Bird Rate - Face to Face
$1295

One Day Conference

Book now

Book & pay by 30 September 2021

Standard Rate - Face to Face
$1495

One Day Conference

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From 1 October 2021

Early Bird - Virtual Pass
$495

One Day Conference

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Book & pay by 30 September 2021

Standard Rate - Virtual Pass
$595

One Day Conference

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From 1 October 2021

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When & Where

7 December 2021

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

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Contact Us

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Jamie Birch
Conference Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4300
Jamie.Birch@informa.com

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4008
Andrew.Sinkovich@informa.com.au

Tegan Andrews
Marketing Manager
+61 2 9080 4311
Tegan.Andrews@informa.com

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