Calendar of Events

National Earth Awards – Civil Contractors Federation Australian Infrastructure Summit 2017

20-11-2017 / / 2 Days

QT Canberra, Canberra, Australia

The Civil Contractors Federation’s 2017 Australian Infrastructure Summit  will take place on Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st November 2017 in Canberra.

The Australian Infrastructure Summit will comprise four distinct and exciting components that will bring together a broad cross section of delegates and speakers from industry and government that includes:

  • Welcome Mixer
  • 2017 Australian Infrastructure Outlook Breakfast
  • 2017 Australian Infrastructure Summit
  • 2017 National Earth Awards Gala Dinner

An important aim of the Australian Infrastructure Summit is to foster delegate interaction and debate on keynote issues that are prominent in the civil contraction sector. These will include: infrastructure investment; industrial relations; technology; national rights and responsibilities and contract law.

The highly prestigious National Earth Awards run as part of the summit will recognise excellence in civil construction.

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21-11-2017 / / 3 Days

Brisbane, Australia

The Australasian Railway Association’s (ARA) AusRAIL PLUS 2017 is the rail industry’s pre-eminent conference and exhibition that will be held in Brisbane over three days, between 21 and 23 November 2017.

The theme for AusRAIL PLUS 2017 is ‘Rail’s Digital Revolution’, where leading authorities from within and external to the rail industry will share their insights on their digitisation experiences and what digitisation means for the future of industries such as the rail sector.

Over the first two mornings of the conference there will be dedicated plenary and panel sessions that will touch on the digital innovation agenda for rail, from digital to virtual: technologies that will impact rail’s development, digital solutions for advancing the supply chain, leveraging technology to enhance productivity and discussions on what the rail sector could improve on to better engage with customers in a digital world.

Two international keynote speakers will address the conference. On day one, Sir Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman, Crossrail UK will discuss the role of Crossrail on London’s economy liveability and connectivity and on day three, Gerhard Kress, Director of Mobility Data Services, Siemens AG will present examples of the application of digitisation in the rail industry.

The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Shadow Minister for Tourism will be delivering a keynote address discussing rail priorities.

On day three young rail professionals will be pitching their innovative ideas for improving the rail sector to industry leaders. Conference attendees will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the proceedings by voting on the ideas that they believe will transform the rail industry.

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8th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference 2017

28-11-2017 / / 2 Days

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian Major Projects Conference continues to be a leading major projects and infrastructure conference held in the state.

With the state government’s $9.6 billion investment into infrastructure, attendees will hear updates on the projects and plans that will support Victoria’s strong population and economic growth.

Over 200 senior level executives from public & private sectors will convene at the event to hear presentations on major projects and infrastructure plans such as Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Strategy, Development Victoria’s Urban Renewal Projects, the Metro Tunnel Project and the Victorian Planning Authority’s East Werribee Employment Precinct.

The 2 day conference provides highly valuable networking opportunities where project managers, operators, consultants and investors can learn about what projects are in the pipeline for Victoria and capitalise on the business opportunities being created.

Tunnel Operations and Maintenance 2018

21-02-2018 / / 2 Days

Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney, Australia

This two day interactive conference is designed to bring practical strategies to improve the operations of their tunnels, best prepare for fire safety incidents and improve the durability of tunnels. With tunnels being constructed across Australia now is the time for the sector to gather and discuss how to improve tunnel operations.

It will focus on:

  • Practical operational insights & procedures
  • Case studies on preparing your emergency response procedures
  • Translate operational insights into tunnel design
  • New technology to improve tunnel operations & reduce costs

Featuring international insights from Hong Kong & New Zealand & case studies from Transurban & tunnels including: EastLink Tollway, Waterview Tunnel, Clem 7 Tunnel, Sydney Metro Tunnel & O-Bahn City Access Tunnel.

Case studies on:

  • Incident and emergency response
  • New control room practices
  • Scheduling maintenance work to reduce operational impact
  • Collaboration with emergency services
  • Training procedures to prepare for an accident

Why attend?

  • A real focus on operator need, with SEVEN operational tunnels on the agenda
  • An international case study from Serco Hong Kong who operate the Tsing Sha Control Area, which is a total of 4 tunnels and 1 bridge
  • The Waterview Tunnel and the O-Bahn City Access Tunnel will be showcasing their experiences operating a new tunnel and providing information on design to operation handover
  • Case studies from the NEW Australian tunnels to show you how the future tunnels are being designed to improve their operations

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3rd Annual Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit

07-03-2018 / / 2 Days

Sydney, Australia

With Australia’s population in cities set to double in the next few decades, the focus on developing intelligent and efficient cities and transport infrastructure has never been stronger.  The increasing pressure on infrastructure and urban services has placed an amplified demand on smart systems and technology – which will be increasingly critical for ensuring that our cities are smart, liveable and sustainable.
 Following the unprecedented success in the past two years with more than 280 attendees, the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit returns in 2018 for the 3rd year and is set to be bigger and better. The Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit will see leading international keynotes, along with government and private sector leaders discuss key issues and opportunities for developing smart cities in Australia.
Part of the Infracon series, the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit is a premier two-day event specially designed for C-Level Executives, Directors, Heads, Senior Managers and Specialists, who are involved in or have an interest in infrastructure, transport, investment, urban planning and development.
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2nd Annual Western Sydney Aerotropolis Summit

07-03-2018 / / 2 Days

Sydney, Australia

Following the success of 2017 which was attended by 150+ senior decision makers, the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Summit returns in 2018 for the 2nd year and is set to be bigger and better. The 2nd Annual Western Sydney Aerotropolis Summit will see leading international keynotes, along with government and private sector leaders discuss strategies and explore opportunities surrounding Badgery’s Creek Airport and identify critical success factors to develop a world class Aerotropolis.

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28th International Australian Road Research Board Conference 2018

29-04-2018 / / 4 Days

Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

From the 29th April to 2nd May 2018 in Brisbane Australia, delegates will be treated to talks from world renowned experts on Intelligent Roads, Future of Asset Management, Disruptive Technologies, Platforms and Services, Smart Journeys and Human Factors of Transport. It is important to note that each topic area will cover the integration of the Safe System approach, and welcome all abstracts and papers on this important topic also.

Promised to be ‘the greatest ARRB conference to date’, this international event will bring together between 500-700 delegates to discuss the latest innovations and technologies, for maximising the total economic and social benefit of road infrastructure.

This conference is an absolute must for anyone working in the road and transport field – save the date today!
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10-05-2018 / / 3 Days

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MEGATRANS2018 will be a key connection piece within the Australian and international supply chain, bringing together those who plan, implement and control the efficient, effective forward flow and storage of goods, services and related information from product inception to the end user.


  • Road Transport
  • Sea
  • Rail
  • Air
  • Warehousing
  • Infrastructure
  • Materials and Handling
  • Safety

As the borders between industries are blurring, new, multi-dimensional concepts have to rise to the challenge – with MEGATRANS2018 leading the way:

  • Improve service quality by understanding the latest trends
  • Streamline processes by exploring new technologies
  • Reduce development costs and lead time by comparing best practice
  • Accelerate market entry by finding new joint venture partners
  • Create new services by discovering new innovations
  • Prepare for the biggest industrial revolution of a generation

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