Building for Tomorrow - Business Luncheon

Building for Tomorrow - Business Luncheon
Expected increases in infrastructure projects around the world to accomodate growing populations and increased urbanisation may come at a significant impact to the natural environment requiring innovative products and new techniques to build more sustainably. There is a need to balance the potential gains from introducing innovative solutions with offsetting the risks or unexpected consequences. In this context, the industry and authorities must work together to accommodate the increasing demand on the use of sustainable materials and the application of innovative solutions. pastevent
BUILDING FOR TOMORROW: SUSTAINABILITY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND NEW MATERIALS

AmCham Business Luncheon


About the Event

Expected increases in infrastructure projects around the world to accomodate growing populations and increased urbanisation may come at a significant impact to the natural environment requiring innovative products and new techniques to build more sustainably. There is a need to balance the potential gains from introducing innovative solutions with offsetting the risks or unexpected consequences. In this context, the industry and authorities must work together to accommodate the increasing demand on the use of sustainable materials and the application of innovative solutions.

On our panel of speakers:
  • Dr Belinda Wade, Lecturer in Strategy, UQ Business School; Co-Leader of the Business Sustainability Initiative: Building Resilience and Adapting to Change, The University of Queensland
  • Greg Lennox, Manager - New Markets, Rock Trade Industries
  • Julieanne Alroe, Chair of the Board, ERM Power; Chair, Infrastructure Australia
  • Dale Connor, Chief Executive Officer Building Australia, Lendlease
Panel facilitated by Kristin Devitt, Director, KDPR.

Join our panel of industry leaders in a unique discussion as we take an in-depth look at Building for Tomorrow.

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Event Details

Date Friday 2 August 2019
Time 11.30am - 2pm
Venue Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Level 2 Grand Ballroom

39 Edward Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000


Pricing

  Regular Rate Table of Ten 
Members and guests $159.00 $1,590.00
 Non-member $199.00 $1,990.00



About the Speakers

Dr Belinda Wade
Lecturer in Strategy; Co-Leader of the Business Sustainability Initiative: Building Resilience and Adapting to Change
UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL | THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND


Belinda is a lecturer in Strategy within the University of Queensland Business School and co-leader of the Business Sustainability Initiative: Building Resilience and Adapting to Change. Teaching masters courses in corporate sustainability and strategies for sustainable business and innovation Belinda’s teaching closely follows her research agenda which examines organisational capabilities for an accelerated transformation to a sustainable future. Prior to entering academia Belinda worked extensively within the marketing and trading areas of major energy providers, in a mix of commercial analytical, trading and managerial roles in both traditional energy and environmental product markets.


Greg Lennox
Manager - New Markets | ROCK TRADE INDUSTRIES


For the last 25 years Greg has been involved in developing markets in quarry-based products. Aspects covered during that period includes, 7 years of developing markets in recycled concrete and asphalt products, 10 years technical quarry sales and product development, including the infrastructure rebuild subsequent to the devastating floods of Jan 2011. Project manager for the construction of a $12m mono cell constructed on the Rock Trade Industries site to bury contaminated flood debris as part of the NDRRA recovery for the Lockyer Valley region.

For the last 6 years Greg has been a key team member and manager of research and development with the focus of achieving” SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH INNOVATION” resulting in the successful development of innovative and world first technologies achieving 100% utilisation of extracted sandstone thus revolutionising the sandstone quarrying processes. These developments has seen one of the oldest building material known to man, sandstone blocks, now transitioning into space age and revolutionary geopolymer technology further utilizing sandstone waste, preserving our valuable resource, and protecting the environment by reducing the need for developing new non sustainable greenfield sand extraction sites. Engineering new sustainable products, preserving our resource, our planet, and providing sustainable rewarding employment opportunities for our people.
 

Julieanne Alroe
Chair | ERM POWER
Chair | INFRASTRUCTURE AUSTRALIA


Julieanne was appointed Chair of the ERM Power Board on 1 March 2019 having previously joined as an independent non-executive director on 24 August 2018. She is also Chair of the Boards of Infrastructure Australia and the Queensland Ballet, the inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI), and a member with each of; the University of Queensland Senate, the Advisory Board of the Committee for Brisbane, the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce QLD (AMCHAM), and Chief Executive Woman (CEW). Julieanne was granted the Doctor of the Griffith University (honoris causa) in December 2016.

Julieanne retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009. With more than 40 years’ in the aviation industry, she was one of only a handful of women in the world to run a privatised airport. Previously, Julieanne had held a number of executive management positions with Sydney Airport Corporation, in the commercial, operations, corporate affairs, and planning and infrastructure departments.

Julieanne has previously been a member of Urban Futures Brisbane, the Brisbane Infrastructure Council, and the Queensland Climate Advisory Council (QCAC). Previous board appointments include the position of Chairman of Airports Coordination Australia Ltd and of the Airports Council International Safety and Technical Standing Committee, and Deputy Chair for Tourism and Events Queensland until August 2018. She was also a Board member of The Queensland Theatre Company, Australia Trade Coast Ltd and the International Grammar School Sydney.
 


Dale Connor
Chief Executive Officer Building Australia | LENDLEASE


Dale was appointed Chief Executive Officer Building Australia in March 2015 and is based in Sydney. He joined Lendlease in 1988, and has worked in a number of senior roles across the business in Australia, the United Kingdom, China and the United States.

His most recent role was Chief Operating Officer of Construction & Infrastructure in Australia. He has also held executive positions in Lendlease America’s operations including; Managing Director of Project Management & Construction, Managing Director of Military Housing; and Executive Vice President of Investment Management.

Dale has wide-spread experience in project management and construction, as well as design, development and privatisation. He believes that a successful business is a safe business, and places a priority on operating Incident & Injury Free.

He holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Queensland and is a Board Member of the Australian Constructors Association.


Panel Facilitator:
Kristin Devitt
Director | KDPR


Kristin has forged a successful career spanning more than 20 years as a broadcast journalist and communications strategist, and since founding KDPR in 2003, has become a trusted advisor to leaders in business, government and the professions on all aspects of communication...read more.

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When
2/08/2019 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where
Stamford Plaza Brisbane Level 2 Grand Ballroom 39 Edward Street Brisbane City, QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

Program


Friday, 02 August 2019

 
The requirement to build more sustainable and affordable maintenance infrastructures has become very important due to the expected increase in infrastructure projects around the world and its impact on the environment. There is a need to balance the potential gains from introducing innovative solutions and offsetting the risks. In this context, the industry and authorities must work together to accommodate the increasing demand on the use of sustainable materials and the application of innovative solutions.  Join our panel of industry leaders in a unique discussion as we take an in-depth look at Building for Tomorrow.
Time
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
2/08/2019 11:30 AM

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