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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Greater Western Sydney's flagship property & infrastructure event returns on the 28 & 29 November 2019 at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, where the ‘West comes to town’ to talk with financiers, developers, regulators and operators about the growth opportunities in the nation's most dynamic region.

The BOOMTOWN! Infrastructure Dinner, on Thursday, 28 November will be the perfect introduction to the conference, with the NSW Premier tackling the big issues in property, transport and planning, during her on-stage interview with Dialogue Chairman Christopher Brown AM. The dinner will once again include Patrons' Prizes for Excellence, as well as the Dialogue’s Project of the Year Awards. The dinner will also include a showcase of some of the significant infrastructure projects that have been delivered over the past 12 months and also provide an opportunity for guests to hear directly from the CEOs and Project Directors who have helped put the ‘boom’ in Western Sydney’s Boomtown!

The following day is the BOOMTOWN! Policy Conference on Friday, 29 November. The program aims to explore these big ideas:

  • Which precincts are set to thrive in Western Sydney due to the emerging metro network?

  • What would a national Fast Rail network look like, and what would it deliver for businesses and communities in Greater Western Sydney?

  • What are the factors that will influence Greater Western Sydney's economic development on our path to 200,000 new jobs?

  • What lessons can we learn from East London to unlock the potential of the Greater West?

  • What are the future transport links that Greater Western Sydney needs to support population and economic growth?

  • How can we manage Greater Western Sydney's growing pains and how do we build a sustainable development & property sector?

  • How is the Western Sydney Aerotropolis shaping the Western City?


  • Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP | Premier, New South Wales

  • Hon. Andrew Constance MP | NSW Minister for Transport and Roads

  • Hon. Rob Stokes MP | NSW Minister for Planning & Public Spaces

  • Richard Alcock AO | Chairman, Western Sydney Local Health District

  • Andrew Barr MLA | ACT Chief Minister

  • Jim Betts | Secretary, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

  • Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen | Head of Thought Leadership, NAB

  • Amy Brown | Deputy Secretary, Strategy & Delivery, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Tasha Burrell | Executive General Manger, Projects, Landcom

  • John Burton OBE* | Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, Lendlease

  • Roch Cheroux* | Managing Director, Sydney Water

  • Lindy Deitz | Chief Executive Officer, Campbelltown City Council

  • Amanda Gilmore | Country Manager for New Zealand, Uber

  • Professor Barney Glover AO | Vice-Chancellor & President, Western Sydney University

  • Andrew Head | Chief Executive Officer, Westconnex

  • Rod Howard | Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Endeavour Energy

  • Daryl Kerry | Chief Executive Officer, VenuesLive

  • Scott Langford | Group Chief Executive Officer, SGCH

  • Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz* | Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Mirvac

  • Rebecca McPhee | Deputy Chief Executive, Sydney Metro, Transport for NSW (North West Metro)

  • Graham Millett | Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Airport

  • Rebecca Murray | Vice-Principal (Strategy), The University of Sydney

  • Brett Newman | Chief Executive Officer, City of Parramatta

  • Kerry Penton | A/Managing Director, TAFE NSW

  • Peter Poulet | District Commissioner - Central City, Greater Sydney Commission

  • Sam Sangster | Chief Executive Officer, Western City & Aerotropolis Authority

  • Malcolm Southwell* | Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Faster Rail Agency

  • Rodd Staples | Secretary, Transport for NSW

  • Matthew Stewart | General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown

  • John Vassallo | Chief Executive Officer, Celestino

  • Kerryn Vine-Camp* | Executive Director, Western Sydney Unit, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

  • Mark Webster | Managing Director, Inglis

    * = invited

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