Boomtown! Gala Dinner and Summit 2018

This year, BOOMTOWN! has introduced a pre-conference dinner on Thursday 8 November with Friday 9 November 
featuring the full-day summit. 

The dinner includes the announcement of our Patrons’ Prizes for Excellence in Public Policy and the BOOMTOWN! Project of the Year Award with Mike Baird as our guest of honour. The inaugural winner of the award was Western Sydney University’s Parramatta CBD campus, “Peter Shergold Building” which has changed the regional design and innovation landscape. 

The “West comes to town” for the day to talk with financiers, developers, regulators and operators about the growth opportunities in one of the nation’s most dynamic regions. Focussing on our feature projects of MetroWest Rail and the Western Sydney Airport (plus the property & transport developments around them), urban renewal, and strategic corridor planning, ‘regulation vs innovation’ within the cost of development debate, funding and governance review, showcase partnerships and legacy issues and take on the vexed question of how to build and maintain community trust amid construction grief. 

Event details, Dinner
Boomtown! GWS Project of the Year Awards Gala Dinner

Date
Thursday, 8 November

Event details, Summit
Boomtown! Property & Infrastructure Summit

Date
Friday, 9 November

Venue
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

The details

Dinner program (8 NOV)
Summit program (9 NOV)
GWS Projects of the Year Awards
Dinner images (9 NOV)
Summit images (8 NOV)
Event videos

Featured speakers

Eric

Allison

Director of Aviation Programs, Uber

Kirsten

Andrews

Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sydney

Hon.

Stuart

Ayres

MP

Minister for WestConnex, Minister for Western Sydney & Minister for Sport

Hon.

Mike

Baird

Chief Customer Officer, Consumer Banking, NAB (former NSW Premier)

Matthew

Beggs

Executive General Manager, Partnerships & Business Development, Landcom

Jim

Betts

Secretary, NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

Hon.

Chris

Bowen

MP

Federal Shadow Treasurer

Christopher

Brown

AM

Chairman, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

John

Burton

OBE

Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, Lendlease

Joseph

Carrozzi

Managing Partner & National Cities Leader, PwC

Ty

Christopher

General Manager Asset Management, Endeavour Energy

Phil

Chronican

Chairman Designate, Westmead Institution for Medical Research

Hon.

Andrew

Constance

MP

NSW Minister for Transport and Roads

Jason

de Sousa

Executive Director, Lendlease Australia

Ségolène

Deeley

Director of Corporate Affairs, Keolis Downer

Lindy

Deitz

General Manager, Campbelltown City Council

Christopher

Dore

Editor-In-Chief, The Australian

Emma

Dunch

Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Peter

Fitzsimons

AM

Journalist, Sydney Morning Herald

Leilani

Frew

Chief Executive, Infrastructure & Project Financing Agency

Maryanne

Graham

Director of Corporate Affairs, Western Sydney Airport

Rebecca

Grasso

Director City Futures, Campbelltown City Council

Chris

Johnston

AM

Chief Executive Officer, Urban Taskforce

John

Lehmann

Editor, The Australian

Adam

Leto

Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Sally

Loane

Director, Venues NSW

Natalie

Malligan

Head of Cities, Australia & NZ, Uber

Sara

Mansour

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Bankstown Poetry Slam

Larry

McGrath

General Manager: NSW & ACT, McConnell Dowell

Graham

Millett

Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Airport

Jim

Modrouvanos

Executive Director, Freight - Industry Branch, Transport for NSW

Charles

Moore

Chief Executive Officer, BaptistCare NSW & ACT

Chris

Pracy

Head of SkillsPoint, Infrastructure, Energy and Construction, TAFE NSW

Dr

Michael

Spence

AC

Vice Chancellor & Principal, University of Sydney

Matthew

Stewart

General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown

Hon.

Alan

Tudge

MP

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure & Population

Clr.

Angela

Vithoulkas

Independent Councillor, City of Sydney

Jenny

Wiggins

Senior Companies Reporter, Australian Financial Review

Dr

Tim

Williams

Strategic Adviser, ARUP

Kevin

Young

Managing Director, Sydney Water

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