Conference Program

1:00 PM

Jessica Dickers, Editor, Infrastructure magazine and Conference MC

Welcome remarks

1:10 PM

Chris Melham, Chief Executive Officer, Civil Contractors Federation (National)

Keynote: A civil infrastructure led economic recovery

1:45 PM

Andrew Curthoys, Digital Relationship Manager, Cross River Rail

2:15 PM

Louise Hyland, Chief Executive Officer, The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)

We are living in uncertain times: a global pandemic, climate change and threats to our geopolitical stability that we have not seen for decades. If Australia is to remain at the head of the pack, it is vital that 5G is incorporated in the planning and design of large infrastructure projects in Australia.

In this presentation, Louise will discuss 5G and the enormous opportunities of accelerated adoption and capitalisation on technology innovations for Australia across key industries where infrastructure plays a key role. 

2:45 PM

Ashley Vincent, Managing Director, METRONET

3:15 PM

PANEL - Changing construction culture

Culture is no longer an afterthought or something thought to be outside the scope of assets and projects – it is a critical component of the infrastructure sector’s ability to run effectively and meet demand. Currently the infrastructure industry is facing challenges around diversity, accessibility, and burnout from excessively long working hours. This panel will explore these issues and what we can do to improve industry culture.


Gabrielle Trainor, Chair - Construction Industry Culture Taskforce (CICT)
Lisa Hogben, Package Director – Melbourne Airport Rail, Metro Trains Melbourne
Naomi Frauenfelder, Chief Executive Officer - Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds

4:00 PM

Katie Yates, Manager of Energy Policy, AusNet Services

Transmission’s importance to energy transformation – a Victorian perspective

4:30 PM

Closing remarks and close of conference

Meet The Speakers