• The Property Congress 2020 - Day One


Australia's #1 property conference gives you access to business leaders and industry experts.
DAY ONE - 29 MAR 2022
DAY TWO - 30 MAR 2022

Australians will face new ways of living and working in their cities as we emerge from the global pandemic. How will cities globally thrive and survive under the ‘new normal’? What lessons can we learn from the 20th century to guide our resurgence?

Keynote: Richard Florida, Author, Thought Leader, Researcher (U.S based)
Moderator: Kate Meyrick, Director, Urbis

Property has come through the shocks of 2020 to lead Australia’s economic recovery. How are our corporate leaders responding to this challenge? Where is the property industry heading over the next decade? How has business as usual changed forever?

Sophie Fallman, Managing Partner, Real Estate, Brookfield
Tarun Gupta, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Stockland
David Harrison, Managing Director & Group CEO, Charter Hall
Darren Steinberg, CEO and Executive Director, Dexus
Josephine Sukkar AM, Principal, Buildcorp

Moderator: Turi Condon, Director of Corporate Affairs, National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

Two of the world’s best projects will be showcased and discussed in a highly interactive and informative session.

Speaker: Gail Rogowsky, Director, Turner & Townsend

Australia has witnessed its first annual population decline since 1916. How quickly can we restart overseas migration and how will the vaccine rollout affect this timeframe. Find out where we are heading and what it all means for the property industry.

Keynote: Jessica Christiansen-Franks, Co-Founder & CEO, Neighbourlytics
Keynote: Simon Kuestenmacher, Director of Research, The Demographics Group

Moderator: Felicity Emmett, Senior Economist, ANZ

Australia is one of the first countries globally to return to the workplace putting us ahead of the curve. This gives us an unrivalled opportunity to write the global playbook for CBD revival and to become a best practice hub for the world. How do we reimagine the workplace for the ‘new normal’ and transform our places of business into centres of experience?

Keynote & Moderator: Holly Ransom, Founder and CEO, Emergent

Kevin George, Executive General Manager – Office, Dexus

Sarah Kay, Director – Global Client Leader, Woods Bagot
Steven Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Australia

A showcase of the projects, people and innovations that demonstrated excellence in 2021.

Federation Ballroom, Grand Chancellor


The rapid evolution of consumer change has seen retail and logistics combine to accommodate the E-Commerce trend. If the customer is always right, what does right mean right now? And in five years’ time? How do we respond to their needs and wants? And what does this mean for developers, owners and investors in retail and logistics.

Opening address:
Pippa Kulmar, Co-Director, RetailOasis

Craig Fuller, Director of Operations, Amazon Australia
Louise Mason, ‎Group Executive & CEO Commercial Property, ‎Stockland

Moderator: Susan MacDonald, Non-Executive Director, Cbus Property

The residential sector has done the heavy lifting to pull Australia out of recession. What is driving this demand and will it continue after government stimulus support? Who are providing innovative products to meet shifting consumer demand?

Peter Summers, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, AVJennings
Brian White AO, Joint Chairman, Ray White Group

The Hon. John Howard OM AC, Former Australian Prime Minister

Australian companies are operating in an increasingly complex world. What are the implications for our country from an assertive China, a new US administration, Brexit, and COVID travel restrictions? What are the challenges we will face and where are the opportunities for Australia to excel?

Moderator: Stephen Conry AM, Chief Executive Officer, JLL Australia and New Zealand

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