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Be Summit aims to reunite built environment industry

One of Australia’s leading built environment events, the Be Summit, is back this year, with Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas MP, announced as opening speaker. Following this year’s Federal Budget announcement and the $15 million injection into the nation’s infrastructure, Pallas will be speaking on industry recovery since the pandemic and what we can expect moving forward.

This one-day, free-to-attend event is being held as a virtual summit on Friday, September 10, bringing together built environment leaders, government policymakers, and market experts. The program features sessions discussing the latest business opportunities presented by the further investment into new and existing projects, alongside exploration into technologies helping to build a smarter and better built environment for Australia.

Be Summit Event Manager, James Laing, says this year’s event is more important than ever, with the industry being challenged by the health and economic impact of COVID-19.

“There’s never been a more important time to be informed about the big issues and to keep up to date with the latest building construction technologies,” says Laing.

“The impact of COVID and the speed in which changes are happening can’t be understated.”

The summit program will be led by author, presenter and political commentator, Jamila Rizvi, speaking alongside industry-leading voices in sessions including:

Has COVID Killed the City?

Panellists: Nicolas Reece, Deputy Lord Mayor of City of Melbourne; Tom Crocker, Design Studio Director, Pacific of We Work; Craig Shute, Managing Director of JLL; and Su Lim, Global Managing Director of FreeState.

ACIF Forecast Briefing and Discussion

Panellists: Kerry Barwise, ACIF Chief Forecaster; Marc Tessari, New Business Analyst of Probuild; Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist of Ray White; Bob Richardson, Managing Director of Xmirus; and Tim Lawless, Head of Research at CoreLogic Asia Pacific.

The Future of Work and What it Means for the Built Environment

Panellists: Laurie Aznavoorian, Strategy and Business Lead of Bates Smart; Caroline Boyce, Senior Workplace Strategy Consultant of Lendlease; Matt Lovegrove, People Advisory Services Partner of EY; and Bryan Froud, Director, Consulting of JLL.

Conformance and Compliance in the Wake of the Lacrosse Fire

Panellists: Richard Choy, CEO of Natspec; Dr Mark Burgess, Director, Infrastructure Technologies of the CSIRO; Michael Adams, FRAIA; and Alison Byrne, Chief Operating Officer of the Victorian Building Authority.

The Global Impact of BIM

In discussion with Rebecca de Cicco, Principal Digital Operations at Aurecon.

Registration to attend the summit is free. For more information and to register, click here.

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