Be Summit plans virtual summit for 10 September

Sep 7, 2021
  • Article by Tom Holland

Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas will be launching this year’s Be Summit, which will be held virtually on 10 September 2021.

The annual built environment event will be free to watch and features headliners EY Asia-Pacific markets and business development leader Matt Lovegrove, CoreLogic Asia Pacific head of research Tim Lawless, Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee and the CSIRO’s Dr Mark Burgess.

Pallas, who is set to deliver the keynote address, will be speaking about the post-pandemic recovery and what the built environment sector can expect in the coming years.

“This event gives free access to vital discussions about the latest building construction technologies and what the future holds for the building construction industries,” says BE Summit event manager James Laing of the decision to go virtual.

“A virtual event ensures professionals across Australia and internationally can keep up to date with the big issues.”

MC for this Friday’s summit is author, presenter and political commentator Jamil Rizvi, and sessions include:

Has COVID Killed the City?

Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne Nicolas Reece, We Work general manager Balder Tol and JLL managing director Craig Shute discuss the impact of lockdowns and the shift to working from home on the nation’s CBDs.

Are we witnessing the death of the city as we know it or are we simply witnessing the next stage of urban evolution?

ACIF Forecast Briefing and Discussion

CoreLogic Asia Pacific’s Tim Lawless, Probuild new business analyst Marc Tessari, Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee, Xmirus managing director Bob Richardson and ACIF chief forecaster Kerry Barwise discuss what can be expected in the latest industry forecasts.

The ACIF Forecasts provide the industry with a relevant and credible ‘compass’ for upcoming demand for work across all sectors, including major projects, as well as what is happening with construction costs and labour requirements. 

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

EY Asia-Pacific markets leader Matt Lovegrove, Bates Smart strategy and business lead Laurie Aznavoorian, Lendlease senior workplace strategy consultant Caroline Boyce and JLL director Bryan Froud explore the seismic events of the past 12 months and how they will impact how people work in the future and what that, in turn, means for the diverse industries that make up the Built Environment sector.

Conformance and Compliance in the Wake of the Lacrosse Fire

Natspec CEO Richard Choy, CSIRO director of infrastructure technology Dr Mark Burgess and Australia Institute of Architects fellow Michael Adams discuss the changes that have occurred since the 2014 fire, and what the implications are for design and building professionals.

The Global Impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Aurecon principal Bebecca di Ciccio joins a group of panelists for a discussion on the historical journey of the UK BIM Policy and its impacts on the global BIM implementation and what this means for the Australian built environment.

The 2021 Be Summit kicks off on 10 September at 8:55am AEST.

To register follow this link: https://besummit.com.au/register/.

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