The Business of Architecture and Design is a series of keynote presentations and seminars curated to provide attendees with vital information to help guide strategic planning for 2020 and beyond. Domestic and international speakers will outline technology advancements, new business models and the economic imperatives that will drive the built environment for the next three years.

Limited seats will be available for this event, so register now and be the first to get invited when tickets go on sale.

  • Prepare your business for current and future opportunities
  • Understand the intersection of technology and design
  • Facilitate business growth

Balder Tol
General Manager

Balder is of Dutch origin and obtained his Masters in Management degree at the University of Sydney prior to becoming Airbnb Australia's first employee in 2012. After establishing a strong presence for Airbnb in Oceania, Balder continued to follow his passion of building communities as the General Manager of Tank Stream Labs, a technology focused co-working space located in the heart of Sydney, before joining global shared workspace company, WeWork in 2016.

Carolyn Breeze
General Manager of Australia and New Zealand

Carolyn is an experienced business leader with more than 15 years in the technology sector, including extensive international experience within the fintech, e-commerce and telecommunications sectors.
For more than 20 years she has been actively supporting brands to amplify their presence in relevant markets, elevate their customer experience and form long-term partnerships. Carolyn’s work within Braintree (a PayPal service), eBay, Vodafone and Telstra has seen her sharpen her sales, marketing and leadership expertise, as well as her knowledge in digital transformation.

Carolyn is passionate about creating opportunities for local businesses in the region. She’s an advocate for workplace diversity and is focused on creating an inclusive working environment. Her primary goal is to empower organisations to drive inclusion and equality through technology, environment and choice.

Her astute leadership and professionalism has resulted in Carolyn being named one of CEO Magazine’s IT and Telecommunications Executives of the Year in 2018, and recognised as one of the top 20 Women in Fintech.

Adam Haddow

Adam Haddow is an award-winning Sydney based architect and director at leading multi-disciplinary design studio, SJB. A specialist in the built environment, Adam is interested in what makes cities vibrant, connected and civic with particular expertise in urban density, multi-use residential and the intersection of public and private space.
Adam’s diverse experience and design excellence has been recognised locally with numerous awards including the AIA National and NSW Chapter Architecture Awards, the Urban Taskforce Awards, and the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence as well as overseas prizes in the 2015 World Architecture Festival for mixed-use buildings, 2017 INSIDE winner in the residential category and 2019 jury vote for Cleveland Rooftop at the Frame Awards. He was co-creative director of the 2014 Australian National Architecture Conference and has written for many architectural periodicals including State of the Arts, Architectural Review and Arts and Medicine.
Recognised as a thought-leader in mixed-use design, Adam’s buildings reflect his belief that architecture should provide an armature for community life; that the activities buildings facilitate are just as important as the physicality of the buildings themselves. His designs embody ambitions of beauty, delight, joy and surprise. He is a Churchill Fellow who investigated alternatives to conventional models of urban design, resulting in a research project entitled ‘Shall We Dense.’ An examination into the state of modern density living in Australia the project led to successful collaborations within the professional and architectural realms.

As a studio, SJB is acclaimed nationally and internationally for their work in architecture, interiors, planning and urban design. Adam joined SJB in 1994 and has been a director since 2004.

Ninotschka Titchkosky
BVN Australia

Ninotschka Titchkosky is Co-CEO of BVN and Strategic Champion of Digital Innovation and Robotics. She is interested in future scenarios and possibilities that can emerge through a project that have global currency. She is passionate about the role architects play in shaping our interactions, communities and cities and continually seeks to effect change through projects.
Ninotschka is interested in the changing nature of architectural practice and the potential for new ways of engaging in the design and construction process. She is leading BVN’s research into robotics, which explores live site collaborations with the robot using woven carbon fibre systems. Her most recent projects are the rebuilding of the heart of the campus at ANU, Canberra with six new buildings, two of which are timber buildings under construction with fully pre-fabricated facades and a new STEM school for 2000 students. Her work has been recognised through numerous awards nationally and internationally including a RIBA International Award and a World Architecture Award commendation.

Qualification: BSC (ARCH) BARCH, Registered Architect NSW and VIC, Nominated Architect in NSW 9356

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