Delegates networking at conference

Industry leaders from the whole infrastructure cycle will come together 2–3 September at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane for The Critical Infrastructure Summit – the premier event for construction, asset management and disaster resilience in Australia. 

Over the last few years, Australia’s infrastructure industry has experienced significant growth with billions in funding and new projects underway and planned across road, rail, airports, ports, urban development and utilities.

We’re no longer in an infrastructure ‘boom’ – this trend is now the new normal level of infrastructure activity needed to cater for an increasing population, aging assets and innovative new technologies.

However, with new projects and opportunities come new challenges, meaning it’s critical to stay informed on the latest updates in the industry.

The Critical Infrastructure Summit will be the industry event for all stages of an asset’s lifecycle, from project construction, management and maintenance, through to how to prepare, survive and thrive in the face of major disaster events.

Brought to you by the team behind Infrastructure, Energy and Utility magazines, the summit comprises three co-located events under the one roof:

  1. Critical Infrastructure: Asset Management
  2. Critical Infrastructure: Disaster Management
  3. Critical Infrastructure: Construct
The whole infrastructure lifecycle across multiple sectors under one roof

Critical Infrastructure: Asset Management is the new iteration of the premier industry event Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure, which has been running for four years.

Delegates can expect the same high-quality speakers and program as previous years, with the added bonus of two co-located events.

This will also be the second time running Critical Infrastructure: Disaster Management, with the inaugural conference in November 2019.

Critical Infrastructure: Construct is a brand new event bringing together the industry leaders, leading companies and hot topics seen in Infrastructure magazine.

This isn’t one event with multiple streams, it is three full industry conferences co-located in the same building, and for the price of one registration, delegates will have access to all three events.

Organisations can send their asset management teams to Asset Management, Resilience Officers to Disaster Management, and Project Managers to Construct, or delegates can duck in and out of all three events for different sessions.

Event highlights
  • Expert speaker presentations and industry panel sessions
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities
  • Access to all three events for the price of one registration
  • Major exhibition showcase across all three events
  • The inaugural Critical Infrastructure Awards – to be awarded at a Cocktail Gala Party on Day 1
What the industry is talking about

The expert speaker lineup across all three events features senior leaders from infrastructure asset owners, utilities, government, industry associations and consultancies.

Delegates will hear from those who are implementing emerging technologies; creating new processes and cultures to significantly improve the management of their critical assets; organisations that have survived their own disaster events and emerged as stronger, more capable businesses; and those who are leading the construction of some of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects.

It is the only Australian infrastructure event bringing together the road, rail, airport, port, urban and utility sectors to share learnings about the entire infrastructure lifecycle.

The Summit will provide a forum for the industry to share each other’s successes and learn from their mistakes. The presentations and panel sessions will provide delegates with practical solutions to improve the way critical assets are constructed, managed and protected, as well as highlighting where future infrastructure opportunities may lie.

Asset Management 
  • Developing strategic asset management plans
  • Tools to optimise asset management decision-making
  • The role of machine learning, digital twins and artificial intelligence
  • How ISO 550001 can fit into your organisation’s plans
  • Balancing stakeholder requirements with keeping costs down
  • Dealing with aging assets
  • Building and leading a forward-thinking asset management team
  • Harnessing the constant evolution of technology, from automation to IoT, and data analytics
Disaster Management
  • Disaster prevention
  • Identifying and preparing for strategic risks
  • Real-time response
  • Management and leadership in crisis
  • Restoring services
  • Managing the recovery period
  • Building resilient communities
Construct 
  • Case studies of major projects across all sectors – rail, airports, road, utilities etc.
  • The circular economy
  • Construction in the face of climate change
  • Skills and training
  • How current projects are using new technologies
  • Diversity in the construction sector
  • Future opportunities
Who should attend The Critical Infrastructure Summit?

Keeping up to date on the latest in infrastructure construction, asset management and disaster resilience is essential in all aspects of an organisation that has critical assets.

Previous Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure and Disaster Management events saw delegates from organisations such as:

  • Infrastructure Australia
  • Sydney Water
  • Ausgrid
  • Infrastructure NSW
  • V/Line
  • Queensland Urban Utilities
  • Powerlink
  • Transport for NSW
  • Jemena
  • Port Authority NSW
  • Energy Queensland
  • Pacific National
  • Essential Energy
  • Sunwater
  • City West Water
  • Origin Energy
  • SA Water
  • Port of Melbourne
  • KPMG
  • TransGrid
  • WaterNSW
  • nbn co
  • And more
Reach infrastructure decision makers

The Critical Infrastructure Summit 2020 is the best place to directly reach senior decision makers in the infrastructure and utility sectors as they’ll all be in the one location.

If your business is in the construction, infrastructure, asset management or disaster resilience space, get noticed by sponsoring the event. There are several sponsorship opportunities available – with some including speaking spots and exhibition booths.

If you are interested in being involved in the event or would like more information, please email [email protected].

For more information about The Critical Infrastructure Summit or its events: Asset Management, Disaster Management and Construct, please visit critical-infrastructure.com.au.

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