Infrastructure is hosting the Critical Infrastructure Summit – a landmark virtual event for the Australian infrastructure industry involving five free-to-attend Virtual Conferences, running every Wednesday in September.

The Critical Infrastructure Summit 2020 will be the premier event for the whole infrastructure lifecycle construction, asset management and disaster resilience – and create an online community that can meet again in person once COVID restrictions ease.

The Summit’s five Virtual Conferences will explore how we build, manage and protect our infrastructure, as well as the biggest issues the sector faces and future predictions. These issues will be the keystone of infrastructure in the post-COVID world.

Five industry-leading virtual events

Each Virtual Conference will explore a certain part of the infrastructure industry, and combined, the Summit will be the place to go for industry updates, predictions and networking.

The conferences include:

Critical Infrastructure: State of play – 2 September

This is the opening session of the Summit and will set the scene, exploring the state of infrastructure in Australia including current challenges and opportunities.

This conference will feature presentations from keynote speakers, an industry panel, and a virtual networking session to allow you to make new connections, despite not being able to meet in person.

Construct 2020 – 9 September

Construct explores some of the biggest infrastructure projects underway in Australia across road, rail, airport, port, urban construction and utilities.

The Virtual Conference will look at current projects, providing delegates with milestone updates, insights into new technologies and smart processes being employed, and a look at potential opportunities.

Delegates will hear first-hand from the people leading some of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects.

Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure – 16 September

Running for the sixth time, Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure is the place to be for updates on technologies, projects and processes that help to better manage critical assets in Australia, from water pipes and energy networks, to transport infrastructure.

It will explore topics such as developing strategic asset management plans in an uncertain future, resilient asset management, and the role of machine learning, artificial intelligence and digital twins.

The event provides practical solutions to improve the way critical assets are managed, with a speaker lineup featuring senior leaders from utilities, infrastructure asset owners, industry associations, consultancies and government.

There will also be a separate Asset Management training workshop held the same week as this conference – limited
spots available.

Disaster Management – 23 September

Disaster Management looks at the impacts a range of disaster events can have on the owners of critical assets; and provides tools to help essential service providers minimise the impact of a disaster, and emerge stronger than ever before.

There’s never been a more pressing time for this kind of expertise with Australia dealing with bushfires, drought, cyber attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Virtual Conference expert speaker lineup will help critical infrastructure organisations prepare for, survive and then thrive in the face of disaster.

The Future of Infrastructure – 30 September

The way people live, work and move around Australia’s cities has changed dramatically due to COVID-19, and while some things will soon go back to normal, there is likely to be a significant transformation of transport, utilities and social infrastructure in the future.

Now is the time to take stock and look at what the future of the sector could look like, so critical infrastructure owners can start planning and preparing their assets.

The Future of Infrastructure gathers the industry’s leading experts to explore their predictions for future trends and what these can mean for the sector and individual organisations.

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