Month: September 2011

Maritime

Maritime and Transport

Regional Ports 2011 – Part 1: A princess and a seal

Regional Ports 2011 – Highlight summary – PART 1 Showcasing the latest port developments that drive regional ports, Regional Ports 2011 , proudly hosted by Tasports, continued the tradition of bringing together key decision makers and stakeholders to discuss the current issues impacting the health of our regional commercial trading ports and the well-being of…

22 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

QLD Transport Infrastructure: Part 2

A day of industry champions Day Two of Informa's Queensland Transport Infrastructure Summit provided a look at the Federal Government’s role in freight and transport planning; developments towards integrated freight and intelligent transport; a look at where the money comes from and project updates from the airport, port and rail industries. It was a day…

21 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Media

AIMIA Digital Summit App launched!

We're very excited to announce that the 7th annual AIMIA Digital Summit App is launched and ready to be downloaded. The 7th annual event will once again gather the leading experts in digital industry, forward-thinking executives wishing to stay up to date with the latest trends in the digital world and hear the most insightful…

19 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Other

Australia’s white hot smartphone revolution

Australia is leading the way with people using smartphones for mobile banking, but is limited by its poor network and speed at which it gets new technology compared to other countries.The Digital Money Summit happening on the 28-29 Nov 2011 in Sydney will explore the existing pros and cons for Australia developing its contactless payment methods.…

14 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Food safety rating system to be voluntary

John Kaye, Greens NSW Member of Parliament, mentioned in the article below will be speaking on "How will cost implications of the carbon tax impact on food products" at the upcoming 13th annual Food Regulations and Labelling Standards conference on the 9-10 November 2011 in Sydney. *** THE NSW government will introduce a statewide ''scores…

7 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Adelaide shows off Australia’s first 5 Green Star hospital

Kriston Symons, Building Engineering - Group Leader of AECOM will be discussing this project in our upcoming 14th annual Healthcare Facilities Planning and Design Summit on the 27-28 September 2011 in Sydney. ______________________________________________________________________________ Adelaide’s redeveloped Flinders Medical Centre has become the country’s first hospital project to receive a 5 Star Green Star rating. The hospital’s…

5 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

Are you part of the biggest rail action of the year?

          AusRAIL PLUS 2011 is happening in 2 months in the Sunshine State (Brisbane, Queensland!) and it's looking to be the biggest AusRAIL to date! The program is out and the brochure is launched! Do you have a copy of the brochure yet? If not, you can download the brochure by…

5 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security

Defence companies share $14m for skills

A group of defence and related companies will share $14 million to boost the skills of their workforce. Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare said that included up to $1.4 million to support approximately 250 apprentices in aerospace, engineering fabrication and electro-technology. "Like a lot of sectors in the economy, defence companies are competing with the…

2 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Other

Two tides are turning on piracy Part 2

This topic will be discussed at the 8th Annual Port and Maritime Security 2011 Conference in September. Read Part 1 of the article here. *** Evolving That is not legally the status of private armed guards. Under the Mercenaries Convention, mercenaries have the backing of a sovereign and are involved in meddling in the affairs…

2 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Planning & Design

Tasmania commits to green ratings for new public buildings

Delivering excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Design was defined as a key result area for the $160M Redevelopment of Flinders Medical Centre, and the New South Wing at FMC is the first project to be assessed under the Green Star Healthcare v1 Tool. The project has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Healthcare Design…

1 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Can urban planning bring about cultural changes?

I recently came across an opinion piece in the New York Times that raises some interesting points about the differences in urban planning strategies and policy implementation processes between European and US cities (also applicable to cities in Australia). The article has sparked a great discussion amongst urban planners on LinkedIn. In recent years, the…

1 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia

Other

Two tides are turning on piracy Part 1

This just in - Just in time for our 8th Annual Port & Maritime Security 2011 Conference. *** MAYBE two tides are turning. Piracy seems to be declining – depending on the scale one uses for calculating. One would be fatuous to think armed guards are responsible simply because another tide is turning. Some flag…

1 Sep 2011, by Informa Australia