Month: December 2014

Energy & Utilities

Gas Turbines Conference 2014 – What did you miss?

Our Australian Gas Turbines Conference took place in Melbourne last month and celebrated its 15th anniversary milestone with a comprehensive conference program that included a breadth of topical case studies and technical papers addressing gas turbine operations, maintenance and inspection. See the top 3 technical presentations viewed online: 1. What are the Training, testing and operational…

19 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

South Australia rides the resources wave and achieves record highs

Informa’s 8th Annual Mining South Australia conference took place in Whyalla last month, kicking off with a morning of comprehensive updates on developments and opportunities for the region’s mineral and petroleum industry. Despite current market conditions challenging Australia’s resource industry, South Australia’s resource industry had a positive tale to tell. Dr. Paul Heithersay of the…

17 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

FASD is a brain injury too. Our 2nd Annual National Acquired Brain Injury conference in Sydney featured on interactive panel discussion on the developments and implications for Australia of FASD. The discussion featured Vicki Russell, CEO, National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Prof Heather Douglas from TC Beirne School of Law at the University…

17 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Sharing best practices in HTA

Our 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment (HTA) conference in Sydney combined discussions of policy updates, assessment methods and issues of transferability, decision-making processes and optimised stakeholder engagement. We were fortunate to have had George Papadopoulos, President, Emerald Corporate Group chair the conference. With more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry including clinical research, health…

12 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: It’s the Serotonin, Stupid

By Jenny Strachan* I was watching the smash hit 'Jersey Boys' the other day when it struck me that it provided a perfect example of how men and women think differently. The Boys’ big hit was “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. The title seems to make simple sense but in fact it’s complete nonsense - because…

10 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

What next for the iron ore industry?

The 7th Annual Americas Iron Ore conference that took place in Rio in early November opened with the recognition from the industry and its players that a “new era” for iron ore has begun. After the extraordinary 2010 high prices, the industry is now entering a new period of more subdued prices on the back…

9 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Education

Leading change in teaching and learning: What are the greatest challenges?

In an increasingly competitive higher education market, improving the quality of teaching and learning is clearly vital – but the structural and cultural barriers to change remain formidable. We asked several of the sector’s leading experts, all speakers at the Future of Learning in Higher Education Summit in February, what they consider to be the…

4 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights