Month: September 2016

Infrastructure

Managing and mitigating risk during the delivery phase of a PPP

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the use of Public Private Partnerships. With the promise of budget certainty, project efficiency and appropriate risk transfer, Governments are increasingly reaching out to the Private sector for social and economic infrastructure projects. But alongside the numerous benefits, there are equivalent measures of risk…

29 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

What did we learn at #SEAAOC16?

There was a distinct buzz surrounding the 22nd South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference gathering this September. It wasn’t surprising given that 750 industry executives gathered in Darwin as a newly elected Northern Territory Government were two weeks into taking the reins. Those that attended and made the journey to Darwin were rewarded with the…

29 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure

Building the Territory: 2016 and beyond

The 2016 Building the Territory Conference concluded successfully recently along with the collocated SEAOOC and the Mining the Territory Conferences, forming the 8th Annual NT Resources Week, which took place on 14th and 15th September at the Darwin Convention Centre. A recent change in government saw us welcome the newly appointed Minister The Hon. Michael…

28 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining the Territory 2016: Building foundations for growth

Great achievements and exciting projects are taking place in the Northern Territory within the mining and exploration sector. On 15th September, the 10th Anniversary Mining the Territory Conference successfully closed its curtains. For two days, delegates of the conference gathered at the Darwin Convention Centre, discussed and explored the current and future opportunities in the Northern…

24 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Transport & Logistics

Truck Driver Skills Survey – identifying the need for a truck driver apprenticeship

There are many key issues facing the heavy vehicle industry in Australia; compliance with NHVR requirements, driver fatigue management, route compliance, transport automation, technology implementation and driver training. It is the latter, along with the attraction of younger people into the aging workforce that is perhaps one of the most important topics facing the industry…

23 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure

UP CLOSE: Dr. Toby Roberts, Chairman, WJ Groundwater Ltd

Dewatering strategies for tunnels, shafts and excavations deployed during London’s Crossrail UK mega projects will be the focus for Dr. Toby Roberts' presentation, when he joins a number of international experts addressing Informa’s 14th Australian Tunnelling Conference, taking place in Sydney on 11-12 October. Dr. Roberts will share his expertise on overcoming restricted access, in-tunnel wellpoint…

21 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Management Conference – Highlights 2016

Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Management Conference - Highlights 2016 This year at #FFPI16 included presentations from: Michelle Barakat-Johnson, Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney Jack Bell, The Prince Charles Hospital and The University of Queensland Dr Rebecca Bell, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Margaret Cahill, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Leisa Cassidy, The Townsville Hospital Kerrie…

19 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure

The Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok tunnel – One of the world’s mega-TBM projects

The Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok tunnel will link the New Territories, north of Hong Kong to Lantau Island, where the international airport is located. Dragages Hong Kong, a Bouygues Construction subsidiary was awarded the project, consisting of the construction of a submersed twin-tube tunnel, each 14m in diameter and carrying two lanes of traffic. We…

15 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Business

JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys to address AFR Retail Summit – in wake of $870m acquisition

In the wake of JB Hi-Fi’s $870m acquisition of The Good Guys this week, the AFR Retail Summit gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand from the CEOs of both companies on their vision for the future. JB Hi-Fi issued $394 million worth of shares and took on a $500 million debt to fund the deal; but…

14 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Innovation in Retail – How Stylerunner are Disrupting the Industry

Hefty competition from overseas players and a turbulent economic climate, mean that Australian retailers are having to fight harder than ever before to achieve targeted rates of sales growth. With this in mind, Australian sportswear curator Stylerunner have certainly been packing a few punches recently, with a number of inspiring and innovative PR ventures. Stylerunner,…

13 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Case Study | Facilitating Peace Education Programmes in a Women’s Correctional Facility in NZ

In lead up to the Correctional Services Healthcare Summit, at Informa Insights, we spoke to Catherine Gavigan, Director, National Centre for Training and Development regarding her international case study on "Facilitating Peace Education Programmes in a Women's Correctional Facility in New Zealand". You are the Director at National Centre for Training and Development -What have…

13 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Managing Ageing Patients: Reception to Palliative Care

Mr Chris Puplick AM, Chair of the Board, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (NSW) will be speaking at the Correctional Services Healthcare Conference.  In the lead up to the 7th Annual Correctional Services Healthcare Conference, at Informa Insights, we had a chance to speak to Chris about his most recent work with Justice Health…

12 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights