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AFR National Infrastructure Summit

Over 300 of Australia’s top investors, planners, contractors, advisers and policy-makers at what is the nation’s premier infrastructure event.

28-29 June 2017 | Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

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Following the success of last year’s event, the Australian Financial Review’s National Infrastructure Summit returns, bigger and better, in 2017. This year, the focus is on driving growth through smarter, more efficient cities – and we are lining up the best of the best from Australia and abroad to work through the various planning, funding and delivery issues that are holding our cities back.

Over 300 of Australia’s top investors, planners, contractors, advisers and policy-makers at what is the nation’s premier infrastructure event.




Canadian Infrastructure Stream

28th June 2017 4:00pm

In partnership with Infrastructure Canada and Global Affairs Canada, we are proud to announce three key presentations from the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada, Mr. Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office at Infrastructure Canada and Angela Bogdan, Consul General for Canada.

This stream will commence at 4:00pm on Day 1 (28th June 2017) of the summit. These esteemed speakers will be presenting on the Canada Infrastructure Bank, a brand-new initiative that aims to innovate in the way infrastructure is financed infrastructure in Canada by involving private investors to build transformative projects that benefit Canadians.

The Canada Infrastructure Bank is part of a long term plan to make historic investments in infrastructure to create long term growth, support Canada’s green agenda and encourage social inclusion. This plan focuses on five key investment areas: public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation and rural and northern communities across Canada. The Canada Infrastructure Bank will be a new tool to help build more infrastructure by creating the right environment for private investors to participate in revenue-generating projects, whether it is roads and bridges, public transit, energy transmission or resource roads.

The stream is free for anyone registering for the conference. But for people who don’t want to go to the conference and only want to attend the stream, it will be $275 +GST.


16:00 Introductory remarks from Consul General

An address from the Consul General of Canada to Australia, Angela Bogdan, on the Canada-Australia trade and investment relationship.

Angela Bogdan, Consul General of Canada in Sydney


16:05 Welcome address

Overview of the infrastructure sector in Canada, shared challenges and possible opportunities in the sustainable growth of Canadian and Australian infrastructure organizations

The Hon Amarjeet Sohi MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Communities, Canada


16:15 A presentation from the government official responsible for the Canada Infrastructure Bank file, discussing the CIB’s

  • Inception
  • Implementation
  • Vision
  • Opportunities for foreign investment

Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office, Infrastructure Canada


The Hon Darren Chester MP

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP

NSW Treasurer

Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO

Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission

The Hon Amarjeet Sohi

Minister for Infrastructure and Communities, Canada

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Shadow Minister for Tourism

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Minster for Urban Infrastructure

The Hon Angus Taylor MP

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation (invited)

Tony Danaher

Chief Executive Capital Investment Organisation, Department for International Trade

The Hon Melinda Pavey MP

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Nick Prior

Global Infrastructure and Capital Projects Partner, Deloitte, UK

Steven Lambert

Executive General Manager - Capital Financing, NAB

Mark Birrell

Chair, Infrastructure Australia

John Alexander OAM MP

Member for Bennelong and Chairman, Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities

Marion Terrill

Transport Program Director, Grattan Institute

Dennis Cliche

CEO, Sydney Motorway Corporation

Andrew Head

Group General Manager, Transurban

Chris Heathcote

CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub

Michael Thorpe

MD and Global Head of Infrastructure, Commonwealth Bank

Yvonne Butler

CEO, Australian Institute of Project Management

Heath Walker

Head of Marketing & Communications - Australia, Tesla Motors

Paul Oppenheim

CEO, Plenary Group

Philip Davies

CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Michael Deegan

Chief Executive, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Shane Ellison

Chief Operating Officer NSW & QLD, Deputy Business Development Director, Transdev

Michel Masson

CEO, Infrastructure Victoria

Dr Kerry Schott AO

Chair, Transgrid

Mr Brendan Nelson

Deputy Secretary, Growth, Design & Programs, Department of Planning and Environment (NSW)

Brendan Lyon

CEO, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Kim Woodbury

COO, City of Sydney

Peter Bailey

CEO and Chair, Arup

Bill Cox

MD - ANZ, Aurecon

Andrew Whitson

Group Executive and CEO Residential, Stockland

Garry Bowditch

Executive Director, Better Infrastructure, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership

Stephen McIntyre

Group General Manager - Health & PPPs, Spotless

Ross Israel

Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Tony Wood

Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute

Prof Christopher Pettit

Associate Director – City Futures Research Centre, UNSW

Paul Oosting

National Director, GetUp!

Sandra Dodds

Board Member, Roads Australia

Tristan Sender

CEO, GoGet

Nicola Morris


Leilani Frew

Executive Director – Head of Commissioning and Contestability Unit, NSW Treasury

Prof Corinne Mulley

Chair, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney

Kim Curtain

Executive Director Infrastructure & Structured Finance, NSW Treasury

Kathryn Matthews

Partner, Deloitte

Dr Kellie Nuttall

Partner, Deloitte

The Hon Martin Foley MP

Minister for Housing (VIC)

Dean Spaccavento

Co-Founder, Reposit

Thanuja Gunatillake

Manager - Public Transport and Mobility, RACV

Grant Smith

Executive Director - Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, Macquarie Asset Management

Prof John Stanley

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies

Thomas Hyde

CIO, Beca

Zachary McClelland

Project Director, VicHyper

Steve Artis

Director, Ultraspeed Australia

Richard Fechner

Executive Manager and Global Leader of Infrastructure Investment, GHD Advisory

Chris Bratchford

Executive Director - Housing, Mission Australia

Jonathan McKeown

CEO, Australian Water Association

Chris Voyce

Co-Head Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables ANZ, Macquarie Capital

Luke Houghton

Partner, Deloitte

David Riches

Executive Director – Projects NSW, Infrastructure NSW

James Morgan-Payler

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Mike Abbott

Head of Operations for Australia and New Zealand, Uber

Heidi Isreb

Partner - Consulting, Deloitte

Tom Mazzaferro

General Manager - Specialised Finance, NAB

Richard de Cani

Prior Planning Director for Transport for London and Head of UKMEA Planning, Arup, UK

John Pickhaver

Co-Head of Macquarie Capital, Australia and New Zealand

Megan Motto

CEO, Consult Australia

Felicity Rourke

Partner & Head of Office, Norton Rose Fulbright

Jenny Wiggins

Infrastructure Reporter, The Australian Financial Review

Tony Boyd

Chanticleer, The Australian Financial Review

Jennifer Hewett

National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

Mark Ludlow

Political Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review

Ben Potter

Senior Writer, The Australian Financial Review

Simon Evans

Senior Reporter, The Australian Financial Review

Paul Mountney

Partner, Deloitte

Angela Bogdan

Consul General of Canada in Sydney

Glenn Campbell

Assistant Deputy Minister of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office, Infrastructure Canada

when & where

22 - 23 Jun 2017

Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9228 9188

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