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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.

14-15 October 2020 | A virtually delivered event
Sydney AEDT/UTC+11

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The Australian Financial Review National Infrastructure Summit has firmly established itself as Australia’s premier forum for government, contractors, analysts and academics to discuss and announce major projects driving growth for smarter, more efficient cities.

Now in its sixth year, the Summit provides political debate, exclusive industry perspectives and a comprehensive overview of the project pipeline, creating an unmissable event for all infrastructure insiders.

This event will be fully virtually delivered via our online events and networking platform, Brella. Click here to check out a preview of our virtual event experience.


Packages Price
15 Delegate Pass$5749+GST
Two-day Virtual Pass (includes all 4 masterclasses)$2,546.24+GST
Company-Wide Virtual Passes (up to 50 passes)$8995+GST
Masterclass (Virtual Pass) | Future cities and planning$300+GST
Masterclass (Virtual Pass) | Asset management and optimisation$300+GST
Masterclass (Virtual Pass) | Digitally delivered infrastructure$300+GST
Extras Price
Masterclass | Future cities & planning (Virtual Pass) $300+GST
Masterclass | Contract management (Virtual Pass) $300+GST
Masterclass | Asset management & optimisation (Virtual Pass) $300+GST
Masterclass | Digitally delivered infrastructure (Virtual Pass) $300+GST

Event Pricing

  • Two-Day Virtual Pass: $1,547 + GST, use promo code INFRAFLASHDEL
  • 15 Delegate Pass: $4,749 + GST, use promo code INFRAFLASH15
  • Company-Wide Virtual Passes: $6,995 +GST, use promo code INFRAFLASH50

*Two-day Packages include attendance up to 4 Masterclasses. Please make your selection when you book.

Important • Virtual Pass bookings
For Virtual Pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.

Post-summit Masterclasses

Friday 16th October 2020

Attend up to four virtual Masterclasses for a deep dive into the sector’s top priorities.

Masterclasses are delivered virtually and are included in Summit registration for in-person and virtual delegates.

IMPORTANT: Masterclasses are delivered via Zoom. Please check with your IT department, or use a personal account or device to access Zoom.

  • 8-9.30am Masterclass | Contract management WAITLIST
  • 11-12.30pm Masterclass | Future cities strategy and planning
  • 12.30-2pm Masterclass | Digitally delivered infrastructure
  • 2-3.30pm Masterclass | Asset management and optimisation



Maximising outcomes and benefits, delivering value for money, and ensuring the Supplier and the Principal meet their obligations, is at the heart of good contract management. The significant investments in contestable procurement are often diminished during the operational phase. Paired with the current under-investment in contract management, this is likely to be impairing value and creating risk.

This masterclass will comprise a roundtable of like-minded public sector contract management professionals who are responsible for long term, complex, service contracts.

The discussion will cover topics that include: resource requirements, systems, risk management, performance management, variations and knowledge management.

This masterclass will be limited to a small group of participants with an expectation of sharing pain points, experiences, potential solutions and opportunities for improvement.

Callen Poulter, Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte
Ross Alexander, Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte


Governments are grappling with the transition to innovation-based economies, rapid and sustained population growth in urban centres, and rising infrastructure costs to meet growth – and they are responding through Precincts.

Successful activation is based on understanding the key elements of an innovation ecosystem, the location-based decision making factors for innovation, the Precinct’s comparative advantage in attracting market investment and the place-based investments that accelerate activation. This masterclass will dive into developing ‘fit for purpose’ delivery models – including vision, governance, planning and delivery – that realise activation targets and understand the emerging trend to adopt innovative commercial structures that accelerate development and enable Government to monetise a greater portion of the value created through Precinct development.

Alan Mills, Partner, Deloitte
Christian Greatorix, Principal, Deloitte
Peter Vozzo, Director, Deloitte


Digitally delivered infrastructure is more than simply the use of technology in delivering a project. It represents a fundamental shift in how a project is designed, constructed and operated, providing an opportunity to gain safety, efficiency, and significant financial benefits.

The challenges associated with the delivery and operation of complex infrastructure in today’s marketplace have a common thread; the effective use of real-time data and analytics. Digital – when integrated and used effectively – has the potential to add significant value. With investments into Digital solutions expecting to increase to between 8% and 15% by 2040, how will you harness the value of digital disruption?

In this masterclass we will be discussing the Digital solutions journey from digital strategy through to design, delivery and optimisation, and understanding where value is likely to be harnessed as soon as today or tomorrow.

Heidi Isreb, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte
Lewis Stewart, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte
David Alonso, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte


The majority of cost in complex heavy assets like infrastructure is spent in the operate, upgrade & maintain phase of the asset lifecycle. However, acquisition (Capex) and operating (Opex) decisions are typically made in isolation of each other and without effective consideration of system wide impacts and service delivery. This compromises the outcomes that can be achieved through these major investments and leads to the need for further significant investment later in the asset lifecycle.

Today’s access to real-time granular operating data, together with our ability to build models that allow us to analyse systems and run scenarios to predict service outcomes now provides the opportunity for a new era in asset management & optimisation across the whole life of our major asset investments.

But getting to a point where optimal Asset yields are achieved requires organisational skills and operational maturity. Developing these capabilities involves going on an Asset Management maturity journey. That starts with building the capacity to meet regulatory and compliance requirements, then moving to delivering on enhanced business needs reliably and consistently, before moving to a maturity that delivers enhanced service outcomes and prepares to deliver on the business needs of tomorrow.

Where is your business on the journey from compliance to optimising asset performance? In this interactive masterclass we will use local and international case studies to discuss entry level to evolving best practice in making investment and operating decisions for complex infrastructure assets.

Steve Porter, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte
Rob Spittle, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte

Benefits to Attending Virtually

Why attend AFR National Infrastructure Summit Virtually?

Content is King: Enjoy Curated Content
With two days of expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.

Accessible from your devices
Learning and networking is now at your fingertips – the conferences and matchmaking platform is accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices

Time Efficient and Cost Saving
Save on travelling time and accommodation costs while getting in touch with industry professionals without geographical boundaries

Business Matchmaking Live
Connect and meet with fellow attendees from all over the world by taking advantage of the AI powered matchmaking within the virtual platform.

Live and On-Demand
Wherever you are in the world, view the presentations at your leisure – either live or on-demand you’ll never miss a session.

Engage with our expert speakers
Make the most of your virtual experience by keeping updated with the latest insights and discussions, all while engaging with speakers through live polls, Q&A and more!


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when & where

14 - 15 Oct 2020

A virtually delivered event


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Margaret Young
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Alex Cook
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