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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 | Sofitel Sydney Wentworth & delivered virtually

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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.

Choose whether you want o access this event live at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on 14-15 October 2020 or virtually via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms.

Visit the National Policy Series website to learn more about the event Agenda, Speakers and more!

With the easing of restrictions and the continual improvement in the Australian situation regarding COVID-19, we have rescheduled the AFR National Infrastructure Summit to 14-15 October 2020 live at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and virtually via our online events and networking platform, Brella. All registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email


Packages Price
Two-day package (select up to 4 masterclasses)$3395+GST
Two-day Virtual Pass (select up to 4 masterclasses)$2,546.24+GST
Masterclass 1 (Virtual Pass) | Future cities and planning$300+GST
Masterclass 2 (Virtual Pass) | Contract management$300+GST
Masterclass 3 (Virtual Pass) | Asset management and optimisation$300+GST
Masterclass 4 (Virtual Pass) | Digitally delivered infrastructure$300+GST
Extras Price
Masterclass 1 - Future cities & planning (Virtual Pass) $300+GST
Masterclass 2 - Contract management (Virtual Pass) $300+GST
Masterclass 3 - Asset management & optimisation (Virtual Pass) $300+GST
Masterclass 4 - Digitally delivered infrastructure (Virtual Pass) $300+GST
  • Virtual Pass: Delegates attending the event online, via our digital platform. Not physically attending.
  • Package(Two Days): Delegates attending the event in person.

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

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.

  • Masterclass 1 | Future cities and planning
  • Masterclass 2 | Contract management
  • Masterclass 3 | Asset management and optimisation
  • Masterclass 4 | Digitally delivered infrastructure



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.

Paul Mountney, Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte
Said Hirsh, Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Christian Greatorix, Principal, Deloitte


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 transactional phase. Paired with the current under-investment in contract management, this is likely to be impairing value and creating risk.

This masterclass will dive into how good contract management can enable effective management of legal and statutory requirements, obtain financial savings, ensure the contract value is maintained and the service outcomes are achieved.

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


Infrastructure asset management can be optimised through predictive technologies that draw on existing asset baselines, integrated and innovative data models to inform future decision making. Asset management and optimisation in the public and private sectors should align investment to strategy and service outcomes. However, Capex and Opex decisions are typically made in isolation of each other and without effective consideration of system wide impacts and service delivery. What if there was a different way?

Today’s access to granular operating data, together with our ability to build models that allow us to analyse systems and run scenarios to predict service outcomes resulting from our capital investment and  sset management decisions, provides the opportunity for a new era in asset management & optimisation. These models allow us to more effectively optimise operations to trade off and effectively balance service, operations and cost drivers.

In this masterclass we will discuss evolving best practice that will allow us to make investment and operating decisions for complex infrastructure assets at a system-wide level, be it precinct, city, state or national. We will showcase existing models to demonstrate the  concepts and discuss what participants would like to see in terms of capability to address their business issues in this exciting space.

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

when & where

14 - 15 Oct 2020

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth & delivered virtually
61-101 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9228 9188


Still have a question?

Alex Cook
Commercial Director
+61 2 9080 4425

Margaret Young
Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4037

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425

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