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Introducing the Inaugural Digital Money Summit

The Digital Money Summit will explore the existing pros and cons for Australia developing its contactless payment methods, as successfully deployed in examples around the globe. Sessions will be heard from the major players involved in adopting this new technology – hear banks discuss their strategies to utlise market share, hear telecoms talk about the…

10 Aug 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Queensland Transport Infrastructure: Part 1

Now in its 14th year, the Queensland Transport Infrastructure Summit on the 26th & 27th July at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel (www.informa.com.au/qldtransport), held dedicated days for discussion on the projects meeting Queensland’s urban transport needs and strategies for maximising the freight efficiency of this export state. "Queensland is in a state of growth. 1000 people…

9 Aug 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Queensland Transport Infrastructure: Part 1

Now in its 14th year, the Queensland Transport Infrastructure Summit on the 26th & 27th July at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, held dedicated days for discussion on the projects meeting Queensland’s urban transport needs and strategies for maximising the freight efficiency of this export state. "Queensland is in a state of growth. 1000 people move…

9 Aug 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The Impact of Australia’s Carbon Pricing on Transport

By Kym Lennox, Principal Consultant, The Tipping Point Institute* Australia has finally defined its starting point as a 21st century economy. The competitive dge to provide an improved quality of life is now directly linked to the efficiency of resource use. The metric to measure this efficiency across industry, between companies and countries is carbon.…

1 Aug 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Airports need to be more flexible and offer choice to passengers

Airports around the world are facing many challenges in their pursuit to manage their operation as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. At the same time passenger demands are changing dramatically. We had the chance to speak with Mark Wolfe, Head of Aviation at Hassell about the future challenges for airports in Australasia. Question: International flights…

27 Jul 2011, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Terry Barnes explains the biggest challenges in private health insurance today

We had the opportunity to speak with Terry Barnes, Principal of Cormorant Policy Advice and Former Senior Policy Advisor to Michael Woodridge and Tony Abbott, who is speaking at the 10th Annual Health Insurance Summit on the 26th and 27th Of July in Sydney. 1. What are the biggest challenges currently facing Australia's private health…

19 Jul 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

“The time has come for high speed rail in Australia,” says Bryan Nye, CEO of ARA

In the lead up to AusRAIL PLUS 2011, Bryan Nye, CEO of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), talks about the reality of high speed rail in Australia and the importance of the passengers as customers. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTCdyjRAzWw] 1. AusRAIL PLUS 2011 is just 5 months away and is shaping up to be the biggest AusRAIL PLUS…

14 Jul 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Regional Airports face unique challenges

Developing and implementing a strategic direction for regional airports often poses major challenges for local government operators. We had the chance to speak with Ben Hargreaves* about key aspects that need to be considered when it comes to regional airport development and how playing at the strength of regional communities can help formulating a vision…

8 Jul 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rio Tinto’s Jack Sato talks about future growth of Australia’s iron ore railways

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJwYy--nqLA] We interviewed Jack Sato, Managing Director, Pilbara Infrastructure & Robe River Mining, Rio Tinto at AusRAIL 2010: 1.You are addressing AusRAIL about the future growth of Australia's iron ore railways -- what can you tell us about their development and your thoughts on future trends? 2. How important is rail to the re-ignited mining…

5 Jul 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

“Sustainability is about business viability, not altruism.”

Rail transport is regarded as the most viable option to make mobility more sustainable on an economical, social and environmental level. We had the chance to speak with Ash Salardini, Economist at the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) about the chances and challenges that the concept of sustainability holds for the rail industry. Question: Sustainability is…

24 Jun 2011, by Informa Insights
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