Property Australia

Five events not to be missed in 2019


Study tours to Singapore and London, a new Future Cities conference and Australia’s largest gathering of property professionals are just some of the exciting events on the horizon this year.

Last year, more than 50,000 people flocked to Property Council events – and this year the calendar is already jam-packed with networking, business building and learning opportunities. What are our top five must-attend events this year?


  1. Singapore study tour, 17-22 March

Following hot on the heels of the Property Council’s New York study tour in 2018 – which met with rave reviews – we’ll unearth the secrets of the Garden City. Expect first-class access to inspiring and innovative buildings, game changing developments and influential thought-leaders and policy makers. Learn success strategies for high-density development from some of the world’s masters. Only three spaces remaining. Register now.


  1. Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards, 17 May, International Convention Centre Sydney

Timber towers and high-tech distribution centres, luxury living and remote housing are among the 153 finalists in 20 categories in the hunt for prestigious property awards this year.

The awards program, now in its 37th year in partnership with RLB, showcases innovative projects, pioneering solutions and inspiring leadership in Australia’s property industry. And it’s the best property party of the year.

If you can’t make it to Sydney, don’t forget to put your state awards in the diary. There are plenty of opportunities to cheer on the industry’s best and brightest. Register now.


  1. Future Cities Summit: 24 May, Hilton Sydney

Movers, shakers and city shapers are already gearing up for the inaugural Future Cities Summit. Dynamic and disruptive, the conference will present new thought leaders and fresh takes on complex urban issues.

Among the confirmed speakers are Canadian tech entrepreneur Saadia Muzaffar, who tackles tricky topics – from responsible innovation to modern leadership – with clarity and confidence. Meanwhile, Henriette Vamberg, managing director of game-changing urban design practice Gehl will shed light on the possibilities and pitfalls of creating cities for people. Register now.


  1. London study tour, 19-26 July

Unpack London’s urban renewal successes, as we visit some of the world’s most ambitious construction and infrastructure projects. Delegates will gain deep insights through briefings and keynotes with London experts, as well as real-world learnings through site tours of stadiums and sustainability gems, world-class office developments and revolutionary build-to-rent developments. Register now.


  1. The Property Congress, 11-13 September, Hamilton Island

The nation’s number one property conference heads back to tropical Queensland as we tackle the biggest issues driving property development, investment and growth. Among the confirmed speakers headlining this year’s conference is former prime minister of Australia, the Hon Julia Gillard AC. Will she be as memorable as Noel Pearson in 2018? Register to find out.


With the Australian Property Hall of Fame honours in June, the National Retirement Living Summit and Awards in November and more than 350 luncheons, workshops, forums and briefings around the country, there’s learning and networking opportunities for everyone in 2019.