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Five events not to be missed in 2020


Study tours, the property party of the year and a gathering of our best and brightest at The Property Congress are among the events ahead in 2020. Get your calendars ready!

More than 50,000 people engaged with the Property Council through events in 2019 – and this year the calendar is overflowing with networking, business building and learning opportunities. What are our top five must-attend events for 2020?


Japan study tour, 15-21 March

Tokyo, home to the world’s largest metropolitan population, is undergoing an urban renaissance as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, neighbouring Osaka will be the host city for the 2025 World Expo. We’ll take behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most iconic and innovative projects that are transforming these two great cities. Join our delegation as we unpack the ideas that are not only shaping Japan, but the world. Register now. Can’t make it to Japan? Express your interest in our North America study tour later in 2020.


Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards, 15 May, International Convention Centre Sydney

From train stations to apartment towers, retail hubs to heritage revivals, an impressive 128 finalists in 19 categories have been named ahead of the 2020 awards. Now in its 38th year in partnership with RLB, the awards program showcases innovative projects, pioneering solutions and inspiring leadership in Australia’s property industry. And it’s the best property party of the year. Register your table for the gala dinner today.


Future Cities Summit: 25 June, Hilton Sydney

Now in its second year, this dynamic and disruptive one-day event will unpack the big picture trends, complex urban issues and innovative ideas transforming our cities. Among the confirmed speakers is New York-based futurist Ben Hammersley, who spends his time helping corporations and governments to think clearly about the future.  The writer and presenter of BBC's ‘Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley’, Ben was the executive editor of tech magazine WIRED, a war correspondent in Afghanistan, a pilot and wilderness medic, the author of five books, and the inventor of the word ‘podcast’. His presentation is not to be missed! Register before 10 February and members save over $200 with the Super Early Bird rate.


The Property Congress, 28-30 October, Hobart

The nation’s number one property conference is heading to Hobart in 2020 as we tackle the biggest issues driving property development, investment and growth. Among the confirmed speakers headlining this year’s conference is former Ambassador to the United States, Joe Hockey, who will share his insights into trade, geopolitics and the White House. Registrations are open with members receiving Early Bird rates. The conference was over-subscribed in 2019, so don’t wait until it’s too late!


National Retirement Living Summit, 23-25 November, Gold Coast

Benchmarking statistics, economic insights, leadership in action, awards and inspiring international case studies were on offer as the Gold Coast hosted the retirement living industry’s biggest event in 2019. And we’re going to do it all again in 2020. Check out the highlight videos from 2019. If you know a project or person who deserves industry recognition, submit an expression of interest now for the National Retirement Living Awards.


With more than 350 luncheons, workshops, forums and briefings around the country, there’s learning and networking opportunities for everyone in 2020.