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The Business of Architecture and Design Conference 2019

The inaugural event is all about looking to the future. The A&D industry is evolving quickly and this conference has been designed to provide attendees with an agenda that will inform them of the changes that are taking place within the built environment – changes in technology, new business models and where investment is coming from and going to. It will provide business and practice leaders with key take-outs that can be applied to their planning whether they are leading a multinational or small local practice. It’s an extremely exciting time for the industry and the conference will unveil the opportunities that abound for those who are willing and able to embrace this change.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Ninotschka Titchkosky: Co-CEO of BVN and Strategic Champion of Digital Innovation and Robotics
  • Balder Tol: General Manager at WeWork
  • Peter Verwer AO: Executive Chairman at fractal IQ


Other speakers and panellists:

  • Anthony Burke: Assoc. Dean – Fac. Des, Arch & Bldg, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Kristen Orr: Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board
  • Adam Haddow: Director, SJB
  • Kaare Krokene: Managing Director, Snøhetta
  • Dr Jess Murphy: Male Champions of Change Convenor, Architect Group
  • Fiona Martin: Architectural Practice Management Consultant, Fiona Martin Consulting
  • Robert Goodliffe: Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClark
  • Melonie Bayl-Smith: Director & Founder, Bijl Architecture
  • Paul Viney: Director, FPPV Architecture
  • Steve Kennedy: Partner, Kennedy Associates Architects
  • Philip Vivian: Director, Bates Smart
  • Monica Edwards: Architect, SJB
  • John Prentice: Principal, Woodsbagot
  • Paul Hemmings: Product Manager, Total Synergy
  • Rodney Drayton: Director of Operations, NBRS ARCHITECTURE
  • Isabelle Toland: Co-Director, Aileen Sage Architects
  • Danny Chung: Head of the Build Environment, Macquarie Business Banking
  • Shaun Carter: Principal, Carter Williamson Architects
  • Chris Bosse: Director of Architecture, LAVA
  • Angelo Candalepas: Director, Candalepas Associates


Our sponsors:

  • Macquarie Bank
  • Synergy
  • Dormakaba

Our partners:

  • Association of Consulting Architects (ACA)
  • ArchiTeam
  • MPavilion
  • NSW Architects Registration Board
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
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