Welcome Reception

Kick start your networking in style at this year’s Welcome Reception. Connect with new and old acquaintances as you take in the stunning view of Melbourne’s City scape from the highest and most exclusive venue in Crown Melbourne.

Date: Sunday 20th October
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Level 28 Skybar Lounge, Crown Metropol, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Cost: Included with full registration and Sunday registration, $85 for additional tickets

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first in basis


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Happy Hour

Held in the AIPM 2019 Exhibition, the Happy Hour allows you the opportunity to enjoy a casual drink with peers while recapping your highlights from the day's sessions.

Date: Monday 21st October
Time: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Exhibition Area
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Cost: Included with full registration


National Project Management Achievement Awards Dinner

Held on the final night of the Conference and regularly attracting over 500 project professionals, the National PMAA Dinner is an evening designed to celebrate and recognise the best of the best in projects and programs. Finalists for the National Awards are comprised of the category winners from each Chapter.

Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 7pm – 11:00pm
Location: Crown Palladium, Level 1 Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Dress Code: Black Tie
Cost: Included with full registration, $255 for additional tickets, $2295 for a table of 10.



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Post-Conference Site Tour 1 (Optional)

Innovation showcase: Centre for Advanced Studies in Air Traffic Management (CASIA)

The Centre for Advanced Studies In Air Traffic Management (CASIA) is the innovation showcase for Thales Australia Air Traffic Management (ATM). It displays products developed by Thales ATM and is the innovation hub for future products and capabilities. During the tour, you will learn a little about Thales ATM Division, be given a demonstration of Air Traffic Control as it is done today along with a sneak peek into what the future may bring, including where Augmented Reality might change the way Air Traffic Control is done.

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time: 9.15am registration for 9.30am start. Concludes at 11.30am
Location: The Thales Australia Centre, World Trade Centre Atrium Level, 18 - 38 Siddeley Street Melbourne VIC 3005
Cost: $50 per person

Presenter: Mark O'Flynn

Mark O’Flynn is the Innovation Manager at Thales Australia Air Traffic Management Division and after 10 years as an Air Traffic Controller and more than 19 years with Thales in various roles including product development and deployment, training, business development, bids and marketing, he now manages the CASIA innovation lab and brings his extensive experience into making the future of Air Traffic Control a reality today. He is passionate about getting people excited by innovation and helping to bring ideas to fruition.


Post-Conference Site Tour 2 (Optional)

Docklands - one of Australia's largest urban renewal projects

Docklands was once Melbourne’s largest and busiest port but by the late 1980s it had become a derelict industrial wasteland. As Melbourne’s population grew and inner-city living became more popular, the Victorian Government saw an opportunity to extend the western edge of Melbourne’s CBD and reconnect the city to its historical waterfront.

Development Victoria is responsible for the development of Melbourne’s Docklands, at 190 hectares, including seven kilometres of waterfront, it is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects under construction.
Construction in Docklands started in 1997, is almost two-thirds complete having attracted more than $14.6 billion in private investment to date, and is now home to a thriving community of residents, workers and visitors.

Development Victoria’s General Manager for Precinct Urban Renewal, Simon Wilson, will provide an overview presentation of Docklands at the award-winning Library at the Dock, with time for Q&A, followed by a tour of the Docklands and some of its key projects.

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time: 9.15am registration for 9.30am start. Concludes at 12pm
Location: Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008
Cost: $50 per person

Presenter: Simon Wilson

Simon has a proven track record of success from 30+ years in the property industry working in the British and Australian, public and private sectors with a focus on asset creation and enhancement. Experience across all land and most building types with a passion for bringing life back to underutilised sites. Simon has extensive experience in complex joint ventures focusing on adding value to derelict, often contaminated land and buildings. UK projects included developments in the City of London, London Docklands, Chatham Maritime and other infill sites including complex over-rail developments. Simon is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Simon joined Development Victoria (formerly Places Victoria) in 2007 and plays a significant role in facilitating the delivery of the Victorian Government’s vision for a number of large precinct developments. As General Manager, responsible for the Precincts Delivery team, Simon’s current projects include Melbourne Docklands, Revitalising Central Dandenong, Wodonga and the GMH site in Fishermans Bend.  More recently he has been working with other parts of Government to assess options for future urban renewal sites.