Riding the waves of change

The 2023 conference programme has been designed by a collective of industry leaders for property professionals like you. Please note this programme is subject to change.

Site Tours

Join us for one of two optional site tours on day one of the Property Conference 2023.

2:00 - 5:00pm  Tour One (SOLD OUT)

A tour of two of the most exciting developments in the Gold Coast:

The Star

The 2-billion-dollar masterplan will put residents at the centre of a truly world-class recreational hub comprising four new towers, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and retail spaces on Broadbeach Island. The first mixed-use hotel and apartment tower opened in 2022. The overall masterplan represents a significant transformation for The Star Gold Coast, bringing sophistication, service, and style to a new level.

HOTA Gallery

Completed in 2021, the HOTA Gallery has a 1000-square metre main exhibition gallery designed for touring exhibitions of international size and scale as well as a children's gallery and 900 square metres of collection storage, workspace and crate storage. Built over 6 levels, the visual arts facility has over 2000 square metres of AAA-rated, international standard exhibition space.

3:30 - 5:00pm  Tour Two (NEW)

A tour of RDX Lumina, a state-of-the-art health and research-focused facility to be delivered within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

RDX Lumina

RDX spans 11,500sqm across nine storeys and features sustainable design, targeting a 6 Star Green Star rating, a first-in-precinct accomplishment. The building offers a mix of clinical, research, laboratory, and specialist consulting spaces. Construction is underway and scheduled to complete mid 2025. With a proposed air bridge link into Gold Coast Private Hospital, RDX is currently the only building within the Lumina precinct to offer clinical connectivity and direct hospital access. With a focus on health, innovation and R&D excellence, the RDX ecosystem provides the opportunity to join the likes of Philips Health and Sonic Healthcare at this world-class facility.

Please note: Site tours are exclusively for TPC23 attendees, but are not included in the TPC23 general admission ticket and will need to be purchased in addition to your registration. Limited spaces are available. 


5:30 - 8:30pm  Welcome Function

Proudly sponsored by Cottee Parker Architects

Surfers Pavilion 30/34 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradis

Dress code: Classy casual, beach-themed.


9:00am Conference Opening

Miriama Kamo
Master of Ceremonies


9:05am Welcome

Leonie Freeman
Chief Executive Officer, Property Council New Zealand


9:15am Opening Keynote

Hon Julie Bishop
Chancellor of the Australian National University and 38th Foreign Minister of Australia


10:05am Paramanawa

Meaning refreshment, snack, smoko, morning tea.


10:35am Virtual | An Economic Forecast

Stephen Wu
Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia


11:00am Panel | The Catalysts: Inspiring Leadership in Times of Change


11:50am Hear from the Deputy Mayor

Councillor Donna Gates
Deputy Mayor of the Gold Coast


12:05pm Panel | Indigenous Design


12:50pm Tina

Meaning to have lunch.


2:00pm Case Study | Queen’s Wharf Integrated Resort Development, Brisbane

Naveen Dath
Director, Cottee Parker Architects


2:35pm Virtual | The Managed Retreat

Belinda Storey
Senior Research Fellow, New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute


3:05pm Paramanawa

Meaning refreshment, snack, smoko, afternoon tea.


3:40pm Property Council Advocacy Report Card

Katherine Wilson
Head of Advocacy, Property Council New Zealand


4:00pm Keynote | Courage Under Fire

Rabia Siddique
International Humanitarian Lawyer


5:00pm End of Day One


7:30 - 11:00pm Yardi Mix & Mingle | Miami Street Carnival

Proudly sponsored by Yardi

It could be the back streets of Thailand, Barcelona or New York City, but it's right here on the Gold Coast! Bring your comfy shoes and prepare for an evening of fun, connection and delicious international street food at the Miami Marketta!

Dress code: Street carnival theme - think Rio!


9:00am Keynote: Building Communities

Lucinda Hartley
Urban designer and Co-Founder, Neighbourlytics


9:30am Falling Between the Gaps | Seismic Uncertainties


10:00am Case Study | Suncorp HQ Brisbane

David Lee
Principal, Woods Bagot


10:35am Paramanawa

Meaning refreshment, snack, smoko, morning tea.


11:05am Lessons from Cedar Pacific's Build to Rent Journey

Bernard Armstrong
CEO, Cedar Pacific


11:35am Panel | ESG: Shaping the Sustainable Future


12:15pm Closing Keynote | Guinness World Record Attitude

Erchana Murray-Bartlett
Marathon Runner & Sports Activist


12:45pm Conference Closing

Leonie Freeman
Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand


1:00pm Farewell Lunch


2:15pm End of Conference

Ngā mihi to our sponsors




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