2021 Developers Conference presented by nbn

A professional development experience like no other

This member-only experience is an opportunity for property industry professionals to hear about topical issues and gain new insights.


Event Summary


Thursday, September 2, 2021


8am – 6pm


Fortitude Music Hall, Fortitude Valley



Registration & Networking

This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new property industry connections over barista coffee.
Warwick Bible

Warwick Bible – UDIA Queensland

Welcome address

UDIA Queensland State President Warwick Bible will welcome our Conference delegates.
9:00 – 10:00am
Session One
Ed Glaeser

Professor Edward Glaeser – Harvard University

Harvard on housing (Live streamed)

Harvard Professor and American Economist Edward Glaeser will provide an international perspective on housing supply, accommodating growth, and maintaining affordability. He will share his views on ideal policy and taxation settings to ensure our pipeline of housing.
10:00 – 11:00am
Session Two

Tim Lawless – CoreLogic

Time with Tim

CoreLogic Asia Pacific’s Head of Research gives you the lowdown on the market. Hear the state of play from one of the property market’s best analysts. Tim will provide a global market outlook and our position in Australia.
11:00 – 11:30am

Networking Morning Tea

This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new property industry connections over barista coffee.
11:30am – 12:00pm
Session Three
Anthony Boyd
Andrew Whitson
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

Anthony Boyd – Frasers Property Australia, Andrew Whitson – Stockland Communities, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz – Mirvac

Business chat

Top property CEOs Anthony Boyd from Frasers Property Australia, Andrew Whitson from Stockland Communities, and Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz from Mirvac divulge their business experiences over the last 12 months and their tips for enduring and thriving in evolving conditions.
12:00 -1:00pm
Session Four

Stephen Koukoulas

What’s Kouk-ing?

Independent Australian Economist Stephen Koukoulas will set the scene with his review of the national economy and how Queensland is positioned. With a reputation for telling it like it is, Stephen will share his thoughts on the housing market and what its drivers will be in the coming years.
1:00 – 1:30pm
Session Five
Peter Egerton
Liam Proberts

Peter Egerton – RPS, Liam Proberts – Bureau Proberts

Design chat

It’s time to chat HARD about design its impact on projects. The community is hungry for good design, so what’s stopping its delivery and what are some practical ways to level up.
1:30 – 2:15pm

Networking Lunch

Join other delegates for lunch and networking.
2:15 – 3:00pm
Session Six
Dee Madigan

Dee Madigan

The post COVID sales pitch

Advertising guru and regular Gruen Planet panellist Dee Madigan will share how to sell to consumers navigating a new normal post COVID. She’s worked with some of Australia’s largest brands on major campaigns. Dee was also the creative brains behind the current Queensland Premier’s landslide election win in 2015. Strap yourself in for a crash course in marketing with cut-through.
3:00 – 4:00pm
Session Seven

Stephen Scheeler

‘Cause we’re living in a digital world

As the oldest person hired by Facebook at 47, Stephen Scheeler has a unique perspective leading a millennial workforce and encouraging innovation. He helped guide Facebook through one of the most dynamic periods of growth and disruption in recent business history. Learn how you can bake Silicon Valley culture and innovation in your business to succeed in a digital world.
4:00 – 6:00pm

Networking drinks & canapes

Close out the day with an opportunity to debrief on the insights of speakers and network with your peers

Please note our sessions and speakers are subject to change


Madonna King MC
Tim Lawless Head of Research, Asia Pacific CoreLogic
Stephen Koukoulas Independent Economist
Dee Madigan Executive Creative Director Campaign Edge
Stephen Scheeler Founder The Digital CEO
Anthony Boyd Chief Executive Officer Frasers Property Australia
Andrew Whitson Group Executive and Chief Executive Officer Stockland Communities
Peter Egerton Service Line Leader – Urban Design RPS
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Mirvac
Professor Edward Glaeser Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics Harvard University
Liam Proberts Managing / Creative Director Bureau Proberts


$1240 pp*


Each Registration can only be assigned to one person and may only be used by them for the duration of the conference.


$1075 pp*

Corporate Pass

You must have at least 3 people for the Corporate Group Pass. Each registration in the Corporate Group Pass can only be assigned to one person and may only be used by them for the duration of the conference.


$1075 pp*

Regional Pass

Members outside of Brisbane^ can get a group of 3 together and save! You DO NOT have to belong to the same company however you must all be members. ^Members in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay Whitsunday, Central Qld, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast can access this offer.


$1075 pp*

Local Government Pass

Members from Local Government can get a group of 3 together and save! You must have at least 3 people for the Local Government Pass. Each registration in the Local Government Pass can only be assigned to one person and may only be used by them for the duration of the conference.



Rover Pass

This pass can only be purchased by a company and can be used to send different team members along for different sessions throughout the day. Please note only 1 company delegate can be present at any one time for the sessions or function. To swap this pass to another team member it must be returned to the registration desk to issue to the next person.


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Terms & Conditions

*Price includes access to all plenary sessions and the networking function.
Changes to Registration

On written confirmation from UDIA Queensland of your registration requirements, all details will be considered final. Any changes after this point will need to be made in writing to UDIA Queensland via events@udiaqld.com.au.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the UDIA Queensland. Registration fees will be refunded if cancellation is received via written notification at least 30 business days before the event. Cancellations made after this time can not be refunded. Please note that associated fees such as administration fees can not be refunded. Registration fees will be refunded, after deducting the costs of the event booking, provided that written notification is received by UDIA Queensland at least 30 business days before the event. Cancellations received after this time will not be refunded.Any refunds will be processed approximately one fortnight after the event has concluded. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person at no cost. Transfers must be made in writing via events@udiaqld.com.au.

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure (war, revolution, act of public enemies or act of terrorism; riot, blockade, insurrection or civil commotion; strike, lockout, stoppage, ban or limitation on work, restraint of labour or other industrial dispute; act of god; epidemic or disease; fire, flood, earthquake, storm or cyclone; malicious damage, smoke or explosion; sabotage, bomb threat, or other threats of violence; act or restraint of any government or semi-governmental or other public statutory authority; judgement, ruling decisions or enforcement actions of any court or tribunal jurisdiction; breakdown of any facilities or machinery or unavailability of essential equipment, supplies or services; cessation of or interruption to water or electrical supply) or any other cause or event not reasonably within the control of UDIA Queensland which may effect the event in whole or in part, refunds will be based on the individual circumstances and venue policies.


In order to confirm your attendance at the event, payment must be received in full prior to the event date. For any late bookings, all outstanding balances must be settled in full within fourteen (14) business days after the event date. Event payments can be made by credit card, cheque or direct deposit.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Should you wish to participate in any activities provided at the Trade Booths, you do so at your own risk.

Political Donations

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Refusal of Entry

The Institute reserves the right to refuse entry to: any person at their own discretion; any persons deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly; any unauthorised person; and any person who purchases an event ticket from an unauthorised source. The Institute also reserves the right to remove any person whose behaviour is deemed disorderly.

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