2022 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, 4 August, 2022


8am – 6pm


Fortitude Music Hall, Fortitude Valley



8:00 – 8:45am

Registration & networking

This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new property industry connections over barista coffee.
8:50 – 9:00am
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
Tim Lawless

Tim Lawless – CoreLogic

Time with Tim

CoreLogic Asia Pacific’s Executive Research Director Tim Lawless 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.
10:00 – 11:00am
Session Two
Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle – McCrindle Research

Future of live, work and play with Mark McCrindle

Social Researcher and futurist Mark McCrindle will provide a snapshot of recent census data, and what it means for the future of work and play in Australia. From our earlier sessions we’ve explored the state of the market, now learn about how the demographic trends will shape how our buyers live, work and play.
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.
11:30 – 12:00pm
Session Three
Kris Daff
Angela Buckley
Jason Goldsworthy

Kris Daff – Assemble, Angela Buckley – Mirvac, Jason Goldsworthy – Novus

Build to Rent panel

Top Build-to-Rent experts discuss the multi-family housing model and its importance as part of the housing affordability puzzle. Hear from Mirvac’s Angela Buckley, Assemble’s Kris Daff, and Novus’ Jason Goldsworthy as we explore the emerging asset class and its role in the Australian property industry. We’ll ask them about their current projects, government’s role, and what’s next in the Build-to-Rent space.
12:00 – 1:00pm
Session Four
Frank Marra
Stephen Choi

Frank Marra – DevelopmentWA, Stephen Choi – Frasers Property Australia

Spotlight on: Design done well

Go behind-the-scenes of two projects leading the way in innovative development. DevelopmentWA’s Frank Marra will lift the curtain on Alkimos, one of Perth’s largest master planned coastal communities. Stephen Choi from Frasers Property Australia will share their experience delivering “the world’s most sustainable shopping centre”, Brickworks Burwood in Melbourne.
1:00 – 1:30pm
Session Five
Tony Johnson
Brendan Gore
Michelle Wooldridge

Tony Johnson – Villawood, Brendan Gore – Peet Limited, Michelle Wooldridge – Cedar Woods

Business Leaders Chat

Top property leaders Tony Johnson from Villawood Properties, Brendan Gore from Peet Limited, and Michelle Wooldridge from Cedar Woods divulge how their business experiences over the last 12 months have shaped their future plans and their tips for leading team members to endure and thrive in evolving conditions.
1:30 – 2:15pm

Networking lunch

Join other delegates for lunch and networking.
2:15 – 3:15pm
Session Six
Chelsea Pottenger

Chelsea Pottenger – EQ Minds

Mindset Reset with Chelsea Pottenger

It’s time to hit pause and reset your mindset with international wellbeing speaker Chelsea Pottenger. Chelsea will share tips for reducing stress and burnout and building resilience, so you and your teams can navigate the challenges of everyday life through the development of sustainable, productive habits.
3:15 – 4:00pm
Session Seven – Keynote (Live Streamed)
Russel Howcroft

Russel Howcroft

From good to great: Why marketing your company and not just your project matters with Russel Howcroft

Advertising guru and regular Gruen Transfer panellist, Russel Howcroft will share strategies on how to make your brand work for you. He’s worked with some of Australia’s largest brands on major campaigns, so strap yourself in for a crash course in marketing with cut-through.
4:00 – 6:00pm

Proudly sponsored by SSKB

Networking drinks & canapes

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


$895 pp*

Early Bird Member

Each Registration can only be assigned to one person and may only be used by them for the duration of the conference. Early bird ends 24 June.


$795 pp*

Early Bird 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. Early bird ends 24 June.


$795 pp*

Early Bird 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. Early bird ends 24 June.


$795 pp*

Early Bird 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. Early bird ends 24 June.



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.


$295 pp*

Developing Leaders Pass

To encourage the development of our industry’s future leaders, we are offering a strictly-limited number of reduced tickets for members under 35 years of age for $295pp. This pass is now SOLD OUT.


Madonna King MC
Tim Lawless Executive, Research Director, Asia Pacific CoreLogic
Mark McCrindle Social Researcher and Futurist McCrindle Research
Kris Daff Managing Director Assemble
Angela Buckley General Manager, Build to Rent Mirvac
Jason Goldsworthy Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer Novus
Frank Marra Chief Executive DevelopmentWA
Stephen Choi Living Building Challenge Manager Frasers Property Australia
Tony Johnson Co-Executive Director Villawood Properties
Brendan Gore Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Peet Limited
Michelle Wooldridge Queensland State Manager Cedar Woods
Chelsea Pottenger Managing Director EQ Minds
Russel Howcroft

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COVID – only attend if you are well

To ensure we provide a COVIDsafe event, by registering for this event you are confirming that:

  1. You have received the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or endorsed by WHO-COVAX and the vaccine was received overseas, and two weeks has passed.; and
  2. You will notify us and not attend the event if, immediately prior to it, you become unwell and are experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhoea, or new loss of taste or smell; and
  3. You will notify us and not attend the event if, at the time of the event, you are required by Government regulation to be in self-isolation or self-quarantining, for example, because, within the previous seven days:
    • you have tested positive for COVID-19; or
    • you have spent more than four hours in a residential setting with a person who has COVID-19 (meaning you are a ‘close contact’) *.
      (*You are not a close contact if you have had COVID-19 in the past 12 weeks.)

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.

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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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