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The 2024 Developers Conference is back on 8 August to supercharge your success. Catch up with colleagues and immerse yourself in the wisdom of industry luminaries, strategic thinkers, and visionary experts.

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Event Details


Thursday, 8 August, 2024


8am for an 8:30am start – 5:30pm


Sofitel Brisbane
249 Turbot Street
Brisbane City

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8:00 – 8:30am

Registration & networking

This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new property industry connections over barista coffee.
8:35 – 8:40am

Scott Ullman – Frasers Property Australia

Welcome Address

UDIA Queensland State President will welcome our Conference delegates.
8:40 – 8:45am

Opening Address

8:45 – 9:45am
Session One

Eliza Owen – CoreLogic

Market Mastery with Eliza Owen

Gain invaluable insights into the property market with Eliza Owen, the Head of Residential Research at CoreLogic. As one of the industry’s foremost analysts, Eliza provides an unparalleled state-of-play, from both a national and local perspective. In this session, unlock the secrets of the market, navigate the Queensland landscape, and discover our unique position within the Australian property market.
9:45 – 10:45am
Session Two

Simon Kuestenmacher – The Demographics Group

Demographics Decoded with Simon Kuestenmacher

Join us for a dynamic session with special guest speaker Simon Kuestenmacher, renowned for his captivating presentations on demographic trends. In this exclusive presentation, Simon unravels the intricacies of South East Queensland’s data. Gain industry-specific insights and forward-thinking solutions as Simon transforms complex demographics into actionable strategies, providing a unique lens to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of property development.
10:45 – 11:15am

Networking morning tea

This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new property industry connections over barista coffee.
11:15am – 12:15pm
Session Three

David Grant – Brickfields Consulting, Jeanette Lambert – Brickfields Consulting

Strategic Spaces with David Grant and Jeanette Lambert

Step into the future of property development with David Grant and Jeanette Lambert, from Brickfields Consulting. In this session, David and Jeanette will unveil the latest in modern construction techniques, share insights into global property trends, and shed light on the trends shaping the future of places and spaces within the property industry. As experienced strategists, David and Jeanette will go beyond the conventional, offering a visionary perspective that promises to inspire and transform your approach building desirable communities.
12:15 – 1:15pm
Session Four

Charles Daoud – Traders in Purple, Keith Lucas – Sentinel

Behind the Builds

Go behind the builds with this immersive exploration into the practical realities of delivering projects. In this project showcase, industry trailblazers Charles Daoud from Traders in Purple, and Keith Lucas from Sentinel, will share the behind-the-scenes stories of their development projects. They’ll share candid insights into the successes, unique features, challenges faced, and the lessons learned along the way. Charles will offer insights into partnering with different organisations to deliver social and affordable housing, while Keith will present on his experience in the build-to-rent space and insights into delivering projects, both in Australia and overseas. This session goes beyond theory, providing attendees with a firsthand look at what it takes to turn vision into reality.
1:15 – 2:15pm

Networking lunch

Join other delegates for lunch and networking.
2:15 – 3:15pm
Session Five

Suzee Brain – Titanium Food, Michael Zaicek – Aria Property Group, Don O'Rorke – Consolidated Properties Group

Revitalising Retail with Suzee Brain

Explore the intersection of retail excellence and property development in a post-COVID world with the Director of Titanium Foods, Suzee Brain. Explore the strategies, trends, and success stories, as Suzee guides you through the art of making retail, especially food and beverage outlets, flourish within residential property developments. Complemented by a dynamic panel discussion featuring local developers, Aria Property Group’s Michael Zaicek and Don O’Rorke from Consolidated Properties Group, who will unpack what it takes to deliver thriving retail environments in this evolving landscape.
3:15 – 3:55pm
Session Six

Gillon McLachlan

Strategic Stamina with Gillon McLachlan

Get ready to be inspired as former AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan takes centre stage to deliver a keynote presentation on resilience. With a focus on overcoming adversity, and adapting in challenging times, Gillon will share invaluable insights gleaned from his illustrious career in sports leadership. Join us for a transformative session that promises to empower and uplift.
3:55 – 4:00pm

Conference Wrap Up

4:00 – 5:30pm

Networking drinks & canapes

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


$1,240 pp


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


$1,075 pp

Corporate Pass

You must have at least three 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.


$1,075 pp

Local Government Pass

Members from Local Government can get a group of three together and save! You must have at least three 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 one 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.



Madonna King MC
Scott Ullman State President UDIA Queensland
Eliza Owen Head of Residential Research Australia CoreLogic
Simon Kuestenmacher Director and Co-founder The Demographics Group
David Grant Managing Director Brickfields Consulting
Jeanette Lambert CEO & Strategy Director Brickfields Consulting
Charles Daoud Director Traders in Purple
Keith Lucas Managing Director Sentinel
Suzee Brain Director Titanium Food
Michael Zaicek Commercial Manager Aria Property Group
Don O’Rorke Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Consolidated Properties Group
Gillon McLachlan

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*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.

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