Above: A great turn-out at our Brisbane Forum for 2017.
September has been a busy month in RA circles, with our major half-day Forums held in Brisbane and Melbourne together with industry and/or single-table events in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
The Melbourne Forum drew over 160 members and stakeholders to here speakers dissect topics including social and sustainable procurement and the pressures on the supply chain created by Victoria’s massive infrastructure workload.
Our lunch speaker was Minister Luke Donnellan, who was preceded by the CEO and Chairman of GFG Alliance Australia, Sanjeev Gupta, who provided a fascinating picture of the world steel market.
Our thanks to sponsors Decmil, Transurban and Liberty OneSteel.
The Brisbane Forum attracted similar numbers up north as our speakers looked at the future of development and infrastructure in the south-east Queensland and discussed RA’s procurement and tendering survey results.
Our lunch speaker was the newly appointed Head of the Cross River Rail, Graeme Newton, with other speakers in the program including BCC Deputy Mayor and Chair of Council's Public and Active Transport Committee, Adrian Schrinner; and General Manager Program Delivery and Operations at DTMR, Amanda Yeates.
Thanks to BMD Constructions, Altus Traffic and SMEC Australia for sponsoring this event.
Above right: Graeme Netwon addressing the Brisbane Forum. Below: (L to R) RA's Lauren Streifer puts the questions to Decmil's Tony Radalj, CCAA's Ken Slattery, CCF's John Kilgour, and Liberty OneSteel's Geoff Feurtado. Bottom: A full house in Melbourne.