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Melbourne and Brisbane Forums bring industry out in numbers

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.



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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Leo Coci (Perth)


Leo Coci, the man with his finger on the pulse of WA's road delivery program, join us for this special single-table lunch. Part of the 2017Arcadis Series.

Wednesday October 25 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Duncan Elliott (Melbourne)

Duncan Elliott, the newly appointed head of the North East Link Authority, joins us for this major industry lunch. Proudly sponsored by WSP.
Friday October 27 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Charity Trivia Night with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

Please join us in supporting RA Board Member and Transport and Main Roads D-G, Neil Scales, as he represents the Queensland public sector in Australia's CEO Challenge Race to help end violence in homes and workplaces. Proudly supported by Decmil Group, BMD, Transurban, Laing O'Rourke, Acciona, Golder Associates, Seymour Whyte and Roads Australia. 
Monday October 30 2017
18:30 till 22:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Gillian Miles (Melbourne)


We welcome for the first time to the RA single table the Head of Transport for Victoria, Dr Gillian Miles. Part of the 2017 Advisian Series.
Tuesday October 31 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Rodd Staples (Sydney)


Rodd Staples returns for a member-exclusive update on Sydney's city-shaping Metro Project. Part of the 2017 Arcadis Series.

Wednesday November 1 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Fellows Multi State Luncheon - Scott Olsen (Sydney) 2 November


The RA Fellows are delighted to host Scott Olsen, RA Vice President and Executive General Manager, NSW/ACT, John Holland, to share some of his leadership lessons and experiences from throughout his career. Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group and hosted by GHD.

Thursday November 2 2017
12:30 till 14:00

RA Young Professionals Annual Gala Dinner (Sydney)

Our first Young Professionals Annual Dinner will be a stellar networking event for the next generation of industry leaders. TfNSW Deputy Secretary, Steve Troughton, will deliver our keynote address and we'll be presenting the inaugural Young Professionals 'PPP' Award (see details). Proudly sponsored by Arup.

This event is SOLD OUT - however we are seeing if we can increase capacity.  Email for any last seat interest

Tuesday November 7 2017
18:30 till 22:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Krishan Tangri (Brisbane)


We're pleased to welcome the GM Assets at Brisbane Airport Corporation, Krishan Tangri, for an update on infrastructure delivery at the Airport. Part of the 2017 Advisian Series.

Thursday November 9 2017
12:00 till 14:30

IRF World Road Meeting (India)

The International Road Federation (IRF) World Road Meeting, to be held in Delhi from November 14-17, is the industry's pre-eminent global knowledge-sharing and networking event, and Roads Australia will once again be leading a delegation to this major event.
Tuesday November 14 2017
08:30 till 18:00

RA Policy - Journeys of the Future Forum (Perth)

The impact of integrated transport planning on the liveability and economic prosperity of our cities will be explored at this joint Sustainability and Journey Reliability Chapter Forum, Proudly supported by Cardno.
Tuesday November 14 2017
10:00 till 14:00

RA Metro Tunnel Young Professionals Event (Melbourne)

Join us for our second Young Professionals event in Melbourne for 2017, looking at the Metro Tunnel Project. This is a stellar networking event for the next generation of industry leaders. Part of the 2017 Arup Series.  
Thursday November 16 2017
15:30 till 17:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Bailey (Brisbane)

Qld Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Mark Bailey is our guest speaker at our biggest Brisbane event of the year. Proudly sponsored by Transurban

Tuesday November 21 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA National Annual Fellows Dinner (Melbourne)


Roads Australia Fellows and Mentors, past and present, come together to welcome the 2018 intake and mark the completion of the 2017 program.  Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group.

Wednesday November 22 2017
18:30 till 22:00

AGM and Annual Luncheon with Minister Pavey (Sydney)

After the John Shaw Dinner, the Annual Lunch is the biggest industry event in Sydney. This year we're delighted to be joined by Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister, Melinda Pavey. Part of the 2017 Aurecon Series.

Friday November 24 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Manison (Darwin)

The NT's infrastructure leaders come together for our annual industry lunch, joined again this year by Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer and Infrastructure Minister, Nicole Manison.
Wednesday December 6 2017
12:00 till 14:30

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