Day One: Thursday 16 May

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Lisa Harries
Head of Real Estate & Planning
News Corp Australia

MAXIMISING PROPTECH IN 2024 & BEYOND
09:00
Strategies to navigate the macroeconomic and real estate industry outlook in Australia in 2024
  • Examine the key trends influencing the Australian real estate market in 2024
  • Consider how proptech can enhance decision-making, operations & asset performance in response to current market & industry dynamics
  • Develop strategies to mitigate risks associated with the changing macroeconomic landscape

Benjamin Martin-Henry
Head of Real Assets Research, Pacific
MSCI

09:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can proptech help navigate the latest challenges and opportunities in the Australian real estate industry?
  • How can proptech streamline processes, enhance operational efficiency & future-proof commercial real estate businesses in 2024?
  • What avenues exist to use proptech to unlock new growth opportunities?
  • What is proptech's current role in risk management and addressing challenges in the industry?

Panellists:

Tim Halpin
Director, Global Property and Facilities
Afterpay

John Preece
Chief Property Officer
Hub Australia

Sonya Alexander
Head of Workplace Strategy Consulting, APAC Region
JLL

10:20
Morning Tea

PROPTECH SOLUTIONS FOR THE WORKSPACE UTILISATION PROBLEM
10:50
Rethinking the environment of work and proptech’s impact
  • Understanding the new and evolving status of work and the workplace
  • Navigating a world where the workplace is no longer synonymous with the office
  • Understanding and responding to changing attitudes
  • Examining the role of proptech and new business strategies to evolve with the times

Dr. Agustin Chevez
Architect, Researcher and Author
Dr. Agustin Chevez Consultancy

11:20
Partner presentation

11:40
Gathering the workspace utilisation data you need to optimise workplace planning
  • Gathering accurate and insightful workspace utilisation data
  • Examining data to leverage occupancy patterns for efficient space utilisation
  • Building and using data to enhance user experience within workspaces
  • Collecting data to identify cost reduction and operational efficiency opportunities

Joel Oldridge
Executive General Manager, Workplace Experience
Xero

12:10
Maximising workspace utilisation, shared spaces & proptech’s role in responding to evolving occupant perspectives
  • Adapting to how occupants now view the workspace and their evolving priorities
  • Improving workspace utilisation: booking systems, seamless access to shared spaces & flexible workspace designs
  • Integrating systems and implementing user-friendly interfaces for workspace optimisation
  • Responding to other occupant trends to foster better collaboration, communication and business outcomes

Sonya Alexander
Head of Workplace Strategy Consulting, APAC Region
JLL

MITIGATING VACANCY RISKS THROUGH PROPTECH
12:40
‘Nice to have’ vs ‘need to have’ – what tenants really want & expect in 2024 and the proptech solutions that will attract them
  • Analysing evolving tenant needs and desires in the commercial real estate landscape
  • Exploring how proptech solutions can enhance property appeal for tenants
  • Determining the core amenities tenants consider essential
  • Using proptech to offer customisable solutions to meet diverse tenant preferences
  • Examining technology that prioritises user experience and aligns with tenant expectations

Julia Batterley
Managing Director – Real Estate Management Services
Colliers

13:10
Networking lunch

AI, AUTOMATION & THE FUTURE OF PROPTECH
14:10
How will Generative AI impact property? It starts with work

First generation generative AI (e.g. ChatGPT) is already delivering impressive productivity benefits to knowledge workers. The next generation of AI is coming. "Agentic AI" promises to disrupt knowledge work and could have profound implications for the future of the office and the property sector. Examining the latest developments in GenAI, this session will explore a future scenario of work and its impact on property.

Dr. Sean Gallagher
Consultant
Sean Gallagher Advisory

14:40
Revolutionising property management: automation, analytics, and the future of generative AI
  • Examining the role of internal automation in transforming property management processes
  • Leveraging analytics to gain valuable insights for effective property management strategies
  • Utilising AI to streamline internal property management processes
  • Harnessing automation and AI for predictive maintenance and preventing potential property management problems

Tim Sondalini
Data Analytics Lead
Hesperi

15:10
Partner Presentation
ROUNDTABLES WITH NETWORKING DRINKS
15:30

Discuss ideas, gain practical tips, and work through challenges faced by owners, occupiers and proptech companies across the Australian property landscape. You’ll have the invaluable opportunity to meet industry leaders while learning how you can improve your proptech strategies and your business outcomes. This is a unique opportunity to have all your questions answered while you network and build relationships with people you otherwise may not have access to.

You will be able to choose three of the below roundtables with each running concurrently over three time slots:

Round 1: 15:30-16:00 | Round 2: 16:00-16:30 | Round 3: 16:30-17:00

ROUNDTABLE 1: Leveraging data analytics and predictive insights: improving strategies, decision-making and property performance

ROUNDTABLE 2: Cutting edge cybersecurity in real estate to protect data and minimise risk

ROUNDTABLE 3: The latest smart building, smart home and IoT integration trends to boost outcomes

ROUNDTABLE 4: Maximising sustainable, energy efficient and green building practices to boost business and environmental outcomes

ROUNDTABLE 5: Utilising transformative property management software to drive efficiency, communication, and cost savings

Facilitators: These are reserved sessions for subject matter experts. If you wish to sponsor one of these roundtable sessions, or propose a new one, please contact Milad Etemadi on milade@questevents.com.au

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10
End of Australian Proptech Summit Day 1
17:15
Networking Drinks