Australia’s peak conference for engineering professionals.
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Join the worlds leading engineering professionals and discover how our industry will transform in the years ahead.

Accelerating technological change is transforming our world by the minute. Smart homes and self-driving cars are already shaping our daily lives. Automation is radically changing the way we work.

How can you future-proof your career in the face of these changes? This year’s conference will tackle the impacts of engineering challenges, from the ethics and limits of artificial intelligence to the role of robots in our daily lives. We’ll introduce you to leaders in the field, and concrete applications of emerging technologies.

Explore how you can prepare for the opportunities in our future.

Are you ready for the new frontier?

Attend the Australian Engineering Conference to:
Hear from international leaders in the field, including Google’s Futurist and Lead Engineer Ray Kurzweil, and Michael McAllum from Global Foresight
Get ahead of the next wave of digital disruption by understanding future trends and technologies
Take exclusive off-site visits to Sydney’s most iconic and ambitious engineering projects
Learn how to future-proof your career with insights into artificial intelligence, robotics and other leading technologies
Tackle the big questions around ethics, including how humans will interact with AI and robots
Go beyond technical skills and learn practical strategies for engineering business leadership
SPEAKERS

Hon. Mark Birrell

Chairman, PostSuper OR Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Mark is an experienced corporate advisor. He is currently chairman of a number of organisations, including Regis Healthcare Limited and the Australian Payments Council. Mark has also served as the Chairman of Infrastructure Australia, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, the Port of Melbourne Corporation, and Evans & Peck Limited. Mark has deep experience in policy, having served as the Victorian Minister for Major Projects, and Minister for Industry, Science & Technology.

Christian “Boo” Boucousis

Managing Director, Afterburner Australia

Christian spent 10 years as a fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force, and is now an entrepreneur, author and publisher. He runs Afterburner Australia, a team of former RAAF pilots who are passionate about using their training to help business professionals. Christian is also the CEO of Mode, an innovative property development group. Mode is currently developing Australia’s tallest prefabricated hotel in the Perth CBD.

Tim Chapman

Leader, Infrastructure Design Group, Arup Group Limited

Tim leads a group of 400 designers, working on big infrastructure. He explores the major issues facing the construction industry and how it will serve society into the future. He was even interviewed by a robot on the AI in infrastructure design. With a special interest in the development of people at all levels, Tim explores the impact of new technologies on infrastructure careers of the future.

Professor Elizabeth Croft

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University

Elizabeth advances the cause of women’s career progression in engineering. An internationally respected researcher and teacher, she has earned considerable acclaim for her work in human robotic interaction. She’s also worked at the prestigious University of British Columbia and was Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council.

Michael Donovan

Business mentor

Michael has 45 years of international business experience and has worked with over 100 Australian CEOs and board members. He was CEO of the largest accommodation chain in Australia and chair of Tourism Noosa. He also created Queensland’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Michael is an international business mentor with a simple goal: to contribute something of value and be there when the going gets tough.

Sir Rod Eddington AO

Chairman, J P Morgan’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council

Rod has is internationally recognised for achievements across transport, aviation and business. Rod was awarded a knighthood by the British Government, as well as being made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). He was CEO of Cathay Pacific, Ansett Airlines and British Airways before retiring in 2005. Today he serves as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), as well as other committees and boards.

Professor Roy Green

Emeritus Professor, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney

Roy has spent his working life advising on innovation, manufacturing and management. He has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas. Roy has served on many industry and innovation bodies, has led Australian participation in a global study of management and productivity, and was an expert advisor to the 2015 Senate inquiry into Australia’s innovation system.

Professor Elanor Huntington

Dean, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science

Elanor has dedicated her working life to encouraging young women to choose careers in STEM. She is the first female Dean of Engineering at the ANU. She’s also a program manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. At present, Elanor is researching the control of quantum systems, and especially the interface between theory and applications.
Who Should Attend.
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All Australian engineers will benefit from this conference which combines inspiration with highly practical takeaways.

In particular, you should attend if you:
  • Are an engineer in any discipline who wants to understand the latest trends and developments in the field
  • Are stepping into a leadership role and need to improve your leadership and business skills
  • Are seeking direction to shape your career to meet the engineering challenges of the future
  • Want to understand how your job could look in 10, 15, or 20 years into the future
  • Work closely with engineers or in an engineering firm (even if you’re not an engineer yourself)
  • Need to embark on Continuing Professional Development in 2018
Feedback from the Australian Engineering Conference 2016
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“I learnt about great works by our fellow engineers in a short period of conference time that are certainly inspiring. I met engineers from a wide spectrum of our industry and the Defence Department that certainly make me proud of my profession”

Hamid KavoosiEngineering Design Authority | Broadcast Australia

“Infrastructure decisions create obligations and consequences that last for generations at any one point”

Dr Tim StoneNon Executive Director | European Investment Bank

“The key to a future proof job is to have a deeply creative element”

Dr Andrew HarrisLaing O'Rourke

“The was one of the most inspiring conferences I have ever attended”

Steve BrownProjects Operations Manager | Sage Automation

“Terrific conference with dynamic speakers and thought provoking topics. A must for Australia's engineering community”

Wayne LeongPrincipal Engineer | Qld Dept. of Transport and Main Roads

“A great place to learn and be inspired as engineers”

Dominic CavanoughContract Engineer | Byron Shire Council

“The keynote speakers were very inspiring and encouraging”

Mary-Anne StuartLead Electrical Engineer | H.I. Fraser

“High quality conference from any aspect considered: content, networking, food, entertainment, business, exhibition”

Geoff HurstDirector | Engeneohs Pty Ltd

“AusEngCon 2016 was a brilliant opportunity for anybody related to the engineering profession - I thoroughly encouraged my colleagues to attend at least once. Looking forward to SYD 2018”

Frances GarlandMechanical Engineer | Origin Energy

“AusEngCon 2016 was by far the best conference I have attended in my career. The quality of presenters, program and overall conference all exceeded my rather high expectations”

Phil HendyEngineering Manager | McConnel Dowell

“It was an excellent opportunity for a recently arrived engineer from the UK. Fantastic exposure to where the Australian engineering sector is currently sitting and the direction of travel”

Drew JardineAustralian Army

“Start before you're ready. you can't always wait for things to stabilise”

Holly RansomCEO Emergent Solutions

“Engineering has given us the space to imagine”

Dr Alan FinkelChief Scientist of Australia

“AusEngCon2016 was a great way to reconnect to what we are all actually trying to achieve for our communities which can often get lost in the pressures of the commercial world we work in”

Mark BennetDesign Manager | Operations | Environmental Services | Ventia Utility Services

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”

David MorrisonLieutenant General (Retd)
THE VENUE
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE SYDNEY
(ICC Sydney)

14 Darling Dr,
Sydney NSW 2009
Australia

To discuss opportunities in more detail please contact:  

Amanda Rodgers
Corporate Engagement Manager

Email: arodgers@engineersaustralia.org.au
(03) 9321 1716

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