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Each year the UDIA (Qld) hosts its Annual Developers Conference to bring together the Queensland residential property development industry to share expertise, expand frameworks of knowledge and to enhance industry relationships.

A focus on key issues, innovative ideas and new thinking combine to make this UDIA (Qld) conference one of the industry’s premier knowledge building and networking events.

In 2016, the UDIA (Qld) Annual Developers Conference theme is
The New Customer.

Why Attend

The residential development market has changed in 2016. Existing customers’ wants and needs are evolving and new customer types are emerging with different home and lifestyle expectations. Are you ready for the New Customer?

You’ll come away with the insights, knowledge, and data you need to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of your future customers.

Take a 360 degree tour with this new breed of buyer: What’s driving the behaviour of future home buyers? What will the banks’ new lending criteria mean for purchasing power? New ways of delivering density: are you up to the challenge? Have you met the New World investor?

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Brendan Tutt, Director, Tessa Group

Brendan Tutt

Tessa Group Director

Brett Williams, Director, Connekt Up

Brett Williams

Connekt Up Director

Paul Kennedy, Founder & Managing Director, Two Thirds Sky

Paul Kennedy

Two Thirds Sky Founder & Managing Director

Chris Freeman, Former CEO, Mirvac

Chris Freeman

Former Mirvac CEO & UDIA (Qld) Life Member

Grant Dennis, Executive Chairman, Dennis Family Corporation

Grant Dennis

Dennis Family Corporation Executive Chairman and UDIA (Qld) Life Member

Peter Sherrie, Managing Director, Excel Development Group

Peter Sherrie

Excel Development Group Managing Director & UDIA (Qld) Life Member

Michael Loney, Joint Managing Director, Ausbuild

Michael Loney

Ausbuild Joint Managing Director

Brook Monahan, Managing Director, Mosaic Property Group

Brook Monahan

Mosaic Property Group Managing Director

Greg Chemello, General Manager, Economic Development Queensland

Greg Chemello

Economic Development Queensland General Manager

Mark McCrindle, Social Research & Trends Expert

Mark McCrindle

Stuart Moseley

Stuart Moseley

Deputy Director-General, Planning Group, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Madonna King, MC

Madonna King

Journalist | Commentator | Author
Master of Ceremonies


The New Customer

We’ll be taking attendees on a 360 degree tour of this new breed of buyer. Over the course of the day we will look at the driving behavior of future homebuyers; what the banks’ new lending criteria means for purchasing power; new ways of delivering density; and so much more.

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Closing Keynote

Renowned architect and Grand Designs Australia television presenter Peter Maddison brings his years of face-to-face experience with customers direct to you.

Opening Address

Deputy Director-General, Planning Group, Stuart Moseley will set the scene for the 2016 UDIA (Qld) Annual Developers Conference with an overview of the department’s planning reform agenda.

Meet the new customer

In an ever changing market it’s never been more important to keep up to speed with how social trends are driving changes in the way people want to live. Read more >

State of the Market

Buying a home is a dream shared by many but what will the banks’ new lending criteria mean for purchasing power? What will happen with lending criteria over the next five years? Read more >

The missing middle

In this session we look at the barriers to delivering medium density housing from the perspectives of developers, architects and the government.
Read more >

Meet the New Investor

Think it’s all about cheap deals, rates of return and negative gearing? Think again! Read More >

“What I know now…”

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If you could go back in time what advice would you give your younger self? Read more >

Marketing to the new customer

In this session our panel of industry experts reveal how to overcome barriers to decision making and deal breakers and makers of this new breed of customer. Read more >

Networking Function

Join us in the Business Lounge after the Conference and mingle with the who’s who of the industry for a night of networking. Read more >

Essential Info

Thursday 8 September 2016  | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

 The newly refurbished Hotel Grand Chancellor – 23 Leichhardt Street Brisbane.


Ready to meet The New Customer?


Conference Pass

Member – $990 | Non-Member – $1,390

Ticket includes all sessions and the networking function. 

Conference Corporate Pass

Member – $890 pp

Groups of 5 or more people save $100 per person. Offer only available to UDIA (Qld) members. Ticket includes all sessions and the networking function. Price above includes discounts.

Networking Function

Member – $139 | Non-Member – $199

Mingle with the who’s who of the industry… all your competitors and colleagues will be there. Ticket does not include Conference sessions.



Join us in the Business Lounge after the Conference and mingle with the who’s who of the industry for a night of networking. We will also be announcing the winners of the UDIA (Qld) & Frasers Property Women in Leadership and UDIA (Qld) & APA Group Young Leaders’ Awards so be sure to stick around for a drink!

The UDIA (Qld) & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award for Excellence acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution of women to the Queensland property industry.

The UDIA (Qld) & APA Group Young Leaders’ Award for Excellence acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution young property professionals make to the Queensland property industry.