Each year the UDIA Qld Annual Developers Conference brings together the Queensland 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 one of the industry’s premier knowledge building and networking events.

In 2017, the UDIA Qld Annual Developers Conference theme is

The way we live: the changing face of housing

Why Attend

The urbanisation challenge is top of our list in 2017. Community expectations are rising, space is getting tighter, Generation Rent is giving up hope, and the time has come for some fresh thinking about what urbanisation means in Queensland now and in the future.

Are you ready to rethink the way we live?

You’ll come away with the insights, knowledge, and inspiration you need to rise to the challenge of creating the communities we are proud of and the homes our customers love.

Join us as we take a deep dive into the challenges of urban living in 2017:

  • How do we flick the switch and get inside the homebuyer’s head?
  • What will it take to turn Generation Rent into Generation Sold?
  • New ways of delivering density: are you up to the challenge?
  • You’ve heard of CoWorking but are you ready for CoLiving?



Here are just some of the speakers making up our impressive line up.

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Prof. Rob Adams

Director City Design and Projects – City of Melbourne

Tim Lawless

Director of Research – CoreLogic

Paul Kennedy

Founder and Managing Director – Two Thirds Sky

Hon Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier

Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning

Malcolm Middleton

Queensland Government Architect – Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Marina Vit

Chief Executive Officer – UDIA Qld

Cameron Leggatt

General Manager, Residential – Frasers Property Australia

Dyan Currie

Planning and Environment Director – City of Gold Coast

Bill McCorkell

Managing Director, Archiblox

Tim Horton

State Registrar  – NSW Architects Registration Board



David Grant

Research Director – Brickfields Consulting

Elizabeth Watson-Brown

Design Director – Architectus Brisbane


The Way We Live: The Changing Face of Housing  

Get ready for an action-packed day that will challenge everything you thought you knew about how we will be living in the future.  We’ll get our heads around what’s happening with housing affordability, new models for living and sustainable urban growth. We’ll also ask our best creative thinkers to rise to the challenge of doing design differently.

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Keynote Speaker – Naomi Simson

Our closing keynote speaker has been crowned an Influencer, holding the title for most read Australian on LinkedIn. The Founding Director of RedBalloon, investor on Network Ten’s Shark Tank, business blogger, and author Naomi Simson is a formidable businessperson.

Opening Address

How will the new South East Queensland Regional Plan shape the way we live?   Our speaker answers this question and more, as we delve deeper into what it all means for the region predicted to double its population over the next half century. Read more >

The state of the market

Hear from our research expert as they set us up for the day with the facts and reads the vital signs of the market for new residential property. Read more >

Operation Rethink

Insanity (def): doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results—Albert Einstein. We’ve all heard the old adage 100 times, but how do we flick the switch in our thinking and get inside our customers’ heads?  Read more >

Rethinking urbanisation

We put the city shapers tasked with making urbanisation work in the hot seat, and find out their visions for tackling the challenge. Read more >

Rethinking home sweet home

Our key industry experts will reveal the latest trends set to reinvent the way we live. Read more >

Rethinking community design

We put developers, architects and builders under the spotlight and learn how they are tackling community building in their organisations. Read more >

Breaking the mould

Urbanisation is no longer a choice but a necessity.  Our expert panel tackles the topic from all angles and brings you the food for thought. Read more >

Networking Function

Join us in the Business Lounge after the Conference with the who’s who of the industry for an afternoon of catching up and networking. Read more >

Essential Info

Thursday 31 August 2017 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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


There’s more time to save! We’ve extended early bird to 30 June.



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Conference Pass – Standard

$1,190 per person 

When booked after 30 June 2017.

Ticket includes all sessions and the Networking Event.

Corporate Pass – Standard

$1,025 per person

When booked after 30 June 2017. Groups of five or more people save $165* per person.

Ticket includes all sessions and the Networking Event.

*Saving is compared to a full priced ticket.

Networking Event – Standard

$189 per person

When booked after 30 June 2017. Mingle with the who’s who of the industry… all your competitors and colleagues will be there.

Ticket does not include Conference sessions.

Diversity Awards


UDIA Qld places a high value on diversity within Queensland’s development industry.

The Diversity Awards seek to acknowledge and promote the positive contribution of women and young professionals to the Queensland development industry.

We will announce the winners for the following Awards:

The UDIA Qld & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award
The UDIA Qld & Austral Bricks Young Leaders Award 

Nominations closed 9 June 2017. 


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