7 June 2021
The Edge, Fed Square
12 Oct 2021
ICC, Sydney

Summit Program

The Be Summit brings together built environment leaders, government policymakers, and market experts to build a roadmap of recovery and pave the way for future construction and development within the wider built environment. While we build the 2021 program, revisit the sessions from the inaugural 2020 summit below.

7 June 2021
The Edge, Fed Square / Virtual
8:55am - 17:00pm

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Welcome from Be Summit and introduction to the Program.

The inaugural Be Summit will start with an address from Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria with an insight into the opportunities for the building and construction sectors to play a key role in the State’s economic recovery with the help of Victorian Government policy settings.

Trying to speculate what a post-COVID-19 world will look like is difficult enough. Predicting how Australia’s construction industry will shape up, based on possible scenarios likely to play out in each state and territory, is considerably harder. Since its launch in 2002, the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) forecasts have become a primary source of market information for the building and construction industry in Australia. The ACIF Forecasts provide the industry with a relevant and credible ‘compass’ for upcoming demand for work across all sectors, including major projects, as well as what is happening with construction costs and labour requirements. ACIF Chief Forecaster Kerry Barwise will give a preview of what can be expected in the November forecasts, followed by a panel discussion with ACIF Chair, Bob Richardson, Nerida Conisbee from REA Group, Andrew Scott from Morgan Stanley and Sarah Slattery from Slattery Australia. For the construction industry recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic situation, the outlook is not altogether clear, and this preview briefing will shed some light on what the industry can expect over coming months and years.

Join a panel of cross-discipline industry experts as they discuss the implications of government stimulus, new policies and regulations, and opportunities for the built environment to get back to business in a post-covid construction landscape. We're delighted to welcome representatives from Cbus and Multiplex to debate these important industry topics.

Thank you to our Sponsors and closing remarks from our MC, Jamila Rivzi,