53rd Kiparra Day (N170922)

8:30am Friday, 22 September 2017
5:00pm Friday, 22 September 2017
Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Level 3, Grand Ballroom 488 George Street
Sydney , New South Wales 2000

The API is excited to present its 53rd annual Kiparra Day conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on Friday 22 September. The Conference will feature a range of engaging speakers and topics who will present the latest outlooks, predictions and trends across the industry.

Our outstanding line up of speakers and topics are listed below. 





Welcome Address
Ian Muir, API NSW State Chair


Keynote Address - Economic Outlook
Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac


Commercial Property Outlook
Anneke Thompson, National Director - Research, Colliers International


Morning Tea


Parramatta: On-track as Sydney's Dual CBD?

Greg Dyer, CEO, City of Parramatta Council
Prof Graeme Newell, Professor, Western Sydney University


The Growing Demand for Student Accommodation in Australia

Conal Newland, Director of Student Accommodation, Savills
Amelia Scurry, Portfolio Director, Major Projects and Acting Program Director, Student Experience, University of Melbourne
Simon Loveridge, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Global Student Accommodation
Daryn Castle, Senior Relationship Manager, Property Finance NSW Commercial Banking, Business Bank, Westpac 


Lunch (Two course sit down lunch)


An Interview with Harry Triguboff

Interviewer: Robert Harley
Speaker: Harry Triguboff, Founder and Managing Director, Meriton


Australian Prestige Residential on a Global Platform

Michelle Ciesielski, Head of Residential Research, Knight Frank Australia


The Path to Achieving Affordable Housing: What still needs to be addressed?

Residential Property Outlook
Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, REA Group

Building Privately Rented Communities in Australia
Leigh Warner, National Director, Research, JLL

Exploring Housing Diversity - The Pavilions, Sydney Olympic Park
Emma Ellis, Senior Development Manager, Mirvac

Followed by Panel Discussion

4:40pmConference Close
4:45pmNetworking Drinks
 *please note this program is subject to change without notice.

Registration Fees

 Early Bird (before Friday 1 September)Standard (from Saturday 2 September)
API Members$416$456
API Student Members$302$342
Non Members$530$570
Registration fees are GST inclusive  


Grace Hotel (77 York St, Sydney) is offering Conference delegates the following corporate rate by quoting "The Australian Property Institute" when booking, subject to availability. 

$260 Superior Room
$290 Deluxe Room

A buffet breakfast can be added for a discounted price of $20 per person per day. 

There are many other hotels and accommodation options nearby. 

CPD Points

Full attendance at this conference accrues 6 API CPD credit points. 


Principal Sponsor





Session sponsor 

Civic Valuations




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Contact Information

Jennifer Cheung, CPD Development Manager

For any enquiries relating to this event, please contact the API Office in New South Wales.

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