YPP Building the Future: Futurism (Q171026)

6:00pm Thursday, 26 October 2017
7:30pm Thursday, 26 October 2017
Young Property Professionals (YPP)
Stock Exchange Hotel
131 Edward Street (Edward Room)
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

After the success of the previous “Building the Future” events focusing on Retail, Office, Residential, and Retirement and Healthcare, the Young Property Professionals are proud to present the fifth event in this series, and the final event for 2017, Building the Future – Futurism.

This event will focus on what changes we may see across society, business and technology in the near future and the potential impacts they will have on the property industry.

The three speakers are Amanda Newbery (Managing Director – Articulous), Adam Di Marco (Founder and Publisher – The Urban Developer), and Jock Fairweather (Director – Little Tokyo Two), and moderated by Mark Wallace (Regional Technical Director – Economics – RPS Australia Asia Pacific). 

Join us for what will be an engaging and exciting event on the future of the property industry


More about the Presenters

Adam Di Marco
Founder, The Urban Developer

Adam Di Marco is the founder and publisher of The Urban Developer, Australia's largest community of property and urban development professionals.  With over a decade of property experience, he is also Managing Director of Di Marco Group, a Brisbane-based property advisory, management and development business focused on boutique residential projects. Since 2017, Adam has also assumed the role of Executive Chairman of CityShape, a disruptive big-data start-up for the property sector.

Jock Fairweather
Director, Little Tokyo Two

Jock Fairweather grew up between Papua New Guinea and the Philippines before moving to Europe on his own accord after high-school in Brisbane. The last Seven years have seen him travel across the the world expanding his luxury womens shoe label. After exiting to a Swiss Luxury Conglomerate at 21 - Jock is back in Brisbane building innovative businesses within a collaborative ecosystem where people from all walks of life use his spaces (Little Tokyo Two) to collaborate, innovate and succeed working on their own projects. Jock is the 2016-2017 Small Business Person of the Year and sits on the boards of multiple companies as well as on the advisory board for such groups as the Aiia's Queensland innovation SIG and is a judge for the majority of entrepreneurial, innovation and small business awards in Brisbane. Jocks life goal is to reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit of South East Queensland and to take a curated passionate and talented community to support developing nations ... he's 27.

Amanda Newbery
Managing Director, Articulous

Amanda runs Articulous, Queensland's largest  consultancy that specialises in community and stakeholder engagement. Working for state governments nationally, as well as councils and corporations, Articulous thrives on planning, property and essential infrastructure.  As lover of technology, Amanda created Australia's first mobile app for planning schemes using augmented reality, and last year created the first use of computer-generated avatars to map community values for a council. She is soon launching a world-first digital platform to track the quality of community and stakeholder engagement. Her team includes creative specialists who use R&D time to create new and more exciting ways to engage.



More about the Moderator


Mark Wallace
Regional Technical Director – Economics – RPS Australia Asia Pacific

Mark Wallace is the Regional Technical Director and head of Economics for RPS in Australia Asia Pacific. Based in Brisbane, he is a leading economist, strategic advisor and commentator with almost two decades of applied experience in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. His experience covers all Australian States, New Zealand and South East Asia, where he has worked with clients in regional economic development, health, property, infrastructure and policy sectors to deliver tangible, positive outcomes for client. 

Mark's applied experience of the impact of technology on the economy are exemplary. During his time with Queensland Government he was responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Smart State Strategy under Premier Peter Beattie, profiled and liaised with the mining technology and software sector, facilitated tertiary university commercialisation and investigated demand side solutions to electricity network management. Since then he has undertaken comprehensive research and analysis on the impacts of technology on personalised transport, health, construction, retail and commercial service sectors.

Program of Events

5:45pmRegistration opens
6:00pmSeminar commences
7:30pmSeminar concludes, networking drinks and canapes served

Registration Fees

API Member and Student Member$56.00
 Registrations close on 24 October. All fees include GST. 

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