Day 1 - Monday 19th November

09.00 - 09.30
Official Opening
Energy, reimagined!
Game changers Power Ledger, the recent winners of Richard Branson’s 2018 Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) will officailly open the event and share their incredible story and what this means for the future of our cities and communities.
Matt Grantham, Power Ledger

09.30 - 10.30
The Great Debate - 'Is Our Future Autonomous?'
Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. As automation enters people's lives, it not only changes the tasks they do, it changes their relationship to the world. Chris Isles, Director of Place Design Group, leads this session, as award winning innovators discuss the future of how we live and just how automated our life may be.
Chris Isles, Director of Place Design Group
Taj Pabari, Founder of Fiftysix Creations
Tim Lucas, Co- Founder, Immersive Robotics
Dr Natalie Rens, AI Specialist, Entrepreneur

10.30 - 11.00
Morning Tea

11.00 - 11.30
‘Engineering Mobility in and Between Smart Cities’
As Founder and CEO of Cyborg Dynamics, Stephen Bornstein is creating some truly ground breaking innovations. With engineering altering our future movements, Stephen presents on the future of transport systems and their technical feasibility. You won't want to miss this discussion on autonomous electric cars, flying cars, the hyperloop, scramjet commercial aircraft and their main challenges and progresses.
James Orr, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Motor Trades Assoc QLD
Stephen Bornstein, Founder of Cyborg Dynamics Engineering

11.30 - 12.30
'Australia China Collaboration in Smart Cities'
The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) will host a discussion with special guests from Australia and China. The increasing challenges of urban mobility and the rise of smart cities presents great opportunities for collaboration between China and Australia built upon the expertise, technologies and business models being developed in each nation. The panel members will each relate their own journeys in urban mobility and there will be an interesting panel discussion following which will illuminate the potential areas for increased collaboration.
James Orr, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Motor Trades Assoc QLD
Michael Caltabiano, CEO, ARRB
Samantha Taylor, ARRB State Technical Leader
Rafael Toda, Asia Pacific BDM, Local Motors

12.30 - 13.00
'China's Smart City Innovation Domination'
Across the world, over a thousand smart city pilots have been launched. China is home to half of these cities, amounting to a staggering 500 pilots. The country’s smart city ambitions have been predominantly powered by private-sector giants.  Discover more about how cities across China have rapidly enhanced their tech and innovation capabilities to meet citizen needs with Mr. Yang Jincai, Chairman of Shenzhen Smart City Industry Association.
Mr. Yang Jincai, Chairman, Shenzhen Smart City Industry Association

13.00 - 14.00

14.00 - 15.00
'The Future of Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Mobility (AECM)'.
Developments in architecture, engineering, construction and mobility are changing the face of our future cities. Our expert panel will share their experience and insights on what the industry needs to do to in order prepare and position for a smarter future.
Chris Isles, Director of Place Design Group
Julie Mitchell, Deputy Director General, Dept of Transport & Main Roads, QLD Government
Scott Hutchinson, Chairman of Hutchinson Builders
Mr. Wei Zhang, Vice Chairman, Tiandy Technologies Co Ltd

15.00 - 15.30
'Planning our Future Cities - what our cities in the future will look like and what we need to do now to ensure a healthier lifestyle in our cities in the future'.
As we progress through this Digital Revolution, we often underestimate the scale and speed of change that is occurring. In just a couple of years, we will witness the coming of age of the first cohorts of Generation C(onnected) that have lived their entire lives surrounded by the digital world. Cities of the past were shaped by people. Cities of the future are likely to be shaped by technological advancements and ideas.  So how do we plan for new healthier, sustainable, resilient cities that enhance health, wellbeing and social inclusion in a rapidly changing, increasingly connected world?
Nick Kamols, Smart Cities Council, Power Wells, PIA
Gary White, Chief Planner, NSW Government
Gunther De Graeve, Managing Director DESTRAVIS , CEO international Academy for Design & Health, Honorary Consul for Belgium in Queensland

15.30 - 16.00
Drone Innovation and How it is Changing Our Future
Adam Welsh, Asia Pacific Head of Public Policy for DJI

16.00 - 17.00
'Investing Into A Smarter Future'
The global smart city market could expand to US$1.5 trillion by 2020, with the Asia Pacific expected to grow at a substantial rate, creating an abundant of investment opportunities. One of the most ambitious undertakings in human history, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This session will take a closer look into everything from the Great Barrier Reef how BRI can help it’s recovery and how intelligent investment into Smart City Projects can benefit our future planet.
Daryl Guppy, Founder of and Australia China Business Council Representative
Mr Robbin Bishoen, International Expert on Energy and Smart City Strategy
Tony Wheeler, Director, ImagineX Ventures
Dr Jie Wang, University of Queensland Business School

Day 2 - TUESDAY 20th November

09.00 - 9.30
‘What Does The Future of Streets Hold ?’
Chris Isles, Director of Place Design Group

09.30 - 10.00
AUTODESK, ‘Connecting Design BIM to the Construction Site’
Stephan Gumpert, Senior Technical Sales Specialist, Autodesk

10.00 - 10.30
'How Our Built Environment Affects Our Happiness'
After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city for dense urban living. But is it better or worse for our happiness?  PowerWells CoFounder Nick Kamols, together with Sofie Pringle, Urban Designer, Researcher & Futurist; and World Leading Skateboarder, Entrepreneur & Social Change Advocate Tommy Fynn, will delve into the many reasons why cities, when built correctly, are better for our well-being.
Sofie Pringle, Urban Designer, Researcher and Futurist
Nick Kamols, Smart Cities Council, Power Wells, PIA
Tommy Fynn, World Leading Skateboarder, AOT Athlete, Social Change Advocate, Entrepreneur

10.30 - 11.00
Morning Tea

11.00 - 12.00
Bricks, Mortar, Energy and IoT’
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be an estimated 30 billion ‘things’ connected through the internet worldwide – equivalent to four times the world’s population. With cutting-edge technology solutions changing the way we live like never before, the question is, 'How will Smart Cities use it'? We have come a long way and our cities are more than just bricks and mortar. James Orr, Chief Technology Innovation Officer of MTAQ, will lead a panel of experts as they discuss major developments occurring in our cities of tomorrow.
James Orr, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Motor Trades Assoc QLD
Matt Grantham, Power Ledger
Grant Statton, CEO - Digital Innovation & Energy, FKG Group
Zhenya Pavlinova, Structural Engineer and Board Chair
Mr. Kazihiko Ugai, General Manager Asia Pacific, Recording Media Products Div, Fujifilm Corporation

12.00 - 12.30
'How Smart Living Will Impact Our Communities'
Blockchain technology took the digital world by storm in 2009, when it debuted as a digital ledger book for the cryptocurrency. It is now impacting every sector of our community. Smart cities worldwide are using it as the foundation of plans to enhance urban living. So, what is blockchain and how will it change our future communities? Liam Fitzpatrick, Head of Communications at Commswork, will uncover 'How Smart Living Will Impact Our Communities'.
Liam Fitzpatrick, Head of Communications, Commswork
Taber Silver, Founder and Managing Director, Labrys

12.30 - 13.30

13.30 - 14.30
'Supplying Our Future Cities With Food, Energy, Water and Effective Strategy'
Cities occupy just two percent of the world’s land. They also account for over 60% of global energy consumption, 70% of greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of global waste.  New strategies and technologies are constantly emerging in order to create a greener, smarter and more renewable world for future generations. Our panel will discuss research aimed at reducing food waste and cost efficiency, energy harvesting, investment in renewable energy, water quality and technological advances in city infrastructure; and the proposed Future Cities Cooperative Research Centre which will be Australia’s national research and innovation hub for the future of cities.
Leeanne Bond, Independent Company Director and Board Chair
Professor Marcus Foth, Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab, Creative Industries Faculty at QUT
Mr Jinming Sha, Chief Scientist, Zonecharge Wireless Power Supply Co. Ltd
Warwick Powell, Founder of Beefledger and Chairman of the Board, Sister City

14.30 - 15.00
’The Future of IT for Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC)’

The Future of IT needs to address a lot of big challenges to enable the big picture goals like smart connected cities, efficient buildings. IT also needs to enable us to simulate visualise and digitally explore so we can optimise construction and management of facilities and infrastructure. This session will look at what technologies are available now to deal with the huge datasets and computational load required, while also making all this accessible to all stakeholders. We will also look at Technology we still need to build and develop in the next 3-5 years.

Joe Banks, Director BIMedge/ National BIM Manager, Nettleton Tribe

15.00 - 16.00
‘Smart Technology for Safe Cities’
Smart Cities are all about capturing and collating data from citizens, devices and assets to improve daily life. With security a major concern for our future, facial recognition technology, cameras and data capture are changing the way we do business, from our government services, to how companies market products to an audience. Cutting-edge tools would help lower crime rates, commuter times and fatalities. This session hosts a panel with leaders from some of the world’s largest companies, sharing incredible new developments in this area.
Mr. Guangyao Tang, Chief Engineer, Xiamen Leelen Technology Co
Mr. Tao Yang, Chief Engineer, Zhejiang Uniview Technologies Co. Ltd.
Mr Danny Lim, Head of Global Business Development, Seagate Group
Mr. Terence Yap, CEO of Guardforce, (subsidiary of China Safetech Holdings Limited)

16.00 - 16.30
‘How the Copernicus Program is Shaping Our Future Cities’
The Copernicus project is described by the European Space Agency as the most ambitious Earth observation program to date.  In the Smart Cities domain, it supports urban planners, environmental engineers and administrative authorities in assessing urban monitoring in terms of climate indicators and their impacts on the urban context. This session reveals how the program enables us to explore new approaches to urban challenges, management and sustainable development by using Earth Observation.
Astrid-Christina Koch, European Earth Observation Program - Copernicus, European Commission

16.30 - 17.30
‘The Future of Mobility’
The way we move from A to B is transforming. The debate is no longer about traffic and bike lanes.  As digital technologies transform our cities, our entire mobility ecosystem, along with our expectations, are changing. Digitisation, networking, e-mobility, autonomous driving, traffic management in real-time, urban logistics.  The mobility of tomorrow has many facets. Our panel of experts will discuss how transportation technology and social trends are shaping the future of mobility.
Rafael Toda, Asia Pacific BDM, Local Motors
Zoe Eather, Founder, The Smart Community Podcast
James Orr, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Motor Trades Assoc QLD
Graeme Manietta, Australian Electric Vehicle Association