Creating Australia’s Best Airport City Conference

November 2017

8:15am

Registration

9:00am

Welcome

David Borger, Director, Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney 

Stephen Cartwright, CEO, NSW Business Chamber

9:10am

Opening Address 

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales

9:25am

Report Launch:  A Western Sydney Aerotropolis - Liverpool City Council / PwC 

Kiersten Fishburn, CEO, Liverpool City Council

9.40am

Panel Discussion - Western Sydney Airport:  An Industry Perspective 

  • Facilitated by Jeremy Thorpe, Partner, PwC
  • NG backing WS opportunities in defence/aerospace - Ian Irving, Northrop Grumman
  • Export opportunities: connecting Darling Downs to international destinations - John Wagner, Wagners (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba)
  • Agribusiness opportunities - Fiona Simson, President, National Farmers' Federation
  • Sydney Science Park: Generating jobs for Western Sydney - John Vassallo, CEO, Celestino

 

10.20am

KEYNOTE

Paul O'Sullivan, Chair, Western Sydney Airport Co

10.40am

Morning Tea

11.00am

KEYNOTE

Reflecting a Western Sydney identity into an iconic airport design

Antoinette Nassopoulos Erickson, Architect and Partner, Foster + Partners, London 

(Presented by Lendlease)

11.40am

KEYNOTE - The Denver Experience:  Learnings for Western Sydney 

Kim Day, CEO, Denver Airport

Q&A with Kim Day and Eric Hiraga, Executive Director, Denver Office of Economic Development

(Facilitated by David Borger, Director, Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney)

12.20pm

Panel Discussion - Connecting Asia to Western Sydney 

  • Forum Chair - Barry Abrams, Executive Director, Board of Airline Representatives of Australia Inc (BARA) 
  • Singapore Airlines Limited - Geoffrey Rickard, Station Manager Sydney
  • China Southern Airlines - Bill Bryant, Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communications
  • All Nippon Airways - Ryo Sadayuki, Vice President and General Manager, ANA Oceania Region
12.50pm

SHOWCASE - BREAK OUT SESSIONS

1. Designing an Iconic Airport - Lendlease

2. Creating the Aerotropolis -  Diane Legge Kemp, Arcadis

3. Skilling Up and Staying Skilled 

1.10pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Break Out Sessions and Think Tanks

1. Designing an Iconic Airport - Led by Lendlease

  • Chair on the Design Forum - Dale Connor, CEO Lendlease Building 
  • Antoinette Nassopoulos Erickson, Foster + Partners
  • Kim Day, CEO Denver Airport
  • Michael Burns, UK Partner Global Aviation Leader, PwC

 

2. Creating the Aerotropolis - Led by Arcadis

  • Chair on the Aerotropolis Forum - Dianne Legge Kemp, Arcadis 
  • Duncan Challen, Executive Director Industry Development, Department of Industry  
  • Dean Willemsen, CEO, DNW Group 
  • Eric Hiraga, Executive Director, Denver Office of Economic Development

 

3. Education and Training - Skilling Up and Staying Skilled

  • Chair on the Education Forum - Professor Peter Shergold, Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University 
  • Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University 
  • Professor Richard Miles, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education – Enterprise and Engagement), University of Sydney
  • Michael Cullen, Regional General Manager, Western Sydney - ‎TAFE NSW
  • Professor Trevor Cairney OAM, President, NSW Business Chamber

 

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.15pm

THINK TANK REVIEWS - Forum Chairs

3.35pm

KEYNOTE - Commissioning the Airport City  

Geoff Roberts, Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economics Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission 

3.50pm

CONFERENCE WRAP UP - Where to from here? 

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and David Borger, Director, Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney

4.20-5.00pm

Drinks and networking