BUILDING THE TERRITORY - 2017 AGENDA

8.00

Morning coffee and registration

NT RESOURCES WEEK PLENARY OPENING SESSION

8.30

Opening remarks from the Chair

THE CATALYSTS FOR INNOVATION & CHANGE
OPENING PRESENTATION
Innovative planning: renewable growth

  • The present and the future all at the same time
  • Taking stock and shifting gears
  • What does it mean to innovate?
  • Leading to change

David Baldwin, Career Energy Executive, and formerly Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Gas at Origin Energy

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
Collaboration & building strong relationships

  • The resources industry in the Territory – where are we at?
  • The role of gas in a renewable future
  • The Fracking Inquiry update (if timing is appropriate)
  • The importance of collaboration in fostering a supply chain of job opportunities
  • Innovation in action: The Territory’s story

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory

HOW IT ALL STARTED
The foundations of change in the resources sector

Reflection is powerful, we rarely take the time out to consider what we have done or what we should be doing. This session will provide a timely story of how the resources industry in Northern Australia came to be. It will be reflection for some, and contextualisation for others.

  • How and why did we get to where we are?
  • Who and what were the enablers and discouragers of our industry?
  • Pricing – past, current and future
  • What can we learn from our history that will lead us to change?

Murray Meaton AM, Director, Australian Institute of Energy

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Getting to the heart of innovation & change

  • Disruption. How do we keep up? What if we don’t want to?
  • How looking for answers can hamper innovation
  • Revealing the biggest catalyst for creativity and engagement
  • Cultivating a culture of innovation
  • Agility – the mindset of the future

Andrew Lee, Thought Disrupter

Change is Reality: Electric Transportation

The role of the electric car in the new energy world.

Tim Washington, Board Director – Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Council

10.50

Morning coffee and networking in the exhibition halls

OPENING OF THE BUILDING THE TERRITORY CONFERENCE

11.20

Welcome remarks from the Chair

Dr Graeme Suckling, CEO, Urban Development Institute of Australia NT

11.30

Commitment to developing Northern Australia

— Updates on major committed, planned and proposed construction projects

12.00

Developing Northern Australia – The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)

The NAIF offers up to $5 billion in debt or alternative financing mechanisms, which may be on concessional terms, to benefit northern Australia. Mr Hallam will provide an update on the activities and progress of the NAIF over its first year of operation.

He will discuss the role of the NAIF in being a key catalyst for longer term transformation, economic and population growth across the north, particularly in the Northern Territory, including for example opening up new market opportunities and assisting the development of new, more resilient and reliable supply chains.

Tim Hallam, Executive Director Origination, NAIF

12.30

INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL | Greatest Challenges and Opportunities for the NT in 2018

  • Challenges
    • Increasing cost of doing business
    • A slowing economy
    • Low population growth
    • Investment in generational infrastructure – stimulating private sector investment to help free up limited taxpayers’ funds for essential services
  • Opportunities
    • Working with the NT government to get results
    • Investing in industry-led outcomes
    • Making the NT one of the best places to do business and invest
    • Invest in talent as without talent, it’s damn hard to get much done
    • Provide certainty on any proposed projects or development

    Mark Coffey, Head, Office of Northern Australia
    Hon Adam Giles, Former Chief Minister & General Manager of External Affairs Pastoral for Australia, Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd

1.00

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

2.00

Defence capital facilities and infrastructure development in the Territory

Brigadier Noel Beutel, Director General Capital Facilities and Infrastructure, Department of Defence

2.30

PANEL DISCUSSION | The next wave of defence projects providing opportunities for businesses of all sizes

  • Contracting process
  • Procurement timelines
  • How the projects will be delivered?

Brigadier Noel Beutel, Director General Capital Facilities and Infrastructure, Department of Defence
Steve Grzeskowiak, Deputy Secretary Estate & Infrastructure, Department of Defence
Michael Rinaudo, Defence Sector Leader, Laing O’Rourke Australia
Allan Schmidt, Sector Leader Defence, Sitzler
BRIG Timothy Bayliss, Program Manager US Force Posture Initiatives, Department of Defence

3.45

Afternoon refreshment in the exhibition halls

4.15

Project Update

4.45

Improving competitiveness – Winning jobs in a crowded marketplace

  • Optimising for value – overheads, business systems, programming and scheduling, materials or wages
  • A challenge for the industry and an opportunity for individual businesses
  • Sustaining and growing business
  • Steps to weather the economic challenges

Kevin Peters, Chief Executive Officer, NT Industry Capability Network

5.15

Close of Day One & Networking Drinks in the exhibition halls

8.30

Networking breakfast in the exhibition halls

9.15

Opening remarks from the Chairman

9.30

Stepping outside the reliance on the Government for development

Hon Adam Giles, Former Chief Minister & General Manager of External Affairs Pastoral for Australia, Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd

10.00

PANEL DISCUSSION | Development & Infrastructure Investment

  • Attracting investors through global presence & industry collaboration
  • Achieving long term economic growth and development of the Northern Territory
  • What’s being done to stimulate private sector investment to free up limited taxpayers’ funds for essential services?

Andrew Pickering, Chairman, Infrastructure Capital Group
Karen Green, Lead Partner – Business Advisory Services NT, Deloitte

10.45

The $1 Billion Redevelopment of Berrimah Farm

Regan Anderson, General Manager Developments, Halikos Developments Pty Ltd

11.15

Morning refreshments in the exhibition halls

11.45

Landbridge and Darwin Luxury Hotel Development

Mike Hughes, Vice President, Landbridge Group Australia

12.15

Positioning the NT as a globally recognised region offering huge potential and investment opportunities?

  • Understanding the unique conditions of the north
  • Research and development opportunities that will help build capacity and drive growth & investment across the north
  • What can be done to increase this perception?
  • How can we all benefit?
  • Opportunities and the importance of being prepared to try new things

Luke Bowen, General Manager, Northern Australian Development and Trade, NT Government

12.45

Lunch in the Exhibition Halls

1.45

PANEL DISCUSSION | Working together to seize and develop opportunities – Cruise visitors bring a vital injection of economic activity in the Top End

  • Positioning Darwin as an attractive cruise ship destination to ensure we maximise the economic benefits of cruise visits
  • Catering to the boat tourists – Pop up store in main street, store opening hours
  • Upgrading port facilities

Alastair Shields, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Tourism and Culture

2.15

PANEL DISCUSSION | Improving access, transport and infrastructure in the Territory

  • Understanding the unique conditions in the North
  • The importance of continuity of work to contractors
  • What more can be done to avoid Territory road closures and the ramifications for the local businesses, economy, cost to build community services and community problems
  • Options to fund urgent repairs of critical regional roads?
  • The effect the delay to improvements to the vast network of unsealed roads in the Territory will have on employment and developing the North

Louise McCormick, General Manager Transport and Civil Services Division, Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Louise Bilato, Executive Officer, NT Road Transport Association
Tony McCormack, Chief Operations Officer, Australian Agricultural Company

3.10

Afternoon refreshments in the exhibition halls and close of conference

4.30

NT Resources Week Closing Harbour Cruise