About the HIP Conference / November 2018

Most health precincts have expanded from modest beginnings.  As population has increased, additional facilities have been added without any long-term master planning and the precinct often suffers from a lack of connectivity. 

The 2018 National HIP Conference will aim to bring together key local and international experts, thought leaders and government representatives to identify opportunities to improve the design, governance and investment attraction of Australian health innovation precincts from the outset.

Why Attend?

Conference attendees will hear from local and international speakers as they discuss the three key themes of:

1. Design and planning

  • How can we design, plan and grow health precincts to be interesting places that attract people, ideas and capital and deliver excellent health services?
  • What will be the impact of the health precinct on the region?

2. Governance

  • How can we achieve 'connectivity' and more appropriate models of governance?
  • What can we learn from other precincts, both in Australia and overseas?

3. Investment Attraction

  • How can we leverage existing assets within a precinct to attract new investment opportunities?
  • How can we best support the successful commercialisation and protection of research and ideation?

Who Should Attend?

This conference, which is expected to attract 250-300 government and industry leaders will appeal to:

  • State and Local Government
  • Property developers and the construction industry
  • Professional services (engineers, architects, consultants etc)
  • Venture capital and private equity industry
  • Senior decision-makers from industries such as:
    • Universities/education
    • Hospitality/accommodation providers
    • Medical research
    • Biotechnology
    • Allied health care providers such as:
      • Primary care
      • Day surgeries
      • Pathology services
      • Rehabilitation services