Conference Program - November 2018

7:45am

Registration Opens

8:30am

Welcome and Introduction

David Borger, Executive Director, Western Sydney Business Chamber

8:40am

Welcome from the Mayor

Clr Wendy Waller, Mayor, Liverpool City Council

8:45am

Opening Keynote

Dr Michael Sughrue, Neurosurgeon and Research Director, Charlie Teo Foundation

9:00am

International Keynote Presentation - Life on MaRS: Lessons from the World's Leading Innovation Precinct

Ron Dizy, Senior Vice President, Partnerships, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Canada

9:30am

Q&A

Ron Dizy, Senior Vice President, Partnerships, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Canada

9:40am

Presentation - Taking Innovation Precincts from Aspiration to Real World Outcome

Alice Drew, Head of Workplace Strategy + Business Solutions, Lendlease

10:00am

Morning Tea

10:20am

THEME 1: DESIGN & PLANNING

Keynote Presentation - The Global Experience of HIPs

Michaela Sheahan, Researcher, HASSELL Studio

10:40am

Panel Discussion - The Physical Needs of Innovation Precincts

Steve Trevenar, Head of Strategy and New Business, Emerging Markets, Lendlease (Chair)

Tim Moore, Deputy CEO, Liverpool City Council 

Michaela Sheahan, Researcher, HASSELL Studio

Paul Jones, Regional Director Asia Pacific, OMA

Phil Apelbaum, Director, Innovation Precincts

11:20am

THEME 2: GOVERNANCE

Keynote Presentation - Bringing Partners Together: The Experience of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct

Brendan Flynn, Deputy Executive Chair, Melbourne Biomedical Precinct

11:40am

Panel Discussion - Governance of Australian HIPs

Erika Pawley, Director Strategic Planning, Greater Sydney Commission (Chair)

Brendan Flynn, Deputy Executive Chair, Melbourne Biomedical Precinct

Tim O'Neill, Executive Director - SEQ Development, Economic Development Queensland 

Kate Munnings, COO Ramsay Health Care, Westmead Private Hospital

12:20pm

Lunch

1:20pm

Paper Launch

1:30pm

THEME 3: COMMERCIALISATION & INVESTMENT ATTRACTION

International Keynote Presentation -  What Does Success Look Like? 

Gerry McDougall, Partner, PwC

2:00pm

Panel Discussion - Turning Research and Innovation into Economic Returns and Jobs

Kylie Bell, Executive Director - Industry, Trade and Investment, NSW Department of Industry (Chair)

Gerry McDougall, Partner, PwC

Marco Baccanti, Chief Executive, Health Industries South Australia

Wendy Caroll, Cluster Champion - Health Precincts, Jobs for NSW

2:40pm

Case StudiesWestern Sydney's HIPs (Liverpool and Westmead)

Graeme Loy, Acting Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District

Amanda Larkin, Chief Executive, South Western Sydney Local Health District

3:20pm

Afternoon Tea

3:40pm

Keynote Presentation - Powering Innovation Precincts

Nicole Cook, CEO, Jobs for NSW

4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Attracting and Working with Start-Ups

Christopher Kommatas, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, Health Roundtable (Chair)

Elisabeth Yunarko, Founder, Spokle Group

Dr Vijay Paul, Co-Founder, Vantari VR 

Dr Jonathan King, Founder, LYSN

Carolyn Mee, Founder, Sound Scouts

4:40pm

Closing Remarks and Conference End

David Borger, Executive Director, Western Sydney Business Chamber 

 

Drinks & Networking

Hosted by Lendlease, PwC and Liverpool City Council