Slideshow: The API Victoria Annual Conference

This year's State Conference was held on Friday 22 to Saturday 23 August, 2014 at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne

  • The Victoria division of the API held its annual conference on Friday 22 to Saturday 23 August, 2014 at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne. The event featured presentations from industry experts who shared their insight on the economic outlook for various sectors, the state of planning in Victoria, regional englobo development, plus the state of international investment, Australian agriculture as well as carbon and biodiversity offsets. The event also featured a Careers Expo, which provided opportunity for members of the Victorian division of the API young property professionals (YPP) network to hear about the career paths of industry figureheads and mingle with recruiters, company heads and like-minded young professionals.

  • Opening the conference was a presentation by Tony Kelly, Acting President for API Victoria.

  • Mark McCrindle, director of McCrindle Research, discussing demographics in the 'Planning' stream.

  • Mark McCrindle, futurist, demographer and social commentator

  • Professor Michael Buxton, Design and Social Context at RMIT University, Chaired the Victorian Planning Luncheon.

  • Michael Witt, from InfoTrack, discusses a new partnership arrangement he launched with API Vic.

  • Anthony De Francesco, executive director, Australia & New Zealand, IPD, discusses the commercial and industrial outlook.

  • Brian Tee, Shadow Minister for Planning, Sustainable Growth, Major Projects and Infrastructure speaking at the Victorian Planning Luncheon.

  • Brian Tee MP.

  • Conference Convener Damian Dalton, managing director at PP&E Valuations.

  • Greville Pabst, CEO & director of WBP Property, discusses the residential outlook.

  • Greville Pabst, WBP Property

  • Conference attendees enjoying post event drinks.

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