Slideshow: The 2015 Queensland Property Conference

See photos of the event's key highlights including speakers, networking and the gala dinner.

  • The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • API President Tyrone Hodge with CEO Mike Zissler

  • Event MC, veteran TV presenter Andrew Daddo

  • Tyrone Hodge welcomes the crowd and shares updates from the API

  • Gareth Aird, senior economist with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, presents the annual economic update

  • Malcolm Edey, assistant governor of financial system for the Reserve Bank of Australia, discusses risk and the property sector

  • Morning tea snacks.

  • Daniel Gschwind, CEO of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, discusses the evolving tourism industry

  • Domain’s senior economist, Dr Andrew Wilson, discusses the effects of APRA’s recent changes to residential mortgage lending

  • Defence Housing Australia’s sales development and partnerships manager Trevor Thomson discusses opportunities with DHA investments

  • His Honour Wayne Cochrane, Member of the Land Court of Queensland, discusses best practice for being an "expert witness"

  • Afternoon tea treats

  • The DHA team

  • Caitlin Shields – senior 5D quantity surveyor, discusses benefits of new technologies to predict cost

  • Paul Bidwell, deputy executive director, Master Builders Queensland, discusses market directions in the housing sector

  • Drinks at the GCCEC before the Gala Dinner

  • Andrew Daddo welcomes the crowd and introduces the night's entertainment, mentalist Anthony Laye

  • Anthony Laye warms up the crowd

  • Laye selects people from the crowd to participate in the show

  • Daddo opens the second day of the Queensland Property Conference and welcomes the first keynote speaker

  • Keynote, Australian actor Samuel Johnson, discusses his unique work the Love Your Sister campaign

  • Johnson picks the winning raffle ticket - winners enjoyed beer and wine hampers

  • LaSalle Australia Core Plus Fund (LACPF) manager Simone Dalley AAPI discusses the state of the capital markets

  • Steve Reynolds, business unit manager for Cardno HRP, discussing planning assistance in valuation

  • QUT Law's senior lecturer, Peter Black, shares tips and tricks for harnessing social media to promote your business and professional profile

  • Neil Bray, Queensland’s Valuer-General, discusses the Queensland Globe (QG) tool for up to date mapping and spatial imagery

  • API Queensland President, Bart Mead, thanks everyone for their attendance and formally closes the event.

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