Infrastructure Investment Australia Summit 2016

2nd Annual Infrastructure Investment Australia Summit

Sydney, 18 August 2016

After the success of our inaugural event in 2015, it is with great pleasure that we launch the 2nd Annual Infrastructure Investment Australia Summit to be held in Sydney on 18 August 2016.

Facing the complex and low yield market, many investors are actively looking for effective strategies to overcome the challenges of high pricing and limited supply of infrastructure projects.

This summit comes at a critical time to gather forward-thinking and experienced infrastructure investors to explore innovative approaches to survive and thrive in this dynamic investment environment. Join over 120 infrastructure investors for unparalleled peer to peer networking opportunities with industry leaders and key decision makers in the infrastructure investment world.

Our excellent panel of speakers will delve into:

  • Establishing a clear pipeline for infrastructure projects
  • Overcoming difficulties with valuation for infrastructure assets
  • In-depth analysis of valuation techniques
  • Implementing effective risk management strategies for a successful infrastructure project
  • Efficiently deploying capital to projects
  • Comparing infrastructure investment with other asset classes in portfolio construction
  • The gap between listed and unlisted infrastructure

Early confirmed speakers include:

Ross Etherington, Chief Investment Officer, Energy Industries Superannuation Scheme

Lianne Buck, Head of Direct Investments and Infrastructure, NSW Treasury Corporation

Lisa Wade, Head of Community Assets, Bendigo Superannuation

Bill Hartnett, Head of Sustainability, Local Government Super

Richard Allan, Executive Manager Investment Advice, Group Investments, Suncorp

Michael Chien, Senior Investment Analyst, LUCRF Super

Mark Hector, Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure, First State Super

Join us for this unique opportunity to shape the future of the infrastructure investment market with other industry leaders.

Please click here to see the agenda.

Don’t miss out, register now:


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Level 12, George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Agenda – FX Australia

4th Annaul FX Australia Congress

26 November 2015

8.30 Registration
9.00 Opening remarks from the chair
9.10 Economic outlook for global FX markets
  • Assessing current state of Australian economy
  • The impact of interest rates on FX rate
  • Discussing large moves in international financial markets and the associated increased volatility
  • Opportunities and challenges ahead in FX markets
Gabby Hajj, Economist, NSW Treasury Corporation
9.55 Australian dollar (AUD) movement and forecast
  • Analysing the factors affecting the movement of AUD
  • What is the impact of changing interest rates on AUD?
  • Predicting developments of AUD in the coming six months
Speaker to be confirmed
10.40 Morning Coffee
11.10 Panel discussion: The increasing important role of Chinese renminbi (RMB)
  • What are the new developments of RMB and its impact on the market?
  • What are the steps taken by Chinese authority to internationalise RMB?
  • Discussing offshore trading for RMB
Wesley W.P. Kong, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities, Haitong International Securities (HK)
11.55 Discovering the opportunities and risks of emerging market currencies
  • Analysing volatility of emerging market currencies
  • Strong USD’s impact on emerging market currencies
  • Recent trends of foreign direct investment flows and their impact on currency markets
  • Implementing strategies to incorporate and position FX in emerging market equities and bonds
  • Discussing currencies in developing markets
Speaker to be confirmed
12.40 Lunch
13.40 Implementing effective FX hedging strategies
  • Analysing risk exposure and risk tolerance
  • Exploring active hedging strategies
  • How would you define your hedging ratio and policy?
  • Choosing the best currency hedging strategies for your organisation
Stuart Simmons, Senior Portfolio Manager, FX, QIC
14.25 Treasurers panel discussion: Corporate treasury management and currency correlation management
  • Discussing the role of FX within treasury
  • Currency correlation management vs. USD
  • Currency correlation management vs. commodity prices
  • Setting benchmark FX rates in corporate treasury management
Isham Nilar, Treasury Risk Manager, Qantas

Vincent Chin, Head of Treasury, Goodman

Shaun Egelton, Corporate Treasurer, Ricegrowers Limited

15.10 Afternoon tea
15.40 Panel discussion: Is FX an asset class in its own?
  • Discussing the role of FX within treasury
  • Currency correlation management vs. USD
  • Currency correlation management vs. commodity prices
  • Setting benchmark FX rates in corporate treasury management
Lloyd Alty, Head of Currency & Head of Research for Fixed Income, Macquarie Funds Management

Ronan Walsh, Portfolio Manager of Fixed Interest, VicSuper

16.20 Managing FX exposure in your portfolio to take active positions
  • Understanding the importance of currency as a rising market
  • Analysing the unique features/characteristics of the FX market comparing to other asset classes
  • What are the benefits and opportunities for investors?
  • Choice of currency management style
  • Can manager add value to the portfolio?
Speaker to be confirmed 
17.00 End of conference


Sydney agenda

WHS Law – Sydney, 29 October 2015

8.30 Registration
9.00 Opening remarks from the chair
9.10 Managing workplace bullying and harassment
  • Bullying and harassment jurisdiction updates
  • Developing effective bullying policies and procedures in your organisation
  • Preventing and responding to bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Meeting employers’ duties to manage the risks of workplace bullying
Jeremy Limpens, Managing Director, Jeremy Limpens Consulting
  • Managing employees’ fitness for duty
  • Identifying the inherent requirements of a position
  • What evidence is required of an employee’s fitness for duty?
  • How fitness for duty interacts with the performance improvement/performance management process?
  • Effective management of employment terminations on the basis of fitness for duty
Sina Mostafavi, Senior Associate, People + Culture Strategies
10.40 Morning Coffee
11.10 Effective performance management in your workplace
  • Managing under performance and poor conduct
  • Mitigating the legal risks associated with performance management
  • Hallmarks of successful performance management
Carlie Holt, Partner, Work Health and Safety Law, Sparke Helmore
11.55 Preventing psychological injuries from a corporate perspective
  • What are the employer’s duty of care responsibilities under workplace and safety legislation
  • Developing integrated mental health strategies for the workplace – policies, systems and people capabilities
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary intervention approaches
  • Identifying and mitigating psychosocial hazards
David Burroughs, Principal Psychologist and Managing Director, CommuniCorp Group
12.40 Lunch
13.40 Managing injured employees and facilitating return to work
  • Supporting injured employees after injury happens
  • Communicating effectively with injured employees
  • Dealing with the process for different types of injury claims
  • Implementing effective return to work programs
Trent Forno, Partner, Minter Ellison
14.25 Strategic workplace dispute resolution
  • Understanding the procedures and processes for resolving workplace issues
  • Determining which procedure to apply
  • Third party involvement in the resolution of disputes
Jonathan Wright, Director and Principal, Workdynamic Australia
15.10 Afternoon tea
15.40 Effective lawful termination of employment
  • What are the employers’ rights to terminate employees that endanger themselves or other workers?
  • How to lawfully investigate an allegation of unsafe conduct and make the decision to terminate?
  • Understanding employees’ unfair dismissal right in these circumstances
  • How does this interact with the statutory obligation to maintain a safe workplace?
Trent Forno, Partner, Minter Ellison
  • OHS incident response and crisis management
  • Understanding and prioritising actions needed to be taken in the first 24 hours
  • Strategies to respond to emergency services, safety regulators, unions, HSR’s and media
  • Scoping the internal investigation and communicating with employees, family, clients and insurers
  • Strategies to return operations to normal in a timely manner
Cormack Dunn, Special counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills
17.00 End of conference