National Events

The Property Council of Australia hosts a full calendar of over 350 events nationwide every year, attracting over 50,000 members and guests. These include division lunches, conferences, forums, site tours and awards ceremonies designed to inform, educate, celebrate, inspire and provide members with quality networking opportunities to generate new business.

In 2020, COVID-19 had a big impact on the Property Council’s ability to deliver face-to-face events for members, and since early March 2020 has delivered a range of online events, while planning face-to-face and hybrid events for late 2020 and beyond.

Our events help generate and communicate the ideas and policies that shape the Property Council's advocacy work, providing our members the opportunity to discuss those issues most important to them. All sectors - commercial, residential, retirement, retail, industrial and capital markets - are represented in our dynamic programs.

Our events also highlight and celebrate the leading economic and social contribution the property industry makes throughout Australia. We recognise innovation and world-leading best practice in the work our members do.

Our conferences and event delegates include institutional investors, developers, builders, planners, government and property professionals from all states and territories. 

International Study Tours 

To further strengthen our public policy thought leadership, the Property Council has extended our event reach internationally. Building on the professionalism of our domestic events, our international study tours are designed to inform, educate, inspire and provide members with quality networking opportunities to generate new business. International cities and tour themes are selected through extensive consultation with our members to deliver unparalleled professional development learnings relevant to the opportunities and challenges faced by the Australian property industry.

In 2018 we took delegates to New York (20-27 July 2018) and in 2019, we took our delegates to Singapore (17-22 March 2019) and London (19-26 July 2019).Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Study Tours were cancelled and the study tour program will be reviewed and relaunched in future years. 

The International Study Tour website

Future Cities Summit

Future Cities Summit is a  one-day conference exploring the theme of creating great places and thriving cities for people. First held in Sydney on 24 May 2019, the Summit explored innovation, disruption and the progress we are making to leave a legacy for the next generation and beyond.

Through our thought-leaders and local and global case studies, we investigated how creating great places is fuelled by the economy, infrastructure, people and leadership.

Due to COVID-19, Future Cities Summit 2020 was cancelled and the event will be reviewed and relaunched in future years.

Future Cities Summit website

Property Leaders' Summit

The Property Council’s Property Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event that connects the top 150 CEOs and investment decision makers from around the globe with the political leadership.

Held in Canberra, this flagship industry event brings together international and domestic leaders from the property and investment sectors and key politicians to discuss the future of the industry, investment, the economy and capital markets.

Due to COVID-19, the Property Leaders' Summit 2020 was postponed to 2021 with event dates to be confirmed in November 2020.

The Property Leaders' Summit website

The Australian Property Hall of Fame

This exciting invitation only event brings together the nation’s parliamentary leaders with decision makers spanning the entire spectrum of the property industry. The Property Leaders’ Summit closing dinner at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra was held on 18 June 2019 and hosted The Australian Property Hall of Fame award ceremony. Industry legends are honoured each year and inducted into The Australian Property.

The Property Hall of Fame website

The Property Congress

The Property Congress is the Property Council’s premier annual national event and has featured on our event calendar for over 40 years.

The event addresses the big issues driving property development and investment in Australia and globally. The Property Congress brings together established and emerging leaders in the property industry. Attendees are active participants in the commercial, residential, retail, industrial, development, retirement living and investment sectors of the industry.

In 2019 we 
landed on Hamilton Island from 11-13 September for the most successful Congress ever. Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Congress was postponed to 2021. The Property Congress 2021 will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from 25-27 October 2021.

The Property Congress website

National Retirement Living Summit

The National Retirement Living Summit connects senior leaders, retirement living staff and representatives from related industries to discuss trends, initiatives and opportunities in the sector. The Summit is the biggest and most anticipated annual event devoted entirely to retirement living sector.

The Summit hosts the National Retirement Living Awards which recognise high achievement across all areas of the retirement living sector, by people and companies helping ensure senior Australians have an enjoyable retirement. Winners are recognised in eight categories.

The Program is designed in close collaboration with the industry to provide invaluable discussion and training on new trends and best practice.

In 2020 the Summit and Awards will be held in November.

National Retirement Living Summit website