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7:00am – 2:00pm
9:30am – 2:00pm

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The Property Congress Annual Golf Day (separately ticketed) 
Golf Clinic (separately ticketed) 

Townsville Golf Club

Join us for day on the green including a full day of networking, laughs and so much more.

The Ambrose format allows for the seasoned pro, weekend warrior and inexperienced player to compete side by side in a team environment.

This year we are thrilled to be offering a golf clinic to learn from the pros with a lesson and lunch, without the commitment of 18 holes.

Bring an industry peer or client to enjoy a great chance to network. With a networking lunch, awards presentation and travel included it’s a day not to be missed!

Find out more here.

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Masterclass Series (separately ticketed)

In conversation with our industry leaders and experts. Taking a deep dive into specific topics and sectors to identify opportunities and challenges.

Masterclasses will run concurrently and will be complimentary for Future Directions, committee members, 500 Women in Property, National Mentoring Program and First Nations Professionals participants.

Masterclass registrations will open when session details are announced. Some of the topics could include diversity, land lease, defence, health and life sciences.

3:00pm – 4:30pm 
Site tours

Two sites are included for both options available, and tickets can be purchased in addition to your registration once projects are announced.

 Site Tour registrations will open when project details are announced.

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Meet and Greet

All Property Congress first timers, masterclass attendees, First Nations Professionals, Future Directions delegates, 500 Women in Property and National Mentoring Program participants, committee members and Property Congress sponsors are invited to attend an informal networking function prior to official conference program.

6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Welcome Party presented by Yardi

Welcome to the beginning of something great, let’s celebrate!

Thursday 24 October

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8:30am – 8:50am
8:50am – 9:00am 
Life member announcement

Join us to induct the newest Property Council of Australia life members. 

9:00am  – 9:45am
Session 1
Opening keynote: The Hon Peter Costello AC

The Hon Peter Costello AC is an Australian businessman, lawyer and former politician. He served as the Treasurer of Australia from 1996 – 2007. In 2008, he was appointed as chairman of the World Bank‘s new Independent Advisory Board(IAB), has served as Chairman of Nine Entertainment Co. and is Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Australian Future Fund.

Hear from the longest serving treasurer in Australian history as he shares his thoughts on the global economy and the big issues facing business today.  

The Hon Peter Costello AC

Australian Businessman, Lawyer and Former Politician

Mike Zorbas

Chief Executive
Property Council of Australia

9:45am – 10:30am
Session 2
View from the top

Leaders from across the industry will share their views on emerging trends and demand forecasts, alongside their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges ahead for the property sector.


Amanda Steele

Group Executive, Head of Property

Campbell Hanan

Group CEO & Managing Director

More speakers to be announced.

10:30am – 11:00am
Morning Tea
11:00am – 11:45am
Session 3
World’s best projects

Two of the world’s best projects will be showcased and discussed in a highly interactive and informative session, providing tangible take-outs for homegrown developments and projects.

Precinct Rejuvenation: Battersea Power Station, London

Benn Zemek, Former Chief Financial Officer, Battersea Power Station

At its peak, Battersea Power Station was supplying a fifth of London’s electricity. After decades of sitting derelict, it is now open to the public as one of London’s most exciting and innovative new destinations.

The very building which once produced the energy that enabled people to eat, drink, shop and play in the City, now provides the venue for a new generation to do the same.

Learn more about the master planning of the site, the complex transformation of the power station, the transport orientated infrastructure along with the successes, challenges and learnings for the future.

More international projects to be announced.

11:45am – 12:20pm
Session 4
What are the trends transforming Australia’s property market?

As the world continues to change, from AI to office culture, how well is Australia positioned to succeed in it? What should be proactively doing now and in our strategic planning.?


Simon Kuestenmacher

Director and Co-founder
The Demographics Group

12:20pm – 12:50pm
Session 5
Australia’s Economic Outlook

What will Australia’s economy look like over the next 18 months?

Speakers to be announced.  

12:50pm– 1:00pm

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Property Council/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Showcase

A showcase of the projects, people and innovations that demonstrated excellence in 2024.

Find out more about the Innovation & Excellence Awards.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Session 6: To be announced

More information coming soon.

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Session 7: To be announced

More information coming soon.

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Tea
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Session 8
In conversation with a Townsville legend

Johnathan Thurston AM, Former Rugby League Footballer & Entrepreneur

A proud Gunggari man, former rugby league footballer Johnathan Thurston AM is a legend in Australia’s sporting history. Across his remarkable career on the field, Johnathan collected a substantial number of wins and awards for his athletic ability, and in 2015 he went from captain to community hero when he led the Cowboys to win the Premiership.

In 2019, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia, and in 2023, was inducted into Sport Australia’s Hall of Fame.

Since retiring, Johnathan continues to inspire young Australians to strive for success across all areas of their lives, including in sport, education and in their professional careers. He founded the JT Academy to create stronger employment and training initiatives to assist in closing the gap.

Sit down with the former North Queensland Cowboy as he shares stories of his mighty career and discusses his passion for making a positive impact on the future of young Australians.

Johnathan Thurston AM

Former Rugby League Footballer & Entrepreneur

Jess Caire

QLD Executive Director
Property Council of Australia

4:15pm – 4:30pm
7:00pm – 10:00pm

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Congress en Blanc party presented by NBN

A must attend evening under the stars – dress in white and enjoy live entertainment, good food and even better company!

10:00pm – 11:30pm
The Official After Party

More information coming soon.

Friday 25 October

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8:15am – 9:00am
Recharge Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am
9:15am – 10:00am
Session 9
Live, lead, learn: Gail Kelly

The first female CEO of one of Australia’s big four banks, listed by Forbes in 2010 as the 8th most powerful woman in the world, and mother of four (including triplets), Gail Kelly is celebrated as one of our finest, most innovative thinkers on leadership and workplace culture. 

The former Westpac CEO will reflect on her inspiring journey to becoming one of the world’s most prominent businesspeople and share insights into the valuable lessons she has learned about leading with courage, taking risks, and backing yourself.

Gail Kelly

Global Leader & Author

10:00am – 10:30am
Session 10
Champions of Change

More information coming soon.

10:30am – 11:00am
Morning Tea
11:00am – 11:50am
Session 11: Closing keynote to be announced

More information coming soon.

11:50am – 12:00pm
The Chief’s Wrap

Mike Zorbas

Chief Executive
Property Council of Australia

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Farewell Lunch

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