The UDIA National Congress is an exclusive once a year event which is a collective event of urban development industry professionals from across Australia and the world.
Held over three days, the UDIA National Congress gives you the opportunity to hear from high-profile speakers focusing on the urban development industry in Australia, international case studies and what’s next for the industry in innovation and market demand.
You will also have the chance to visit the latest projects in the hosting state, make new business contacts and network with your industry colleagues.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions and border closures until a vaccine is readily available, our 2021 National Congress will be held as a Virtual National Summit - details below.
UDIA National Summit: Virtual Sessions and National Awards for Excellence
The Urban Development Institute of Australia is a leading development industry body, representing more than 2,000 member companies and agencies across the public and private sector. Our members range from councils and state government departments to developers, academics, lawyers, engineers, architects, planners and consultants. We have a long history of engaging positively with the Federal Government on issues critical to the property industry – spanning tax, population, infrastructure, land use planning and beyond. Our voice is backed by real experience and quality research, designed to contribute to effective policy making and dialogue with governments, oppositions and the bureaucracy.
The Australian economy is well positioned to grow this year however faces a range of headwinds that sit on the horizon. Each year UDIA hosts an in-person National Congress for the property development industry. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions and border closures until a vaccine is readily available, our 2021 National Congress will be held as a Virtual National Summit.
Join us for the 2021 virtual UDIA National Summit to hear a detailed economic outlook plus granular analysis on the forward prospects for the nation’s housing and greenfield markets from some of Australia’s preeminent experts.
The Summit will conclude with the UDIA 2021 National Awards for Excellence, showcasing our finalists from across Australia and crowning the 2021 winners! The National Summit and National Awards for Excellence will be live streamed via our online webcast system to our members and guests across Australia. There will be a live comments function alongside the viewing screen during the event so you can interact, ask questions to our speakers, congratulate your peers on their success and send a virtual cheer! UDIA National looks forward to bringing this event to you virtually and with any luck, we will be face to face again in 2022!
Date: Thursday 29th April 2021
Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm AEST
* Please note, all times are AEST
1.30pm UDIA 2021 National Summit Welcome
1.35pm Session 1: Opening Speech – Speaker to be announced soon!
2.05pm Session 2: Colin Keane, Director, Research4
2.45pm Session 3: Bill Evans ,Chief Economist, Westpac Banking Corporation
3.30pm Session 4: Eliza Owen, Head of Residential Research Australia, CoreLogic
4.05pm Wrap Up
4.10pm Close of Sessions | Break
4.30pm UDIA National Awards for Excellence 2021: Showcase of Finalists and Announcement of Winners