The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) will host its biennial conference from 20 - 23 August 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

The conference will feature six streams covering topics such as asset management, innovation and technology, leadership and management, community and infrastructure, pavements, stormwater, coastal management, street lighting and more.


More than ever, today’s PMOs are seeking to rise above the boom/bust cycle that threatens their own sustainability and the productivity of their organisation’s operations. Incorporating new methodologies, including agile techniques and operational transformations, will position the PMO for ongoing success as trailblazers of their organisation’s objectives and strategic alignment. A leader’s focus determines the reality of their team’s success, by driving productivity, efficiency and incorporating new techniques to achieve excellence through delivery. To add real value and cement a sustainable future within the organisation, PMO leaders must develop this focus alongside a culture of adaptability and flexibility, which is essential to transition smoothly through a volatile environment.


In order to lead effectively in the realm of Emergency Services, Enforcement and Defence, you must be well-equipped with a variety of skill sets ranging from both the technical aspects of the role to the leadership attributes necessary to successfully support your team and organisational needs. By preparing yourself for the ever-changing and complex challenges of this space, leaders can adjust to unexpected scenarios, respond to time-constrained situations and constructively handle high-pressure and stressful environments. The 4th Annual Emergency Services, Enforcement and Defence LeadershipSummit 2017 delves into the multifaceted and varied obstacles that leaders within this role face, and practical ways on how to overcome these challenges.


The recognition of cultural diversity playing an integral role in both an organisation and community’s success is at an all-time high. For Indigenous women, the opportunity to unleash their leadership capability and reach their career goals is greater than ever. The 6th Indigenous Women’s Leadership Summit 2017 is the leading platform for women to come together to share advice, key challenges and inspiring stories. This is a chance to hear from some of the country’s most accomplished Indigenous leaders. The two-day Summit will be a mix of case studies, expert commentaries and panel discussions designed to illustrate the challenges and opportunities commonly facing Indigenous women. This event is the ideal opportunity for Indigenous women to develop the necessary skills to position themselves for both career and community success.


Communications and PR have always been integral to business success, with the ever growing presence of technology and digitised strategy, the need for smart and dynamic leadership has never been greater. In an environment of unprecedented disruption and innovation, agile leadership is needed to survive and thrive. The 5th Women in Communications & PR Leadership Summit 2017 will delve into the hybrid nature of communication leadership, with speakers providing inspiring stories of leading, paired with technical leaders who are riding the wave of innovation and redefining the function of communications and PR. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or taking your first steps into leadership, this year’s summit will provide the insights you need to drive even greater success.


The 10th National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit 2017 is the premier event for leaders in the sector, looking to develop their leadership skill-set and prepare themselves for the challenges of senior leadership. Through experiential case-studies and interactive expert commentaries, senior leaders will share how they pioneered a pathway to progression and how you can create your own path and position yourself for promotion. You will leave this event with career-defining relationships, a clear plan to achieve your professional ambitions and the confidence to reach your potential.


As we launch into the Asian Century, there is still a clear under representation of Asian Australian professionals at executive leadership levels. The 2nd Annual Asian Australian Leadership Summit is Australia’s only dedicated professional development event specifically designed to develop Asian Australian leaders. Through anecdotal case studies from inspiring Asian Australian leaders and expert advice from diversity and cross-cultural specialists, this event will equip Asian Australian leaders with the tools they need to overcome the barriers on the path to leadership.


The 21st Women in Leadership Summit 2017 is the paramount opportunity for you to be inspired by the most successful leaders across Australia and become a more confident and effective leader. Reflecting on advice, guidance and experiential how-to-lessons, you will develop your authentic leadership skill-set and be prepared for the challenges that come with advancing in today’s competitive executive landscape. This event is the opportunity to network with other ambitious, emerging leaders, refine your plan for progression and gain the skills necessary to excel as an executive leader.


The ever growing prevalence of technology in business is redefining the roles of ICT professionals. For leaders within ICT, an immediate need to be both innovative and the driver of strategic direction within organisations has developed. However, in the male-dominated ICT space, women often face an additional set of challenges in their leadership journey. With the appropriate tools, insights and plans these challenges can be transformed into platforms to drive success. The 6th Women in ICT Summit 2017 is the premier event for you to step up, refine and develop your authentic leadership attributes. The two day summit will provide a unique mix of technical insights and leadership stories to inspire, educate and guide your transition from technical specialist to strategic leader.


All water industry personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of urban, rural and industrial water related infrastructure for the management, conveyance, treatment, discharge and reuse of water and trade wastes should attend this conference.


Liquid Learning is proud to present the inaugural APS 5 & 6 EmergingLeaders Forum 2017. A new event designed specifically to inspire and educate APS 5 & 6 level officers who aspire to progress into leadership roles. It provides insights from seasoned leaders who have ‘walked in their shoes’ and successfully navigated their way through this evolving sector. This two day conference will tackle what makes a great leader in the Public Sector, how to highlight potential leadership calibre while functioning in a non-leadership role and provide tangible takeaways to prepare for the step up into leadership. The sector is looking for new leaders across all levels. It’s time to step up.


As the premier learning and networking event, The 9th National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2017 brings together a variety of leaders to share their inspirational journeys, practical advice and insights. We are proud to present a speaker line-up showcasing the Australian Public Sector’s diversity of thought, experience, gender and culture. Aspiring female leaders will gain valuable insights and advice through interactive workshops, case studies, expert commentary sessions and two interactive panel discussions. Discover strategies and skill-sets to navigate complex challenges, drive successful change, and achieve career excellence in the Public Sector.