The Bays - Advancing Sydney's Global Competitiveness through Waterfront Renewal


Portia Maier, Consul-General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Australia will make the introductory remarks.

Sydney and Toronto share remarkable similarities in culture, community and global economic status - and both cities are undertaking major waterfront and city centre revitalization. Hear a fascinating discussion on the very different ways these cities are achieving similar goals from the leaders of waterfront renewal in both cities.

The keynote lecturer is David Pitchford, the Chief Executive UrbanGrowth NSW, charged with the delivery of the largest urban regenerations in Australia - the Bays Precinct and the Central Station to Eveleigh Rail Corridor, projects intended to transform Sydney Harbour and the city overall and drive the international competitiveness of Sydney and the nation.  David was previously chief advisor to the UK Prime Minister on large-scale project delivery and managed the creation of the famous Palm development in Dubai. He is a full professor at the University of New South Wales.

David’s lecture will be followed by a moderated discussion with Will Fleissig, President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto. Joe Berridge, who has advised waterfront redevelopment planning in Sydney and Toronto will moderate.