Arcadis is the world’s leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets, and we are dedicated to improving quality of life.
Our world is under threat – from climate change and rising sea levels to rapid urbanisation and mounting pressure on natural resources. Arcadis is here to respond to these challenges, whether it’s clean water in Sao Paolo or flood defences in New York; transport infrastructure in Australia, or community homes in Nepal. We’re a team of 27,000 across 70 countries, and each of us is playing our part.
Cities | People | Design
Archipelago is one of Australia’s leading city-making design firms. Our integrated multi-disciplinary team includes experts in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. With a city-making mindset we challenge the boundaries of conventional design to create great cities and buildings for people, now and in the future.
With over 80 years’ combined experience, we lead governments, developers and institutions through a collaborative design process to achieve their project aspirations. We are skilled at providing future focused design solutions to complex urban challenges.
Architectus is a top-tier Australian architecture and design studio specialising in commercial, education, interiors, public, residential, transport, urban design and planning.
Our insightful and human-centric design approach is combined with a collaborative ethos to create unique places that are exemplars of elegance, function and sustainability.
We operate as a single studio with our creative team based in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. From 88 offices in 33 countries, 14,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.
Arup established a presence in Australasia over 50 years ago when entrusted with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House. In Australasia, we now employ over 2,500 people working from 13 offices across Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Arup provides consultancy services for every stage of a project – from inception to completion and beyond.
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.
In the Asia Pacific, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes convention and exhibition centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Christchurch (opening 2020), Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and Shenzhen (opening in 2020); Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong (opening 2023) and interests in major stadia in Sydney (2), and Perth; as well as entertainment arenas and performance theatres in Brisbane (4), Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney (4), Bangkok (Em Live Theatre and Bangkok Arena both opening in 2023), Dubai, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur.
ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world delivers locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit asmglobal.com
Aurecon is an engineering, design, and advisory company, but not as you know it. We’ve reimagined engineering.
In 2020, the Australian Financial Review named us Australasia’s most innovative company and most innovative professional services company.
Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise.
We serve our clients across a range of markets and international locations. Hardwired in our DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.
Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently.
We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.
We believe humanity depends on engineering; and we recognise we have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As we continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be ready for the future and engineered for life.
BDO is a world wide network of public accounting firms. Each independent BDO Member Firm serves local and international clients in its own country.
We offer a wide range of accounting and business advisory services to individuals, clients ranging from large corporates, to small and medium growth-focused organisations – representing a broad range of industry sectors, as well as government departments and the public sector.
A mini French Quartier in the historic heart of Woolloongabba – C’est Bon provides charming, cosy spaces for locals and visitors to dine and linger from the first breakfast espresso through to the post-dinner digestif. Serving breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner with French flavour – C’est Bon’s honest food, good wine and friendly service are the order of the day, every day.
Enjoy seasonal, sincere food with modern French flair in this relaxed neighbourhood nook. Our charming spaces provide a range of experiences from cosy and intimate in our Restaurant, Bar and Cellar, to warm and sunny en plein air in our Garden Terrasse and Rooftop Bar.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues.
With more than 175 years of history and a talented and diverse team of over 1000 people, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach and commitment to excellence. Our fundamental ambition is the success of our clients, and this is reflected in everything we do.
We advise on the most significant global matters and connect with the best lawyers internationally to provide our clients with the right team for every engagement. We are also at the forefront of some of the most high-profile public international law matters in our region, assisting governments and corporations with the resolution of highly complex cross-border disputes.
We are the firm of choice for many of the world’s leading organisations, with our people consistently recognised for providing outstanding client service and delivering exceptional results.
With offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and staff of approximately 200, we are one of Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary consulting and advisory companies specialising in Workplace Performance.
At Davidson, we do things differently.
We hire for passion in our team and we focus on client and candidate experiences. We don’t just focus on experiences, we measure them.
We average >60 in Net Promotor Scores for both client and candidate experience.
We deliver tangible, measurable results in enhancing Workplace Performance for our clients. We provide our candidates with great advice and access to the best jobs in the market.
As one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu provide audit, tax, consulting, risk advisory, and financial advisory services through approximately 8,000 people across the country. Focused on the creation of value and growth, we are dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel.
In Queensland, we aim to shape the future of our state by joining forces across business, government and the community in driving the right choices to create our future. Because, if we collectively deliver a confident Queensland, we can make a real impact and a strong contribution, to our communities, jobs and the economy. For more information, please visit our Confidently Queensland website, deloitte.com/au/en/pages/future-of-cities/articles/confidently-queensland.html
Dexus is one of Australia’s leading real estate groups, proudly managing a high-quality Australian property portfolio valued at $32.1 billion. We believe that the strength and quality of our relationships will always be central to our success and are deeply committed to working with our customers to provide spaces that engage and inspire.
We invest only in Australia, and directly own $16.5 billion of office and industrial properties. We manage a further $15.6 billion of office, retail, industrial and healthcare properties for third party clients. The group’s $11.4 billion development pipeline provides the opportunity to grow both portfolios and enhance future returns. With 1.6 million square metres of office workspace across 51 properties, we are Australia’s preferred office partner.
Dexus is a Top 50 entity by market capitalisation listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is supported by more than 29,000 investors from 24 countries. With 36 years of expertise in property investment, development and asset management, we have a proven track record in capital and risk management, providing service excellence to tenants and delivering superior risk-adjusted returns for investors
Griffith University is one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and an influential contributor to education and research in the Asia–Pacific region.
Ranking in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide, Griffith consistently places in the top 250 according to leading global indices.
Griffith has a history of offering innovative degrees to meet the changing needs of students, industry and the community.
Today, the University offers more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, delivered by some of Australia’s most highly awarded teachers.
Griffith also ranks highly as a young university, regularly featuring in the QS Top 50 Under 50 university rankings and Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
In 2021, Griffith rated in the world’s top 50 universities overall in THE’s Impact Rankings, measured against the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The University placed in the global top 100 for four specific SDGs, including three inside the top 20.
Hatch Roberts Day
Hatch Robertsday is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. We co-create great places and partner with you to deliver celebrated destinations that promote inclusive liveability, attract investment and leave a sustainable and lasting legacy for future generations. Our people are smart, passionate and visionary – people with complementary skills, diverse experience and the desire to surpass your expectations.
Ipsos is an independent market research company controlled and managed by research professionals. Founded in France in 1975, Ipsos has grown into a worldwide research group with a strong presence in all key markets. Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry and with over 200 offices in 90 countries, Ipsos delivers insightful expertise across a comprehensive range of services. Ipsos in Australia, part of the Ipsos Group, is an innovative, entrepreneurial, client-focused organisation, providing a holistic suite of research services to clients across Australia and New Zealand.
In our world of rapid change, the need for reliable information to make confident decisions has never been greater. At Ipsos we believe our clients need more than a data supplier, they need a partner who can produce accurate and relevant information and turn it into actionable truth. This is why our passionately curious experts not only provide the most precise measurement, but shape it to provide True Understanding of Society, Markets and People. To do this we use the best of science, technology and know-how and apply the principles of security, simplicity, speed and substance to everything we do.
So that our clients can act faster, smarter and bolder. Ultimately, success comes down to a simple truth: YOU ACT BETTER WHEN YOU ARE SURE.
McCullough Robertson is an independent Australian law firm with more than 350 staff spread across four offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.
Operating for over 92 years, we work with major Australian and foreign owned corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Our legal specialists combine their experience, technical expertise and imagination to deliver commercial, practical and tailored solutions.
Nine Queensland & Nine Northern NSW
When it comes to connecting brands with the passions of Australians, there’s no other media company like Nine.
As the home of Australia’s most trusted and loved brands spanning news, business and finance, lifestyle, entertainment and sport, we pride ourselves on creating and curating quality content, accessed by consumers when and how they want.
Nine is Australia’s largest locally owned media company with investments spanning television, video on demand, print, digital, and radio. Nine’s assets include the 9Network, video on demand platform 9Now, talkback radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, 6PR, 2UE, 4BH, 6GT, Magic1278, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review, digital properties such as nine.com.au, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV and CarAdvice, subscription video platform Stan, and majority investments in Domain and Future Women.
Portfolio Creative Services
Portfolio is Queensland’s most established branding and marketing agency, delivering strategic direction and creating successful communications outcomes. Portfolio specialises in property development, and has worked on many of Queensland’s most prominent projects, implementing comprehensive multi-channel communications solutions.
QIC Queensland Investment Corporation
QIC is a long-term specialist manager in alternatives offering infrastructure, real estate, private capital, liquid strategies and multi-asset investments. It is one of the largest institutional investment managers in Australia, with A$85bn (US$65bn) in funds under management1. QIC has over 800 employees and serves more than 115 clients. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, QIC also has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Copenhagen. For more information, please visit: www.qic.com
Springfield City Group
St Baker Energy Innovation Fund
Our goal is to reshape the way people use and interact with energy.
The St Baker Energy Innovation Fund (StBEIF) is an active investor in a portfolio of early stage companies in that are developing disruptive products and business models in the e-mobility and clean energy sector.
Along with traditional energy business models, the StBEIF has clear objectives to focus on radical innovation and disruptive technology in the following target markets:
- Retail energy applications;
- Energy generation, storage and related systems for the home and for businesses;
- Electrical devices for monitoring, measurement, control, management and related efficiency drivers;
- Electric vehicle fast charging solutions and related infrastructure;
- Printed energy, storage and solar photovoltaics (PV); and
- Sustainable, intelligent renewable energy solutions.
Star Entertainment Group
With a vision to becoming Australia’s leading integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment Group is an ASX 100 listed company that owns and operates Treasury Brisbane, The Star Gold Coast, and The Star Sydney. The company also manages the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on behalf of the Queensland Government.
Together with its Hong Kong-based consortium partners – Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium – the company is investing around $6 billion in developing world-class integrated resorts in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
Expected to open in 2022, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will be a game-changing $3.6 billion development that will transform a historic and largely underutilised part of Brisbane’s CBD into a global tourism, leisure, and entertainment destination. It will feature four new luxury hotels; 50 new restaurants, bars and cafés; 12 football fields of public realm; repurposed heritage; high-end and bespoke shopping; a new pedestrian bridge to South Bank; stunning residential apartments; and a new world-class casino to replace the existing Treasury casino.
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.
UQ ranks among the world’s top 50 universities, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.
UQ’s 276,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include approximately 14,800 PhDs. More than 53,600 current students, including more than 18,600 postgraduate students and approximately 18,000 international students from 134 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.
UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years (419 awards worth over $290 million).
UQ is also one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; and one of only three Australian charter members of the global edX consortium for massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Three Plus is a leading Queensland communications consultancy specialising in business reputation, brand and relationship management. Its team of senior consultants provide strategic planning and communications advice at the highest levels for both the public and private sectors for complex and controversial projects.
Our cities are growing fast and at Transurban, we’re all about keeping cities moving. As one of the world’s largest toll-road operators, we build and operate the roads that connect communities and make sure travelling on them is as easy and safe as possible. From traffic control room operators and response crews working 24-7, to customer service experts developing new travelling apps, and engineers designing and upgrading the roads, we’re working to make sure cities keep moving not only today, but in years to come. We’re an Australian-owned company and we build and operate toll roads in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as in Greater Washington, United States and Montreal, Canada.
Here at Urbis, we have one simple goal – to shape the cities and communities of Australia for a better future.
It’s something we achieve by drawing together a network of the brightest minds. Think of Urbis as a creative community of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.
So what does this mean for you? Whether you engage with us in the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics or research, you know you’re dealing with the experts who will connect you to a better