• Optus
    Diamond sponsor

    Optus Business is the business navigator driving innovation and thought leadership and helping local governments deliver smart city solutions that ultimately improve citizen experiences. Leveraging our heritage in providing leading telecommunications and ICT solutions, Optus Business is developing humanistic customer centric solutions to deliver business outcomes.

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  • Hassell
    Urban design innovation partner

    In the current age of urbanisation, cities face a multitude of pressing challenges - provision of housing and employment, increasingly congested transport systems, ecological uncertainty and the need to compete effectively on a global stage. The design of our cities will be key to addressing these urban challenges.

    HASSELL designs and delivers major urban projects, from city-wide design strategies, through detailed master plans and guidelines, to the design of new buildings and public spaces.

    At the scale of the city, a neighbourhood or single site, we work to unlock the full design, economic and social potential of a project.

    We are particularly focused on urban renewal and regeneration, with our integrated planning and design expertise allowing us to appreciate and assimilate the many dimensions of a project.

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  • Amazon Web Services
    Gold sponsor
    Amazon Web Services

    For 10 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise applications from 42 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world monthly -- including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies -- to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit

  • Logrhythm
    Gold sponsor

    LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company’s patented award-winning platform uniquely unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint monitoring, user entity and behavior analytics (UEBA), security automation and orchestration and advanced security analytics. In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyber threats, LogRhythm provides unparalleled compliance automation and assurance, and enhanced IT intelligence.

    Breakfast keynote partner

    At AECOM, we believe that cities positioned to excel in this time of global change are pursuing broad, integrated strategies to tap hidden value, celebrate ecology and culture, attract people and investment and overcome financial and operational inefficiencies to define success.

    As one of the world’s largest urban design and civil infrastructure consultancies, AECOM does more than answer questions for cities, we help to reframe them. Both pragmatic and visionary, we are well placed to deliver successful urban environments — whether it is helping cities to prioritise capital asset reliability, plan for climate adaptation, protect assets or provide for sustainable economic development. We see in these kinds of projects the opportunity to not just build resilience but achieve brilliance.

    Brilliant cities aren’t just smart. They are visibly vibrant and delightful. They shine.


  • TomTom
    Silver sponsor

    Optimizing traffic by linking road users, connected vehicles and traffic management.

    TomTom City is a free to access web portal that provides live and historical traffic and travel information services to help all transport and mobility stakeholders - from consumers through to traffic management experts who are dealing with traffic and congestion on a daily basis in cities. The portal uses the extensive range of traffic information available on a city by city basis to monitor the live traffic situation, identify problem areas, analyzing the cause of the bottlenecks and to influence drivers’ behavior to ease congestion areas and optimize the traffic flow.

  • Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet
    Supporting partner
    Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

    The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet's role is to provide fresh thinking and creative advice to government. They contribute ideas on the many and varied issues facing Australia, taking into consideration the views and opinions of a range of stakeholders across the private, public, not-for-profit and community sectors.

    The PM&C team provides pragmatic advice and finds solutions to problems so that Government policies can be effectively designed and implemented. They give particular weight to issues that are important to the Prime Minister.

    The focus, put in its simplest terms, is to find new ways to improve the lives of all Australians.

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  • Committee for Melbourne
    Supporting partner
    Committee for Melbourne

    Committee for Melbourne is an apolitical, not-for-profit, member-based organisation that brings together over 120 organisations from Greater Melbourne's business, academic and community sectors who have a passion for shaping Melbourne as a leading global city in the world's fastest-growing region, the Asia-Pacific.

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  • City of Sydney
    Supporting partner
    City of Sydney

    Sydney is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a diverse population featuring a rich history, internationally-recognised tourist attractions and an exciting calendar of events. The City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the city centre and more than 30 suburbs within our boundaries.

    In 2007, we asked residents and businesses what they wanted to see happen over the next 20 years and beyond. The result is a collective vision for Sydney’s future development called Sustainable Sydney 2030, which will make Sydney a green, global and connected city. The City is fast becoming a leading environmental performer and our sustainability plan guides what we do – sustainable development is not just about the physical environment but it is also about fostering Sydney’s economy, society and culture into our plans.

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  • IoT Alliance Australia
    Supporting partner
    IoT Alliance Australia

    The IoTAA is the primary IoT thought leadership industry body in Australia with members being drawn from a wide cross-section of IoT service providers, vendors, consultants and suppliers as well as business, universities and consumer groups. Our vision is to empower industry to grow Australia's competitive advantage through IoT.

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  • Cities Leadership Insitute
    Supporting partner
    Cities Leadership Insitute
  • IoTSec
    Supporting partner
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
    Supporting partner
    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

    The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) champions quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and greater environmental stewardship.

    We provide our members – in urban and rural Australia, and overseas – with training, recognition and a community of practice to share knowledge, ideas and action.

    With our members, we anticipate and develop a leading position on issues of concern in landscape architecture. Alongside government and allied professions, we work to improve the design, planning and management of the natural and built environment.

    AILA represents 3,000 (and growing) members throughout Australia and overseas. As a not-for-profit professional association, our role is to serve the mutual interests of our members and the wider profession.

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