01 - 02 March, 2018 | Sydney

Conference Day Two: Friday, 2nd March 2018

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration and Coffee

9:30 am - 9:40 am Opening remarks from Conference Chair

9:40 am - 10:20 am CASE STUDY: Delivering Modern Terminal Design to meet Stakeholder Expectations

Priscilla Radice - Ports Business Leader, ARUP Australiasia
ARUP is currently designing and engineering the new Brisbane Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point. This reflects other key stakeholders including Brisbane Port Authority, Brisbane City Council and the state government. The following presentation discusses the key developments of the project and the role of ARUP in designing the new cruise ship terminal.

  • Overviewing the design of the terminal and overcoming key engineering challenges
  • Developing communication with key stakeholders to maintain strong relationships between ARUP and the broader community
  • Designing the terminal to cope with up to 7000 passengers embarking and disembarking within a short time period
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Priscilla Radice

Ports Business Leader
ARUP Australiasia

10:20 am - 11:00 am SOLUTIONS CLINIC: Attracting International Cruise Tourists to Regional Australia

Tom Urban - Founder and Director, Tourism Foundry
Australia welcomed 8.5 millions international visitors in 2017 and of those, 200 000 incorporated cruise ship tourism into their travel. With international tourism increasing by up to 9.2% in June 2017, there is significant opportunity to encourage more tourism to regional locations. This interactive session will be an opportunity to learn from the sum of knowledge at your table, rather than that of the speaker on stage.
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Tom Urban

Founder and Director
Tourism Foundry

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 am - 12:10 pm CASE STUDY: Burnie and Hobart Port: The Development of Tasmania’s Ports to Increase Capacity for Larger Cruise Ships

Kristy Little - Commercial Manager for Cruises, Tasmanian Ports Corporation
In Tasmania the trend towards larger cruise ships was recognised as early as December 2015, which saw the need to build infrastructure to accommodate the increasing size of cruise vessels, with the Tasmanian government investing $2.9 million in the Hobart Port for seabed maintenance, a new cruise ship gangway and installation of new fenders and bollards allowing cruise vessels of up to 348 metres to berth. The following session outlining the benefits of these new infrastructure developments.

  • How the installation of new benders and bollards increased capacity at Hobart Port
  • Benefits of the new mooring dolphins to allow larger cruise vessels into Burnie Port
  • The development process for upgrading Macquarie Wharfs 2 and 3 – business case development, environmental approvals and stakeholder communication
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Kristy Little

Commercial Manager for Cruises
Tasmanian Ports Corporation

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Key Planning and Stakeholder Communication before Construction of Port Infrastructure

Priscilla Radice - Ports Business Leader, ARUP Australiasia
Andrew Gutteridge - Principal Architect, Arkhefield
The following session outlines the various stakeholders that are involved with the initial stages of the Brisbane cruise ship terminal project at luggage point and set up key processes with various stakeholders. The following panel discussion therefore focuses on the current terminal planning for Brisbane and the key considerations undertaken before construction begins.

Panellists:
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Priscilla Radice

Ports Business Leader
ARUP Australiasia

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Andrew Gutteridge

Principal Architect
Arkhefield

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

1:50 pm - 1:50 pm END OF DAY TWO & CONFERENCE CLOSE