October 11, 2016
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.
Keynote Speaker: David Pitchford
David Pitchford is 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 Executive of the Major Projects Authority in the UK and managed the creation of the famous Palm development in Dubai. He is a Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales.
In Conversation with: Will Fleissig, President and CEO, Waterfront Toronto
Moderator: Joe Berridge, Partner, Urban Strategies
Introductory Remarks: Portia Maier, Consul-General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission