2022 Theme

Connections, Convergence & Community

Real estate isn’t just about the buildings – it’s the environment where community comes together. More than ever, our value proposition as an industry is facilitating connections. Connections between people and space, between brands and customers, between business and supply chain and between investment capital and return.


This year’s CoreNet Global Australia Conference will examine the interplay between the built environment and community, and how our industry can drive sustainable connections in a hybrid world. We will investigate the convergence of trends around technology, demographics, sustainability and human endeavour, and how they impact on the real estate landscape.

2022 Programme

9.00am Welcome

MC - Fiona Robertson

9.30am Session 1: Opening keynote - Human + Machine: A new global megatrend and its impact on Property


We have seen five years of technology advancement in the last 12 months and humans and technology are closer than they have ever been. We did not see this coming. 


Or did we? 


Dr Catriona Wallace will explore current trends in global markets, technology and property - all within the context of global megatrends that are forging a new way of thinking about how humans, technology and place work together.  Shifting economic power, demographic changes, rapid urbanisation, emerging and uncontrolled technologies, climate change and scarcity of resources are already influencing how we live and work. This session will explore what you can do right now and what you need to prepare for so that you are fully ready to take advantage of the human+machine era we have entered and do this in an ethical way.


11.00am Session 2: CoreNet Global Update

11.15am Session 3: Reinventing our CBDs, our approach to Placemaking

The CBDs are no longer a series of office towers, to be used only from Monday to Friday. They are vibrant ever-changing places where people want live, work and play.


Anita Mitchell, Chief Executive, Placemaking NSW will share the NSW Government approach to Placemaking, where the focus is on influencing, enabling and delivering great places for the people of NSW, now and for the future.   


She will discuss how places within her portfolio thrive where the CBD is the anchor for all related activity and how people use these places. Anita will also share examples of the work being done across the Place, Design and Public Spaces division to create better places.,


Finally, she will discuss how have our CBDs have changed, and what are the broader global trends that are influencing Placemaking NSW.

11.45am Session 4: Connection to Country

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the First Peoples, have tens of thousands of years of experience in creating places with shared cultural significance.


This deep understanding of how place shapes us as people provides a different perspective on our approach to designing spaces, places and experiences for cities and workplaces. Our panellists will share their insights on how to recognise and celebrate the role of Country every day in our approach to spaces and harnessing this connection for creating an inclusive culture, both for workplaces and our broader community.

12.15pm LUNCH​

1.15pm Session 5: REd Talks

The presentations from young leaders is a highlight of our conference every year.

Following a series of events, four finalists have been chosen to present on a topic that inspires them to change the industry.

Previous presentations have included mental health, diversity & inclusion, big data and a human-centred approach to change. 

We look forward to hearing what this year’s young leaders think about our industry and its future.


Tori Shepherd

Amee Miranda

Michael Spinoglio

Amelia Boston

1.45pm Session 6: World's biggest experiment we didn't plan

Is our ‘new normal’ really new? Or have we squandered the lessons of the past 18 months and settled back to the status quo? How can we make the positive changes stick? What else still needs to change and what predictions do we have for the coming few years?


Our panellists will provide an honest appraisal of what still needs to change, where the points of resistance are, and what opportunities lie ahead.

Moderator: Robert Harley, former Property Editor, Australian Financial Review

Preeti Bajaj, Managing Director, The Adecco Group

Dale Connor, CEO, Lendlease


3.15pm Session 7: Closing keynote

Nic Marchesi OAM & Lucas Patchett OAM, Co-Founders, Orange Sky Australia

In October 2014, two best mates had a crazy idea to put two washing machines and two dryers in the back of a van, to wash and dry clothes for free for people doing it tough.


Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett were awarded the 2016 Young Australians of the Year and in 2020 the Order of Australia Medal to recognise their founding of Orange Sky – the world-first, free mobile laundry and shower service for people experiencing homelessness.

4.15pm Closing words

4.30pm Networking function

6.00pm Event concludes