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 the CBD, reimagining the suburbs

No longer is the CBD the definitive place where work happens. Businesses are reconsidering the need for big city offices, and employees are resisting the push to come back to the office.


What can be done to make returning to the CBD an attractive proposition for employees and other citizens? How can we breathe life back into our urban spaces, beyond the focus on work?


And for our suburbs, what changes need to happen for the same sense of productivity and community building that we used to expect from CBD spaces?

11.45am Session 4: TBA

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 Spignolio

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


3.15pm Session 8: Closing keynote

4.15pm Closing words

4.30pm Networking function