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An action-focused conference that shapes the future of Australia’s sustainable built environment

The Green Building Council of Australia's annual TRANSFORM conference is a must-attend event that pioneers thought leadership on sustainability. With over a week of keynotes, panels, breakouts and networking, TRANSFORM is a critical event for industry, bringing together key decision makers who set the agenda for Australia’s built environment.

Hear from speakers who are informing legislation, disrupting processes, and redefining best practice, and be part of the conversation that is driving progress and demanding change.

TRANSFORM 2024 will be delivered as a hybrid event which will combine a full in-person, two-day conference with livestreaming, and additional online content over the following week – so you can access TRANSFORM wherever and however suits you best.

Join us for an event not to be missed and take full advantage of the opportunities for learning, connecting and building relationships that will inform your work now and into the future

For enquiries or if you would like to partner with us, contact transform@gbca.org.au.

TRANSFORM is brought to you by the Green Building Council of Australia

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Check out the highlights from TRANSFORM 2023!

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DECARBONISATION

BIODIVERSITY

CIRCULARITY & FITOUTS

RESILIENCE

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Featured speakers

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Tony Goldner

Executive Director, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (UK)

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Michaela Kauer

Director, Brussels Office, City of Vienna (Austria)

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Adrian Pozzo

Chief Executive Officer, Cbus Property

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Deborah Coakley

Executive General Manager, Funds Management, Dexus

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Kristy Graham

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sustainable Finance Institute

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Chris Pyke, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer, GRESB (USA)

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Dr. Dominique Hes

Chair, Greenfleet

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Nik Robinson

Founder, Good Citizens

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Agenda

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8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Grand Ballroom, Level 3

Welcome to TRANSFORM 2024

Opening remarks from the TRANSFORM 2024 Chair

8:40 AM - 8:45 AM
Grand Ballroom, Level 3

Welcome to Country

Official Welcome to Country

KEYNOTE

8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
Grand Ballroom, Level 3

Keynote: Harnessing nature to drive transformative action (virtual)

The TNFD signals a major change in international approaches to nature and biodiversity, with this landmark initiative set to fundamentally change the way nature is understood and valued within policy, finance and business settings. This keynote will set the stage for the introduction of the TNFD, looking at what it means for Australia’s nature outlook and the future of our sustainability journey.
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Tony Goldner

Executive Director, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (UK)

What to expect

TRANSFORM is an action-packed event that distills local, national and global insights on the sustainable built environment into a two-day conference with an additional week of online content. But with so much on the agenda, here’s the top six things you can expect at TRANSFORM 2024!

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Quality curated content

Delve into more than 30 hours of provocative discussions you won't find anywhere else through keynotes, panels, breakouts and conversations.

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Topic deep-dives

Explore the industry’s most pressing challenges in more detail with our breakout streams. Pick what you want to hear more on and attend the stream to hear dedicated discussions, presentations and case studies.

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Thought leaders

Hear from industry-leading speakers from Australia and across the globe who will bring unique perspectives, insights and experiences to challenge and inspire you on the topics that matter most.

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Networking

Whether attending in person or tuning in virtually, be ready to meet other sustainability professionals and make new connections through dedicated networking sessions and opportunities for dialogue.

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On-demand content

You’ll have access to recordings of all of the sessions for six months after the event, so you can catch-up on sessions you missed or re-watch content that inspired you.

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CPD points

With so much to learn, you'll help maintain your GSA or GSAP accreditation by earning 8 CPD points for attending the event.

Tickets

Standard Pricing In-Person

from $1,799.00 + GST for GBCA members

  • two-day conference at the Hilton Sydney
  • 6 x immersive 1.5hr additional online sessions
  • exclusive access for 6 months to over 30 hours of TRANSFORM content to view on demand
  • face-to-face exhibition showcasing industry-leading technologies and services
  • networking opportunities throughout the conference
  • invitation to the networking drinks reception on day one 
  • catered lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and barista coffee on both conference days
  • Full price $1799 + GST for GBCA members

Standard Pricing Virtual

from $1,299.00 + GST for GBCA members

  • two-day conference accessed online with keynotes and international speakers.
  • 6 x immersive 1.5hr additional online sessions
  • exclusive access for 6 months to over 30 hours of TRANSFORM content (plenary and breakout sessions) to view on demand
  • online networking opportunities with other attendees and partners
  • virtual exhibition showcasing industry-leading technologies and services
  • full price $1299 + GST for GBCA members

Partners

Gold partners

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Silver partners

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Drinks partners

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Lunch partners

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Bronze partners

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Associate partners

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Activation partners

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Production partners

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Media partners

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Renewable Electricity partner

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TRANSFORM is a unique opportunity to put your brand in front of the influencers and the decision-makers in the property and construction industry. Our partners receive prominent exposure and opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the conference and breakouts.

Sustainability insights

At TRANSFORM we are conscious of the environmental impact of an event and are actively taking steps to reduce our waste and emissions.

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Responsible vendors

The Hilton have been named a Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 5 consecutive years, and have been featured on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2020 and 2021.

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Catering

All food served at the in-person conference is vegetarian and made from local produce. The Hilton donate any leftover food to OzHarvest that deliver direct and free of charge to charities nationally.

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Virtual options

To help reduce the carbon emitted by air travel, we offer a virtual ticket option so interstate and international speakers and attendees can join from their home location, without traveling to the event.

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Recyclable event materials

Event badges are made from non-coated paper and lanyards are made from recyclable bamboo. Both are collected at the end of the event for reuse in 2024. Signage is recyclable and made from eco-friendly materials, with repurposed framing to reduce single-use products.

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Reducing waste

We ask all our vendors and partners to help us reduce event waste by reducing hand-outs and using non-disposable products throughout the conference. TRANSFORM is also a no-paper conference.

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Offsets

We take all steps available to us to reduce our carbon footprint upfront, what can’t be reduced is offset by credible, authenticated offsets, courtesy of our Renewable Energy Partner

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Want more information?

Contact us at transform@gbca.org.au

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Testimonials

"TRANSFORM shines a light on the incredible work happening across the world and gives you a sneak peek into the future of sustainability!"

"TRANSFORM gives sustainability professionals the chance to re-charge their batteries, connect and stretch their thinking - how else will we be able to change the world?"

"TRANSFORM is THE place to learn and share what's new and emerging in sustainability in the built environment."

"TRANSFORM is the most important annual gathering of my industry peers to knowledge share and inspire."

"The folks who attend and speak at TRANSFORM are the who's who of sustainability in Australia. It's an incredible opportunity to learn from each other and to network."

"TRANSFORM is the key green building event in the calendar year that facilitates connection and reconnection of green building practitioners."