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Phone: 1300650620

Email: events@hia.com.au


Thursday 16 May

Time Session information
Arrivals and Registration
Crystalbrook Flynn - Boardwalk Social
HIA Welcome Party
Salt House


Friday 17 May

Time Session information


Registration and Exhibition
  • Registration including barista coffee brought to you by Dulux
Cairns Convention Centre
Business Building sessions partnered by James Hardie
  • Welcome
  • Keynote speaker: Lucinda Hartley - Lifestyle Trends: The new rules for living

Lucinda will explore the fascinating intersection between data and the future of Australia’s housing needs. Research has found that your neighbourhood is directly correlated to your life expectancy or in other words, your postcode is more likely to affect your life expectancy than your genetic code. She is excited about the opportunity to have a robust conversation about housing with people who are at the forefront of creating it.

  • Case study: What does it take to build an Australian Housing Awards Home of the Year?
  • Keynote speaker: Luke Van Dyck

Author, television presenter and HIA award winning builder Luke Van Dyck talks to HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year winning Builders Michael Lane from Lane Group (winner 2023) and Dan Syddall from Construct Central Coast (winner 2018) about their award winning builds.

Cairns Convention Centre
Morning tea and Exhibition
Cairns Convention Centre
Panel session and Adam Ferrier talk
  • Panel session: Regulatory Reform Keeps Coming Thick and Fast – Is Change the New Normal?

Net zero, more NCC changes, more new standards, IR Reforms, the rise of the ‘ban’, the rise of the ‘experts’, building resilience, the list goes on.  Craig Muse from Frasers Property and Luke Van Dyck from LVD Builders join HIA Managing Director Jocelyn Martin and HIA Chief Executive Industry and Policy, Simon Croft to discuss and debate the impacts of these issues.

  • Adam Ferrier: The Role of Reinvention: Embracing Evidence-Based Creativity to Transform Businesses
Cairns Convention Centre
HIA Networking Lunch and Exhibition
Cairns Convention Centre

Workshop of your choice:

  • Design Trends

What is the home owner of 2024 and beyond seeking in their new homes?  With land sizes getting smaller and more expensive, with government building aspirations to increase supply and density of homes, what will this all mean for design of  homes going forward?

  • Building Codes Interpretation Session

Get ahead of the pack and learn what is in store for NCC 2025.  Facilitated by Simon Croft, HIA Chief Executive Industry and Policy and Shane Keating, HIA Executive Directive Building Policy.

  • Operating a Small Business

What ails you in your business?  Learn some key remedies for your small business pain points.  Facilitated by Melissa Adler, HIA Senior Executive Director - Compliance & Workplace Relations, Workplace Services.

Cairns Convention Centre
Happy Hour and Exhibition
Cairns Convention Centre
HIA-Brickworks Networking Party
Hemingways Brewery, Cairns


Saturday 18 May

Time Session information
2024 HIA-CSR Housing Awards

KIIS FM Drive comedic duo Will & Woody will inject brains and beauty, style and substance, and of course their witty humour into hosting our gala dinner event, the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards. 

Cairns Convention Centre