World renowned keynote speakers to present at Brisbane developer conference and awards

first_img >>FOLLOW THE-COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< TED speaker Parag Khanna.Urbanity’s keynote speakers include former CNN war correspondent Michael Ware, who will discuss how his experiences on the frontline shaped his views on how cities should develop, and author and TED speaker Parag Khanna, who has long written about infrastructure’s importance in 21st century development.The Urban Developer founder Adam Di Marco said the awards night would shine a light on important future trends in development.“Typically the development industry was all about making money, but now we’re finding that the most successful projects are the ones which are successful in what they contribute to the area,” Mr Di Marco said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“What we have seen is that the best developments are the most holistic in their ability to both meet the demand of the market and respond to their place.”Mr Di Marco said the judging panel, which included independent accredited development experts, provided some close results, with some categories’ being decided by merely half a point.“The thing which has become apparent is that there is some incredible innovation, effort and leadership coming out of the sector,” he said. The following days at the Urbanity conference will discuss various issues affecting the global forces shaping the way our cities develop and invest. Matt Okine will MC the Urban Developer Awards.The night will be MC’d by comedian and former Triple J presenter Matt Okine, a decision which Mr Di Marco said was to take a lighthearted approach to presenting the awards and talking about the industry.“I have given him carte blanche on what he can say, so we’re going to be a bit more experimental,” he said. “We want it to be a true celebration of what we do.”“We think that by taking that approach, we encourage excellence in a more harmonious way.”“This is something we want to grow and nurture to ensure that we’re bringing the best out of the industry which is shaping the world around us.” CNN war correspondent Michael Ware.THE Urban Developer Awards will kick off on the first of a three-day conference called Urbanity, bringing together keynote speakers from across the development industry.After announcing their shortlist of finalists for 21 categories last month, the winners of the Urban Developer Awards will be announced on Wednesday, September 19.last_img read more

Watch Vision Of Gold in Race 2

first_imgThe second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORYlast_img read more