AHURI ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

Disrupting the housing market

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Our second national one-day conference for 2018 - Disrupting the housing market was held in Hobart, Tasmania at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

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Conference Overview

About the event

The rapid introduction of new technologies has seen many sectors ‘disrupted’, with emerging technologies changing the way business is done and enhancing opportunities for consumers. In the housing market, Airbnb is a leading example, but what other technology is changing the housing market and what are the opportunities for policy makers, housing providers and consumers across the entire housing continuum?

Underpinned by the AHURI Inquiry: Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy this one-day conference examines the technological changes occurring across all stages of the housing market. In the social housing sector for example, new technology has the potential for matching housing supply and demand, i.e. making it easier for tenants to swap properties. In private rental, online platforms have changed the market considerably for both landlords and tenants – but are low-income renters adversely affected? In the private market, what has been the real impact of Airbnb, not only in our major cities, but also smaller destinations that are popular with holiday makers? Governments are faced with regulatory challenges in rapidly changing technological landscapes, while also grappling with the potential opportunities of data leakage, big data, smart technology and accompanying privacy and data security requirements.

These and many other issues will be examined across a full day’s program that will help government policy makers, housing providers and consumers better understand the implications and opportunities of new digital and disruptive technologies for the housing sector.

Key sessions include:

  • Research presentation – AHURI researchers from UNSW Sydney and Swinburne University present key findings from the AHURI Inquiry: Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy.
  • New technology, ethics and regulation – examining new technologies such as online application portals, alternative bond products, public housing allocations, and the ethical and regulatory implications of large scale data collection.
  • Digital pioneers in social and affordable housing – discussing the current landscape of technological disruptors in the social and affordable housing sectors and examine the opportunities to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and equity in the sector.
  • Technological disruption in private housing markets – examining the impact of Airbnb, a first-wave disruptive housing technology, on the utilisation of private housing.

Who should attend?

This is a national conversation for leaders and innovators including:

  • Federal and state/territory government policy makers from the housing, social policy, planning, infrastructure, treasury, finance and human service sectors
  • Affordable and community housing providers
  • Private sector practitioners – real estate professionals, technology developers, property developers, urban planners, financiers, designers and architects
  • Peak industry representatives (community housing, social services etc) and sectors with an interest in affordable housing (homelessness, Indigenous, disability etc).
  • Landlords, tenants and tenant organisations across all sectors.

Program

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TimeSession
8:30amRegistration open

9:00am

Welcome

Tony De Domenico OAM, Chair, AHURI Board

Introduction to the conference

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI

9:05am

Ministerial address

Hon Roger Jaensch MP, Minister for Housing, Tasmania

9:30am

Research presentation

Leader of the AHURI Inquiry: Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy, Professor Christopher Pettit will present the key findings from the Inquiry.

Presenter
Prof Christopher Pettit, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

10:00amKeynote address

Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, REA Group

10:30am

Morning tea

11:00am

Digital pioneers in social and affordable housing

This session will discuss the current landscape of technological disruptors in the social and affordable housing sectors and examine the opportunities to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and equity in the sector.

Panel members
Dr Andrea Sharam, RMIT (facilitator)
Luke Bo’sher, CEO, Summer Foundation
Lance Carden, Director, Customer Service & Business Improvement, NSW Department of Family & Community Services
George De Bono, Manager of Sales and Business Development, Power Ledger
Dr Serryn Eagleson, Partnership Programs Manager - Universities, Data61

12:30pm

Lunch

1:20pm

New technologies, ethics and regulation

This session will examine new technologies and intermediaries such as online application portals, alternative bond products, public housing allocations, as well as investigating the ethical and regulatory implications of large scale data collection.

Speakers
Prof Christopher Pettit, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney (facilitator)
Leo Patterson Ross, Senior Policy Officer, Tenants’ Union of New South Wales
Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, REA Group
Sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager, Housing Policy, Department of Social Services

2:30pm

Afternoon tea

3:00pm

Technological disruption in private housing markets: the case of Airbnb

This session examines the impact of Airbnb, a first-wave disruptive housing technology, on the utilisation of private housing with particular focus on major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney and smaller tourist destinations, such as Hobart and Byron Bay.

Speakers
Dr Laura Crommelin, UNSW (facilitator)
Laura Schmahmann, Associate, SGS Economics & Planning
Prof Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania
Dr Cynthia Townley, Policy Officer, Shelter Tasmania

4:25pm

Concluding remarks

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI

4:30pm

Conference concludes

*This is a draft program and is subject to change.

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Sponsorship

AHURI proudly acknowledges the support of the following sponsors for Disrupting the housing market.

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Do you provide services or products to the not-for-profit sector? Does your organisation champion affordable housing? Are you interested in sharing information with your key market about the contribution you make to this important sector?

The upcoming AHURI conference Disrupting the housing market will present an outstanding sponsorship opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile, network with new and existing clients and demonstrate your commitment to the development of an affordable housing industry in Australia. Becoming an AHURI conference partner will create opportunities to build and maintain a high profile among your clients and key stakeholders before, during and after the conference.

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The details

Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Registration

(includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
$350 including GST – Early bird price ending 19 October 2018
$420 including GST – Regular registration
A full-time student/concession rate is available. Contact us for further details.

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Registration terms and conditions

Payment is due at least 7 days prior to the conference. If you nominate to pay via bank transfer and payment is not received by the conference date, you will not gain admittance.
Refund amounts and deadlines for cancellation of registration are stipulated below.

Transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details (including email, position title, work mobile, work address and dietary requirements) of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing via email.

If you register and then find you are unable to attend the event, please email us prior to the event day.

Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the event. If your payment is outstanding at the time of the event and you do not show up to the event, you will still be required to pay the registration fee.

Refund policy

90% if cancelled by 2 November 2018
70% if cancelled by 29 November 2018
no refund if cancelled after 30 November 2018

Accommodation

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