The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) will host its biennial conference from 20 - 23 August 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

The conference will feature six streams covering topics such as asset management, innovation and technology, leadership and management, community and infrastructure, pavements, stormwater, coastal management, street lighting and more.


Communications and PR have always been integral to business success, with the ever growing presence of technology and digitised strategy, the need for smart and dynamic leadership has never been greater. In an environment of unprecedented disruption and innovation, agile leadership is needed to survive and thrive. The 5th Women in Communications & PR Leadership Summit 2017 will delve into the hybrid nature of communication leadership, with speakers providing inspiring stories of leading, paired with technical leaders who are riding the wave of innovation and redefining the function of communications and PR. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or taking your first steps into leadership, this year’s summit will provide the insights you need to drive even greater success.


In order to lead effectively in the realm of Emergency Services, Enforcement and Defence, you must be well-equipped with a variety of skill sets ranging from both the technical aspects of the role to the leadership attributes necessary to successfully support your team and organisational needs. By preparing yourself for the ever-changing and complex challenges of this space, leaders can adjust to unexpected scenarios, respond to time-constrained situations and constructively handle high-pressure and stressful environments. The 4th Annual Emergency Services, Enforcement and Defence LeadershipSummit 2017 delves into the multifaceted and varied obstacles that leaders within this role face, and practical ways on how to overcome these challenges.