Australian Placemaking Summit 2024

1-2 May 2024
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC

Expotrade Australia is pleased to announce the return of the Australian Placemaking Summit to be held on Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd May 2024 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Following its stupendous success last year, the summit returns to Melbourne in 2024 to provide a high-level forum for discussion and debate around the crucial role of placemaking in creating better places and shaping the future of cities and towns across Australia.

The 2-day summit will provide a leading platform for urban planners, placemakers, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, engineers, policy-makers, developers, contractors and building managers from across government and private sectors to network and discuss opportunities as well
as solutions for challenges encountered in the process of placemaking across Australian cities and towns.

However you fit into the placemaking/urban development puzzle, the summit is designed to provide a holistic understanding of the concept, helping you develop that tricky blend of people-focused practice & commercial acumen critical for successful placemaking work.



Jennifer Cook |
Jennifer Cook

Director NSW and QLD Village Well

Mike Fisher |
Mike Fisher

Place and City Transformation Manager Christchurch New Zealand

Chris Titford
Chris Titford

Programme Manager - Place Activation and Placemaking Te Wharau o Tamaki, Auckland Council

Malcolm Snow |
Malcolm Snow

Chief Executive Officer City Renewal Authority - ACT Government

Arturo Ruiz |
Arturo Ruiz

Head of Placemaking City of Boroondara

Associate Professor Janet McGaw
Associate Professor Janet McGaw

Associate Professor in Architectural Design in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning University of Melbourne

Dr. Simona Castricum |
Dr. Simona Castricum

D4TGD—Design for Trans and Gender Diverse Naarm - Melbourne

Andrew Hoyne |
Andrew Hoyne

Principal/Founder Hoyne

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Topic Highlights







The 2nd Australian Placemaking Summit will feature presentations by leading industry experts on latest trends & projects. The event will cover a variety of topics.


  • City Renewal and the Power of Place
  • Glenferrie Place Plan Overview
  • Unlocking the Time Economy in Place
  • International Keynote: Trans-Tasman Perspectives: Placemaking lessons from Christchurch, New Zealand
  • A Place Making Approach to Encourage the Economic Transformation of Logan's City Centres
  • Inclusive and Equitable Placemaking
  • Compelling Places Need POW! (Purpose Opportunity Wheel) by Andrew Hoyne
  • Digital Placemaking

Opportunity not to be missed

6 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Annual Australian Placemaking Summit


Important connections to further your projects – the best of the placemaking best!


Exclusive insights from 30+ local and international experts.


the ins and outs of placemaking including adopting a placemaking focus at the outset


Industry experts debate the latest trends, innovations and the future of placemaking


Participate directly and gain intimate insight with leading experts as speakers examine a range of Australian and international case studies from across the globe that will shed light on current practice.


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Profile of Attendees


  Government & Councils

Architects & Landscape Architects

Contractors & Building Managers

Urban Planners & Urban Designers




"Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same.
They’ll gather 
in public if you give them a good place to do it."

- Jan Gehl

Registration Closed!

1-2 May 2024

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC

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