Expectations vs Reality: the return to the CBD

Committee for Melbourne, in collaboration with Business Council of Australia and Newgate Australia, are delighted to invite you to a forum on Expectations vs Reality: the return to the CBD.


Join the Committee for Melbourne, Business Council of Australia and Newgate Australia as we discuss how to build community confidence on the road to recovery for Victorians and Melburnians into the new ‘COVID normal’.

Sue Vercoe, Managing Director of Newgate Research, will present their fresh COVID research findings; the 39th week of this respected tracker of Australians’ experience and expectation through the pandemic with a special Victorian-focused edition. We will also hear from Dr Joseph Lawrence, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise), Enterprise, Research & Innovation from Federation University Australia who will introduce a Contact Tracing Support Platform for Victoria and Australia, collaboratively produced by a coalition of Victorian Government trusted partners.

Our expert panel will provide insights on the economic return to normal, and explore Melburnians’ attitudes towards returning to work, the CBD, large spaces with many people and events, and transport safety and protocols. Learning from other states and real collaboration will help Melburnians prepare for a successful move out of lockdown.

Guest Speakers:

  • Jennifer Westacott AO | Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia
  • Sue Vercoe | Managing Director, Newgate Research
  • Catherine Rooney | Executive Director, Strategy, Innovation & Data Insights, Department of Transport
  • Victoria Tavendale | General Manager, Real Estate Operations, Mirvac
  • Dr Joseph Lawrence | Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise), Enterprise, Research & Innovation, Federation University Australia
  • Moderated by Martine Letts, CEO, Committee for Melbourne

This forum will run from 1.30pm to 2.30pm with an optional 20-minute e-networking session afterwards.

We encourage you to supply a question when registering, to be answered during the discussion and subsequent e-networking.

For general enquiries please contact the events team at events@melbourne.org.au.

We look forward to hosting you.

Kind Regards,

Committee for Melbourne, Business Council of Australia, and Newgate Australia

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