Above: Night of nights....pencil in May 31 for the 2017 John Shaw Award Dinner.
The year might still be young, but already Roads Australia is ramping up for a busy program of events in 2017.
This year's National Road Summit takes place in Sydney on May 31 to June 1, with the annual John Shaw Award Dinner at the Sydney Town Hall on the first evening of the conference. This year's Summit theme is Divided road ahead: making sense of the coming transport revolution, with the focus on some of the big challenge's facing our industry over the next 10-15 years.
Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth will again play host to our popular one-day Forum events, bringing local industry leaders together to review the lay of the land in their respective states.
In 2017 we'll be rolling out a series of Young Professionals networking events in each state, building on the success of our Fellowship Program. We'll also be continuing to promote ideas around gender diversity in the industry, with Women In Infrastructure events planned around the country.
Our Policy programs underpin our reason for existence and provide a wealth of value to our members. This year we'll be organising multi-state Forums to brief the industry on the progress and outcomes of each of our Policy Chapters.
Last year we hosted our inaugural New Members Lunch, which we'll repeat later this year.
And for the first time, past and present Board members will be invited to an exclusive and intimate dinner which we hope will become an annual tradition.
So watch this space as we start to lock in dates, and book early to secure your seats.
Below: Last year's Young Professionals networking event in Sydney has created the template for more of the same in 2017.