Industry speakers confirmed for VANZI conference

By on 24 June, 2014

VANZI 2014

This year, the VANZI Conference is being run in conjunction with buildingSMART Australasia and the Spatial Industry Business Association (QLD). The conference uniquely brings together spatial & building information modelling and legal & security professionals to formulate a path towards a new paradigm: ‘The Digital Built Environment.’

Such an environment can be defined as: “a federated and fully-integrated secure 3D+ computer model of the physical attributes and legal entitlements relating to the natural and built environment (inside and out, above and below ground) on all scales required for decision making – as it changes over time.”

It is aimed at senior management along with technical specialists from the private sector and local, state and federal governments.

The conference aims to educate decision makers about the value of building information modelling (BIM) as a technology and business process designed to solve the problem of ‘co-ordination’ for the design and construction (D&C) of new buildings.

Speakers confirmed to date for 2014 Conference include:

  • Henk Schapp, Consultant RWS, Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure, Holland
  • Michael Haines, Chief Executive Officer, VANZI
  • Richard Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Spatial Industries Business Association (QLD)
  • John Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, buildingSMART Australasia
  • Lee Hellen, Director, Land Solutions Australia: 3D Qld
  • Ben Guy, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Circus
  • Julian Carver, Canterbury SDI Programme Manager, Land Information NZ
  • Burns MacGibbon, Design Engineering Manager, Hickory Group (Building Systems)
  • Daniel Kalnins, BIM Manager, Nexus Point Solutions (Leighton Global)
  • Chris Linning, Manager Building Information, Sydney Opera House
  • Bob Baird, Director, Department of Defence
  • Prof. Kim Lovegrove, Principal, Lovegrove Smith and Cotton
  • Graham Williamson, Director, KuppingerCole (Asia Pacific)
  • Professor Abbas Rajabifard, Head of Dept and Director, Melbourne University & Centre for SDI and Land Admin
  • Bhavin Shah, Executive Earthmine, Landgate
  • John Hudson, Director Sustainable Systems, NSW Dept. Of Planning & Infrastructure
  • Simon Vaux, Senior Technical Manager Transport Projects Transport for NSW

Further International speakers are being confirmed closer to the date.


Name: VANZI-buildingSMART Australasia Conference 2014

Time: 9am – 5pm

Date: 15 September 2014 to 16 September 2014

Venue: Australian Technology Park

Address: 2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

Cost: $1095 + GST

Event Website:

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