The inaugural Oceania Damage Prevention Conferencewill be held in Queensland at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20-23 August 2018 with the theme “Drawing in the Power of Collaboration”.
Speakers from Australia and around the world will look at the initiatives and progress being made across the Oceania region, along with collaborative approaches and the best practices from around the world in preventing damage to underground infrastructure.
The event is being produced by Oceania Damage Prevention (ODP), an organisation co-founded by PelicanCorp and Infrastructure Resources of the US, a trusted source for damage prevention and public awareness expertise and solutions for the utility and excavation industry.
Also, PelicanCorp’s subsidiaries in the UK, Singapore and New Zealand that provide dial before you dig services in those countries are supporting the event in their own right.
Stuart Burdack, CEO of the Association of Australian Dial Before You Dig Services says the event will deliver international education and understanding on damage and injury prevention, showcase Australian initiatives to the rest of world and demonstrate firsthand, the thinking and commitment to damage prevention from other countries.
Over the course of the three-day event, delegates will hear how international leaders are optimising internal processes, adopting new technologies, and gaining operational efficiencies to revolutionise productivity.
The conference programme comprises keynote presentations on Critical Learnings of Damage Prevention, Legislation from Around the World and National Infrastructure Damage & Injury Prevention. There’s also a C-Suite Panel: Taking National Damage Prevention into the Future, along with case studies and workshops.
There are three streams each dedicated to an aspect of underground infrastructure: damage prevention; dial before you dig; utility location.
Delegates will be able to take a break from the information-packed schedule with a networking event at the Star Hotel on Broadbeach.
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