How Graphene is set to future-proof the world’s cities

Graphene+ Enabled Smart Cities

International Conference
November was 19th, 2019


Graphene is set to play a crucial role in revolutionising the functionality of buildings and improving productivity in construction, infrastructure, energy and mobility.

Australian materials science researchers are acknowledged to be among the leaders in graphene research for large scale industrial applications, a factor that is enabling us to be a global leader in Smart City technologies.

The Graphene + Smart Cities Conference 2019 is an opportunity for leaders from every part of industry to participate in understanding and guiding the future of technology, innovation and manufacturing in Australia.

The invited panellists are experts in their fields. Each panel has been curated by the moderator to produce an interactive conversation and deliver valuable actionable insights. The intent is not to look over the horizon of technology development, but to tap into the influencing factors that provide a roadmap to the rapid commercialisation opportunities that will underpin the graphene industry in Australia.

International and local speakers will provide insights into the potential of graphene-enabled innovations including:

  • Low-cost, large-scale sensing for the IoT
  • Stronger, lightweight, low-cost concrete with less embedded carbon
  • Single step water purification enabling universally available potable water
  • Energy capture and conservation

Graphene is no longer a material locked in a lab. Its unique and powerful properties are already powering innovation in products and technologies as Graphene becomes integral to the strategic planning of some of the largest and most powerful corporations in the world.

Graphene + Smart Cities Conference 2019 will be a window on how the jobs of the future will be created and how graphene can help nations tackle the twin challenges of increasing populations and changes in climate.


Dr John Tsanaktsidis

Research Director – Advanced Fibres and Chemical Industries Program
CSIRO Manufacturing

Peter Froeschle

Managing Director ARENA2036

Bronwyn Fox

Director, Manufacturing Futures Research Institute

Sam Sangster

CEO, Western City Aerotropolis Authority

Victoire deMargerie

Vice PresidentWorld Materials Forum

Hugh Bradlow

President, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Craig Nicol

 Managing Director & CEO, Graphene Manufacturing Group

Brian Davey

 CEO, Australian Carbon Innovation

Conference Schedule 

Please note that this schedule is subject to change as some details are still being finalised.

8:30Registration Opens
8:30 – 8:55Coffee
8:55 – 9:00AGIA Chair WelcomeChris GilbeyChairman, AGIA
9:00 – 9.10Swinburne WelcomeProfessor Aleks SubicDeputy Vice Chancellor Research, Swinburne University
9:10 – 9.30Plenary AddressVictoire de MargerieVice President, World Materials Forum
9.30 – 9.50Plenary AddressHugh BradlowPresident at Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)
9.50Session 1
Intro: Chris Gilbey
Chaired by: David Officer
Graphene Enabled Energy Smart Cities reducing our carbon foot print
9:50 – 10:10Dr. Amanda CaplesChief Scientist – Victoria
10:10 – 10:30Sam SangsterCEO, Western City Aerotropolis Authority
10:30 – 10:50Prof Richard ManassehProfessor of Fluid Dynamics, Swinburne
10:50– 11:00Q&A
11:00– 11:25BreakMorning Tea
11:25 – 11:45AGIA 2020 updateCharlotte DunstanGeneral Manager, AGIA
11.45Plenary Session 2
Intro: Chris Gilbey
Chaired by: Bronwyn Fox
Graphene Enabled
Manufacturing 4.0
Smart Supply Chains, smart factories, smart jobs


11:45 – 12:05Craig Nicol


Managing Director & CEO, Graphene Manufacturing Group
12:05 – 12:25Brian Davey


CEO, Australian Carbon Innovation
12:25 – 12:45John Tsanaktsidis


Research Director, CSIRO Manufacturing
12.45 -–12:50Q&A
12:50 – 1:30BreakLunch
1:30pmPlenary Session 3
Intro: Chris Gilbey
Chaired by: Chris Gilbey
Graphene Enabled Mobility IOT and Transportation,
1:35 – 1:55Peter Froschle


1:55 – 2:15Glenn BevanIndustrial Design Manager, Ingenuity
2:15– 2:35Prof Mainak MajumderMonash University and Deputy Director, ARC Graphene Research Hub
2:35 – 2:45Q&A
2:45 – 3.10BreakAfternoon Coffee
Session 4
Intro: Charlotte Dunstan
Chaired by: Deloitte
Graphene Enabled – Made in VictoriaExporting to the World
3.10 – 3.25Lachlan HydeResearch Engineer, Graphene Certification Lab CRC-P, Swinburne University of Technology
3:25 – 3:45Carl De Koning


General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Quickstep Holdings
3:45 – 4:05Danni JarretVictorian Government
4.05 – 4.15Q&A
4.15 – 4:35Session 5
Intro: Charlotte Dunstan
Roger Buckeridge
Innovation Driving Eco-money    
4:35Conference CloseChris Gilbey
4:40Drinks and Networking

Conference Pricing & Registration

Tickets are $220 – $330. Watch out for special offers.
Ticketing uses eventbrite. Early bird individual tickets are $220


Nearby Accommodation

Glenferrie Hotel

Only minutes to the venue. The Glenferrie Hotel, is just 500m from Glenferrie railway station, which is only three stops from the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena and AAMI Park.

324 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
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Quest Hawthorn

4.5-star and green-star accreditation, fully serviced studio apartment. Travel to campus: Two minutes to Hawthorn campus. 11 minutes by train from Flinders Street Station.

t: +61 3 8803 7700  e:
616 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122, VIC
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Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne

Ideally positioned on the banks of the Yarra River in Richmond, we’re minutes from the vibrant Melbourne CBD and all it has to offer.

649 Bridge Road | Richmond, VIC, 3121, Australia
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Camberwell Serviced Apartment Hotel

Our luxury studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments cater for all travellers.

85 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
Website – bookings

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