Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

2018 Great Debate

Tradition has no place in a modern workplace
This year's debate is sure to generate plenty of discussion. Do we need tradition in the workplace and if so, what value does it add?  

The 2018 Great Debate will take place at:

IPWEAQ’s Annual Conference
The Marriott, Surfers Paradise
Friday 12 October 2018, 4:00PM

If you have any arguments supporting either side of the debate, please complete the form below and we will offer this to the teams.
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If you would like to receive the Great Debate rules and procedures, please contact Leigh Cunningham.

This year's debate will once again be moderated by Michael Pascoe.

2017 Great Debate

Smart cities are not that smart

Team for the Affirmative
Bruce Gardiner, General Manager Infrastructure Services, Cairns Regional Council
Sandra Burke, District Director (FNQ), Program Delivery & Operations
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Ren Niemann, Partner, McCullough Robertson

Team for the Negative: 
Jenny Hill, Mayor, City of Townsville
Andrew Ryan, Principal, Sabre Management Solutions
Alton TwineDirector City Infrastructure
City of Gold Coast

2016 Great Debate

Women make better engineers than men

Team for the Affirmative: 
Angela Fry, Principal Project Manager, GHD
Stephen Hegedus, Senior Asset Manager, Shepherd Services
Gavin Blakey, Principal Engineer, Strategic Asset Management | Asset Management Branch, Brisbane City Council

Team for the Negative
Julie Mitchell, Chief Engineer, TMR Dawson Wilkie, IPWEAQ Past President, Director all.PM
Gerhard Joubert, General Manager Infrastructure & Utilities, Central Highlands Regional Council