‘Why I believe E4IR is a critically important conference’ is a statement by Michael Hanna, Head of Infrastructure – Australia for IFM Investors. Michael is referring to the Engineering your firm for the 4th industrial revolution – hence E4IR – conference being held in Sydney on 7 March 2017.
“As a long-term investor in major infrastructure transport, utility and energy assets in Australia, Europe and the Americas, IFM Investors is focused on ensuring we are doing more than simply reacting to disruptive change.
Working with our management teams and supported by a range of technical and engineering advisors we are continually looking at embracing innovation to boost efficiency and provide exceptional services to our customers.
However, nobody has a monopoly on good ideas and how to implement them – this conference will no doubt provide valuable insights that we can benefit from.”
Michael is responsible for managing IFM Investors’ Australian Infrastructure Fund and is also a member of the Investment Sub-Committee for IFM Investors’ Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Michael held senior executive positions at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance (public-private infrastructure group) and global consulting engineers, Arup, in the UK and in Australia. Michael represents IFM Investors as a Director of on the Board of NSW Ports (Port Botany and Port Kembla), and previously represented IFM Investors as a Director on the Boards of Eastern Distributor (M1 toll-road in NSW), Interlink Roads (M5 toll-road in NSW), Ecogen Energy (power generation business in Victoria) and Wyuna Water (public-private partnership in NSW)
E4IR attendees will include executives and directors of leading construction firms, consultancies, asset owners and utilities. Road, rail, water, power and resource companies will be represented alongside leading innovators and educators.
E4IR’s advisory board:
- Andrew Mather, President, Consult Australia
- Marlene Kanga, President-Elect, World Federation of Engineering Organisations
- Michael Hanna, Head of Infrastructure – Australia, IFM Investors
- Lucia Cade, Chair, South East Water
Read more on E4IR:
- Fourth industrial revolution challenges engineering executives by Dr Nick Fleming, Innergise
- Reap revenue from engineering innovation by Dr Nick Fleming, Innergise
- Engineering in the 4th industrial revolution is on the brink by Dr George Beaton,beaton