National Sports Surfaces Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July

 

As the population grows and wants to play more often outdoors, the surfaces need to be able to cope with the demand. Bringing together global and Australian leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase technology, management practices and innovative solutions that can improve playing capacity on fields and playing surfaces.

 

Natural, Hybrid, Synthetic and Hard Surface Can All Work Together to Satisfy Growing Demands

The importance of embracing the latest management methods, technology, planning and design principles will allow organisation’s to cope with the growing demand people wanting to play, recreate, train and compete outdoors. The National Sports Surfaces Conference will explore how the latest thinking is assisting all surface types evolve for great usage and how by installing technology into or near natural surfaces, it allows more for greater capacity on some surfaces while reducing the stress of natural surfaces.

 

Tuesday 17th July

8.45am – 9.00am Welcome
9.00am – 10.15am Global Keynote Session 1
Encouraging Behavioural Change to Drive Campaigns to Increase Participation in Community Sport and Active Recreation
10.15am – 11.00am Morning Networking and Refreshment Break
11.00am – 12.30pm Plenary Keynote Session 1
Global Innovative Approaches to Activate Urban Spaces Through Sports Surface Technology and Field Design
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch in Expo Area
1.30pm – 3.00pm Stream 1: Natural & Hybrid Turf
Stream 2: Synthetic & Hard Surfaces
3.00pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break
3.45pm – 5.15pm Stream 1: Natural & Hybrid Turf
Stream 2: Synthetic & Hard Surfaces
5.15pm – 7.00pm Industry Networking and Awards Night

*Program subject to change

 

Wednesday 18th July

8.45am – 10.15am Global Keynote Session 2
Global Learnings and Local Settings for Strategy, Policy and Deliver
10.15am – 11.00am Morning Networking and Refreshment Break
11.00am – 12.30pm Plenary Keynote Session 2
Planning for More Fields and Courts to Cope with Demand – What Are the Options?
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch in Expo Area
1.30pm – 3.00pm Plenary Keynote Session 3
Designing and Procuring a Multi-Sports Synthetic Field and Surfaces for Australian Conditions
3.00pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break
3.45pm – 4.45pm Plenary Keynote Session 4
Doing More with Less
4.45pm NSC Closes

*Program subject to change

 

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