The Australian Direct Property Investment Association held its annual conference in Victoria’s Yarra Valley on 14-16 March 2010. The idyllic backdrop of peaceful vineyards was a contrast to the provocative insights of speakers, but there was no lack of fun either, especially in the opening cocktails “warm up”  led by an energetic personal trainer.

Owen Lennie in his keynote address questioned whether the industry needed a new model
Nicola Woodward (Apex Property Consulting) a key organiser (and TFE contributor)
A sustainability discussion group, led by Andrew Pettifer (Arup), centre. To the righht is Jaclyn Willoughby, (Drapac) and Tony Rose (consultant)
Gavin Gilchrist (Big Switch Project) left, and Warren Guymer (Thinc)
Warm-up before the opening cocktails – or is that a Haka?
The view