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Engineering Technology Forum 2016


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About the Forum

One of Australia's premier road technology events, the Engineering Technology Forum is an outstanding opportunity for technical professionals, executives and managers to share knowledge and build multi-disciplinary networks.

Hosted by Queensland's Department of Transport and Main Roads at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Forum will include a cutting edge program of presentations and keynote speakers, as well as an extensive trade exhibition.

Important dates

Forum dates  23-25 August, 2016
Women in Engineering and Technology cocktail event 23 August (5:30-7:30pm)
ET Forum Dinner  24 August, 2016 (6:00pm start, pre-dinner drinks from 5:15pm)
Early bird registrations 1 June - 15 July, 2016
Registrations close 16 August, 2016


This year's three-day program centres on Practical research into action, with experts from various disciplines exploring a broad range of transport-related research solutions.

Click here to view a copy of this year's program.

Keynote speakers

Dave Stewart
Director-General, Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet


Rob McInerney
CEO, International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)


Colin Jensen
CEO, Brisbane City Council


Dr Sarah Dods
Executive Manager ON Program, Principal Consultant Futures, CSIRO

Angellala Creek Bridge plenary session


In September 2014, a truck carrying 50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate overturned and exploded on the Angellala Creek Bridge, south of Charleville. Incredibly, no fatalities occurred.

What followed - the emergency response and multidisciplinary effort to build a new and improved bridge in just over 13 months - is now set to take centre stage at this year's Forum.

Scheduled for the opening day, this two-hour plenary session will feature presentations and a panel discussion by the people involved in this remarkable achievement. The session will cover the emergency response, site assessment, bridge design, and reconstruction efforts, as well as provide an opportunity for personnel to share lessons learned.

Forum Exhibition

Situated in the main foyer, the Forum Exhibition is central to the daily program, allowing delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to share knowledge and build relationships. More than 25 exhibitors attended the last forum, with this number expected to be exceeded in 2016.

Networking dinner

The ET Forum Dinner is hosted in the Plaza Terrace Room from 5.15pm on Wednesday 24 August. With entertaining guest speaker Mick Colliss (the man who wanted to represent Australia in rugby but found Sudoku instead), fine food, and a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, the dinner is a perfect opportunity to network with more than 400 fellow professionals.


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Grey
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Brisbane, Brisbane
Queensland Australia

Last updated
14 August 2016

Engineering Technology Forum 2016 held on the 23-25 August 2016.

Registration applications available.