[ASC-media] New Technology for Infrastructure - The World of Tomorrow

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Thu Nov 9 04:16:45 CET 2006


9 November 2006

 

MEDIA ALERT/INVITATION

 

THE AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

 

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

New Technology for Infrastructure - The World of Tomorrow

8.45am-5.30pm, Monday, 20 and Tuesday, 21 November

Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney

 

At a time of vigorous political, business and community debate about climate
change, water policy, nuclear energy, health delivery, transport and the
communications revolution, there is a pressing need to identify the most
cost-effective and sound technologies to help shape Australia’s
infrastructure in these fields.

 

This will be discussed by visionary international contributors as well as
some of the most perceptive researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders
in Australia at “New Technology for Infrastructure - The World of Tomorrow”,
the annual symposium of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and
Engineering, on 20 and 21 November at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney.

 

ADMISSION TO THE CONFERENCE IS FREE FOR ACCREDITED MEDIA. 

PLEASE RING 0413 575 934 OR EMAIL CREADE at SQUIRREL.COM.AU TO REGISTER OR
PREARRANGE INTERVIEWS.

 

Speakers available for interview include:

Lord Ron Oxburgh, former chair of Shell and chair of the House of Lords
Committee on Science and Technology, considered one of the world's most
outspoken senior executives on the issues of global warming and climate
change (keynote speaker)

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary with special
responsibility for water policy (opening speaker)

Dr Bertrand Barré, Scientific Director of AREVA and former Director of
Reactor Engineering at the Atomic Energy Commission in France

Dr Rodney Brooks, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,
MIT, USA

Mr Michael Treschow, Chair, Ericsson, Sweden

Prof Lena Treschow-Torrell, President, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering
Sciences

Prof Wu Hequan, VP, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Other speakers are from Macquarie Bank, Leighton Holdings Ltd, Arup Group
UK, The Cox group, and Australian Logistics Council

 

Media kits and materials will be available at the media room. For further
information HYPERLINK
"http://www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=695"http://www.atse.org.au/index
.php?sectionid=695 or contact Cathy Reade, 0413 575 934 or HYPERLINK
"mailto:creade at squirrel.com.au"creade at squirrel.com.au

 

The ATSE wishes to thanks the sponsors for this event, including Arup
Australia; Cisco; Cochlear Limited; CSIRO Energy Technology; CSIRO ICT
Centre; CSIRO Publishing; Department of Transport and Regional Services;
Leighton Holdings; Macquarie Bank; NICTA; ResMed Foundation; Transurban
Group; University of NSW - Malcolm Chaikin Foundation; University of
Newcastle; University of Newcastle – TUNRA; University of Sydney; UTS;
Victoria University

 

ATSE is an independent body of eminent Australian engineers and scientists
established to promote the application of scientific and engineering
knowledge to practical purposes


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