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What Will The Western Sydney Airport Really Look Like?

Release Date: 16/04/2015
The Sydney Business Chamber, the leading advocate for the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, will bring together international and local aviation and planning experts, at the first ever symposium on how Sydney’s second airport will work and how it can transform the city.
Called Preparing for Take Off, the full day conference will be staged at The University of Western Sydney Parramatta Campus on Friday May 1, commencing at 8.45am.
David Borger, Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber said, “The Airport is a real opportunity for our region. Now is the time to reshape the industrial landscape of Western Sydney and plan for new companies to invest in and move to the airport precinct”.
“Our conference will be a day of candid discussion with a number of international experts who will challenge perceptions and help us understand the best way forward for the region and our city,” Mr Borger said.
“This is a game changer; the Airport has the ability to drive economic growth for Western Sydney and transform the region.
“Planning needs to happen now, getting it right from the start will be the key to long term success and will underpin the economic opportunities available for the community of Western Sydney. That’s why this event will be so crucial”, said Mr Borger.
Speakers include:
•           Dr John Kasarda - International Keynote speaker, academic and co-author of the book Aerotropolis
•           Christopher Choa -  Principal and International economic trade and exchange expert, AECOM London
•           Kerrie Mather - CEO Sydney Airport
•           David Hall - CEO Jetstar
•           Chris Richardson - Economist, Deloitte Access Economics
•           Ned Mannoun -  Mayor of Liverpool City Council
•           John Hartigan -  Chairman, Destination NSW
•           Tarun Gupta - CEO Property, Lend Lease
To purchase tickets and for further conference information, please visit the conference website at
Media contact: David Borger 0408 239 262 or Kate Bryant 0424 186 367

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