Rork Projects launches new national event series

Rork Projects is proud to announce the launch of a new annual event series, Constructive Conversations, bringing together industry experts to share their perspectives and insights for the year ahead.

Brisbane will kick off the Constructive Conversations series on the 11 February, with the Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne events to follow.

Rork Projects Managing Director, Brian O’Rourke said that the 2021 event series will explore the future of work in Australia, from both corporate and individual perspectives.

“The landscape has changed dramatically, and how individuals, businesses and our industry moves forward is still a topic of much discussion,” Mr O’Rourke said.

Being a business owner himself, Mr O’Rourke said that the events of the last 12 months have impacted us all differently and some have fared better than others.

“We’ve been very fortunate to experience growth across our company on a national scale through the COVID-19 pandemic, in part due to the critical role that construction has in stabilising our economy.

“We see Constructive Conversations a way to not only learn and prepare for 2021, but an opportunity to bring our industry together to celebrate a fresh year,” he said.

The event series kicks off in Brisbane this month, with a superstar line up of speakers:

  • Geoff Trappett OAM is a former Paralympic Athlete with a career that spanned 2 world championships, 2 paralympic games, a gold medal in Sydney 2000 and a world record. Geoff has transitioned to working professionally in multiple senior executive roles in the disability sector both within disability service providers and disabled person run advocacy organisations.
  • Claire Moran is National Head of Workplace for Knight Frank and has over 15 years experience in the property industry. She joined Knight Frank as Director of Project Management and Building Consultancy in 2011 where she led the Project Management team in NSW.
  • Kate Jones was the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail in the Queensland Government. When Kate was first sworn-in in 2009, she was the youngest ever Queensland Government Minister. Kate now works as the ARL Commissioner at the Australia Rugby League Commission.

The MC for the events is John Paul Janke, a proud Wuthathi and Meriam man, Co-Host of The Point on SBS/NITV, Co-Chair of the National NAIDOC Committee and Co-owner of Rork Projects.

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