Plenary Sessions

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Plenary Sessions2018-08-14T10:35:09-06:00

Plenary Sessions

Critical Learnings of Damage Prevention Legislation from Around the World

Thursday, 8:30 AM, Room A

Moderated by Scott Landes, CEO, Rhino Marking & Protection Systems/Infrastructure Resources, LLC

Panelists include:

  • Richard Broome, Managing Director, LinesearchbeforeUdig Limited – LSBUD
  • Andrew Healy, Business Development Manager, PelicanCorp
  • Khrysanne Kerr,¬†Vice President of Communications, Common Ground Alliance
  • Dominic Puiu, General Manager, Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT Inc.
  • Mike Sullivan, President, Alberta One-Call Corporation

Panelists representing Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, and the UK talk about the positive and negative aspects of legislation in their respective countries. Attendees learn what items to focus on (or avoid) when looking at proposed legislation. The panel provides oversight on when their legislation started, the basics of what it does, and how they believe it has assisted in reducing damage.

C-Suite Panel: Taking National Damage Prevention into the Future

Tuesday, 8:30 AM, Room A

Moderated by Suzanne Jones, AADBYDS Chairman, Dial Before You Dig Australia

Panelists include:

  • Keven Allan, General Manager, Customer Contact, Telstra
  • Jim Carlson-Jones, Manager of Spatial Engineering, SA Water
  • Ross Larsen, Manager Infrastructure Protection, APA Group

C-Level executives from key national utilities discuss the future of ‘National Damage Prevention’ and take a look into the future.

National Infrastructure Damage & Injury Prevention Summit

Wednesday, 8:30 AM, Room A

Moderated by Stuart Burdack, CEO, Dial Before You Dig

Panelists include:

  • Steve Davies, CEO, Australian Pipelines & Gas Association
  • James Goode, Asset Management Program Coordinator, Water Services Association of Australia
  • Peter Lamont, Executive Director (Queensland), National Electrical & Communications Association
  • Darren Mills, Executive General Manager – Network Operations & Assistance, NBN Co

Leaders of key stakeholder associations across Australia will discuss trends and issues for their sector together with initiatives that could be implemented to reduce damages and improve worker and public safety in Australia. This summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and find ways to help each other improve safety. It also aims to identify future improvements that can be achieved through collaboration. This panel discussion among industry leaders allows audience participation through a 10-15 minute Q&A following discussion.