Hyperloop the future of high speed ground transport!

First envisioned by the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk in a 2013 White-Paper, The Hyperloop is emerging as a real option for future high-speed ground transportation.

Once loaded into the Hyperloop vehicle or pod, passengers or freight accelerate gradually via electric propulsion to speeds of up to 1,200 km/h through a low-pressure tube. Recent reports indicate that passengers could travel from the centre of Brisbane to Nerang or Maroochydore in under 20 minutes, while Brisbane to Wide Bay would be just an hour’s journey.

This event will profile advancements in technology and recent steps taken by Ultraspeed Australia to secure commercial partnerships and stakeholder investment to investigate the feasibility of a Hyperloop based high speed ground transport system on the East Coast of Australia.

VENUE: The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, M3, Mezzanine Level, Corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane

TIME: 7.15am — 9.00am

COST: Members $115, Non-members $140, Members Tables of 10 $1035, Non-members Tables of 10 $1400 (includes GST)

Registrations have closed.

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Steve Artis │ Director, Ultraspeed Australia
Steve is an experienced Executive-level Project Director who has delivered $100M+ global programs, successfully rolled out high profile international Change Programs around major technology transformations, and set up multiple PMOs. He offers ‘best of breed’ international strategy and technology expertise showcased within iconic blue-chip MNCs like IBM, PwC, SingTel Optus, BP, Andersen Consulting, BHP Billiton, Unilever and Maxxium BV. He has specific capability in aligning technology to business strategy, using it to evolve, and remediate, where required, large and complex programs.

Steve is also a director of Second Opinion Consulting Pty Ltd, a specialist project management consulting company.

With understanding of the business drivers behind transformation programs across Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehousing, Sales and Service/Product Delivery, Steve has been heavily involved in setting and executing strategy and change. He unifies groups to deliver ground-breaking change works with integrity across businesses building long-term relationships.

Steve has transformed Supply Chain/Logistics operations delivering significant process improvements and business results. He has years’ experience in the implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), SCADA and Process Control environments in business scenarios, and in delivering strategic ‘Paradigm Shifts’ and Cultural Change resulting in efficiency and enhancements to complex supply chains. He also has architectural knowledge of data warehousing, ERP systems, networking standards and integration of manufacturing, ERP and mobility solutions. His industry experience spans Mining, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Retail, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Consulting, Manufacturing and Energy.


Alex Golden │ State Manager QLD & NT – Uber
Alex leads Uber’s ridesharing business across six cities and is passionate about increasing transport choice and economic opportunity for Queenslanders. In this role, Alex is responsible for ensuring the Uber app offers the best possible customer experience for more than 10,000 drivers and 700,000 riders across Queensland.

Since joining Uber in 2015, Alex has been instrumental in bringing the benefits of ridesharing to regional cities the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Cairns and Townsville.  Before Uber, Alex worked as a management consultant with Deloitte advising companies on strategy and operational improvement programs.

Matthew Burke │ Associate Professor – Griffith University

Matthew Burke is an Associate Professor in Griffith University’s Cities Research Institute. His research is mainly in travel behaviour, transport planning and the interactions of transport and land use.

Matthew also helps coordinate much of his university’s transport research effort.

This year Griffith University was formally ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for research in the field of transportation science and technology.



Dr Rebecca Michael │ Head of Public Policy – RACQ

Dr Rebecca Michael is Head of Public Policy at RACQ.

The RACQ is the peak advocacy body for Queensland road users and represents over 1.6 million members covering 50% of Queensland household.

In her role, Rebecca oversees research and develops and advocates for policy to promote safe, affordable and sustainable mobility, both now and into the future.

Rebecca has worked in the transport and infrastructure policy sector for several years and has delivered a diverse range of research, transport, infrastructure and economics projects and policies that focus on improving transport system outcomes to benefit Queensland.