19th International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Conference 

The International Cities, Town Centres and Communities (ICTC) Society would like to express their thanks to the participants of 
19th ICTC Conference - Transformative Cities, held at The Ville Resort, Townsville, North Queensland from 23 to 25 October 2019.

The ICTC Conference brought together a diverse cross-section of city leaders and urban place professionals to discuss, interact, 
workshop and showcase best practice, learn from one another and experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities.

The focus for the 2019 Conference was Transformative Cities: Innovative, Connected and Resilient and how we get 
the balance right with the people, connections and communities to ensure our places are great to live, work, play and visit.

Details on the 2020 Conference will be announced shortly. Express your interest below to keep up to date with the 2020 Conference. 

2019 Conference Winners 

Congratulations to the following conference delegates:

Leanne Hartill, City of Melville - Conference app leader board winner

Michelle Blackhurst, Shire of Northam - Photo competition winner 

Jeffrey Kerr, Townsville City Council - Conference evaluation winner

Tim Dwyer, Sunshine Coast Council - Exhibitor prize from Decorative Lighting Company

Ross Rayson, Shire of Northam - Exhibitor prize from REMPLAN

Dr Patricia Prociv, City of Parramatta - Exhibitor prize from .id

ICTC would like to thank the 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors:


2019 Featured Speakers

With over 50 speakers included in the 2019 program, visit our speakers page to discover more. 


Why Attend?

  • Interactive sessions for learning from like-minded peers who are passionate about creating vibrant places in a true cross disciplinary event.
  • Practical take-away examples and shared lessons on global case studies.
  • Hear the latest global developments in urban design, placemaking, retail, planning, development, economic development and sustainability.
  • Access and leverage from Australian and international specialists in an interactive environment.

Event Highlights

  • High profile keynote speakers from USA and Asia Pacific
  • Over 50 diverse and interactive presentations, workshops and keynote panel sessions
  • Masterclasses
  • Trade exhibition and city innovation showcase
  • Specialist Townsville and Magnetic Island Field trips

Who Attends

  • Local Government - Mayors, Councillors, CEO’s, Managers and other decision makers
  • State and Federal Government
  • Private firms, Main Street Businesses and Consultants
  • Business Associations, Academics and Industry Groups

Delegate Interests

  • Innovation, Collaboration and Leadership
  •  Planning, Urban Design, Development, Property
  • Main Streets, Retail, Shopping and Town Centres
  • Economic Development, Demography
  • Placemaking, Project Management, Marketing
  • Architecture, Landscape, Environment
  • Infrastructure, Resources, Energy, Transport
  • Engineering, Surveying, Public WorksBanking, Law, Finance, Technology

Message from the Mayor 

As Mayor of the city of Townsville, I am delighted to welcome you to our beautiful city as the destination of the 2019 International Cities, Towns Centres and Communities Conference.

Our city is on the cusp of transformation, from the big-ticket items such as the construction of the North Queensland Stadium, Waterfront Priority Development Area and our 2020 vision, to creating economic stimulus through innovative placemaking projects and developments.

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