Future IVMA Conferences

The IVMA Board has convened many Conferences over the years and we have tried to spread them around the different states to help promote VM and IVMA.  We have enjoyed conferences in Queensland, Tasmania, ACT and in NSW.

Our present strategy is to have IVMA members speak at other National conferences rather than convene our own conference, but this could change in the future, given the right opportunity. 

2015 IVMA Annual Conference was a great success

Infrastructure and Capital Works Procurement and Value Optimisation 2015 1020x230 

Institute of Value Management Australia 2015 Conference was
Jointly presented by IVMA and Quest Events



Check out the event's website for further detail, on what you missed:


The two days enjoyed quality and challenging speakers with lots of real world case studies on how you should and should not do things if VALUE FOR MONEY is really your aim.

A Master Class on VALUE and VALUE FOR MONEY delivered by Dr Roy Barton, President of IVMA, also attracted a solid group of seven registrants representing private and public sector bodies from across Australia and Malaysia.

Keep an eye out for CONFERENCES IN 2016 arranged by Quest Events and try to avoid missing out.


 The Australian infrastructure sector is becoming increasingly important in helping to build the Australian economy, with the Federal Government aiming to spend $50 billion on infrastructure over the next seven years, an Infrastructure Hub being planned by G20 for Sydney and State Governments promoting massive, short term infrastructure investment. 

However, in developing and delivering major infrastructure and capital works, cost blowouts have become a recurring theme, with recent estimates suggesting, over recent years, they are costing the Australian economy $4-5bn p.a.  
This is NOT good value for money.

 The procurement and value optimisation functions are key in aligning purpose and expectations, minimising preventable costs and downtime through more efficient sourcing of materials and labour, planning and project management and giving clear focus to achieving better value.


Project owners and developers all set out to achieve and they are increasingly looking for opportunities to deliver better value for money in their projects.

 For far too long achieving better "value for money" has remained in the literature and in briefs or specifications.  Now you can understand what it is, take steps to achieve it and clearly demonstrate what has been achieved.  

As a country, Australia has over 40 years of awareness and skilled practitioners applying value management and identifying better value for money on public and private sector infrastructure projects and programs, but unforunately not across all projects, jurisdictions and organisations. 


Achievement requires a COMMITTMENT TO SEARCHING FOR AND ADOPTING the better value opportunities.  



  • All public or private sector staff responsible for briefing and acquiring building and infrastructure assets
  • Everyone responsible for preparing the designs options for a project or program including, Design consultants (architects, engineers, transportation consultants)
  • Everyone responsible for advising on investment proposals, including accountants, economists, investment managers   
  • Project directors and managers
  • System operators and maintainers
  • Anyone responsible for procuring projects and programs that deliver benefits to the public or to shareholders.






$35 IVMA Associate Membership Offer

The IVMA invites anyone who has a commitment to achieving value for money for their clients, organisations or the general public to become an Associate Member of the Institute for an annual fee of $AU35 + GST.



Associate Members are individuals who:


    • do not wish to participate in the governance of IVMA, 
    • have an interest in the achievement of better Value for Money and/or the Value Management process or application; 
    • are students at an educational institution enrolled in a course that the Board determines is relevant for Value Management; 
    • are nominated by a Corporate Member in accordance with rule 11.a)5)

The applicant must agree to abide by the IVMA Code of Conduct 

 The IVMA board can accept or decline any membership application under its constitution.


Benefits of being an Associate Member*: 
FREE quarterly e-Magazine: The Value Times 
FREE e-Newsletter: 
Member discounts on events, training and special offers 
*This membership level does not carry a post-nominal. 
Annual Fee: $35AUD + GST

 An application form is available on this website to become an Associate Member