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EVENT AGENDA - Saturday 18th November


09.45 -10.00am    Arrival & Registration

10.00 - 10.10am   Opening & Introduction to new members and guests

10.10 - 11.10am   Guest Presentations from VoIPFORCE and Equity Elevator Management -  Critical Times for Lift Emergency Phones

11.10 - 11.30am   Morning Tea

11.30 - 12.00pm   AGM: Agenda below

12.00                    Lunch - kindly sponsored by BAC Insurance Brokers

14.00                    Event Close 



TOPIC: Critical Times for Lift Emergency Phones

The National Broadband Network rollout is in full swing and almost one in two properties are ‘nbn™ ready, meaning the copper lines will soon be cut off. Building owners need to migrate key services to ensure they are operational at all times.  One critical service that will be impacted is the lift emergency telephone service.   In the event of a network outage, your emergency lift phone will not operate.  You need to find a cost-effective phone line supplier that can guarantee your service.

Designing a system that WILL work in a power outage: As lift consultants, Equity was invited to be part of the national working group to ensure lift passenger safety post NBN roll-out. To keep things simple, the industry is tending toward wireless 3G technology using a dual modem, dual sim card solution, although there are a multitude of differing circumstances and consequent solution permutations.


GUEST SPEAKERS: Grant Morrison, Senior Business Development Executive - VoIPFORCE and Rex Henning, Director and Lift Consultant, Equity Elevator Management








Grant Morrison has over 30 years’ experience in the IT&T industry with expertise in Traditional Voice technologies, IP Network Infrastructure, Network Management and Unified Communications. Prior to joining VoIPFORCE, Grant was with Alcatel Australia and has worked extensively with Federal and State Governments, Telstra Corporation and industry service providers. Although an expert on NBN’s pipeline he dreams of Hawaii’s “Pipeline” and currently resides at Norah Head on the NSW Central Coast.



Rex Henning has 30 years of service in the lift industry with experience in installations, service and modernisations. He has worked across four continents for leading global companies, including the Schindler Group. On behalf of investors, Rex has taken the lead in several start-up companies and divisions, developing and implementing process and quality management systems. Rex moved to Australia in 2008 where he has worked on major modernisation projects, including the first time introduction of destination control traffic management systems to several iconic commercial high rise buildings in Sydney.




  • Record attendance, proxies and apologies 
  • Business Arising from minutes of the AGM held on 19th November 2016
  • Acceptance of Minutes
  • Financial report
  • Auditor's report and remuneration
  • Chairman's report
  • Election of directors
  • Close of meeting


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By car:  see google map.  There is plentiful metered street parking available.

By bus:  #389 from George Street, Sydney, alight corner Harris & Bowman Streets, Pyrmont. Walk two short blocks along Bowman Street to the Station, located in grassed area opposite John Street.

By light rail: Routes & timetables Alight at John St Square, which is the stop after Star City. The station is two short blocks along Bowman Street, in a grassed area opposite John Street.




18th November 2017 10:00 AM   through   2:00 PM
58 Bowman Street
'The Station', (opposite John Street)
Pyrmont, NSW 2009
Phone (Work): 02 8197 9919
Event Fee(s)
OCN - Member $ 0.00 (includes GST of $ 0.00)
Non OCN - Member $ 33.00 (includes GST of $ 3.00)

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