The Book Of Abstracts is now available for The 3rd Australian Regional Development Conference; Participation and Progress which will be held in Canberra on 5 – 6 September 2016. To view the Book Of Abstracts CLICK HERE.
This dynamic and content driven conference features a two day program with six keynote presentations, 12 concurrent streams, trade display, networking opportunities, conference dinner and showcase presentation and panel featuring regional business success stories.
Book Of Abstract snippets include;
Building strong communities – lessons from philanthropy, will be presented by Natalie Egleton, CEO, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. This presentation shares a number of practical case studies of projects that highlight the factors that need to be in place to support strong, vibrant rural, regional and remote communities.
Mr Tony McBurney Director, integratedREGIONALdesign and Conference Chair says “Please don’t evict any more ‘old’ people from your town!” The next big thing is… the last big thing ageing as an opportunity. The Baby Boomers have driven almost all markets in our economy for the last 60 years. Now that they are ‘aging’ they are too easily seen as the problem for small communities rather than the next great opportunity for regional development. It may be that the towns that best step up to meet the priorities of a ‘new aging’ are those that move forward most productively.
Keynote Speakers who will be attending include;
Dr David Fleming, Research Economist, CSIRO will be speaking on ‘What explains differences in regional development across the country?
Mr Sean Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council will speak on ‘Economic Development in Aboriginal Communities’.
Nicky Ison, Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney and Jarra Hicks, PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales are co-founders of Community Power Agency which helps to grow a vibrant community energy sector in Australia and they also helped to found the Coalition for Community Energy, working to address the barriers to the development of a wider Australian community energy sector. Together they have been instrumental in the development of community energy policy in NSW, Victoria and federally.
Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director, Australian Logistics Council (ALC) – which represents the major and national companies participating in the Australian freight logistics supply chain industry will be speaking on; ‘Getting the Supply Chain Right’.
Discussing the ‘Sustainable Tourism Model’ will be Associate Professor Simon McArthur, Deputy Chair, Australian Regional Tourism Network.
Warwick Powell, founder and Chairman of Sister City Partners Ltd, a regional not-for-profit investment banking enterprise. He is also a Director of a number of companies in Australia and Hong Kong involved in investment banking, big data analytics, renewable energy and agribusiness services.
The conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc., a non-Government not-for-profit organisation.
CLICK HERE to register your attendance at the 2016 conference.
To view the Book Of Abstracts CLICK HERE.