The Mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Mathew Dickerson, will present at the Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at the Commercial Club Albury on the 26– 27 August 2015.
Speaker Bio: Councillor Mathew Dickerson has a small business career that goes back to when he was aged 12 when he started his first small business, and has since started a total of 6 small businesses.
He has a long history of success in small business both from a financial perspective but also winning many awards. Among some of the major awards collected Mathew has the Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year, the Australian Business Council Award for Innovation and the Small Business Champions Award as the best IT business in Australia.
Mathew still retains ownership of two small businesses but spends his time writing and talking about small business with the most successful of his three books called Small Business Ru!es. He also writes a monthly column for a nationwide magazine, a fortnightly column for an American magazine and appears as a permanent guest on the nationwide Tony Delroy show to discuss small business concepts.
In his spare time he spends time with his wife and four children, he is an active member of Mensa, races Mountain Bikes and has served his local community as their Mayor since 2011.
Presentation Title: Is the NBN the saviour of Regional Australia?
Presentation Overview: A population concentration map of Australia from the early 1900s showed many population centres across the nation. In essence, people needed to live where they worked. Along came the motor car – and then air travel – and a population concentration map of Australia today is vastly different with minimal population centres away from the coastal capitals. Overwhelmingly people are now choosing where they lived based on the hard to define quality of ‘amenity’. In short, for regional Australia to attract people, towns and cities across the nation must offer equivalent – or better – services and infrastructure to what major cities offer. The NBN is a key piece of this magical quality of ‘amenity’ and, if your town or city is connected to the NBN, how can you leverage off that to grow your population and GDP.
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