Invitation to Partner
At a Glance
Traditionally attracting up to 200 delegates, the Conference provides a platform for information exchange, research, best practice outcomes, collaboration and practical business techniques that impact on development, investment, growth, product and service delivery within regional areas. This Conference is a mix of keynote presentations by industry champions, over 45 sessional speakers who are leaders in their field, poster presentations and face to face networking opportunities.
What makes our Australian Regional Development Conference worth investing in is:
We have over 4 years of successful data attracting between 180-220 delegates who are the key decision makers, innovative thought leaders and practical enforcers in this realm
We have a yearly resource in relation to our Resource Centre (library cataloguing in Podcasts / audio recordings of all previous speakers), Blog and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – over 6,300 followers). Our Twitter and Facebook are updated daily, with our blog and LinkedIn updated weekly.
Our program is always engaging, keynotes are reputable and our concurrent sessions are always collaborative or dynamic in information delivery
It falls under the Association for Sustainability in Business banner along with other important Conferences focused on liveability, regional development, urban design, rural and remote investment, sustainability and long term solutions to regional and remote areas.
Delegate State of Origin
- NSW 49%
- VIC 20%
- QLD 14%
- ACT 8%
- WA 5%
- INTERNATIONAL 2%
- NT 1%
- SA 1%
About the Conference
The Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 September 2018.
This annual conference will provide a platform to network and be part of the conversation on the learnings, solutions and challenges that regional and rural towns experience. The conference theme is Uncovering Regional Possibilities with the aim to encourage out of the box thinking and to learn from passionate advocates about the great things that are being done to develop sustainable communities.
Our delegates are passionate about:
- government policy impact and governance,
- land, water and energy consumption, planning, resource management and exportation impact
- connection and location of regional challenges (transport, access, infrastructure, telecommunications)
- long term attraction for business, entrepreneurs, corporate, small business, Indigenous engagement,
- industry sector opportunities including creative arts, tourism, education, defence
- regional liveability (cost of living, migration, aging population, superannuation, coastal based infrastructure)
- community, engagement and “vibrant cities” programs.
- Social Media
Our delegates are:
Regional Development Managers
Urban Designers or Planners
Economic Development Managers
Economic Development Managers