Trevor Sargeant from Port Macquarie-Hastings (NSW) specialist Economic Development Staff has emailed us about this conference. He believes it will be a very significant event in regional development terms as it will be focussed on existing business development and getting ‘sluggish regional Australia moving’.
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Trevor says that for the past decades, this hard and slippery economic need has been neglected in favour of softer targets such as recruiting, colourful brochures and perhaps even too much analysis and planning.
The conference will feature inspirational keynotes from industry experts including Dr John Keniry AM and DR Phil Burgess (Director, Telstra), Marie Persson (Deputy Director-General, TAFE and Community Education, NSW Dept Education and Training), and Nicholas Saunders MD (Vice Chancellor and President, University of Newcastle).