Regions Rising SA // 10 July 2019

Event Overview

Regional Australia is changing, and with this transformation comes boundless opportunities to rethink what regional Australia means. Change is also bringing many challenges for our regions with population growth and jobs high on the agenda in South Australia.

New evidence is needed to help communities set a plan for the future and the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is looking forward to sharing its latest work with South Australia in July this year.

Regional Migration and Jobs in SA

Regions Rising SA is part of the RAI’s ground breaking national roadshow for 2019.

In March this year, South Australian Premier Steve Marshall signed a new Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the Morrison Government, aimed at bringing skilled migrants to regions to help fill the skills shortage facing SA. The RAI’s foundational work in this space can help support a new regional development push to recharge the regions.

Join us in Adelaide on 10 July and be part of the conversation about Regional Jobs and Migration in SA, where Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, The Hon. Tim Whetstone, will launch RAI’s highly anticipated migration toolkit Steps to Settlement Success.

This toolkit encapsulates the many lessons learned by communities around the country who have successfully welcomed migrants to help fill job vacancies and drive the population of their regional towns and cities.

This work, which has been generously supported by the Scanlon Foundation, will help guide regional communities and the South Australian Government in their renewed efforts to attract migrants and, more importantly, see them stay in SA.

DateWednesday 10 July 2019
Time10.30am – 2.00pm ACST



Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000


Corporate Table of 10$1800

Not for profit organisations are eligible for a discounted rate; please email to request a discount code.


The Hon Tim Whetstone MP

The Hon.
Tim Whetstone MP

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development

Rob Kerin

Rob Kerin

Regional Development SA

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

Regional Australia Institute

David Matthews

David Matthews

Independent Director
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Mark Glazbrook

Migration Solutions

David Wheaton

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast

Anelia Blackie

Mount Gambier Manager
Australian Migration Resource Centre

Alison Purnell

Trade and Investment Advocacy Branch, Regional Trade Agreements Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tim Saul

Head of nbn™ local SA/NT

Aleem Ali

Welcoming Australia

Alison Lloydd-Wright

Executive Director
Population Strategy, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Manu Liyanarachchi

Continuous Improvement Manager – ANZ
Accolade Wines

Paula Colquhoun

Group Human Resources Manager
The Mitolo Group

Bernard Smith

General Manager Operations
Thomas Foods International

National Series platinum partners

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Adelaide Event supporting partners

Asutralian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

About the Regional Australia Institute

The RAI is the nation’s first and only independent regional economic think tank specialised in developing and communicating the knowledge, policy and practical solutions required to lift the prosperity of people in regions and Australia overall.

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