Regions Rising Canberra // 4-5 April 2019

Event Overview

Day 1 // National Summit

DateThursday 4 April 2019

Time

7.30am – 5.00pm // networking drinks until 6.00pm

Location

Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
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Day 2 // Regional Policy Masterclass

DateFriday 5 April 2019
Time8.00am – 4.00pm
Location

Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

Day 1 // National Summit // 4 April

The theme of this year’s Canberra summit is Regional Futures which will capture the key issues impacting regional communitiesTopics will include: The Jobs of the Future; Population; Health; and Education. Key drivers of regional development will be discussed through an economic and social lens.

Participants will then contribute to a Regional Policy Hack, facilitated by experts to explore the key policy ideas. This session will provide scope for new ideas, creativity and robust debate, whilst bringing insights from industry, academia, government and community groups. These sessions will ensure a collaborative and purposeful action list can be delivered to both sides of government to consider for the future for our regions.

Speakers

Hon Michael McCormack

The Hon.
Michael McCormack MP

Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Infrastructure,Transport and Regional Development

Bridget McKenzie

Senator The Hon.
Bridget McKenzie

Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation

The Hon. Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones MP

Shadow Minister for Regional Communications; Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Kate Carnell

Kate Carnell

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Nick Gruen

Dr Nicholas Gruen

Economist

Gabrielle Chan

Gabrielle Chan

Author, Rusted Off

Samantha McIntosh

Cr Samantha McIntosh

Chair, Regional Capitals Australia; City of Ballarat Mayor

Denis Napthine

The Hon. Dr Denis Napthine

Former Premier of Victoria

Elaine Carbines

Elaine Carbines

CEO, G21

Rob Kerin

Rob Kerin

Former Premier of South Australia

Prof Helen Bartlett

Chair, Regional Universities Network

Helen Emmerson

Helen Emmerson

CEO, Southern Cross Care

Mark Diamond

Mark Diamond

CEO, National Rural Health Alliance

Marnie Baker

Marnie Baker

Managing Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Peter Strong

Peter Strong

CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

Katie McRobert

Katie McRobert

General Manager, Australian Farm Institute

Judy Slatyer

Judy Slatyer

CEO, Red Cross Australia

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

co-CEO, Regional Australia Institute

Day 2 // Regional Policy Masterclass - Frontier // 5 April

The Regional Policy Masterclass – Frontier provides an opportunity for policy makers and regional leaders to contextualise and understand best practice in policy development. High level and experienced speakers will share their insights for advancing policy in Australia. Case studies will be used to shed light on both good and bad examples, and the session will also pose live policy problems that will be workshopped through an action learning platform.

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has a wealth of experience that will be drawn upon to ensure our learnings are shared, and that ultimately, we can all achieve better outcomes for regional Australia.

Use this Masterclass to hone your policy skills, understanding and engagement, whilst networking with like-minded peers who will become genuine allies.

Speakers

Matthew Linnegar

CEO, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Simon Banks

Simon Banks

Managing Director, Hawker Britton

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

co-CEO, Regional Australia Institute

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

co-CEO, Regional Australia Institute

Jack Archer

Regional Leader; Outgoing CEO, RAI

Nick Gruen

Dr Nicholas Gruen

Economist

Grahame Morris

Grahame Morris

Chairman and Federal Director of Barton Deakin Government Relations

Stewart Webster

Stewart Webster

Executive Director Economics Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet NSW

James Flintoff

James Flintoft

CEO, Regional Development Victoria

Andrew Beer

Prof Andrew Beer

Dean: Research and Innovation, University of South Australia

National Series platinum partners

NBN Co
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Canberra Event supporting partners

Asutralian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Regional Universities Network
Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT

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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