Regions Rising Canberra // 4-5 April 2019

Event Overview

National Summit

Date Thursday 4 April 2019
Time 7.30am – 5.00pm // networking drinks 5.15pm – 6.30pm
Location Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
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Regional Policy Masterclass

DateFriday 5 April 2019
Time8.00am – 4.00pm
LocationOld Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

REGISTRATION

Summit 4 April 
Single All Day
$680pp
Summit 4 April
Corporate Table of 10
$600pp
Masterclass 5 April
Single All Day
$680pp
Summit & Masterclass 4 & 5 April
Single 2 Day^
$1100

^ Save up to $260 by purchasing a 2 Day ticket

Contact us for NFP pricing.

All prices include GST.

Accommodation

As attendees of Regions Rising Canberra, we are able to offer you the following accommodation specials. Please be aware this event is during Budget week and accommodation may be difficult to find as we get closer to the date.

Hotel Kurrajong
3 April 2019 $329 // 4 April 2019 $219
Minimum stay 2 nights.
To book, contact the hotel directly (not through the website) and quote “RAI030419”. Rooms available until 6 March 2019.
hotelkurrajong.com.au
ph. 02 6234 4444

Rydges Capital Hill
3 April 2019 $189 // 4 April 2019 $209
To book, follow this link to our page on Rydges’ website: www.rydges.com/private-page/regions-rising-conference
Rooms available until 12 February 2019.

Burbury Hotel
3, 4, 5 April 2019 $229
To book, contact the DOMA Hotels Central Reservations team and quote “1904RAI”. Rooms available until 4 March 2019.
burburyhotel.com.au
ph. 02 6163 1888

Little National Hotel
3, 4, 5 April 2019 $229
To book, contact the DOMA Hotels Central Reservations team and quote “1904RAI”. Rooms available until 4 March 2019.
littlenationalhotel.com.au
ph. 02 6163 1888

Brassey Hotel
3, 4, 5 April 2019 $209
To book, contact the DOMA Hotels Central Reservations team and quote “1904RAI”. Rooms available until 4 March 2019.
brasseyhotel.com.au
ph. 02 6163 1888

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

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones MP

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

Samantha McIntosh

Samantha McIntosh

Chair, Regional Capitals Australia; City of Ballarat Mayor

Marnie Baker

Marnie Baker

Managing Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Nick Gruen

Dr Nicholas Gruen

Economist

Gabrielle Chan

Gabrielle Chan

Author, Rusted Off

Paul Lindwall

Paul Lindwall

Commissioner, Productivity Commission

Denis Napthine

The Hon. Dr Denis Napthine

Former Premier of Victoria

Prof Helen Bartlett

Chair, Regional Universities Network

Rob Kerin

Rob Kerin

Former Premier of South Australia

Elaine Carbines

Elaine Carbines

CEO, G21

Helen Emmerson

Helen Emmerson

CEO, Southern Cross Care

Mark Diamond

Mark Diamond

CEO, National Rural Health Alliance

Peter Strong

Peter Strong

CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

co-CEO, Regional Australia Institute

Invited Speakers

Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Treasurer

Hon. Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population

Hon. Anthony Albanese MP Shadow Minister for Infrastructure,Transport and Regional Development

Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Australia

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

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

co-CEO, Regional Australia Institute

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

co-CEO, Regional Australia Institute

Grahame Morris

Grahame Morris

Chairman and Federal Director of Barton Deakin Government Relations

Jack Archer

Regional Leader; Outgoing CEO, RAI

James Flintoff

James Flintoff

CEO, Regional Development Victoria

Nick Gruen

Dr Nicholas Gruen

Economist

SPONSORS

NBN Co
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

National Series Platinum Partner

National Series Platinum Partner

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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