2021 National Summit Overview
More than 9 million people call regional Australia home, but it has such a big heart and it’s ready to grow.
The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is leading a national movement that builds on momentum already underway to see societal shift in Australia – to help rebalance our population.
It’s a big task, maybe too ambitious for many, but we know this challenge will ignite a spark in some. They are the people we want to work with.
Join us at our National Summit, Growing Regional Australia – Shaping the Good Life.
Day 1: Wednesday 17 March 2021
Day 1 of the Summit will bring together some of the country’s brightest minds, with keynote speakers and panellists to present the latest on issues around population trends, regional migration, jobs, education, health, climate, infrastructure and innovation, as well as local leadership and the economy.
Backed by our research, the RAI believes these are the key elements needed to build our National Awareness Campaign to be launched at the Summit – which will promote the opportunities of living in regional Australia.
The Gala Dinner will be a formal networking opportunity to close out Day 1, with a two course meal and entertainment. The keynote speaker will be announced soon!
Day 2: Thursday 18 March 2021
The Masterclass on Day 2 is your opportunity to learn from the experts about shaping critical policy in Australia. It will be more rigorous and interactive than day 1, drawing on the key themes and insights gleaned from the conference speakers and panellists. This will be your opportunity to deep dive into a new toolkit we will be releasing!
|Conference||7.00am – 5.00pm Wed 17 Mar 2021|
|Gala Dinner||7.00pm – 10.00pm Wed 17 Mar 2021|
|Masterclass||8.00am – 4.00pm Thu 18 Mar 2021|
|Location||Hotel Realm 18 National Circuit Canberra ACT 2600|
Single Tickets – Early Bird Pricing (until 31 Jan 2021)
|Gala Dinner||$ 160|
Packaged Tickets – Early Bird Pricing (until 31 Jan 2021)
|Conference + Masterclass||$ 900|
|Conference + Gala Dinner||$ 680|
|Full Package: Conference + Masterclass + Gala Dinner||$ 1,000|
Corporate Tables of 8
|Conference + Masterclass||$ 8,000|
|Gala Dinner||$ 1,400|
All prices include GST
Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a discounted rate; please email [email protected] to request a discount code.
DOMA Hotels is offering Regions Rising delegates discounted rates across their Canberra hotels: Hotel Realm, Little National Hotel, Burbury Hotel, and Brassey Hotel. Simply enter the booking code EVENT to receive a 15% discount at these four hotels when booking online, or quote the code if booking over the phone.
Central Reservations phone 02 6163 1888
The Hon Michael McCormack MP
Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
The Hon Mark Coulton MP
Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government
Ita Buttrose AC OBE
Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil
Senior Strategist, CivicActions
CEO, National Rural Health Alliance
Director of Government and Corporate Affairs, Expedia Group
Dr Rachel Bacon
Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Founder and Managing Director, Pointer Remote
Chair, Regional Australia Institute
CEO, Regional Australia Institute
Dr Kim Houghton
Chief Economist, Regional Australia Institute
More speakers to be announced soon!