Regions Rising Webinar Series in partnership with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Community Enterprise Foundation

Next Webinar: Regional Renaissance: Can we lead recovery?

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is excited to host the next event in our Regions Rising Webinar Series in partnership with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and their charitable arm, the Community Enterprise Foundation.

RAI CEO Liz Ritchie will lead the discussions around the status of regional business and employment for economic recovery. She will be joined by RAI Chief Economist Dr Kim Houghton, CEO Rural Bank Alexandra Gartmann, and Ivan Neville from the newly formed National Skills Commission.

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the world as we know it, we are starting to see the impacts of schemes like JobKeeper, and how the labour market as a whole is reacting and changing across various sectors. After everything we have been through, are regions potentially the key to ensuring a quick and strong recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis?

Join the panel to discuss the resilience of our regions and how we might come out of this period stronger than ever. When the regions are strong, the nation is strong.

This free event will be held as a Zoom Webinar, and there will also be time for a Q&A session with attendees. We encourage you to submit your concise questions in advance.

Topic Updating on the status of regional business and employment for economic recovery
Date Wednesday 29 July 2020
Time 10.30am – 11.30am AEST
(10.00am ACST and 8.30am AWST)
Cost Free (need to register beforehand)

HOST

GUESTS

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

CEO 
Regional Australia Institute

Photo: Alexandra Gartmann

Alexandra Gartmann

CEO Rural Bank and GroupExecutive Partnerships, Marketing and Corporate Affairs Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Ivan Neville

Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch Manager, Department of Education, Skills and Environment

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

Chief Economist
Regional Australia Institute


PREVIOUS GUESTS

Webinar 2: The big population reveal

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

Chief Economist
Regional Australia Institute

Nerida Conisbee

Nerida Conisbee

Chief Economist
REA Group

Cr Chris Bilkey

Mayor
Murray River Council

Webinar 1: Regional recovery - what are we learning?

Marnie Baker

Marnie Baker

Managing Director
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Hon Mark Coulton MP

Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications, and Local Government

Webinar series partner

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Community Enterprise Foundation

About the Regional Australia Institute

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