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

Regions Rising 2020 Virtual Summit

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is hosting the final event in our Regions Rising webinar series for 2020, in partnership with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and their charitable arm, the Community Enterprise Foundation. 

This Virtual Summit includes two webinar sessions and an opportunity to take part in virtual speed-networking with fellow attendees to form new connections and solidify existing ones in the regional development space.

Discussions for the Virtual Summit will focus in on the manufacturing industry and its role across regional economies and communities. From the national perspective, the Summit will look at the potential for expansion of manufacturing in regional Australia – boosting not only national but also regional self-reliance.  And from a regional perspective, the Summit will explore the question challenging many regional leaders: should our region deepen its current economic specialisations and strengths, or do we need to diversify to improve our resilience?

Join RAI CEO Liz Ritchie for highly topical, insightful, and exciting conversations about the future of our regions and the potential prosperity gains of an industry specialisation. 

Topic

Economic Specialisation and Diversification in Regions
DateWednesday 18 November 2020

Time

11.00am – 2.00pm AEDT
(10.30am ACDT; 10.00am AEST;
9.30am ACST; 8.00am AWST)
Cost$55

SPEAKERS

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

CEO
Regional Australia Institute

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

Chief Economist
Regional Australia Institute

Andrew Beer

Prof Andrew Beer

Executive Dean
UniSA Business

More speakers to be
announced soon

ATTENDEE TESTIMONIALS

PREVIOUS GUESTS

Webinar 6: The show must go on in creative communities

Ros Abercrombie

Executive Director,
Regional Arts Australia

Andrew Gray

Executive Director,
South East Arts

Sarah Stanley

Chair, Collie Community Bank; President, Shire of Collie; Director, Gumfire Marketing

Webinar 5: Road trip revival: can domestic tourism fill the gap?

Photo: Coralie Bell

Coralie Bell

Chair,
Australian Regional Tourism

Photo: Lisa Whitelaw

Lisa Whitelaw

Senior Regional Manager, Business Development, ExpediaGroup

Catrin Allsop

Catrin Allsop

CEO, Australia’s South West Regional Tourism Organisation

Webinar 4: A healthy approach to economic recovery

Gabrielle O'Kane

Gabrielle O’Kane

CEO
National Rural Health Alliance

Catherine Maloney

Catherine Maloney

CEO
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Lyndon Seys

CEO
Alpine Health

Webinar 3: Regional Renaissance: can we lead recovery?

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


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

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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