Regions Rising WA // 12 June 2019

Event Overview

Regional Australia is changing, and with this transformation comes boundless opportunities to rethink what regional Australia means. In April, the RAI launched the Future of Regional Jobs paper at our Regions Rising National Summit in Canberra. Jobs are changing, and we want to share our research with WA. We use our evidence-based research to present the facts, we bring key regional stakeholders together, and we work to change the narrative of regional Australia.

Regional Economic Diversification and Jobs in WA

Regions Rising WA is part of the Regional Australia Institute’s (RAI’s) ground breaking national roadshow for 2019.

The West Australian Premier, the Hon Mark McGowan, set out a clear plan for Regional Prosperity in early 2019, including a target of 30,000 new jobs. The RAI’s foundational work can help support this target to better understand the future employment trends facing regional economies.

Be part of the conversation about Regional Economic Diversification and Jobs, where the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Alannah MacTiernan will launch our new national report, Regional Growth Prospects.

DateWednesday 12 June 2019
Time10.30am – 2.30pm AWST

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000


Alannah MacTiernan

The Hon.
Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports

Glyn Yates

Glyn Yates

Community Bank National Council Chair (Bendigo and Adelaide Bank); Chair, Collie Community Bank Company

Jane McNamara

Head of nbn local WA

Meath Hammond

Meath Hammond

Head of Corporate Affairs for Western Australia, BHP

James Baxter

James Baxter

First Assistant Secretary Regional Trade Agreements Division, Dept Foreign Affairs and Trade

James Jarvis

James Jarvis

Deputy Chairperson, 
Country Arts WA

Tim Shackleton

Tim Shakleton

Rural Health West

Ralph Addis (photo)

Ralph Addis

Director General,
Dept of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA

Brendan Hammond

Brendan Hammond

Chair, Western Australian Regional Development Trust

Rebecca Tomkinson

CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operation); Board Member, Regional Australia Institute

Duncan Anderson

Duncan Anderson

Managing Director, South Regional TAFE and Chairman, South West RDA

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

Regional Australia Institute

Nigel Oakey

Nigel Oakey

Managing Director & CEO, Dome Cafe Group

Kitty Prodonovich

Kitty Prodonovich

CEO, Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry of WA

Karlie Mucjanko

Deputy Chair, WA Regional Development Trust

National Series platinum partners

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Perth Event supporting partners

Asutralian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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