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Barooga, New South Wales, 20–22 August 2019 2019

Program

Monday 19 August 2019

Pre-Conference Forums
9:30am - 4:30pm

Industry Forum

9:30pm - 4:30pm

Murray Darling Basin Forum

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Welcome Drinks

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Conference Day 1 - Activating your Potential
7:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Desk

PLENARY SESSION
Chair: TBC
8:30am - 8:35am

Welcome to Country

8:35am - 8:40am

Welcome to SEGRA  
Kate Charters, Director, Management Solutions (Qld) & Founding Member of SEGRA

8:40am - 8:55am

Regional Australia and the National Agenda  
Keynote

8:55am - 9:15am

Welcome to State  
Keynote

9:15am - 9:45am

Strategic Foresight for Regional Australia: mega trends, scenarios and implications  
Dr Tom Measham, Research Group Leader, CSIRO

9:45am - 10:15am

Drivers and Constraints to Regional Economic Development  
Dr Daniel Terrill, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics Pty Ltd

10:15am - 10:30am

SEGRA Challenge  
Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern & SEGRA National Steering Committee

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea

PLENARY SESSION
Chair: TBC
11:00am - 11:20am

Delivering Place-Based Regional Development  
Prof Lee Pugalis, Professor of Urban Studies, Institute for Public Policy and Governance

11:20am - 11:50am

Forming Dynamic and Vibrant Healthy Communities  
Cr Libro Mustica, Mayor, Moira Shire Council
Cr Matthew Hannan, Mayor, Berrigan Shire Council
  
Teona Cousin, Manager Economic Development and Tourism, Mackay Regional Council
  
Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern & SEGRA National Steering Committee

11:50am - 12:15pm

Integrated Life Long Learning and Employment in the Regions  
Jan Owen, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians

12:15pm - 12:30pm

TBC

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 1 - Forming Dynamic and Vibrant Healthy Communities: growing and sustaining regional Australia

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 2 - Technology Embraced

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 3 - Integrated Lifelong Learning and Employment in the Regions

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 4 - Regional Economic Development: policy and practice

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 5 - Advocating for your Region

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern & SEGRA National Steering Committee
4:00pm - 4:10pm

From Creating Bureaucracy to Battling it: a personal insight  
Paul Rosair, Principal, NAJA Business Consultancy Services

4:10pm - 4:20pm

The Greatest Quest: synergies, collaboration and success  
Laticia Gibson, Managing Director, Blue Clay Marketing and Video Creatives

4:20pm - 5:15pm

Delegate Challege Pitches

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Happy Hour

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Networking Dinner and Trivia Night

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Conference Day 2 - Local Solutions for Regional Development
7:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Desk

PLENARY SESSION
Chair: TBC
8:30am - 8:50am

Regional Australia and the National Agenda  
Keynote

8:50am - 9:20am

Place-Based Approaches to Regional Development 
Maxine Loynd, General Manager, Regional Policy, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

9:20am - 9:40am

Tourism and Geotourism: tourism in regional Australia  
Keynote

9:40am - 10:05am

Regional Employment and Training  
Dr Jen Cleary, Chief Executive Officer, Centacare Port Augusta SA & SEGRA National Steering Committee

10:05am - 10:30am

Understanding your Regional Competitiveness
Liz Ritchie, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea

PLENARY SESSION
Chair: TBC
11:00am - 11:25am

Delivering Quality Freight, Logistics, Distribution Services and Connectivity Networks  
Kent Boyd, General Manager, Parkes Shire Council

11:25am - 11:50am

Leadership in regional Australia 
Keynote

11:50am - 12:30pm

Managing Environmental Change in the Murray Darling Basin: implementing best practice landscape scale planning and management 
Ashley Bland, Director, Constructive Energy & SEGRA National Steering Committee  
Peter Waterman, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS), Charles Sturt University  
Dr Chris Yeats, Executive Director, Geological Survey of NSW, Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Government

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 6 - Local Solutions to Regional Development

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 7 - Implementing Best Practice Landscape Scale Planning and Management

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 8 - Tourism and Geotourism

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 9 - Best Practice Sustainability

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 10 - Infrastructure Planning

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern & SEGRA National Steering Committee
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Challenge Pitches

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Conference Summation

5:00pm - 5:05pm

Announcement of Challenge Winner  
Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern & SEGRA National Steering Committee

5:05pm - 5:15pm

Announcement of Host Region for SEGRA 2020 and Close  
Kate Charters, Director, Management Solutions (Qld) and Founding Member and Convenor of SEGRA

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Happy Hour

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Conference Dinner

Thursday 22 August 2019

Conference Day 3 - Study Tour - A Region for the Family, a Visitors Perspective
8:45am - 9:05am

Travel to Tocumwal

9:05am - 9:15am

Drive around Aero Park and World War II Relics

9:15am - 10:00am

Visit the Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum

10:00am - 10:20am

Drive to Thompsons Beach

10:20am - 11:20am

Cruise the Murray River on the paddleboat “Cobba”. Morning Tea onboard and Tourism forum hosted by Murray Regional Tourism Board CEO Mark Francis

11:20am - 12:20pm

Drive to Corowa

12:20pm - 1:45pm

Visit the Corowa Whiskey and Chocolate Factory for Lunch

1:45pm - 2:15pm

Federation Museum

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Return to Barooga

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Afternoon Tea on arrival at Barooga Golf Club

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