Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, 16–18 November 2021 2021

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Program

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Pre-Conference
Monday 15 November

Welcome Drinks

5:30pm—7:00pm

Welcome Drinks

Hannan’s Club, 44 Brookman St, Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Pre-Conference Program

3:00pm—5:15pm

Registration Desk Open

Foyer, Goldfields Arts Centre

Day 1
Tuesday 16 November

Plenary Program

7:15am—5:15pm

Registration Desk Open

Foyer, Goldfields Arts Centre

Plenary Session 1 — Speaking up for Regional, Rural and Remote Australia

Chair: Caroline Robinson GAICD, B.Comm, Dip Ed, Cert IV Human Resources (Director, Community Strategy Solutions – 150Square)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Main Auditorium)
8:40am—8:50am

Welcome to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

John Bowler (Mayor – City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder)

8:50am—9:00am

Welcome to Country

Aboriginal Elder

10:10am—10:30am

The Economic Outlook for Regional Australia

Noel Richards (Partner, Financial Advisory – Deloitte Access Economics)

10:30am—11:00am

Morning Tea

Central Regional TAFE

Plenary Session 2 — Strength through diversification: setting the scene

Chair: Caroline Robinson GAICD, B.Comm, Dip Ed, Cert IV Human Resources (Director, Community Strategy Solutions – 150Square)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Main Auditorium)
12:20pm—12:30pm

Panel Discussion

12:30pm—1:30pm

Lunch

Plenary Session 3 — Strength through diversification in Regional Australia

Chair: Caroline Robinson GAICD, B.Comm, Dip Ed, Cert IV Human Resources (Director, Community Strategy Solutions – 150Square)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Main Auditorium)
1:30pm—1:50pm

Renewable Energy Solutions for Regional Growth and Prosperous Communities

Stephanie Unwin (Chief Executive Officer – Horizon Power)

2:10pm—2:30pm

Technology Transforming Regional Australia: the opportunities with remote operated aerial systems

Peter Waterman (Adjunct Professor – Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS), Charles Sturt University)

3:10pm—3:15pm

Video from Shire of Coolgardie

3:30pm—4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

Central Regional TAFE

Plenary Session 4 – Celebrating Indigenous business

Chair: Caroline Robinson GAICD, B.Comm, Dip Ed, Cert IV Human Resources (Director, Community Strategy Solutions – 150Square)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Main Auditorium)
4:00pm—4:15pm

Value of Growing the Indigenous Business Sector in Rural and Regional Australia

Scott McCartney (Chief Executive Officer – Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria)

4:15pm—4:35pm

Australian Sandalwood, Global Market

Katina Law (Chair / Director – Dutjhan Sandalwood Oils)

4:35pm—4:55pm

Aboriginal Businesses: taking control of their own economic development destinies

Rowena Leslie (Director of Operations, Business Development and Legal – KAI RHO Contracting)

4:55pm—5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Conference Dinner

7:00pm—11:00pm

Conference Dinner

Kalgoorlie Town Hall, 316 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Day 2
Wednesday 17 November

Is your idea worth its weight in gold?

Registration

7:00am—5:15pm

Registration Desk Open

Goldfields Arts Centre (Foyer)

Plenary Session

Plenary Session: A New Tomorrow

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Main Auditorium)
9:15am—9:35am

The National Geotourism Strategy: an important opportunity for regional development

Jon Hronsky OAM (Chair, National Geotourism Strategy Reference Group – Australian Geoscience Council)

10:30am—11:00am

Morning Tea

Central Regional TAFE

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 1: Developing Regional Tourism and Geotourism

Facilitator: Jon Hronsky OAM (Chair, National Geotourism Strategy Reference Group – Australian Geoscience Council)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Main Auditorium)
11:00am—11:20am

Geotourism in the Context of the Murchisons Georegion Development of the Geo Trail and the Involvement of the 7 Regional Council

Cr Karen Morrissey OAM (Chair – Murchison GeoRegion and pre Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark - Project Working Group)

11:20am—11:40am

Cox's Road Dreaming: an innovative thematic tourism experience interpreting Australia's first inland European road (1814/15) from the Nepean River to the Bathurst Plains

Professor David Goldney (Adjunct Professor – Charles Sturt University)

11:40am—12:00pm

Astrotourism Towns: using WA's pristine dark night sky to generate a new future for regional tourism

Carol Redford (Founder – Astrotourism WA)

12:20pm—12:30pm

Facilitated Discussion

Concurrent Session 2: Modelling and Data Transforming Regional Australia: long term opportunities and challenges

Facilitator: Simon Boughey (SEGRA National Steering Committee)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Gallery)
11:20am—11:40am

Event Visitors' Geo Dispersal at the Host Destination: a sequential pattern mining approach

Dr Mingming Cheng (Senior Lecturer – Curtin University)

11:40am—12:00pm

Business Capability: mapping and gap analysis as a means to improving regional service delivery and enhancing local supply chain management

Bill Sankey (Executive Director, Territory Engagement and Delivery – Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade)

12:00pm—12:20pm

Modelling for Regional Australia: what can we learn to plan for booms and busts

Kate Rampellini (PhD Candidate – Curtin University)

12:20pm—12:30pm

Facilitated Discussion

Concurrent Session 3: Entrepreneurship, Startups and Innovation

Facilitator: Rod Macdonald (SEGRA National Steering Committee – Co-Founder, Community Broadband Networks)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Function Centre)
11:00am—11:20am

Building Aboriginal Businesses From the Inside Out

Mandy Walker (Director Regional Development – Regional Development Australia, Wheatbelt)

11:40am—12:00pm

Driving Community-led Rejuvenation through Entrepreneurial Action

Matt Pfahlert (Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer – ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship))

12:00pm—12:20pm

What Have Been The Recovery Pathways For Businesses In Disaster: disaster affected rural and regional communities

Dr Catherine Mackenzie (Research Fellow – University of South Australia)

Concurrent Session 4: Government Business Partnerships

Facilitator: Kris Starcevich (Chief Executive Officer – Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Gallery)
2:10pm—2:30pm

The Goldfields Migrant Employment Project (GMEP): a case study

Blessings Masuku (Migrant Employment Officer – Goldfields Community Legal Centre)

2:50pm—3:10pm

The Town Writing Its Own History: driving Collie’s economic diversification through collaboration and self-determination

Pip Kirby (A/Director Regional Development – Collie – South West Development Commission)

3:10pm—3:30pm

Facilitated Discussion

Concurrent Session 5: Building Social Capital and Human Capability

Facilitator: Simon Boughey (SEGRA National Steering Committee)

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre (Function Room)
2:50pm—3:10pm

Transformation of Cross Road Arts

Marie Cameron (Immediate Past Chair – Crossroad Arts Inc)

3:10pm—3:30pm

Sealing the Outback Highway: investing in social capital space

Patrick Hill (President – Shire of Laverton)

Concurrent Session 6: Regional Sustainability (This session will run as a stand alone webinar at a later date)

Plenary Session

4:00pm—4:25pm

The Super Pit-ch. Is your idea worth its weight in gold?

Facilitator: Kate Charters FGIA, FCIS (Director – Management Solutions (Qld) and Founding member of SEGRA)

4:45pm—4:50pm

Announcement of Super Pit-ch winner

4:50pm—5:05pm

Panel: Speaking up for Regional Australia

5:05pm—5:15pm

Closing Remarks

Closing Drinks

5:15pm—6:15pm

Closing Drinks

Foyer, Goldfields Arts Centre

Day 3
Thursday 18 November

Industry Tours

7:30am—9:00am

Registration Desk Open

Foyer, Goldfields Arts Centre

Industry Tour 1

8:30am—12:15pm

Tourism Unearthing Gems

Kalgoorlie has made the decision to ‘Go Bold’ with its tourism offerings. Unearthing unique and appealing tourism attractions has led to a strong focus on Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s unique assets – it’s heritage, culture and the Great Western Woodlands. This tour gives participants the opportunity to unearth the rare offerings Kalgoorlie-Boulder has to offer visitors. Tour starts and ends at the Museum of the Goldfields – 17 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA

Industry Tour 2

8:30am—12:15pm

Adapting to a New Tomorrow

Synonymous with gold for more than 125 years, Kalgoorlie is building on its competitive strengths and diversifying its strong economic base. Branching out from gold into exciting new industries, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is linking its strong mining heritage with the new boom in future technologies. This tour provides a rare opportunity to see the size and scale of these nation building industries up close. Tour starts and ends at the Museum of the Goldfields – 17 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA

R.O.A.S. Showcase and Forum (Postponed)