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Mackay, Queensland, 22–25 October 2018 2018

Host Region Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in hosting the annual Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) Conference. Host regions stand to gain a great deal from SEGRA being located in their region.

Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia, SEGRA, provides a single forum in which people with a deep commitment to regional Australia can discuss issues and advance options and solutions for the future. Drawing over 200 delegates from across Australia, SEGRA is now recognised as the nation’s most credible and independent voice on issues affecting regional Australia.

SEGRA, Australia’s premier conference on regional issues, is about assisting regional, rural and remote Australia in being more proactive; proactive in identifying their goals, understanding their options and developing better skills, processes and institutional arrangements to make the right choice, and to be agenda setters and decision drivers rather than reacting to events.

Objectives of SEGRA include:

At the conclusion of SEGRA a communiqué is issued highlighting key themes and issues of the conference.

The Host Region Advantage

An invitation is extended to you to join us in hosting the SEGRA conference thereby maximising the benefits to your city and region, and in turn your community by taking advantage of sponsorship and promotional opportunities associated with SEGRA. SEGRA is one of the most significant regional conferences in Australia.The advantages of participation include:

Background and Previous Conferences

Management Solutions (Qld) initiated the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) national conference in 1997 to focus on the regional problems and issues facing regional Australia today and to propose positive solutions. Today it is Australia’s foremost national forum on regional development and a key platform where national and overseas experts and key decision makers from government and industry come together to develop solutions to regional issues and to discuss emerging trends.

The SEGRA 2016 Conference focused on the factors that enable regions to transform their natural assets and drive growth whilst maintaining and retaining the local values of environment and lifestyle.

Action agenda topics for SEGRA 2016 included:

Past SEGRA Communiqués

Program Features

The SEGRA Conference provides a unique opportunity for all sections of the Australian community – rural and urban – to explore the key issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia and offers participants the opportunity to be part of providing positive sustainable outcomes to ensure future growth and development.

The SEGRA Conference comprises of a range of:

The feature of the SEGRA Conferences has been the focus on relevant issues facing regional Australia and the extremely high quality of keynote addresses by nationally recognised and respected commentators and opinion leaders on these issues. Following each SEGRA Conference, a Communiqué is developed and distributed to key individuals and organisations with influence in issues affecting regional Australia.

SEGRA achieves a very significant national profile through the news media. Over past years, SEGRA has gained significant coverage from ABC nationally through television, regional and national newspaper and radio coverage. ABC online News has also given prominent and extensive coverage to SEGRA.

Host Region Requirements

To host a National SEGRA conference, a host regional is required to:

Download the latest Host Region Proposal (PDF)

Host Region Benefits

SEGRA seeks to:

Hosting SEGRA ensures your organisation with sole major sponsor status and all the potential positioning benefits associated with an event of this nature and size. As host region for SEGRA, you receive exposure to the substantial positioning, promotional and marketing benefits associated with such a high profile national conference, as well as:

Host Region Considerations

There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your bid to host SEGRA makes an impact. It is highly recommended you involve your local convention and/or tourism bureau when preparing the submission. In addition to the information outlined on the previous pages, the following information is useful in helping select the region which will host the SEGRA Conference and should be included, where possible, in your bid.

Considerations for SEGRA Conference submissions:

Most potential venues have conferencing packages which they can provide in this regard. Any other information you feel is relevant should also be included.

This list is not exhaustive. Please include any additional information which you feel will strengthen your bid to host the SEGRA conference.

The Conference Organisers

Management Solutions (Qld) Pty Ltd provides interactive training and quality consultancy services to public and private sector organisations throughout Australia including:

Management Solutions (Qld) has conducted conferences and workshops in QLD, ACT, NSW, NT and VIC and has a strong reputation for delivering interactive skills based training that meets the needs of practitioners in the field. We are committed to identifying emerging issues and organising conferences and forums on these issues with high-level keynote speakers.

We have been involved in the organisation of a number of large conferences on a wide range of issues including:

Management Solutions (Qld) engages only leading educators and practitioners to facilitate and develop its workshops and conferences. We utilise a wide variety of experienced facilitators from across academia, government and industry with practical experience in the issues facing both the government and industry in the business environment.

Expression of Interest in Hosting SEGRA

To register an expression of interest in hosting SEGRA 2018 and beyond, Download SEGRA Host region expression of interest (PDF).

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