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Albany and Great Southern Region SEGRA 20 year anniversary

26 - 28 October 2016, Albany, WA

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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Pre-Conference
8:30am - 4:30pm

Researchers' Symposium


8:30am - 4:30pm

RDA Forum (for RDA invitees only)

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Secure Safe Domestic Water Collaborators’ Forum

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Earlybird Registration
City Side Foyer, Albany Entertainment Centre

5:45pm - 7:15pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Ross Thornton, Deputy Chair, Great Southern Development Commission

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Conference Day 1 - Naturally Stronger Regions
7:30am

Registration Desk Opens

Plenary Program
Chair - Ross Thornton, Chair, Great Southern Development Commission
8:30am

Welcome to Country
Lester Coyne

8:35am

Welcome to the Great Southern Region
Ross Thornton, Chair, Great Southern Development Commission

8:50am

With sadness I have to advise that The Hon. Fiona Nash can no longer attend SEGRA however she has kindly asked Senator Dean Smith to represent her and deliver her speech. We look forward to welcoming Senator Smith to SEGRA.

The Government's Vision for Regional Australia
Senator Dean Smith, Deputy Government Whip in the Senate


9:10am

The Western Australian Government: driving regional development
The Hon. Terry Redman MLA, Minister for Regional Development and Lands WA

9:30am

National Conversation for Regional Policy
Panel Discussion

Facilitator - Prof. Geoff Cockfield, Professor in Government and Economics, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland and Founding Member of SEGRA

Participants -

Dr. Jen Cleary, Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide, Chair, RDA Far North SA and SEGRA National Steering Committee

Michael Kitzelmann, CEO, Etheridge Shire Council

Prof. Paul Plummer, Co-Director, Cente for Regional Development, University of Western Australia

Rhys Williams, CEO, The Makers

Laura Egan, Founder/CEO, Enterprise Learning Projects

10:15am

Challenge Pitch

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

10:30am

Morning Tea

Chair - Greg Stocks, Chair, RDA Great Southern
11:00am

The Importance of Science and Technology in Regional Australia
Prof. Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

11:20am

Australian Omega Oils Pty Ltd: a regional innovation success story
Anthony Bertini, Chairman, Thumper One Pty Ltd

11:40am

Navigating Uncertainty in Regional Australia
Kristian Kolding, Associate Director, Deloitte Access Economics

12:00pm

Design Thinking: leading change management
Idris Mootee, CEO, Idea Couture

12:30pm

Lunch

Breakout Sessions
1:30pm

Spotlight Sessions

1. Creating 21st Century Organisations

2. Entrepreneurship and Investment in Regional Australia

3. Free Trade Agreements: maximising the benefits

4. Innovation and Technology: opportunities for regional Australia

5. Regional Labour Markets: future prospects

6. Rendezvousing with Sustainable Economic Futures

3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - 5:00pm

SEGRA 2016-17 Challenge

1. How might we develop the human capital of regional communities?

2. How might we retain young talent in regions? Bright ideas to avoid the millennial brain drain.

3. How might we work together to increase board, committee and management team diversity in regional and rural Australia?

4. How Can We Get Off the Grid and Secure 24/7 Renewable Solar Energy for Sustainable Regional Development?

5. How might we develop a national tourism database of self-guided experiences across our regions?

5:00pm

Happy Hour

7:00pm

Networking Dinner

Thursday 27 October 2016

Conference Day 2 - Realising the Potential
7:30am

Registration Desk Opens

Plenary Program
Chair - Mayor Dennis Wellington, City of Albany
8:30am

Advantage Albany: regional hotspot for growth and innovation
Andrew Sharpe, CEO, City of Albany

8:50am

RDA WA: a collaboration
Simon Lyas, Executive Officer, RDA Great Southern WA

9:10am

Sustainability of Land, Water and Community: a sense of place
Prof. Stephen Hopper, Professor, Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, University of Western Australia

9:30am

Naturally Stronger Regions: innovation through knowledge and technology
Panel Discussion

Knowledge and innovation are inseparable from each other- they drive economies around the world. Knowledge producers and users act to leverage the ideas, technologies, know-how and expertise on which their competitiveness depends. The panel will consider the properties of information and ideas which are central although often implicit to all forms of innovation, the implications and applications for the future as manifested in the unique attributes of regional Australia.

Facilitator - Peter Ryan, Senior Business Correspondent, ABC News

Participants

Stephen Birkbeck, Regional Entrepreneur and Farmer

Prof. Ken Dillon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Administration) at Charles Sturt University

Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Learning in the Regions: innovation and knowledge sharing

Prof. Fiona Haslam-McKenzie, Co-director Centre for Regional Development, University of Western Australia

Angus M. Robinson, Co-Moderator, Manufacturing on the Move

Claire Wiseman, CEO, RDA Far North SA

Jim Wyatt, Principal, Optimi Digital

10:25am

A New Deal for Regional Australia
Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

10:45am

Morning Tea

11:15am

Immersion Sessions

1. Dynamic Systems Thinking: delivering a sustainable regional Australia

2. Regional Collaboration: self interest, best interest and the parity principle

3. Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

4. That Thing from the Future: playing with regional scenarios

12:30pm

Lunch

Breakout Sessions
1:30pm

Spotlight Sessions

7. Regional Tourism and Geotourism

8. Emerging Economic Development Opportunities

9. Food Industry Innovation

10. Production Landscapes

11. Resilient Communities

3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

Plenary Program
4:00pm

SEGRA 2016-17 Challenge
Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern and SEGRA National Steering Committee

4:40pm

Announcement of 2016 SEGRA Challenge Winner

Report Back on SEGRA 2015 Challenge - Safe and Secure Domestic Water for Rural and Remote Regions

Michael Kitzelmann, CEO, Etheridge Shire Council

Prof. Mark Morrison, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, Charles Sturt University


A big thank you to Charles Sturt University for their support of the SEGRA Challenges.

5:00pm

Regional Australia Raise Your Voice - Conference Sum Up
Prof. Geoff Cockfield, Professor in Government and Economics, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland and Founding Member of SEGRA

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Announcement of 2017 Host Region
Kate Charters, SEGRA Convenor

5:30pm

Happy Hour

7:00pm

Conference Dinner and SEGRA Short Film Festival Short Film Festival

Friday 28 October 2016

Conference Day 3 - Study Tours
7:30am

Registration Desk Opens

Study Tours
8:30am - 4:30pm

Study Tour 1 - The 4 I's - Investment, Innovation, Infrastructure and Industry Development (Cranbrook and Plantagenet)

8:30am - 4:30pm

Study Tour 2 - Innovation and Diversification in Small Towns (Denmark)

8:30am - 4:30pm

Study Tour 3 - Regional Sustainability - Challenges of Business Development in a Small Town (Gnowangerup)

8:30am - 4:30pm

Study Tour 4 - Major City Conveniences Surrounded by Amazing Natural Environment (Albany)