8th Annual Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Conference 2014

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 

Conference Dinner

6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday, 4th September 2014

Full day Forum

8.30am to 3.00 pm

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle

With the Newcastle and Hunter region Australia’s largest regional economy, contributing gross regional product of $37 billion in 2012 the importance of furthering growth and economic development to the region is paramount.
CEDA is pleased to bring you our 8th Annual Newcastle and Hunter Regional Economic Development conference 2014. To be held at the Newcastle City Hall, this event will;

-  Examine the economic life of the region after the coal and manufacturing slow down
 – Strategies to reinvigorate the region’s economy through innovation and new industry
 – Examine the importance of reinvesting revenue in the region through new infrastructure developments and economic hub rejuvenation
 – Un-tapping the potential in Newcastle to develop the area as a premier business destination

Keynote presentations
Dinner – Greg Adcock, Chief Operating Officer, NBNCo 
Lunch – The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, NSW Minister for Transport and NSW Minister for the Hunter

Transitioning to a new sustainable regional economy
    – Dr Gaye Hart AM, Chair, Regional Development Australia-Hunter  
    – Bob Hawes, General Manager, Hunter Development Corporation
    – Dr Brent Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Valley Research Foundation
    – Councillor Brad Luke, Deputy Lord Mayor, Newcastle City Council
    – Jeff Phillips, Managing Director and Chairman, Varley Group

Infrastructure redevelopment in the Newcastle Hunter region
    – Garry Bowditch, Chief Executive Officer, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong 
    – Jeff Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Newcastle
    – John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer, ARTC

Growing the Newcastle Hunter region through redevelopment and innovation 
    – Professor Richard Dunford, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle 
    – Mark Fitzgibbon, Chief Executive Officer, NIB Health Funds 
    – Kristen Keegan, Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Business Chamber
    – Kim Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Water

Understanding the importance of economic and environmental health
    – Katie Brassil, General Manager, External Affairs, Centennial Coal
    – Nigel Buchanan, Manager, Environmental Applications and Compliance, TransGrid
    – Dr Peter Mayfield, Chief – Energy Technology, CSIRO

To register your attendance click here http://www.ceda.com.au/events/eventdetails/2014/09/n140903?EventCode=N140903