- Tuesday 21 October 2014
There are still some seats available for the fifth annual Sunshine Coast Futures Conference, which brings together a mix of business leaders, academics and professionals and provides an opportunity for locals and key stakeholders to plan for the region’s future.
Mayor Mark Jamieson, who will speak at the conference, said it was an opportunity for the community to learn about the challenges and opportunities of long-term planning, economic development and infrastructure investments in the region.
“It’s an exciting time for the Sunshine Coast, with several game-changing projects on the horizon – long-term planning and collaboration are essential for the success of these projects and for us to achieve a sustainable economy,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“This conference brings together community and industry leaders to provide insights which will help with implementation of the Regional Economic Development Strategy.
“The Futures Conference is a joint effort of Sunshine Coast Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast.”
The conference will feature expert presenters and industry panels. Presenters include:
- Sunshine Coast Economic Futures Board members David Foster and Andrew Pitcher
- Sandy Zubrinich, Chair of the Sunshine Coast Business Council
- Professor Ed Morrison, Centre for Regional Development Purdue University, US, who will demonstrate how moving forward collaboratively is essential to advancing critical issues for our region. Professor Morrison focuses on how innovation can be guided strategically by enabling people to join, communities to open networks, and to access think and act collaboration methodologies
Industry sector panels will feature three speakers to discuss:
- business and investment
- population and community
- education and training
- health and wellness.
Sunshine Coast Futures Conference is on Friday November 7 from 8am-4pm at the Innovation Centre Auditorium, University of the Sunshine Coast.
Register at www.sunshinecoastfutures.com.au. Registrations close Monday 3 November.