Mid West Economic Summit Program

2018 Program

TimeTopicSpeaker
7.45am Registrations Open
8.30am Opening & MC Welcome
SESSION 1:  Business Update on Economy
Update on Iluka Resources Courtney Ackland – Iluka Resources
Geraldton Port Development Master Plan Peter Duplex - Mid West Ports
State of the Economy in WA Rick Newnham – Chief Economist CCIWA
Economic, Social and Demographic Trends for the Mid West Dr Daniel Kiely & Professor Alan Duncan - Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Panel
10.35am Morning Tea
SESSION 2: Energy for Business – Sponsored by City of Greater Geraldton
Update on the Airport Bob Davies – City of Greater Geraldton
Energy Generation Paul Sheriff - Behind the Meter Energy
Green Energy Peter Klein – Geraldton Community Energy
Update on Greenough Solar Farm Andy Griffin – RCR Tomlinson
Panel
12.15pm Lunch
SESSION 3: The Business of Tourism
Packaging Tourism Claire Savage – Savagely Creative
Geraldton Tourism Scott Cogar - Tourism Geraldton
Sports Tourism Mike Bowley – Mid West Sports Federation
SESSION 4: Legends on the Couch - sponsored by atco gas
Panel: Haley Morris – Skeetas Restaurant
Teagan Csepany – Burnt Barrel
Rohan Warr – Dongara Marine
3.35pm Afternoon Tea
SESSION 5: Education and Information for building better business – Sponsored by working together
Procurement Process Gary Savill – Mid West Development Commission
Aboriginal Business Carol Martin – Aboriginal Business
What is happening in the Horticultural Cluster? Bao Duy Nguyen - Chairman of Horticulture Cluster
Agricultural Education - Pathways to further study in the Midwest  Dean Carslake - Morawa Agricultural College
Agri Business Education  Natalie Nelmes - Geraldton Universities Centre
Are you trained to be a Board Member? Peter Klein – Australian Institute Company Directors
5.30pm Business After Hours

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