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Upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia
24–27 October 2017

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Please email key issues you would like included in the SEGRA 2017 communiqué to info@segra.com.au

Monday 23 October 2017

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration
Port Augusta Central Oval

Tuesday 24 October 2017

7:30am - 9:00am

Registration
Port Augusta Central Oval

9:00am - 5:00pm

Researchers' Forum

9:00am - 5:00pm

Industry Forum

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Mayoral Welcome Cocktail Reception
Wadlata Outback Centre, Port Augusta

Wednesday 25 October 2017

7:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Open
Port Augusta Central Oval

Plenary Program - Disruption & Innovation
Chair: Alison Llyod-Wright, Executive Director, Regions SA
8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome to Country
Stephen Atkinson

8:45am - 8:50am

Video Welcome from The Minister
Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash, Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Minister for Regional Development

8:50am - 9:15am

Welcome to South Australia
The Hon Geoff Brock MP, Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Local Government, Government of South Australia

9:15am - 9:40am

Disruption and The 21st Century
Ian Aitken, CEO, UniSono Pty Limited

9:40am - 10:05am

Leadership in a Disrupting World
Dave Clare, Author, Speaker, Coach and Facilitator, DaveClare.com

10:05am - 10:30am

How your organisation can prepare for disruption
James Mabbott, Partner, Head of KPMG, KPMG Australia

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea

Chair: Mayor Lyn Breuer, Mayor of Whyalla City Council
11:00am - 11:20am

Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group Achieving Change
Mayor Sam Johnson, Mayor of Port Augusta and Chair of Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group


11:20am - 11:50am

Sundrop Farms - a global leader in sustainable agriculture using renewable inputs
Steve Marafiote, Managing Director, Sundrop Farms

11:50am - 12:05am

Renewable Energy in Regional Australia: SolarReserve's Vision
Grant Alderson, Development Manager, SolarReserve

12:05pm - 12:20pm

Industrial Revolution for Australia
Professor Ross Garnaut, President, SIMEC ZEN Energy

12:20pm - 12:30pm

RED Toolbox Launch
John Sheridan, CEO, Digital Business Insights

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

Breakout Sessions
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Spotlight Sessions

Spotlight 1 - Politics and the Regions - government, political and business leadership

Spotlight 2 - Innovation and Technology: opportunities for regional Australia

Spotlight 3 - What will the Market Want into the Future?

Spotlight 4 - 24/7 Renewable Energy

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - 5:00pm

SEGRA 2017-18 Challenge and World Cafe

1. Leadership in the 21st Century
Table Host: Dave Clare, Author, Speaker, Coach and Facilitator, DaveClare.com

2. Collaboration and Place Based Regional Economic Development
Table Host: Robert Prestipino, Director, Vital Places Pty Ltd

3. Innovation and Technology: opportunities for regional Australia
Table Host: Rod Macdonald, Partner, Community Broadband Networks

4. Community Adaptability
Table Host: Kate Charters, Director, Management Solutions (Qld) and Founding member of SEGRA

5. Funding the Regions: new strategies
Table Host: Anthony Bertini, Chairman, Thumper One Pty Ltd

6. 24/7 Renewable Energy Projects to take Power
Table Host: Ashley Bland, Senior Manager - Skillset Environment, Skillset

7. Geotourism: energy opportunities
Table Host: Angus Robinson, Managing Partner, Leisure Solutions®

8. Policy and the Regions: government, political and business leadership
Table Host: Paul Rosair, Principal, NAJA Business Consulting Services

9. Entrepreneurship and Investment in Regional Australia
Table Host: Troy Haines, Start-Up & Innovation Coach, theSPACE Cairns

10. Developing Future Ready Skills for your Region
Table Host: Anna Dixon, Principal Consultant, CreativeIQ

11. Sustaining Coastal Regions
Table Host: Max Finlayson, Director, Institute for Land, Water & Society, Charles Sturt University

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Networking Dinner

Pre-dinner drinks commence at 5:30pm

Thursday 26 October 2017

7:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Open
Port Augusta Central Oval

Plenary Program - Catalysing Change
Chair: Mayor John Rohde, Mayor of Port Pirie Regional Council
8:30am - 8:50am

Video Presentation - A Vision for Regional Australia
Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications and for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government, Parliament of Australia

8:50am - 9:10am

RDA Round Up

Claire Wiseman, CEO, RDA Far North
Kelly-Anne Saffin, CEO, RDA Yorke and Mid North
Dion Dorward, CEO, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula

9:10am - 9:35am

Regional Policy Futures
Dr. Anthony Hogan, Honorary Research Professor, University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University

9:35am - 10:30am

National Conversation for Regional Policy - sponsored by Charles Sturt University

Chair: Peter Ryan, Senior Business Correspondent, ABC News

Panellists:
Jack Archer, CEO, Regional Australia Institute
Cr. Amanda Camm, Deputy Mayor, Mackay Regional Council
Prof. Max Finlayson, Director, Land, Water & Society, CSU
Dr. Anthony Hogan, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney; Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, CSU
Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea

Breakout Sessions
11:00am - 12:30pm

Spotlight Sessions

Spotlight 5 - Entrepreneurship and Investment in Regional Australia

Spotlight 6 - Are growth regions born or made?

Spotlight 7 - Funding the Regions

Spotlight 8 - Geotourism

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Workshops

Workshop 1 - Developing Future Ready Skills for your region

Workshop 2 - Sustaining Coastal Regions

Workshop 3 - Future of Food Supply Regions

Workshop 4 - Tourism of Tomorrow

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

Plenary Program
4:00pm - 4:55pm

SEGRA 2017-18 Challenge Pitch and World Café Ideas

Facilitator:
Cassandra Hughes, Regional Manager, St John Ambulance, Great Southern

4:55pm - 5:00pm

Challenge Winner Announcement
Kate Charters, Director, Management Solutions (Qld) and Founding Member of SEGRA

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Regional Australia Raise Your Voice - Conference Sum Up
Dr. Jen Cleary, Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide and Chair, RDA Far North SA, and SEGRA National Steering Committee.

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Announcement of SEGRA 2018 Host Region
Kate Charters, Director, Management Solutions (Qld) and Founding Member of SEGRA

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Happy Hour

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Conference Dinner

Friday, 27 October - Saturday, 28 October 2017

7:30am - 8:30am

Registration
Port Augusta Central Oval

8:30am - 4:30pm

Flinders Ranges Study Tour