2019 Queensland Economic Development Forum

2019 Queensland Economic Development Forum

Apr 26
State Ministers, policy makers and leaders from sectors critical to whole of state growth convene to progress thinking and present forecasts at the annual Queensland Economic Development Forum (QEDF).

Event overview

At the 2019 QEDF you will hear from those investing in, influencing policy for, and actively shaping the growth of regional economies. CEDA draws on its incredible network of the most senior leaders from government, academia and industry to:

  • Provide updated analysis of regional economic trends, nationally and in Queensland;
  • Consider the implications of future population policy and our attraction and retention of the people, skills and services needed to grow regional centres;
  • Examine key sectors, projects and the connectivity and connectedness of our regions;
  • Discuss how State and Local governments enable growth, work with the private sector and underwrite regional success.
After presentations from morning speakers we convene and question a panel of experts on what they think are the new ideas and thinking for regional growth.

Join CEDA’s audience from across the State when we discuss regional economies and their importance to Queensland’s future.

Event presentations

Chris Mills, Queensland Airports Limited MP3 | PDF

Professor John Cole OAM, University of Southern Queensland MP3

Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy MP3

Hon Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Minister for the Commonwealth Games MP3 | PDF

Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs MP3

David Robertson, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP
Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Stirling’s portfolios cover areas of significant economic and social impact and sectors experiencing disruption and undergoing change. The aim: dynamic and well managed local governments focused on delivering positive and sustainable outcomes for their communities and improved outcomes for those from diverse backgrounds who will make Queensland and our regions their home. Stirling previously held other key portfolios and worked in the private sector.

The Hon. Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Minister for the Commonwealth Games

Kate leads State Government efforts to attract international capital and establish relationships that can grow key regional centres and sectors of the economy. She previously served as Minister for Education and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in previous Queensland governments.

The Hon. Anthony Lynham MP
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Queensland’s resources sector, affordable energy and water management are key to regional success and investment. Before leading government policy on those Anthony held other key portfolios and worked as a maxillofacial surgeon before his election to Parliament in 2014.

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie
Vice-Chancellor, University of Southern Queensland

Geraldine has long demonstrated a strong commitment to widening participation in higher education, particularly in Australia’s regional areas. She encourages strong links between the university and business, government, industry and the community and has previously held senior executive positions in academia.

Chris Mills
Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Airports Limited (QAL)

With four airports across the state, Queensland Airports Limited is focused on visitation growth through domestic and international connectivity as the owner and operator of Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports. As CEO, Chris is responsible for setting and driving strategic initiatives to ensure the continued success of the group into the future. He has held senior roles in Australia and England across the industries of tourism, leisure, finance and property.

Dr Pradeep Philip
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Dr Philip has worked at the highest levels of public policy across three jurisdictions in Australia.  He has served as Director of Policy in the Prime Minister’s office, Associate Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, EO of LaunchVic (a company established by the Victorian Government to promote start-ups and entrepreneurship). Pradeep holds a PhD in Economics and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Queensland.

David Robertson
Head of Economic and Market Research, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd

Bendigo Bank delivers programs across regional communities to improve financial literacy, build capability within small business and have an innovative community banking model. David’s long history in the financial sector includes roles in Treasury and Markets at State Bank New South Wales, First Chicago and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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