Economic Futures Forum
Shifts and developments across key industries over the past few years are rapidly changing the way that the Central Highlands does business.
This forum is designed to help Central Highlands businesses rise to the challenge of global economic changes. The event will look at how the region can capitalise on the green shoots of opportunity by working with rather than against emerging disruptors in digital technology, export markets and changing population demographics.
The Economic Futures Forum will touch on regional industry growth, industry and businesses working together and building business readiness. Presenters range from local leaders who have met these challenges along with government and industry representatives who are setting the course for the future. Ask questions, make connections and create opportunities at our Beer and Business networking session.
The Forum will also be an opportunity to launch upcoming major initiatives for CHDC; The 2019 Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards, Central Highlands Liveability video, the newly completed Central Highlands Visitors Guide and an exciting new online platform for employers and employees in the Central Highlands and Isaac Region - CQ JobLink.
It is certainly an exciting time to be in business in the Central Highlands.
Kerry Hayes, CHDC Chair & Mayor - Central Higlands Regional Council
Councillor Hayes is currently in his 18th year in Local Government having been elected on three consecutive terms on the former Emerald Shire Council before being elected to the newly amalgamated Central Highlands Regional Council in 2008 for four year term, before being elected Mayor in 2016.
Paul Higgins, Futurist - Emergent Futures
Paul holds a First Class Honours Degree in Veterinary Science, a Bachelor of Animal Science (Research) and a Masters Degree in Strategic Foresight.
Paul is a graduate of the Leadership Victoria Program. Paul is a venture philanthropy partner at Social Ventures Partners Melbourne, and lead partner for their first investment in 100 Story Building. Paul is also a Chair of the advisory board for the Future Business Council and has served on a number of commercial and not for profit boards.
The Honourable Mark Furner MP
Cr. Kerry Hayes
Industry & Business Partners
Emerald Town Hall
33 Egerton St
Emerald QLD 4720
07 4982 4386