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Industry & Innovation Forum

25th Jul 2019
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Mayfair Ridge Tavern, 7-11 Mayfair Drive Emerald Queensland Australia 4720

Thursday 25 July 2019 - 10am - 5pm

Mayfair Ridge Tavern - 7-11 Mayfair Drive, Emerald Q 4720

Tickets $65 each

Includes Morning Tea, Lunch, plus drinks & canapes at our Beer & Business Networking Session 

CHDC hosts an annual Industry and Innovation event at which big and small business work collaboratively to understand, present and agree on future opportunities.

The forum will touch on the following key themes:

• Partnerships: big business driving small business, and small business enabling big business
• Practical skills: Supply chain readiness (vertical and horizontal), procurement policy and project management systems
• Innovation: engaging local and regional businesses in development opportunities
• Information & Connections: Networks and knowledge management for opportunity. Providing the means for SMEs to use information and connections to inform business strategy, planning, logistics and delivery.

Our industry forums are attended by a range of businesses in our communities across sectors and through entire supply chain spectrums. More than 120 local business leaders, peak industry body representatives, key investors and influencers have attended previous forums. Participants listen to presentations, enquire on information, and discuss opportunities relating to sustainable economic development and future game-changing opportunities for the region. 

Event MC

Cr. Kerry Hayes is currently Mayor of Central Highlands Regional Council. Born in Emerald, Kerry has served both on the Emerald Shire Council and Central Highlands Regional Council for more than 16 years.
Starting life as a livestock agent before founding his own business in 1988, Kerry is one of our region’s pre-eminent brokers of rural property, water entitlements and residential development.

Mayor Hayes’ active role in the community has been an asset to the Central Highlands, and his tireless work has helped to achieve significant outcomes for the community. Some of his roles include, but are not limited to:

• Chair of the Emerald Flood Recovery
• Chair of the Central Highlands Development Corporation
• Chair of the Central Qld Regional Organisation of Councils
• Chair of the CBD Revitalisation Committee.

Meet our Presenters

James Scotland

Business Facilitator/ Project Manager- Supplier Improvement Projects, AusIndustry
  James Scotland is a wanderer. His life and career has taken him around the world and... More

Peter Donaghy

Director of Coal, Coal Assessments Hub, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Peter Donaghy is the Regional Director for Coal and the Acting Executive Director for Minerals... More

Lucas Dow

Chief Executive Officer, ADANI Mining
Lucas Dow is Chief Executive Officer of Adani Mining Australia, working to deliver the... More

Tom Lukeman

General Manager Blackwater BMA, BHP
Tom has extensive mining industry experience, gained over a 30 year career, including key... More

Charlie Spence

General Manager Kestrel Mine, Kestrel Coal Resources
Charlie Spence is the General Manager and Senior Site Executive for Kestrel mine on behalf of... More

James Lacey

Group Manager of Commercial & Supply Chain, Kestrel Coal Resources
James leads the Commercial and Supply Chain group at Kestrel, and he is a local boy, growing up... More

John Sarto

Project Manager, Santos
John Sarto is a Santos Project Manager, responsible for developing the company’s Arcadia... More

Mick Allen

Director/Hub Coordinator Rockhampton, DSDMIP
Mick Allen has recently been appointed as the Director/Co-Ordinator the for the Rockhampton... More

James Foreman

Project Leader, Laing O'Rourke
James Foreman BAppSc(ConstMgt) Industry professional with over 25 years’ experience in... More

Tim Welchman

Senior Consultant, Remplan
Tim Welchman is an economic development specialist with recognised expertise informing and... More

Jeremy Hasting

Owner/Director, iGloo
Jeremy is a respected leader, business strategist and entrepreneur who has built his businesses... More

Paul Stapleton

Managing Director, PLF Australia
Paul Stapleton, Managing Director, PLF Australia. Paul has conducted initial feasibilities for... More

Justin Geddes

Director, Conveyor Innovations International
Justin is the Director of Operations for Conveyor Innovations International Pty Ltd. (CII), ... More

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