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November 2020

NEDC 2020

18 November 2020@8:00 am - 20 November 2020@5:00 pm

NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Breaking New Ground: Building a Resilient Future 18-20 November 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Economic Development Australia’s (EDA) flagship event, NEDC20 is scheduled to be held on November 18-20 with the theme, Breaking New Ground – Building a Resilient Future.  Over the past few months, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation surrounding COVID-19 to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of NEDC20 delegates. As a result, we have made…

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EDA AGM 2020

24 November 2020@12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Notice is hereby given to all members of Economic Development Australia Ltd that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held online on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 12pm AEDT/Sydney time. Board Director Nominees There are two nominations for member-elected positions: Ray Tiernan David Power Shaun Miller Related Documents EDA AGM 2020 Agenda EDA AGM 2019 Draft Minutes EDA 2019-20 Annual Report with Chair’s report and financial report Appointment of Proxy form

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January 2021

Webinar – 2021: What do we do now?

28 January@12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Free

This webinar will focus on the key principles of economic development strategic planning with a focus on lessons learned through COVID-19. Beyond the basics of economic development strategy, this webinar will concentrate on how we need to adapt our thinking for the post COVID world, with a goal of ensuring our economic development strategies provide a strong foundation for resilience, adaptation, and diversification. We are entering uncharted territory with heightened levels of uncertainty and risk, how do we need to…

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March 2021

Online roundtable: Data and Insights – Impacts of Covid-19 on metro and regional economies in SA

3 March@9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Note that the timezone of this event is ACDT / Adelaide time OPEN TO EDA MEMBERS ONLY Following on from the webinar Discovering business community insights: how to discover robust insights from your local business community we are organising an online roundtable for South Australian members. The objective of the roundtable is to share insights and examples on how we have assessed the regional and local impact of the COVID-19 crisis and how we have engaged with our community to better understand…

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Webinar: Launch of the EDA Evaluation and Measurement Toolkit for Economic Development.

3 March@12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

EXCLUSIVE INVITATION FOR EDA-MEMBERS ONLY Economic Development Australia (EDA) is delighted to invite you to the national launch of the EDA Evaluation and Measurement Toolkit for Economic Development. Economic development professionals are increasingly required to track and report on metrics related to their economic development work. EDA Evaluation and Measurement Toolkit is a user-friendly resource, created for EDA by Pracsys to support Australian economic development professionals track, measure and report outcomes for any economic development project, regardless of scale, size…

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Webinar: Strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural & regional areas

17 March@12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

High-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as a mechanism for regions to strategically manoeuvre into more optimal economic positions. Consequently, research and policy attention has been given to developing enabling environments for entrepreneurship. However, while urban centres have established ecosystems for entrepreneurial support, little is known about how entrepreneurial support is nurtured in rural regions. Understanding entrepreneurial support in rural economies is complicated by apparent divergences in the ways in which entrepreneurship is imagined in context. In 2019, the…

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Webinar: Toolkit Training Workshop

24 March@12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

EXCLUSIVE INVITATION FOR EDA-MEMBERS ONLY Economic Development Australia (EDA) is delighted to invite you to the national launch of the EDA Evaluation and Measurement Toolkit for Economic Development. Economic development professionals are increasingly required to track and report on metrics related to their economic development work. EDA Evaluation and Measurement Toolkit is a user-friendly resource, created for EDA by Pracsys to support Australian economic development professionals track, measure and report outcomes for any economic development project, regardless of scale, size…

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Economic Development Strategy and Recovery Thinking in Focus

31 March@12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$25

Economic recovery from a pandemic and natural disasters has tested the robustness of economic development portfolios across Australia, as was discussed at the National Economic Development Conference 2020 by leading economic recovery expert Rod Miller.   As practitioners look to steer recovery and adjust to the paradigm of the "new normal" while balancing "business as usual", the question of what strategies to rebuild local business, jobs, confidence and infrastructure is incredibly challenging.  Join us for this special virtual seminar to…

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April 2021

Enhancing the Capability of Businesses to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19

14 April@12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Time shown is AEST. A case study – How the City of Melbourne is supporting businesses to survive and thrive. The webinar will present three City of Melbourne business support initiatives and will include a discussion on the impact of the programs and the learnings captured. This session will showcase: The Business Concierge Service In 2019, the Business Concierge Service was established to make it easier to open and grow small businesses in the municipality of Melbourne. In response to…

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The National Economic Development Benchmarking Survey Report

28 April@12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Economic Development Australia (EDA) and Australian Regional Tourism (ART) are pleased to be collaborating with Urban Enterprise, Planning, Economics and Tourism Consultancy on this important project. Respondents to a national survey provided detailed information to help us understand the various approaches and resources dedicated to economic development and tourism departments within Local Government across Australia. Presentation of the report will cover: Key priorities and objectives for economic development and tourism departments / units within local government; What resources are allocated to economic…

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