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April 2018

EDA and RDA Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Event.

12 April 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Southport Yacht Club Gold Coast, 1 Macarthur Pde
Main Beach, Qld 4217
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EDA (Economic Development Australia) and RDA (Regional Development Australia) invite you to join us at a Special Commonwealth Games Trade 2018 Event.

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May 2018

EDA Webinar: Meaningful incentives for jobs, economic growth and events

14 May 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $25

Economic Development Australia presents a professional development webinar - 'Meaningful incentives for jobs, economic growth and events' Webinar facilitators: Michael Campbell of Lucid Economics: A boutique economics and financial consultancy,  Lucid Economics specialises in economic development consulting for local and state governments, advising clients across the country in both capital city and regional areas. -- and -- Paul Martins, EDA Director and Head of Economic Development for the Sunshine Coast Council in Queensland.  Sunshine Coast Council's Economic Development focuses on…

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June 2018

SA Regional Development Conference 2018

7 June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Kadina. SA South Australia + Google Map

The 2018 South Australian Regional Development Conference by Regional Development Australia in partnership with Economic Development Australia will be held in Kadina 7- 8th June 2018

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Development & Measurement of Economic Development Measures (TELECONFERENCE)

15 June 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

How do you identify areas that need economic development support? How do you formulate and prioritise economic development programs? How do you monitor the implementation and measure the impact of your economic development activities? Do you know and use new data sources so you can stay informed of trends and identify priority areas? Are you able to tap into the most recent data sources, including those made available from new technologies, including ‘big data’ from the internet? EDA has commissioned…

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July 2018

How Local Government can create a business enabling environment

19 July 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Exhibition Space, Level 2, 140 William Street
Perth, WA 8000 Australia
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$32 – $48

Followed by drinks Local governments influence the decisions of businesspeople to invest and create jobs. Whether they are a part of the Greater Perth metropolitan area, a regional centre or a small country town, local government authorities have the mandate and the powers to improve the local business environment and encourage more private investment. While economic development strategies and policies seek to promote local investment and business development, council attitudes towards planning and regulation often undermine these efforts. This seminar…

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August 2018

Informal networking event – WA SPN

9 August 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Cafe Bar (at the Subiaco Hotel), 465 Hay St
Subiaco, WA Australia
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Free

Join your fellow economic development colleagues for an informal gathering and an opportunity to meet EDA CEO, Jacqueline Brinkman. Jacqueline will provide a brief update of national EDA activities and is keen to meet with WA economic development practitioners and support the activities of the WA EDA SPN. The event is free, on a buy-your-own drinks basis.

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October 2018

Supporting Strategic Local Industry Clusters for Business and Regional Growth

8 October 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Exhibition Space, Level 2, 140 William Street
Perth, WA 8000 Australia
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$38

In today’s globalised world economy, regional cluster developments are an increasingly potent strategy for mobilising industry investment and promoting economic growth. Clusters represent a dynamic network of related firms and other stakeholders. Government, academia and the private sector all have a critical role to play in cluster development. This includes the role local governments can play in facilitating key stakeholder engagement in these processes, mobilising community support and creating more enabling conditions for cluster development, including the use of common…

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NEDC 2018 – Rockhampton Queensland

16 October 2018 @ 8:00 am - 19 October 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Rockhampton Qld., 232 Bolsover St
Rockhampton, Qld 4700
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Rockhampton will host the National Economic Development Conference (NEDC 2018) from October 16-19.

National and global experts in investment attraction, industry development, job creation, competitiveness, market development, place activation and productivity will converge on the city of Rockhampton to take part in a dynamic 3-day event.

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November 2018

The Emergence of the Perth Town Team Movement (followed by Christmas networking)

23 November 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$25

3:30PM: ‘The Emergence of the Perth Town Team Movement: Dean Cracknell’ Venue: 140 William Street, Perth Dean Cracknell is the Chief Executive Officer of Town Team Movement – an ‘under-arching, non-profit organisation helping town teams to empower their local communities’. Town teams are groups of businesses, landowners and residents working proactively with their local government to create active, resilient and successful places. Previously, Dean worked in local government for 12 years as a strategic urban planner and was Deputy Chair…

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March 2019

A briefing on the WA Economy

13 March @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alex Hotel, 50 James St
Northbridge, WA Australia
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$38

Speaker: Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA Understanding the local economy is critical to ensure economic development practitioners can make informed decisions in the best interests of their community. The WA economy is now back on the path to growth, after a difficult period following the end of the mining investment boom. However, there are risks on the horizon that may put the recovery at risk. The WA State Practitioner Network welcomes Rick Newnham, Chief…

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