The Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) conference is being conducted in Mackay, QLD in October this year. We are pleased to announce four of our keynote speakers for this year's conference.
SEGRA is recognised as Australia's most credible, independent voice on issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia. To find out more aboutSEGRA including this year's program and registration page, please click here.
Kate Charters. Convenor of SEGRA
Political scientist and futurist Prof Sohail Inayutullah will be travelling to Mackay Queensland to share his ideas on four possible futures for regional, rural and remote Australia on 23 October 2018.
“Sohail is a leader in Future Studies and he will draw on his unique understanding of strategic foresight in exploring how to change a community‘s narrative to be more cooperative, dispersed and strategic” said Ms Kate Charters, Convenor of this year’s Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia conference being conducted in Mackay 22-25 October.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Prof Inayatullah to Mackay” said Mayor Williamson. “Sohail pioneered Causal Layered Analysis which helps organisations discern the possibilities for their future and to understand how they are going to negotiate getting there. Mackay is already thinking ahead, planning for future generations. It will be a wonderful opportunity to have someone of such international standing visiting our region”.
Prof Darryl Low Choy, a member of the esteemed Wentworth Group of Scientist and Head of Planning at Griffith University will also be speaking in the program. Prof Low Choy has particular expertise in land use planning natural resource management.
“Prof Low Choy ‘s deep understating around growth in developing regions will be addressing delegates at the upcoming SEGRA conference on the importance of retaining local values and appropriate landscape and community transitioning” said Cr Williamson. “You need to design and plan for good growth” said Prof Low Choy. “It is an exciting program” said Ms Charters at the conclusion of the recent Local Steering Committee meeting which met in Mackay today. Our keynote speakers will be firmly addressing the opportunities for growth and vitality into the next century.
Other headline speakers include Kelly Heaton, Associate Director at Deloittes Access Economics, who will be briefing delegates on the conditions for investment, innovation and growth for Australia.