Hunter Regional Dinner and Conference 27 & 28 August

Hunter Regional Dinner and Conference 27 & 28 August

Aug 27

Online registration has closed. For registration information please contact Karlena James on 02 9779 9746.




 Public event
 Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle, NSW

 Regional Development
 Dinner - 27 August (6.30pm to 9.00pm) and Full day forum - 28 August (8.00am to 4.00pm)

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CEDA's annual Hunter Region Conference examines economic development, infrastructure delivery and sectoral opportunities for the region.

Now in its 7th year, this conference brings together experts to deliver national, state and local insights for the region.

Moving to an earlier August date this year, in advance of the Federal election, CEDA encourages you to join peers from business, government and academia. Sessions will examine:

  • Local regional development and economic outlook;
  • Key business and development issues;
  • Transport priorities and delivery;
  • Energy and water infrastructure;
  • Focus on service industries and innovation;
  • Twenty-first century changes and the implications for business; and
  • The Hunter region and the Asian Century.


Keynote Dinner Address - Tuesday, 27 August 2013 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

What are the 21st Century impacts on your business?

Phil Ruthven
Founder and Chairman

Conference - Wednesday, 28 August 2013 - 8.00am to 4.00pm

City and regional snapshots

Dr Gaye Hart AM
Regional Development Australia - Hunter

Councillor Jeff McCloy
Lord Mayor
Newcastle City Council

Restructuring the Hunter: Transport delivery models

Stephen Cowan
General Manager, Operations
Pacific National

David Evans
Hunter Development Corporation

Carolyn McNally
Deputy Director General, Planning and Program
Transport for NSW

David Nye
Manager Aviation Business Development
Newcastle Airport

Parallel Sessions

Essential energy and water
infrastructure for a growing Hunter

The big idea? Innovation as a catalyst
for economic development

Dr Alan Broadfoot
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

Wayne Lowe
Hunter Angels and Hunter Founders Forum

Darren Cleary
Chief Operating Officer
Hunter Water Corporation

Su McCluskey
Chief Executive Officer
Regional Australia Institute

David Smales
General Manager Generation

John O'Brien
Chief Executive Officer

Keynote Lunch Address

Federal snapshot: A whole of government approach

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP
Shadow Minister for Regional Development
Shadow Minister for Tourism

Hunter in the Asian Century: An economic and business perspective

Virginia Loyola
Head of Business Development
Business Events Sydney

Henry Matthews
Program Manager - New Zealand Story
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Professor Caroline McMillen
University of Newcastle

Closing Keynote Address

Regulation and productivity - The Coalition's response

Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition
Chairman of the Coalition's Deregulation Taskforce
Senator for NSW


Barton Deakin
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Registration fees (Including GST)

CEDA Members and Guests

$170.00 per person - dinner only

$660.00 per person - conference only

$765.00 per person - dinner and conference

$1500.00 - corporate table x 10


$195.00 per person - dinner only

$770.00 per person - conference only

$895.00 per person - dinner and conference

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