Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum

Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum

NSW
Sep 14
CEDA's 9th Annual Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum will examine priorities towards growing the Newcastle and Hunter regional economy.

Speakers

The Hon. Duncan Gay MLC, NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
Stephen Koukoulas, Managing Director , Market Economics
Marc England, Executive General Manager - New Energy, AGL Energy Limited
Cr Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Newcastle City Council

Event overview

The Newcastle and Hunter regional economy represents the second largest economy in New South Wales and is at the forefront of regional development in the state. It is forecast the Hunter economy will increase its output by 75% to around $64.8 billion by 2036.

The region is well placed to build on its existing economic foundations and capitalise on new and emerging opportunities in both domestic and Asian markets. This comes with the recognition that growth will be achieved through investment in infrastructure and innovation that will support existing industries and create new industries, jobs and investment opportunities.

CEDA's 9th Annual Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum will examine critical issues impacting on the local economy, including:

  • Critical infrastructure needs to drive regional productivity;
  • Opportunities for business growth through innovation and access to export markets;
  • Investment in skills and training to enhance regional employment;
  • The future energy mix and opportunities for local industry; and
  • Urban redevelopment of the Newcastle CBD to meet the needs of the city to 2030.

Don't miss this chance to interact with leaders from across industry, tertiary education institutions, and government, to examine regional priorities towards growing the Newcastle and Hunter regional economy. 

Meet the keynote speakers

The Hon. Duncan Gay MLC
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Stephen Koukoulas
Managing Director , Market Economics

Marc England
Executive General Manager - New Energy, AGL Energy Limited

Meet the speakers

Cr Nuatali Nelmes
Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Newcastle City Council

Pam Christie
Managing Director , TAFE NSW

Professor Kevin Hall
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Newcastle

Dr Brent Jenkins
Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Research Foundation

Kylie Hargreaves
Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Industry

Jon Richards
Head of Corporate Affairs, Australia and Canada, Anglo American

Kristen Keegan
Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Business Chamber

Nat McGregor
Chief Operating Officer, University of Newcastle

David Pitchford CBE LVO
Chief Executive, UrbanGrowth

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