Competitive regions

Competitive regions

Jun 28
Regions and cities increasingly compete globally for investment, talent and opportunities to further growth. Understanding the effect competition and global mega trends reshaping our economy will have on South East Queensland is critical to informing both long term planning and decisions now.


Cr Paul Antonio, Mayor, Toowoomba Regional Council
Cr Greg Christensen, Mayor, Scenic Rim Regional Council
Cr Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor, Brisbane City Council
Cr Allan Sutherland, Mayor, Moreton Bay Regional Council

Event overview

The population of South East Queensland is expected to grow to over 5.3 million people in the next 25 years. Economic success will rely on an increasingly services and knowledge based employment and business mix; sustainably managed growth; maximising existing infrastructure; exploiting competitive advantages; and remarkable leadership.

The State Government’s Shaping SEQ outlines the region’s future and proposes policy settings to achieve a sustainable, connected, prosperous region.  To provide their response and their plans for South East Queensland as a truly competitive region CEDA welcomes the Mayors of South East Queensland.

Join a senior CEDA audience in Brisbane to hear what the employers, the designers, the builders, the service providers and the leaders of local government across South East Queensland see as the region’s best future, it’s competitiveness and place in the world.

Meet the speakers

Cr Paul Antonio
Mayor, Toowoomba Regional Council

Cr Greg Christensen
Mayor, Scenic Rim Regional Council

Cr Graham Quirk
Lord Mayor, Brisbane City Council

Cr Allan Sutherland
Mayor, Moreton Bay Regional Council

Cr Luke Smith
Mayor, Logan City Council

Cr Paul Tully
Acting Mayor, Ipswich City Council

Cr Karen Williams
Mayor, Redland City Council

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