Geelong: Transitioning economies in the digital age

Geelong: Transitioning economies in the digital age

Sep 26

For registration information please contact Ricky Papara on 03 9652 8414.




 Public event
 The Pier, Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong, VIC

 Regional development
 Half-day forum (10.00am to 2.00pm)

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Continuing structural change in the Australian economy more broadly has impacted state and local economies as business and industry are forced to adapt.

Geelong has seen significant change to its industry profile, with recent announcements including ceasing of production at Ford and the arrival of the National Disability Insurance Scheme offices, demonstrating two very different outlooks for the regional economy.

While conditions are challenging, there are also broad opportunities for the region to re-tool and re-skill for the future, although what that future looks like remains unclear. This CEDA event will explore how Victoria's second largest city can:

  • Embrace economic change through effective planning and transition strategies;
  • Re-skill and create new competitive advantages; and
  • Identify new markets to grow productivity and efficiency in the digital age.


Unlocking value from the digital economy
Dr Sarah Dods
Research Theme Leader - DPAS, CSIRO

Identifying needs: Re-skilling for a changing economy
Greg Leahy
Project Manager - Skilling the Bay, The Gordon

Identifying international markets for expansion and growth
Nick Nichles
General Manager - Marketing, Online and Business Practice, Austrade

Responding to the structural economic change: Planning and transition
Dr Wej Paradice
Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Valley Research Foundation

Adapting business to new work styles - Telework and productivity
Professor David Shallcross
Director Engineering Learning Unit, University of Melbourne and Theme Leader, Centre for Workplace Leadership


Enterprise Geelong

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Registration fees (including GST)

$250.00 per person
$1900.00 table x 8
$2325.00 table x 10


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