WA South West regional economic update

WA South West regional economic update

WA
Nov 2
CEDA is proud to launch the South West regional economic update in the growing city of Bunbury with the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, providing an opening keynote address.

Speakers

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; and Jobs and Trade
Nick Belyea, Chair, South West Development Commission
Craig Dawson, General Manager - Operations, Talison Lithium Pty Ltd
Tony Girgis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brownes Foods

Event overview

The South West’s population is set to expand by over 50,000 people in the next 10 years. Join our speakers as they discuss what impact this will have on the region in terms of services and communities and what the future of work looks like through an economic lens.

This full day forum will discuss the enormous opportunities for the education, agricultural, and resources industries that underpin the region’s economy and examine the infrastructure, investment and policy settings required to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future.

Join us as we discuss the future economic development opportunities that will shape the region.

CEDA welcomes South West regional economic update attendees to join the South West Development Commission for a complimentary Bunbury Port and waterfront tour on Thursday 1 November from 3.45pm concluding with a sundowner at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse. To book your place, please contact CEDA Event Coordinator, Stephanie Rowton on 08 6104 7104 or email Stephanie.Rowton@ceda.com.au

Event presentations

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; Jobs and Trade PDF

Nicole Lockwood, Westport Taskforce PDF

Craig Dawson, Talison Lithium Pty Ltd PDF

Ian Telfer, WA Plantation Resources PDF

Tony Girgis, Brownes Foods PDF

Bradd Hamersley, Harvey Water PDF

Delegate handout PDF

 

Meet the keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker - Regional Overview

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan
WA Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; and Jobs and Trade

Meet the speakers

Nick Belyea
Chair, South West Development Commission

Craig Dawson
General Manager - Operations, Talison Lithium Pty Ltd

Tony Girgis
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brownes Foods

Bradd Hamersley
Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Water

Alan Langford
Chief Economist, Bankwest

Nicole Lockwood
Independent Chair, Westport Taskforce

Ian Telfer
Chief Executive Officer, WA Plantation Resources

Meet the panel

Duncan Anderson
Managing Director, South Regional TAFE

Lyn Farrell
Dean, Edith Cowan University - South West Campus

Rebecca Ball
Acting Chief Executive Officer, South West Development Commission

Kathy Keay
Director Training Services - Great Southern campus, South Regional TAFE

Chris McNamara
Chief Executive Officer, Bunbury Geographe Economic Alliance

Panel sessions

Regional Overview
Friday 2 November 9:00am
  • Nick Belyea, Chair, South West Development Commission
  • Alan Langford, Chief Economist, Bankwest
  • The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; and Jobs and Trade,
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
Education, training and the future of work
Friday 2 November 10:10am
  • Lyn Farrell, Dean, Edith Cowan University - South West Campus
  • Kathy Keay, Director Training Services - Great Southern campus, South Regional TAFE
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
Transformative infrastructure and resources
Friday 2 November 11:30am
  • Craig Dawson, General Manager - Operations, Talison Lithium Pty Ltd
  • Nicole Lockwood, Independent Chair, Westport Taskforce
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
Agribusiness value adding and productivity
Friday 2 November 1:30pm
  • Tony Girgis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brownes Foods
  • Bradd Hamersley, Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Water
  • Ian Telfer, Chief Executive Officer, WA Plantation Resources
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
South West 2025
Friday 2 November 3:00pm
  • Duncan Anderson, Managing Director, South Regional TAFE
  • Rebecca Ball, Acting Chief Executive Officer, South West Development Commission
  • Chris McNamara, Chief Executive Officer, Bunbury Geographe Economic Alliance
  • Additional participants to be confirmed

Supported by CEDA members

Event sponsors