The Central Highlands ‘Investing in our Future’ Conference will bring together speakers and stakeholders who will provide information on current and future initiatives; development and investment opportunities; and projects, products and services that will support the region’s continued growth.

Held over 2 days, 25th and 26th October 2016, Bronwyn will be hosting a discussion panel on the topic:

Leadership at work – Does the Central Highlands have what it takes?

Panelists joining Bronwyn at 9.55am on 26th Oct are:

Alicia Dunbar, General Manager, Southern Cross Agricultural Exports
Professor Peter Gahan, Director, Centre for Workplace Leadership, University of Melbourne
Bindi Gove, Head of Corporate Affairs, BHP Billiton
Cr Kerry Hayes, Mayor, Central Highlands Regional Council and Chairman of the Board, Central Highlands Development Corporation
Sandra Hobbs, General Manager, Central Highlands Development Corporation
Hamish Millar, Managing Director, Cowal Agriculture

Synopsis: Fuelled by the resources boom, the Australian economy has enjoyed an unprecedented 25 years of economic growth, more than doubling in real terms over that period. But, now, the Australian economy is slowing. Productivity is sluggish, employment growth is weakening, the rate of technological change is accelerating, and consumer confidence is faltering. These fundamental changes in the way organisations organise and compete will impact Australian workplaces of all shapes and sizes, and across industries. If the Central Highlands is to maintain national competitiveness and generate growth and jobs, we need to navigate through a phase of increased uncertainty and ambiguity, disruption and change. To survive, we need to innovate and adapt, and to develop new capabilities and new sources of growth. Are we ready to meet these new challenges?

Download the program:  Central-Highlands-Conference-Program-Oct 2016.