SEGRA is coming to town

Close to 200 people from across regional, rural and remote Australia will converge on Cobram Barooga next week for the 23rd Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) conference. “SEGRA, is Australia’s most credible independent voice on issues affecting regional Australia,” said Conference Convenor, Ms Kate Charters.

The Industry Forum in the Cobram Barooga region has attracted a record number of registrants reflecting the interest of all of Australia in the future of agricultural regions.

Keynote speakers travelling to Cobram/Barooga include:

  • Dr Tom Measham, CSIRO, who will be discussing Strategic Foresight for Regional Australia: mega trends, scenarios and implications.
  • Dr Daniel Terrill, Deloitte Access Economics, will be speaking about Drivers and Constraints to Regional Economic Development.
  • Prof Lee Pugalis, University of Technology Sydney, who will be discussing Delivering Place-Based Regional Economic Development.
  • Jan Owen, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians will be talking about Lifelong Learning and Employment in Australia.
  • Luke Wilson, Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner and James McTavish, New South Wales Cross Border Commissioner will be talking about Releasing Opportunities at the Border.

“SEGRA is not just another conference," said convenor Kate Charters. “It is renowned for its willingness to take up real challenges and propose actions that understand the true character of economic development in regional Australia.” 

“This is why we are branded ‘The think tank with tangible outcomes’, said Ms Charters.

SEGRA has been speaking out for regional Australia for 23 years. It is a critical forum where regional development practitioners, industry, researchers and government bring together their combined knowledge and ideas on regional futures from across Australia.

Register now and be a part of the conversation at this year's SEGRA Conference!