Jointly our discussion about industries that hold the key to the region’s future economic growth.
Deakin, the City of Greater Geelong and G21 are jointly inviting the community to a series of discussions about industries that hold the key to the region’s future economic growth, following today’s launch of a report outlining four major projects worth about $2 billion to the local economy.
The Our Futures Deakin Lecture Series will include four public events in
Geelong between May and July, centring on key industries and themes contained
in the Geelong Economic Futures report
that identifies the major project potential within the region.
The projects include a $1 billion plan to make Avalon Victoria’s
largest interstate and seaport road and rail freight terminal, an up to $800
million water solution to drought proof regional food production, a $300
million investment at CSIRO’s Animal Health Laboratory to create the Asia
Pacific hub for infectious disease and biosecurity, and an injection of $70
million to Deakin’s Carbon Nexus.
The report, released today, finds that
the scoped projects would help shape Geelong’s future, primarily harnessing
private equity investment to remove reliance on Government subsidy.
The lecture series themes will align
with industries relevant to the projects, including biosciences, agriculture,
advanced manufacturing and pathways to prosperity, and be led by experts who
will create broader discussion about future opportunities for the Geelong
region across each industry.
To register to attend any of the lectures in the series please contact Lisa on 03 5272 4075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Future Deakin Lecture Series details:
Thursday 4 May 2017 from 6:00pm
Deakin Waterfront, with Professor Peter Doherty AC and Dr Graham Mitchell AO
Professor Doherty is Laureate Professor at the University of
Melbourne and shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for
discovering how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells. Dr Mitchell is one of Australia’s leading
biological scientists, a veterinary graduate and University gold medallist of
the University of Sydney.
Agriculture - Thursday 8 June 2017 from 6:00pm
Deakin Waterfront, with Robert McGavin and Lyndsay Sharp
Mr McGavin is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, Boundary Bend
Limited, is directly
involved in a large scale vineyard in South Australia, a grazing operation in
Western Queensland and a cropping and grazing operation in South Western
Victoria. Ms Sharp is a Director
at Leura Park Estate Vineyard, Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Flying Brick Cider Co,
Curlewis Golf Club.
Advanced Manufacturing - Thursday 6 July 2017 from 6:00pm
Deakin Waurn Ponds, with Natalie Waldie and Jake Dingle.
Ms Waldie is Project Manager, BAE Systems Australia. Mr Dingle is Chief Executive
Officer, Carbon Revolution and has a background in engineering, operations,
strategy and mergers and acquisitions within Australian listed companies.
Pathways to Prosperity - Thursday 20 July 2017 from 6:00pm
Deakin Waterfront, with James Pearson and Andrew Cardwell
Mr Pearson is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, Australia's largest business advocacy network. Mr Cardwell is a
Partner at InfraInvest, and an accomplished PPP commercial director, project financing
specialist and project engineer across a range of industry sectors including
roads, rail, energy, military, telecommunications, environmental services and