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SA Regional Development Conference 2019
May 23 - May 24
Regional Conference to Help Food, Wine and Agribusiness Grow.
Global leaders in food, wine and agribusiness will share their strategies and success secrets at the 2019 Regional Development Conference and Dinner hosted by Regional Development South Australia, in partnership with the Government of South Australia through Primary Industries and Regions SA. The 2 day event will take place at the exciting new facility in the Murraylands, The Bend Motorsport Park and Rydges Pit Lane Hotel.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘innovation along the value chain’. Conference speakers will provide practical advice on the latest productivity and technology tools to help food, wine and agribusiness operators and suppliers improve profits and grow their workforce across the regions.
Economic Development Australia will run an economic development masterclass on day two of the conference.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Tim Whetstone, said the conference would help showcase the state’s key economic strength.
“South Australia’s agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries represent our largest exporters and employers and are critical growth sectors for the future. In 2017-18, these industries contributed $19.7 billion to the state’s economy and accounted for 55% of the state’s merchandise exports.
“It is important that we support those doing business in our regions and recognise the valuable contribution they make to the South Australian economy.”
Regional Development South Australia chairman Rob Kerin said this year’s conference would provide unprecedented access to internationally-recognised food, wine and agribusiness experts.
“Attendees will receive invaluable strategic and practical advice to help improve business profits and grow the workforce in our regions,” Mr Kerin said.
“After a successful event last year, RDAs across the state collectively decided to hold the conference annually. It’s a great way to provide professional development opportunities and showcase the state’s venues in the regions.”
Conference tickets are available to the public, with businesses, local government and economic development professionals encouraged to attend.
Following the conference on the 24th May will be the Economic Development Masterclass being held in partnership with Economic Development Australia, also being held at The Bend Motorsport Park and Rydges Pit Lane Hotel.
Tickets for both events can be booked through the conference Eventbrite page with a range of different ticket options available to suit attendee needs, including a discounted ticket for booking attendance to the whole conference.
Accommodation is available on site, although is limited, at The Rydges Pit Lane Hotel. All accommodation bookings must be made through the conference booking page
For more information visit the Facebook Event or www.regionaldevelopmentsa.com.au/annual-conference