Think tank Series 3 – Protecting the diversity and richness of the Sunshine Coast Region beyond its economic value.
Think Tank Series 3 Session 1 – 29 May 2017
- Stephen Patey, Sunshine Coast Council
- Anthony Dow, Noosa Council
- Andrew Stevens, Project Urban
- Jen Williams, Property Council of Australia
- Adrian Allen, Stockland
- Steven Boyd, USC
Think Tank Series 3 Session 2 – 26 June 2017
Urban Evolution of the Sunshine Coast conference, Thursday, 8 June 2017
Annual Strategy Member Discussion held on 9 March 2017
- Regional KPIs
- Economic Outlook
- Sekisui House
- Stockland Overview
- PCA Presentation
- Master Builders
- Tourism Update
- USC Update
- CCIQ Noosa Update
Annual General Meeting and Christmas Function held on Thursday 24 November 2016
Combined Government & Business Forum held on Wednesday 24 August 2016
- Prof Greg Hill, VC USC
- Prof Peter Newman
- Phil Smith, Next Gen Planning
- Prof Thomas Schlacher
- Jonathan Chew
- Prof Tim Smith
Ripple Effect Conference
- Ben Simpson, Stockland
- James Mathews, KPMG
- Marianne Wallis, USC
- Brian Haratsis
- Linda Delamotte, Kawana Chamber
Think Tank Series 2 – Increasing the effectiveness of community engagement to deliver outcomes and positive changes for shared benefit to the community, business and government. What needs to change?
Think Tank Series 2: Session 1
Think Tank Series 2: Session 2 – Increasing the effectiveness of community engagement
Think Tank Series 2: Session 3
Think Tank Series 2: Session 4
Annual Strategy Workshop
Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 26 November 2015
Gender equality is important for everybody – and for our economy. Yet it is proving painfully difficult to achieve. We know that unconscious bias is costly. It causes us to make decisions that are not objective. It deprives us of talent and causes us to miss opportunities. Strong leadership is essential if we are to address the impacts of unconscious bias.
Business luncheon (1.2Mb PDF)
Paper delivered by the Hon Catherine Branson QC
There has been an array of legislative and policy changes over the decades promoted by various governments and companies, with the intent of addressing gender inequality in the workplace. Women make up over 50% of the workforce, are better educated, yet women still face inequalities. There is still a gender wage gap and women are still significantly under-represented in positions of power in both the public and private sectors.
The conference hears from women on how they successfully built their careers and how they approached the issues of their time. It considers the legislative changes over the decades and how this legislation fits with a fast changing society and modernising economy. A lot has changed, but is it enough?
Conference (1.5Mb PDF)
Paper by the Hon Catherine Branson QC
Recent events in Europe have shown that the irregular immigration crisis that the world is facing has barely touched Australia. Yet although Australia has a proud history of humanitarian resettlement, our policies towards irregular immigrants are probably the harshest in the world and breach our international human rights obligations. Does Australia have a moral obligation to do more to support world efforts to resettle those forced from their homes by conflict and violence? Can we continue indefinitely to detain in appalling circumstances men, women and children whose only ‘crime’ is to have travelled to Australia by boat to seek asylum? Can the cost of doing so be justified in our thriving multicultural country in which 6.6 million of the population (28%) were born overseas?
The Challenges for Regional Australia in a competitive Investment Market – Conference, June 2015
- Ivan Calhoun
- Stephen Fourth (60Mb – download to view) . The pdf is best viewed after download – video may not work in some browsers but does work on download.
- Nicole Dawson
- Mark Steinert
Protecting the diversity and richness of the Sunshine Coast Region beyond its economic value: balancing growth | development | environment
Think Tank Session 1 – Establishing the challenge and options, held on 30 March 2015
Think Tank Session 2 – Drilling down on some of the ideas / options, held on 4 May 2015
Think Tank Session 3 – Research, Options and Recommendations, held on 22 June 2015
Think Tank Session 4 – Agreeing Recommendations
Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks held at the TAFE Mooloolaba, 26 November 2014
The Annual Sunshine Coast Business Council Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks was well attended by more than 50 members and invited guests. The AGM also included a presentation on the findings of a recent survey commissioned by the Council on Investment Markets. The findings and research will be the basis for a forthcoming conference to be held on the 4th June 2015. Drinks were held in Cartwrights Restaurant at the TAFE.
Youth Prosperity Forum, 21 May 2014
A follow up from the first Youth Prosperity Forum conducted on 12 November 2013. The purpose of this forum is to review what has changed and agree on a way forward.
Agribusiness Conference, March 2014
The Sunshine Coast Business Council presents the Future of Agribusiness on the Sunshine Coast conference.
This event will bring together local industry representatives from across a wide range of sectors to contribute their expertise and knowledge in planning the future of agribusiness in terms of expansion and investment opportunities.
Post Forum Action Plan
Sunshine Coast Youth Prosperity Forum, November 2013
- David Rumbens (keynote speaker)
- Jade Frieser
- Paul Moreton
- Kylee Bates
- Ivan Neville
- Kris McCue
- Jody Tunnicliffe
Hospital & Health Precinct ‘Ripple Effects’ Forum, July 2013
The Asia Forum, 11 April 2013
Brochure: Growth of the Middle Class in Asia forum
UDIA Breakfast, Gwyn Jarrott, 28 February 2013
Kawana Health Precinct ‘Ripple Effects’ Forum Quarterly Action Plan Updates
Kawana Health Precinct ‘Ripple Effects’ Forum, August 2012
- Professor Paul Thomas and Mr Kevin Hegarty, SCUH
- Mr Malcom Aikman, Urbis
- Professor Mike Hefferan, USC and Mr Ross Hepworth, SCIT
SCBC Economic Directions Forum, March 2012
Health – A major employment driver in maintaining the Sunshine Coast as a key lifestyle region of SEQ, July 2010