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The Challenges for Regional Australia in a competitive Investment Market – Conference

04 June 2015

Hear from some of Australia’s most respected leaders in their fields as they discuss the key issues affecting regional investment.

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Protecting the diversity and richness of the Sunshine Coast Region beyond its economic value:  balancing growth | development | environment

30 March 2015

Think Tank Session 1 – Establishing the challenge and options, 30 March 2015 Agenda Session 1 Participant bios Speaker presentations: SCBC Prof Mike Hefferan Prof Tim Smith Katie Dean Opinion Piece 1 by Sandy Zubrinich, Chair SCBC Think Tank Session 2 – Drilling down on some of the ideas / options, 4 May 2015 Agenda…

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Annual Strategy Workshop – 2015

05 March 2015

SCBC Strategy Workshop 5 March 2015- storyboard SCBC Strategy Session 2 agenda – Thursday 5 April 2015 SCBC 2015 Strategic Focus Area

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(l-r) Sandy Zubrinich, Ben Simpson, Malcolm Aikman and Jenna Cairney

Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks – 2014

26 November 2014

 Held at the TAFE Mooloolaba 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…

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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. Click here to view the Agenda Click here to view the Round Table presentation

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Agribusiness Conference

25 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. Click here to view the Agribusiness Conference Presentation – 25…

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Annual Strategy Workshop – 2014

13 February 2014

Strategy Session storyline

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Sunshine Coast Youth Prosperity Forum

12 November 2013

Currently, the local youth unemployment rate stands between 17 and 18 per cent, compared to an overall local unemployment rate of 6.7 per cent. Join with business and government leaders, and some of Australia’s most knowledgeable researchers and leaders in championing these youth issues, as we put a spotlight on Sunshine Coast youth unemployment.

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Hospital & Health Precinct ‘Ripple Effects’ Forum

31 July 2013

Reminder – What is the ‘ripple effect’? Used in this context – describes opportunities that may be created across industries as a result of building or operating the hospital and health precinct, e.g. supplying or servicing the actual hospitals or ancillary services or the people who are employed to provide the services.

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Mr Andrew Foo, Vice President Singapore Australia Business Council

The Asia Forum

11 April 2013

Growth of the Middle Class in Asia – are there opportunities for the Sunshine Coast? Within a few years Asia will be the world’s largest producer and consumer of goods and services. An increasingly wealthy and mobile middle class is emerging in the Asia region, creating new opportunities. Demand will increase for a diverse range of goods and services, from health…

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