2015 Northern Queensland Economic Summit

NQES 2015 Aus mapThe Capricorn Coast and greater CQ will be well represented at the Premier’s Northern Queensland Economic Summit 2015 in Cairns this week.

Capricorn Enterprise is attending as both delegate and exhibitor and will build on the already strong relationships we have with our state economic development colleagues and government Ministers who understand the importance of our region to the state’s economy.

Capricorn Enterprise was a pivotal partner in ensuring Rockhampton and all areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn and west to the border was included in the Northern Australia White Paper.

This is of significant importance to both Federal and State governments in their roll out of infrastructure development to underpin private enterprise investment in Queensland, particularly north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

We will continue to lobby for our region’s Priority Projects – for more information go to www.capricornenterprise.com.au/priority-projects/

Capricorn Resort Yeppoon and the Iwasaki Foundation is a tourism case study with Mr. Yoshitaro Iwasaki one of the presenters, which places additional emphasis on the Capricorn Coast as a tourism destination.  This along with the development of Great Keppel Island Resort both critical tourism infrastructure projects for our destination.

Capricorn Enterprise Chairman Graham Scott and Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig will also be in attendance as well as Sandra Hobbs from Central Highlands Development Corporation, so CQ will definitely have a strong presence.

The Premier, Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Tourism and Education, Minister for Agriculture will be in attendance and we will here from Investor case studies including the Cairns Airport, QIC Agribusiness Investment Platform and JESI – Journey Management.

Project presentations will present investment project opportunities across Infrastructure, Tourism, Resources, Agriculture, Research and Innovation sectors.   This will include the Port of Townsville Expansion, the Whitsunday Coast Airport, MacMines Austrasia China Stone Coal Project, Finfish Group Investment Overview, The Digital Homestead and many more.

Then on Friday I will attend the NewsCorp Australia Tourism Innovation Conference hosted by Tourism Tropical North Queensland.  Keynote speaker Demographer Bernard Salt will talk about global trends, discretionary spending, changes in consumer expectations and behaviours of new customers; where they are and what they want.

This will be followed by topics in Distributor Innovation, Digital Innovation, Financial Management innovation, Product Development Innovation, Marketing Innovation, Leadership and Management Innovation.

Until next time…..

Mary Carroll, CEO Mary Carroll

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