Garnaut to visit for business forum
LOCAL business leaders and industry experts from around Australia will head up the inaugural Douglas Business Forum next month.
Chief among them is distinguished diplomat and economist Prof Ross Garnaut, and leading Cairns economist Bill Cummings.
Douglas Shire Council is encouraging local business operators to attend the free forum, which promises insights on marketing and tourism, diversity and innovation and business development and investment.
The free forum, which includes lunch, is being hosted by Douglas Shire Council at QT Resort on Thursday, November 12, from 12pm-5pm and will with a range of speakers and panel discussions to encourage economic development.
Presenters include facilitator Paul Fagg, Economic Development Manager for the Far North Queensland Office of the Department of State Development, internationally-respected economist Ross Garnaut and keynote speaker Sarah Buckler, the Acting Deputy Director-General for Strategy and Engagement with the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Other speakers include Bill Cummings of Cummings Economics, Jayne Gray from the Business Skills Fund and Advance Cairns’ Mark Matthews.
Mayor Julia Leu said the line-up of speakers and panellists and the range of topics to be covered ensured there would be something for everyone involved in business in the Douglas Shire to learn from as well as a great opportunity to share knowledge and ideas.