In­no­va­tion at fore­front of fo­rum

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“IT’S about be­ing ahead of change, and think­ing five or ten years ahead, so we can be in con­trol of where we are go­ing to be.”

These are the words of Dr Colin Russo, di­rec­tor of En­gag­ing Fu­tures, a busi­ness that is “shap­ing to­mor­row to­day”.

Dr Russo was one of the pan­el­lists at the Dalby Cham­ber of Com­merce’s In­no­va­tion Fo­rum din­ner on Thurs­day night.

The fo­rum was de­signed to en­lighten and in­spire busi­ness own­ers and in­di­vid­u­als to use all of the in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ing in the re­gion to its full po­ten­tial.

Dr Russo be­lieved that busi­ness own­ers, par­tic­u­larly farm­ers, have an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pand their busi­nesses like never be­fore if they stay ahead of the game and en­gage the sleep­ing Asian gi­ant.

“As their economies be­come stronger and they get the in­ter­net, it’s go­ing to open up greater trade op­por­tu­ni­ties for us,” Dr Russo said.

PHOTO: SAM FLANA­GAN

FIND­ING A WAY: Colin Russo.

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