Investing in Our Future Conference

The CHDC Investing in Our Future Conference is being held in Emerald on Tuesday & Wednesday 25 & 26 of October. It has great agribusiness content and speakers this year, as well as the normal high standard of general business content.

Tuesday 25 – “Game Changers”  & “Development & Innovation” 

  • a choice of site tours in the morning include both a trip to the Dam with Sunwater CEO Nicole Hollows or a trip to the CQ Inland Port and future Graincorp site at Yamala with Alan Stent-Smith & Neil Johns, Graincorp Group General Manager 
  • agribusiness forum after lunch with Nicole, Alan, Neil, Anne Stunzer (Growing CQ), Helen Stehbens (RoadRailPort) & Liam Stitt (EsCO).
  • an evening function featuring Michael Sherlock, high profile business leader & ex-Brumby’s king.

Wednesday 26 – Conference

Featuring, among other high profile business leaders:
  • Hamish Millar (Cowal Ag) 
  • Alicia Dunbar (Southern Cross Agricultural Exports)
  • Andrew Bate (SwarmFarm Robotics)
  • Fleur Anderson (Rural Business Collective & Cotton Australia director)
  • Warwick Powell (Founder & Chairman of Sister City Partners – Warwick is a director of a number of companies in Australia and Hong Kong, involved in investment banking, big data analytics, renewable energy and agribusiness services)
  • Prof Peter Gahan (Melbourne Uni) on business & workplace leadership & practical steps to drive business performance in the workplace.

It’s one of the best line ups we’ve ever had for a locally-based Conference, and everyone is encouraged to make the time to come. More information is available: and you can book online at:

For more information please contact Liz Alexander, Agribusiness Development Coordinator

Central Highlands Development Corporation
Postal Address: PO Box 1425, Emerald Qld 4720
Office Address: 31 Ruby Street, Emerald Qld 4720
 07 4982 4386            07 4982 4068              
0429 471 511 
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