Raising Regions Conference + Expo

Thursday, 8 August (8:00am - 2:00pm)
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Raising Regions Conference + Expo

RAISING REGIONS CONFERENCE + BUSINESS AWARDS

Experience the energy of the Raising Regions Conference and Business Awards, a vibrant two-day event devoted to sparking innovation, fostering connections, and propelling sustainable growth across our region, with a special emphasis on areas along the Tropic of Capricorn, Northern Australia, and the Pacific. Immerse yourself in an event where you'll interact with industry luminaries, business professionals, entrepreneurs, academics and visionaries in a rewarding exchange of insights and strategies. Conclude the conference on a high note with our esteemed business awards, honouring and elevating the outstanding accomplishments of businesses driving positive change throughout our region.

THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

The Raising Regions Conference '24 will be centred around the following themes:

  • Sustainable Development Strategies  
  • Innovative Agriculture Techniques
  • Cultural Preservation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Getting Export Ready
  • Connecting SMEs with opportunities
  • New and Emerging Industry
  • Capability Statements and Quad Statements
  • Grants and Commercialisation
  • Resilient Communities and Simulation

These engaging topics promise to inspire thought-provoking discussions and foster innovative solutions for the advancement of our region.

WHAT TO EXPECT?
  • Enlightening Presentations Engaging Workshops: Enhance your knowledge and skills in critical areas relevant to regional development across Northern Australia and the Pacific
  • Insightful Discussions: Gain fresh perspectives from a diverse lineup of speakers and panelists.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a vibrant community of professionals, academics, and industry leaders.
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

Whether you seek insights, networking opportunities for business growth, or a chance to contribute to regional development, "Raising Regions" provides a platform for exploration, learning, and understanding regional dynamics. It's ideal for business professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics, community activists, educators, students, Pacific Nation delegates, and individuals keen on grasping future trends impacting our region.

SPONSORSHIP  OPPORTUNITIES 

Sponsorship opportunities for the Raising Regions Conference and Business Awards are now available! 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

KEEN TO SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE AND PRESENT?

Are you passionate about contributing to the growth and prosperity of our region? Do you have valuable insights and information to share with the community? Keen to share your expertise? We invite you to register your interest and apply now to become a speaker or workshop host at our event. Complete this quick form to express your interest and we will be in touch.

REGISTER INTEREST TO PRESENT

NOMINATE FOR THE BUSINESS AWARDS

The first Townsville Chamber of Commerce Business Awards was held almost 30 years created to celebrate and elevate businesses in our region. This year it will be held as the closing event for the inaugural Raising Regions Conference.

Do you know a local business that deserves recognition?

Whether it's their exceptional product or service, their commitment to our community, their innovative approaches, or their outstanding team culture, we want to hear about them. Let us know who stands out to you – and let's give them the recognition they deserve! After all, who doesn't appreciate a pat on the back for a job well done?

NOMINATE TODAY