Attracting hundreds of industry, government and community sector guests for more than 30 years, our well-attended events deliver unique insights and networking opportunities.

Future Events + COVID-19 and HRF Centre Response

Gateway Cities Alliance Webinar Series - Sept to Nov 2020
  • 22 Sep. How supply chains are contributing to the growth of our regions
  • 20 Oct. Gateway cities: population post COVID-19 
  • 24 Nov. The Future of work - who, how and where

Three events will examine the opportunities for the Gateway Cities of Wollongong, Newcastle and Geelong. Australia’s metropolitan capital cities continue to face escalating population growth presenting significant challenges for sustainable urban planning and development. Increasingly, the focus is turning to our major regional cities to better understand their economic and social contribution and to develop strategies for growth. Find out moreRegister for this free event


2020 Newcastle Breakfast Series - 4 times a year
  • 2020 Dates: 28 February, 22 May (cancelled), 24 July (Free webinar) and 13 November
    24 July Webinar - Watch the webinar | Download presentation
2020 Upper Hunter Breakfast Series - twice a year
  • 2020 Dates: 1 April and 16 September
    Listen to the insights from our 1 April keynote speaker
    Download the insights presented at the September breakfast
Smaller and Smarter Cities: International Symposium - October 2019

For the second year, this symposium addressed the opportunities and challenges facing major, non-capital cities. Find out more

Dinner and Launch for the Smaller and Smarter Cities Symposium - October 2019

Launching the 2019 Symposium at the iconic Victoria Theatre, Newcastle the dinner featured Andrew Beer, a leading authority on unleashing the potential of Australia’s regions.  Find out more

Special Dinner with the NSW Planning Minister - 14 August 2019

The Hunter Ahead: Driving the Region's Future - The Hon. Rob Stokes, MP - a joint event presented with Hunter Business Chamber on Wed. 14 August.


2018 Hugh Mackay Public Lecture (free) - Download the transcript

2017 New Professors Talk 
HRF Centre Director Prof. Will Rifkin - 25 Ways to Spot an Expert - Listen Now

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