For over 30 years this series has attracted hundreds of guests from local industry, government and the community, and delivered timely and independent insights to help drive business and regional prosperity. Dynamic speakers present the latest national, international and regional economic insights and a focus on special themes highlight important local issues.

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2019 Dates:  1 March | Thurs. 16 May | Fri. 26 July | Fri. 15 November

1 MARCH 2019 BREAKFAST: THE MONA EFFECT

HRF Centre is collaborating with other regional stakeholders to develop a shared vision and areas of priority for Newcastle and the Hunter region. Drawing on aspects of the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan and priority areas identified at last year's Second Cities Symposium, the overarching theme for the 2019 series will be collaboration and vision.

Our first breakfast featured the former Premier of Tasmania, David Bartlett, who shared some of the behind the scenes stories of the origins of MONA. The speakers discussed how other regional communities replicate the 'MONA effect' to grow and diversify their economies, while also transforming for a prosperous future?

SPEAKERS:

Access the HRF Centre's latest edition of the Hunter Region Economic Indicators | Download Q&A questions
For more information contact Olivia Wyborn or phone (02) 4033 9457. 


16 NOVEMBER BREAKFAST: THEME - INNOVATION

Are Newcastle and the Hunter winning or losing at the innovation game?

SPEAKERS:

  • For more information contact Olivia Wyborn - olivia.wyborn@newcastle.edu.au | (02) 4033 9457.

  • 27 JULY BREAKFAST: THEME - TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE

    HRF Centre presented insights for the national and local economy, including the results of our unique Pulse Survey of local consumer and business expectations presented in our Hunter Region Economic Indicators. An expert panel focussed on transport infrastructure

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    11 MAY BREAKFAST

    Our second Hunter Economic Breakfast for 2018 continued the theme of Growing Smarter and examined economic prosperity and inequality. We released a special edition of our March Hunter Region Economic Indicators focussed on inequality.

    SPEAKERS:

    DOWNLOAD the latest Hunter Region Economic Indicators

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