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.
2019 Dates: 1 March | Thurs. 16 May | Fri. 26 July | Fri. 15 November
The HRF Centre's Hunter Economic Breakfast on 15 November will continue this year's theme of Collaboration and Vision with a focus on the future.
What will the Hunter look like with 2-million residents? Where will they live? What jobs will they have? Congestion at the beach? On the Hunter Expressway?
Professor Alex Zelinsky, the University of Newcastle's Vice-Chancellor and President, will discuss the University's new strategic plan in light of such a possibility.
Dr Anthea Bill, the HRF Centre's Lead Economist, will present an update on the current state-of-play for the national, international and local economies today. She will also provide an overview of population prospects.
Fri. 15 Nov | 6:45am - 9am Speakers commence 7:15am
Parking: On-street parking is free up until 9am, or can be pre-paid after 9am. Fees apply for parking in the Wests carparks.
Tickets: $75 - Corporate table, not-for-profit and student rates also available
26 JULY BREAKFAST - THEME COLLABORATION AND INFLUENCE
- Lucy Turnbull AO, Greater Sydney Commission, Chief Commissioner - Collaboration and Influence Download the presentation
- Dr Anthea Bill, HRF Centre Lead Economist - Insights for the Hunter Economy Download the presentation
- Cr Bob Pynsent, Chair, Hunter Joint Organisation
The June Hunter Region Economic Indicators were released at the breakfast.
16 MAY 2019 BREAKFAST - THEME: GROWING AN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
- Sander van Amelsvoort, Director of SJS Strategy - Winning from Second: The Eindhoven Story - Download the presentation
- Dr Anthea Bill, HRF Centre Lead Economist - Insights for the Hunter Innovation Landscape - Download the presentation
Download May 2019 Innovation in Hunter Businesses insights released at the breakfast.
1 MARCH 2019 BREAKFAST: THE MONA EFFECT
- David Bartlett, Former Premier of Tasmania - The MONA Effect - DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
- Andrew Hoyne, Founding Director, Hoyne, and Author of The Place Economy
- Dr Anthea Bill, Lead Economist, HRF Centre - Hunter Region Economic Insights - DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
16 NOVEMBER 2018 BREAKFAST: THEME - INNOVATION
Are Newcastle and the Hunter winning or losing at the innovation game?
- Dr Anthea Bill, Lead Economist, Hunter Research Foundation Centre Download Presentation
- James O'Loghlin
- Heath Raftery, Newie Ventures
- Siobhan Curran, I2N
27 JULY 2018 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.
- Dr Anthea Bill, Lead Economist, Hunter Research Foundation Centre Download presentation
- Professor Emeritus Roy Green, Chair, Port of Newcastle
- Kyle Loades, Steering Committee Chair, Committee for Sydney; ex-Chairman, NRMA
- Matt Coetzee, Client Director Cities, Aurecon
- Chris Knowles, Director Sales and Marketing, McLanahan Corporation
11 MAY 2018 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.
- Melinda Cilento, CEO, CEDA - How unequal? Insights on inequality DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
- Dr Anthea Bill, Lead Economist, HRF Centre - Indicators of Social Inequality in the Hunter DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
- Hugh Mackay, Author and social researcher - Australia Reimagined
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