For 33 years this series has played a pivotal role in the Centre's independent research projects and engagement forums. Each event attracts over 250 guests from industry, government and the community sector. Keynote speakers and the HRF Centre's researchers deliver evidence and insights to inform future directions for the region, and to drive business growth and community prosperity.

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2020 Dates: 28 February | 22 May (Cancelled) | 24 July (TBC) | 13 November 

HRF Centre Economic Insights

Dr Anthea Bill comments on national Labour Force Data - April 2020 - watch video (5 min.)


FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY - DO WE NEED A 'HUNTER REGIONAL OUTLOOK'?

Speakers:

Paul Graham Chief Economist Energy, CSIRO - Download Presentation
Dr Anthea Bill, Lead Economist, HRF Centre - Download Presentation | Hunter Region Economic Indicators (Dec 2019)

Contact: Olivia Wyborn or call (02) 4033 9457


FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER - REGIONAL POPULATION GROWTH - ARE WE READY?

Speakers:

Liz Ritchie, co-CEO Regional Australia Institute -Regional Population Growth - Are We Ready? DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

Dr Anthea Bill, HRF Centre's Lead Economist, Hunter Update + Population Insights - DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION


26 JULY BREAKFAST - THEME COLLABORATION AND INFLUENCE

Speakers:

The June Hunter Region Economic Indicators were released at the breakfast. 


16 MAY 2019 BREAKFAST - THEME: GROWING AN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM 

Speakers:

Download May 2019 Innovation in Hunter Businesses insights released at the breakfast.


1 MARCH 2019 BREAKFAST: THE MONA EFFECT

Speakers:

Access the HRF Centre's latest edition of the Hunter Region Economic Indicators | Download Q&A questions


16 NOVEMBER 2018 BREAKFAST: THEME - INNOVATION

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

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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

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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.

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