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Businesses to gain insight at Futures Forum

Bundaberg Region Future Forum - Alex Ferguson - COO of Nanoputian, Hailey Brown - CEO and founder of Vacayit, Chris Riddell - Australia's leading futurist
Keynote speakers: Alex Ferguson -COO of Nanoputian, Hailey Brown – CEO and founder of Vacayit, Chris Riddell – Australia's leading futurist.

Attendees can anticipate an enlightening and educational journey into the future of business at the upcoming Bundaberg Region Futures Forum on Thursday 25 July.

Promising a wealth of insights and strategies to navigate an ever-evolving business environment, the event is a must-attend for businesses seeking to innovate to thrive.

Renowned futurist and strategist Chris Riddell, alongside AI expert Alex Ferguson and inclusivity advocate and tech entrepreneur Hailey Brown will headline an impressive lineup of keynote speakers.

Coupled with the expertise of local industry leaders, the Futures Forum is set to identify pathways to success within the regional business landscape.

Bundaberg Tourism Chief Executive Officer, Katherine Reid, emphasised the opportunities arising from the Bundaberg region’s unprecedented economic and population growth.

“It’s important for local businesses to seize the opportunities that this growth presents,” she said.

“The inaugural Bundaberg Region Futures Forum is designed to bring together our local business community and help equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to capitalise on this momentum.”

Tim Sayre, President of Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce highlighted the practical elements of attending the forum for businesses.

“The Futures Forum is a great chance to learn from some of Australia’s most innovative and forward-thinking minds,” he said.

“Attendees can expect to gain actionable insights and strategies to help embrace technology integration, boost productivity and position their businesses for success.”

For Regional Business HQ, General Manager Brooke Fossey said that she is excited to play a part in the formation of an event which fosters innovation and growth in the Bundaberg Region.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship lie at the core of business growth and sustainability,” she said.

“The Forum will be a catalyst for dialogue, partnership and learning – empowering entrepreneurs to embrace change, adapt to market changes and encouraging businesses to approach challenges from a fresh perspective.”

Childers Chamber of Commerce President Margaret Smith noted the importance of innovation amidst rising challenges.

“Technologies like AI hold tremendous potential in increasing productivity and efficiency in businesses of all shapes and sizes,” she said.

“Childers Chamber encourages all businesses to attend the upcoming forum to discover practical and implementable strategies to enhance productivity in the face of rising cost pressures.”

Bundaberg Region Mayor Helen Blackburn said the Futures Forum will showcase what can happen through collaboration.

“The inaugural Futures Forum is set to encourage teamwork within Bundaberg's business community, helping everyone grow and succeed together,” she said.

“Collaboration is key to unlocking our region’s potential.”

Event details:

Bundaberg Region Futures Forum

Date: Thursday 25 July

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre (1 Civic Avenue)

Cost: $35 for early bird tickets! (ex fees)

Early bird tickets are available now at this link.

Limited allocation available.

Hosted by Bundaberg Tourism the Bundaberg Region Futures Forum is proudly supported by the Bundaberg and Childers Chambers of Commerce, Regional Business HQ and Bundaberg Regional Council.

The Bundaberg Region Futures Forum was made possible by assistance provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.


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