The Developing Northern Australia Conference will be held at Alice Springs Convention Centre on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June 2018.  This annual conference is now in its 4th year and continues to be a meeting place for those individuals, companies and government entities that are vested in progressing Northern Australia.

The conference provides a platform for networking and connecting with like-minded contributors to share the opportunities, challenges and outcomes for growing Northern Australia.  We invite you to be part of this conversation on the importance of a connected North and ways to move forward in telecommunications, energy, liveability, population and engaging investment and  attracting business.

Confirmed Featured Speakers

  • Mr Matt Canavan, Minister for Natural Resources and Northern Australia, Australian Government (pre recorded message)
  • Hon Michael Gunner, Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government
  • Dr Beth Woods, Director-General, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Queensland
  • Dr Stephanie Fahey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade)
  • Mr Nigel Browne, CEO, Larrakia Development Corp
  • Mr Mark Cully, Chief Economist, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government
  • Ms Marie Piccone, CEO, Manbulloo Mangoes
  • Mr Mark Bennett, Head of Agribusiness and Emerging Corporate, Regional Australia, ANZ
  • Mr Troy Setter, CEO, Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC)
  • Professor Simon Maddocks, Vice Chancellor, Charles Darwin University
  • Ms Melissa Vernon, Executive Director – Innovation & Development, WA Country Health Service

Invited Featured Speakers

  • Mr Mark Coffey, Head, Office of Northern Australia, Department of Industry, Innovations & Science, Australian Government

Topics 2018

  • Trade and Investment
  • Land and Water
  • Connecting Northern Australia
  • Attracting Business and Population
  • Governance and the Next Generation of Northern Australian Policy
  • Indigenous-led Development
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Engaging Industry Sectors
  • Small Business and New Opportunities
  • Northern Australia Liveability