Developing Northern Australia 2022

    Professor Allan Dale will chair the Developing Northern Australia (DNA) Conference for the eighth time in 2022. The conference will be held from 6 to 8 July 2022 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. Hosted this year by the Office of Northern Australia and provides a platform to unite leaders, decision makers, industry representatives and community members who are working to advance our northern regions. Allan said, “Following COVID making us pivot to an online event last year, it will be great to come together and focus again on the issues and opportunities Northern Australia.’
    Conference topics will include, but are not limited to:
    • global positioning - security, defence and space
    • next generation agriculture and water
    • energy and resources
    • enabling infrastructure
    • liveability, affordability and workforce
    • mobilising Aboriginal-led development
    • reaching further north - business, trade and investment
    • tourism and environmental service markets
    • the vision of a sustainable and inclusive northern Australia.
    Keynote speakers include Heidi Lee, CEO Beyond Zero Emissions, Darren Godwell, CEO 121 Global, The Hon Nicole Manison, Deputy Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government and The Hon Darren West MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, and Member for Agricultural Region. As in previous years a number Federal and State Minister are also expected to attend depending on the election outcomes.

    Croc Pitch will also feature at this years conference. It will take place as a panel-style segment at the DNA Conference. This segment is designed for entrepreneurs or growing businesses that have a scalable innovation, product or technology that will provide a direct benefit to Northern Australia. Applicants will have 6 minutes to pitch a proposal to a panel of business leaders, investors, innovators, and government funding partners.
    During your pitch, you will have the opportunity to introduce your innovation, idea or proposal, explain how it contributes to the development of our northern regions, and answer any questions from panel members.
    The winner advances to the grand final in Darwin - pitching to win up to $1,000,000 in investment. For more information on Croc Pitch https://northaust.org.au/2022-dna-croc-pitch 

    For a full list of speakers or for more information please visit the conference website, 2022 Developing Northern Australia Conference - https://northaust.org.au/2022

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