Rural Summit 2014
NHILL 27 and 28 March 2014
The seventh annual Rural Summit was held in the township of Nhill in Hindmarsh Shire on 27 and 28 March 2014. Approximately 150 delegates from around the State travelled to Nhill to hear from a wide range of keynote speakers including Economist Saul Eslake and regional TV chef Stefano De Pieri.
The Summit theme was ‘Small Communities, Big Opportunities – facing the future and embracing change’. The economic benefit to Hindmarsh Shire was estimated at approximately $70,000 from the influx of visitors and expenditure around the event. A survey conducted after the event was extremely positive, with the majority of respondents saying they would likely attend future summits and recommend the event to others.
Thursday 27 March
John Millington – The Journey of the Karen Community
David A Wilson – Heritage based community development
Frank Delahunty – Corporate farms: Opportunities for communities File size: 388 KB
Saul Eslake – Rural economies: a global perspective File size: 600 KB
Paul Holton – Advancing Orbost File size: 286 KB
Margaret Abbey – A PEEP into big opportunities for small business File size: 377 KB
Alex Graham – Nhill alive with business opportunity weekend File size: 1312 KB
Ernie Schwarz – The secrets of great influencers File size: 139 KB
Stefano De Pieri – Building a regional food industry
Friday 28 March
Colin McLeod – Leading Innovation File size: 1883 KB
Melissa Gibbs – New directions in local governance File size: 441 KB
Terry Garwood – Local government reform in Victoria File size: 968 KB
Olwyn Redshaw – RCV Today and Tomorrow File size: 658 KB
You can read the full program here.