Featured Speakers 2017

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Mr Andrew Dickson, Director, Office of Northern Australia

Mr Philip Davies, CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Mr Bernard Salt AM, Partner, KPMG

Mr Joe Morrison, CEO, Northern Land Council


Ms Fiona Jose, Executive General Manager, Cape Operations, Cape York Partnership

Professor Hurriyet Babacan, CEO, Tablelands Regional Council

Ms Sheriden Morris,
Chair, Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia

Ms Sharon Warburton, Chair, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Ms Hurriyet Babacan

Professor Sandra Harding, Vice Chancellor and
President, James Cook University

Ms Tracey Hayes, CEO, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association

Mr Luke Bowen, General Manager, Northern Australia Development and Trade, NT Department of Trade Business and Innovation

Ms Gina Rinehart, Chairman, Hancock Prospecting (pre-recorded)


Other Featured Speakers

  • Mr Eddie Fry, Board Chair, Indigenous Land Corporation
  • Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia – (pre-recorded)

The Program Committee would like to thank the 2016 keynote speakers:

  • Russell Barnett, Australian Venture Consultants
  • The Hon John Brumby, National President, Australia China Business Council
  • Tony Eyres, Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade
  • Adam Giles, Former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
  • Professor Clare Martin, Chair, Territory Natural Resource Management
  • Professor Ruth Wallace, Director Northern Institute Charles Darwin University
  • Ms Sharon Warburton, Chairman, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility
  • Mr Chris Wilson, President, ConocoPhillips Australia Business Unit West
  • Peter Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Nyamba Buru Yawuru