To keep our future bright, this conference brings us all together globally, nationally and from across the north.
As Northern Australians, we live in one of the world’s most dynamic regions. Preserving our way of life and making things even better means re-investing in ourselves and attracting both quality investment partners and passionate people from the south and across the globe. The current refresh of the Northern Australian Whitepaper gives us all a chance to bolster the entire investment pipeline, from local health capacity building right through to securing the closure and delivery of quality investments that move us forward. We’ll need to build resilience in the face of geostrategic change, climate risk and keep building positive models of northern reconciliation.
A STRONG, PROSPEROUS NORTH
- To conceptualise and strategise the three priority areas that have been set for the next five-year Northern Australia Action Plan: human capital, enabling infrastructure, and economic development and diversification.
- To give a platform for individuals, policy makers, decision makers and businesses to gather in the one place and work together to create a strong and sustainable North - now, and in the future.
- To share best practices, explore innovative concepts and facilitate meaningful connections to transform sector collaboration and communication.
- To provide real solutions with applicable takeaways for all stakeholders as we walk into an exciting, yet challenging future for the region.
Here’s a snapshot of delegates you can connect with at DNA
DNA brings together Northern Australian businesses, industry, government and communities in the same space to discuss the important issues facing us all. Typically, we see delegates range from:
- Managers and Departments Heads of Federal, State and Local Governments.
- CEOs, Leaders and Managers
- Indigenous Community Corporations and Leaders.
- Local small business leaders and local industry associations.
- Members from Chambers of business and commerce.
- Non-government funded and government-funded bodies.
- Leaders in both government departments and private sector industries attend, including:
Infrastructure and Trade
Mining and Resources
Tourism and Fisheries
Planning and Environment
Jobs and Employment
Housing and Water Management
Education, Health and Aged Care
Yes! DNA is for you if you’re looking for…
- Networking with the leaders and stakeholders in government, community and business in Northern Australia.
- Up-to-date research and information on how we can make the North stronger and more cohesive.
- Honest conversations around the strategic direction of the North, and what needs to happen now and in the future to see the vision fulfilled.
Networking – Information – Direction
Understand what the immediate and long term future direction means for the region, it’s people, businesses and for your place within it. Take this information back into your role, your organisation and your community.
As a delegate you receive:
- Access to conference app
- Printed conference materials
- Over 10 hours towards CPD points
- Your personalised certificate of attendance
Have a break away from your inbox + the fun stuff
Get ready to enjoy:
- An exclusive welcome networking function with drinks, canapes and entertainment
- Full day conference catering package
- A special gift for returning delegates
- The chance to win awesome prizes
- Other fun things for all delegates
What we’ll cover at DNA24
A Vibrant Northern Australia
First Nations Self Determination Drives Northern Development
- Indigenous Leadership and Nation Building
- Mobilising Economic Opportunity from Land, Sea and Water Rights
- Genuine and Equity-Based Approaches to Development Partnerships
Knowledge, Skills and Migration for Tomorrow's Success
- Shaping a Dynamic Workforce and Nurturing Education for Northern Success
- Indigenous Pathways to Education and Empowerment
- Shaping Migration Momentum for a Dynamic Future
- Digital Infrastructure, AI Opportunities and Cybersecurity
Net Zero Horizons: Navigating Climate Risk and Decarbonisation
- Derisking Investment Pathways for Decarbonised Development
- Climate Compass: Climate and Environmental Challenges in Northern Australia
- Energy Frontiers: Bio-energy, Hydrogen and Other Opportunities for Powering the North
Mining and Beyond
- The Key Role of Mining and Gas in Northern Australia’s Future
- Unearthing Critical Mineral Opportunities for Sustainable Development
- Building Strong First Nations Partnerships Through Mining
- Preparing for the Future: Cradle to Grave Approaches in the Resources Sector
North of North: Navigating Challenges and Seizing Opportunities in the Indo-Pacific Era
- From One Way Trade to Two Way Relationships
- A Lead From First Nations Diplomacy
- Shaping the North’s Place in the Indo-Pacific
- Geostrategic Issues and Opportunities for the North
Northern Investment Pipelines: Building Our Prosperity Through Strategic Investments
- Refining Northern Australia’s Investment Pipeline
- Infrastructure Odyssey: Enabling Infrastructure Foundations for the North
- Small and Medium Business Drives Community Building
- Redefining the Northern Narrative through Trade and Tourism
- Attracting Investment in Research, Development and Innovation
Nature Positive Futures: Nurturing Agriculture, Sustainability and Biosecurity in Northern Australia
- Landscape Guardians: Traditional Owners and Pastoralists as Ecosystem Service Providers
- What Bio-regional Planning, EPBC Reforms and Nature Positive Markets Mean for Northern Australia
- Agriculture’s Proud Place in a Contested Northern Landscape
- Innovations in Biosecurity for the National Good
Place-Based Solutions: Crafting Northern-Focused Policies for Lasting Impact
- Empowered Communities and Local Solutions
- Art, Culture & Food: Building Great Places and Northern Lifestyles
- Health and Social Policies: Prioritising Well-being in Northern Australia's Development
- Tailoring Place-Based Strategies to Meet the Unique Needs of Northern Australia
- Inclusive Governance Models: Ensuring Local Representation and Participation Development
The DNA Committee
What People are Saying
WHERE IT'S HAPPENING
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
DNA 2024 will be held at:
Red Earth Arts Precinct
|Aspen Karratha Village|
|Motel Room (30)||$240|
|Standard Room with Queen Bed||$410|
|Standard Room with Queen Bed & Single Bed||$425|
|Superior Room including Breakfast||$489|
|Karratha Central Apartments|
Image: Karratha International
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