Conference Delegates

On behalf of the Conference Committee, we warmly invite your organisation to support as a partner, sponsor or exhibitor at the Developing Northern Australia Conference.

After four years of successful results, we know this Conference is critical to connecting industry leaders and sharing pivotal information on the strategic direction for the progress, growth and investment above the Tropic of Capricorn.

Each year, the Conference grows in engagement, collaboration and calibre of presentations. 2018 is already projected to surpass an outstanding 2017.

We appreciate your consideration of support for this event and looks forward to the opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial partnership. On behalf of the team, I hope you choose to partner with us as we work together to create the best Conference to date.


Sam Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
Association for Sustainability in Business

2018 Platinum Partner

Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

The Northern Territory Government’s Department of Trade, Business and Innovation brings together many key functions that drive development of Northern Australia. The department is focused on unlocking the potential of Northern Australia through investment, trade, business and economic opportunities.

Within the department, the Northern Australia Development and Trade Group comprises of the Northern Australia Development Office, Office of International Engagement, Trade and Investment, DefenceNT, StudyNT, Economic, Industry and Regional Development.

The Northern Australia Development Office is a hub for industry, investors and the private sector interested in doing business in Northern Australia. A number of key industry associations and Australian Government agencies including the Office of Northern Australia and Major Projects Facilitation Agency are co-located in the office.

For further information visit www.northernaustralia.nt.gov.au.

2018 Silver Partner

Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend is an innovative professional services company working on many of the world’s leading projects and largest programs from our global network, consisting of 104 offices, 4,600 staff globally, for more than 20 years to businesses investing in, own and operated major assets.

Maximising value with our program, project and cost management services is our priority, as well as providing an integrated suite of management services to deliver and improve the performance of our client’s assets.

Some of Turner & Townsend’s leading infrastructure projects incorporate Sydney Metro, Snowy Hydro and Jewel on Queensland’s Gold Coast.  For more information, please click here

2018 Silver Partner

Rockhampton Regional Council

Situated on the Tropic of Capricorn, the Rockhampton Region is the provincial capital of Central Queensland offering diverse lifestyle options from rural to vibrant city living, with the best tropical climate Queensland has to offer.

The local authority includes three main urban centres being Rockhampton, Gracemere and
Mount Morgan and the smaller townships of Bajool, Bouldercombe, Kabra, Marmor, Stanwell, Gogango and Westwood
located with a predominately rural landscape. Rockhampton functions as the major service centre for business and employment, and the smaller townships provide an opportunity for people to live a productive and sustainable rural lifestyle, but with easy access to the services of the larger urban centres.

Known for its relaxed lifestyle, outdoor living and natural beauty, the Rockhampton Region is home to approximately 83,653
mostly located in the urban areas, with a forecast growth rate of 1.1% per annum over the next 20 years. The Rockhampton Region is transforming into a major economic and lifestyle hub for the broader Central Queensland Region, and makes a vital contribution to the growth of the Central Queensland, Queensland and Australian economies,
with approximately $5.014 billion gross regional product as at 30 June 2015.

Welcome Dinner Partner

Charles Darwin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world (Times Higher Education rankings 2017-2018) and is uniquely placed to provide education, training and research expertise to match the growing focus on Australia’s north. Committed to the advancement and prosperity of the region, CDU enables staff and prepares students to be creative thinkers and effective contributors in a complex and changing world.

CDU has established a Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Research portfolio strongly focused on Northern Australia and the surrounding South-East Asian region and is a recognised leader in environmental studies (tropical and desert knowledges), Indigenous education and studies, remote nursing and education.

2018 Business Leaders Breakfast Partner

NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub

The Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub is one of six research Hubs in the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program. Our world-leading researchers are improving our understanding of Australia’s past, present and future climate so policy and management decisions are effectively informed by Earth systems and climate change science, now and into the future. Our research will help address major challenges that the changing climate poses for Australia, encompassing water, food, natural resources and our environment, our coasts, natural disasters and greenhouse gases.

The Hub is a partnership of CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteolorogy, University of New South Wales, Australian National University, Monash University, University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania. For more information about the Hub and our research, please visit our website.

2018 Welcome Reception Sponsor

James Cook University

James Cook University is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics. Ranked in the top two percent of the world’s tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

The University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognised research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served populations.

JCU recognises its special obligation to be relevant to the region and has forged close links into the economy and social fabric of Northern Australia. JCU is dedicated to ensuring that it’s teaching, learning and research is of high quality, and that it delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

Business Partnerships Manager

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Bec Byrnes: Business Partnerships Manager

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