Moreton Bay prepares to host National Economic Development Conference

July 10, 2015

More than 200 of the nation’s brightest economic minds will visit the Moreton Bay Region from 8-11 September to attend the National Economic Development Conference.

The conference, themed ‘Future Proofing Australia, Time to Think differently’, will attract delegates from every corner of Australia, as well as a number of international delegates and speakers.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said Moreton Bay Regional Council worked with Regional Development Australia and Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) to bid for the conference because of the economic benefits it would bring to the region.

“Hosting the National Economic Development Conference gives us a platform to showcase the Moreton Bay Region to some of the most influential economists in Australia and overseas, and will significantly boost the economic profile of this area,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“Recognised by the Australian Local Government Association as the strongest economy in Queensland and the 14th┬ástrongest in Australia – it’s no wonder we’ve captured the attention of economists and number crunchers from every level of government.”

“Not only will this conference bring corporate tourism dollars to our region in September, it will also reinforce our economic strengths, which will bring new opportunities for business and development.”

The National Economic Development Conference is run by Economic Development Australia, whose members are employed in local government, regional development agencies, the Federal and State Governments, private sector consultancies, community organisations and other companies involved in economic development.

The Moreton Bay Region faced tough competition in its bid to host the event, and was chosen because of its vibrant lifestyle, significant infrastructure and tourism developments and innovative approach to planning for the future.

More than 100 early-bird registrations have already been received for the conference, from metropolitan, regional and rural cities and towns in every Australian state.

The conference will open at the iconic Mon Komo hotel in Redcliffe on September 8.

For more information about the conference or to register, please visit