26-27 July – Premier Business Conference

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Gaining Traction... What Next?

Last year we explored just what it would take to meet the State Government’s audacious goal of tripling exports from $5B in 2020 to $15B by 2050. This year we turn our focus to the near term and ponder the next five years. Hear and learn from Tasmanian and interstate explorers, miners, processors and manufacturers about their experiences with the broad range of topics.

Key Dates

Pre-conference Welcome Function: Monday 25 July
Conference Day 1: Tuesday 26 July
Conference Dinner: Tuesday 26 July
Conference Day 2: Wednesday 27 July

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2022 topics

Is it a fad, or is it something that delivers more profit? Hear firsthand from explorers, miners and manufacturers who have harnessed this developing technology and delivered an improvement to the performance of their business.

This remains an essential gateway to a project’s success. We will explore how we can respect the minority groups and not discount valid concerns within our communities. What are the key elements of the optimum way for a Project Proponent to engage with a community (it doesn’t guarantee success, but leaves no regrets in the approach)?

What are investors seeking, what do communities and employees expect of an employer, what markets are Tasmania targeting, and what changes are likely from the change of Federal government?

To both the benefits of this industry but also how there is a future for the next generation of employees and how your business can be part of the change taking place across Tasmania.

What are the different approaches taken by a range of Tasmanian businesses to instil capability with the goal of smooth transition between existing leaders and the next generation of leaders to take the business forward.

Who will be there?

Attendees at our conferences vary from members of the Senior Leadership teams of Tasmania’s large industrials right through to owner/operators of our smaller SME members. TMEC Conferences receive strong engagement from our State and Local Governments. 

Attendance is not restricted to TMEC members. The Conference will be promoted broadly across Tasmania with participation expected from a wide range of sectors and organisations.

Monday, 25 July 2022
Pre-Conference Welcome Function
Buttons Brew Pub, 3 Wharf Road, Ulverstone

Come along and enjoy a range of local gourmet produce and local wines in a relaxed setting on the shores of the River Leven. The team at Button’s Brew Pub have agreed to come in on their night off to give us exclusive access to their Brew Pub. Function commences at 6.00 pm

For those travelling from Devonport, we will have a bus leaving the Devonport CBD at around 5.45 pm.

Key Note Speaker: Rachael Robertson, “Leading on the Edge”
In “Leading on the Edge”, successful business speaker and consultant Rachael Robertson shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year-long expedition to the wilds of Antarctica. Leading eighteen strangers around the clock for a full year—through months of darkness and with no escape from the frigid cold, howling winds, and each other—Robertson learned powerful lessons about what real, authentic leadership is. Here, she offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to survive and lead in the harshest environment on Earth. What emerges from her graphic account is a series of powerful and practical lessons for business leaders and managers everywhere.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Conference – Day 1
Paranaple Centre, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport

Hosted at the Paranaple Centre in Devonport, day 1 will explore:

Session 1: Staying ahead of the curve” means knowing what is coming in the next 5 years.
Hear from a Panel to gain the Tasmanian insights and predictions for what communities, employees, investors and markets will be asking of this sector within the next 5 years.

Session 2: Technology – Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Big Data…what does that mean for my business and where do I start?
Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Big Data….. with so many slogans out there, it is easy to justify not having the time to get involved – well this Conference starts the conversation from a business owner’s perspective. What problem are you wanting to be solved or opportunity pursued?

Hear from a cross-section of businesses, from exploration, mining, processing and manufacturing how improvements are being made based on better use of data and/or modern technology and how they are using the various smart tools to do this for them.

Session 3: Succession planning the next era of business leaders.
Every business should be planning for change in management and leadership. What are the different approaches to instilling capability with the goal of a smooth transition from current to next leadership?

Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Conference Dinner
Verona Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 5 Rooke Street, Devonport

Come along and enjoy the finest of Italian cuisine featuring local produce. The team at Verona Italy will welcome us in true Italian style. The function commences at 6.30 pm.

Key Note Speaker: TBC

Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Conference – Day 2
Paranaple Centre, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport

Hosted at the Paranaple Centre in Devonport, day 2 will explore:

Session 4: Tasmanian businesses breaking into new Markets – products, locations.
Hear from a panel of local Tasmanian businesses who are breaking into new markets – what has worked, what hasn’t, and what’s next?

Session 5: Harnessing community sentiment.
Harnessing community sentiment for productive engagement in new developments. How can we respect the minority groups and not discount valid concerns within our communities? Informing versus gaining consensus. What are the key elements of the optimum way for a Project Proponent to engage with a community (it doesn’t guarantee success, but leaves no regrets in the approach)

Session 6: Opening Hearts and Minds – Earning trust and respect from the Tasmanian Community
How TMEC is opening hearts and minds to both the benefits of this industry but also how there is a future for the next generation of employees and how your business can be part of the change taking place across Tasmania

Session 7: Making leading change and disruption look easy!
Hear from keynote speakers who will share their insights on how they have successfully led changes and managed disruption.

Become a sponsor

There are a range of sponsorship packages available, each with benefits tailored to suit a variety of sponsors.

Showcase your business

Trade tables offer the opportunity for you to showcase your business for the duration of the conference.

Want to see the highlights from last year?

In 2021 we explored the challenge set by the State Government to triple exports by 2050. Guest speakers included Brendon Gale – CEO of the Richmond Football Club, Dale Elphinstone & John White– Elphinstone Group & Delta Hydraulics and many more.