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Invest SA Conference 2016

Thursday, 2 June 2016 to Friday, 3 June 2016 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where will Invest SA be held?, Australia


Mainstreets Masterclass

The Property Council of Australia’s Mainstreets Advocacy Committee will host a Mainstreets master class/workshop with a specific focus on regional Mainstreets. The social, cultural and economic stability of our Mainstreets continue to play an important role in defining our towns, cities and communities.

The Committee was formed back in 2011 to bring greater awareness to our State’s Mainstreets and to work on developing and highlighting best practice measures that can be adopted by Mainstreet participants.

Over the last few years, the Committee has released two editions of “Mainstreets – A Best Practice Guide”. This year’s event and associated outcomes will contribute towards a regional Mainstreets guide to be produced later in the year.

A high calibre group of speakers has been assembled to focus on various issues affecting regional Mainstreets, using Tanunda as the case study for the day.
Registration will include the day’s sessions, catering, walking tour of Tanunda and transport between Tanunda and the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. Participants will also receive a complimentary invitation to the official Invest SA Welcome Reception being held that evening. You may register on this website through the 'REGISTER' button and check registration fees on the 'Registration Details' page. 


Time       Session 
0900 Delegate arrival and registration
0930 Introduction by Belinda Heggen, MC
Welcome from SA President
Steve Maras - SA President, Property Council of Australia
Welcome from Mainstreets Committee Chair
Francesco Bonato - Chair, Mainstreets Advocacy Committee
Keynote Address - Regional Mainstreets
Michael McKeown - Director, Jensen Planning & Design
1030 Morning Tea
Keynote Address - The rise of the big box
Frank Alvarez - Woods Bagot (invited)
Keynote Address - The Role of Mainstreets in Job Creation
Marcus Spiller - SGS Economics & Planning
1200 Lunch
1245 Transfer to Tanunda
1300 Walking Tours
1345 Transfer to Novotel
1400 Design sprints
1515 Group presentation and panel discussion
Wrap up and close
Francesco Bonato - Tectvs
1610 Casual networking drinks in Jimmy's Restaurant (Novotel)
Invest SA Welcome Reception 
Shiraz Room, Novotel