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March 2017
March 7 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am | Members Only

Business and Research Committee

March 28 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am | Public

QLD Policy Leaders Series – Creating Thriving Regions – Tuesday 28 March 2017

The Queensland Futures Institute's 2017 Policy Leaders Breakfasts features influential policy makers and shapers. Queensland is considered the most decentralised State in Australia.  What are the opportunities and challenges to creating thriving regions? What are the key policy issues that will need to be addressed to ensure continued economic and social growth, while ensuring that our world class natural assets are protected. Join us as we discuss revitalising 'our' regions with key policy and business leaders. Guest Speaker:  The Hon. Mark Furner MP, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Panel: Mayor Margaret Strelow, Rockhampton Regional Council   Dr Ben Lyons,  Chief Executive Officer, Food Leaders Australia, “an initiative of” Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise Trent Twomey, Chair, Advance Cairns   Moderator:  Shane Doherty, Political Reporter, Nine News Queensland QFI thanks its series sponsor

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April 2017
April 21 at 12:30 pm | Members Only

President’s Luncheon – Virginia Greville, CEO. Trade and Investment Queensland

Invitation Only – The President’s Luncheons are held bi-monthly and attended by Councillors and Board Members. Guest Speaker: Virginia Greville, CEO. Trade and Investment Queensland

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May 2017
May 18 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Public

‘Sandwich Workshop’ – Food and Agribusiness Investment – 18 May – SOLD OUT

The Queensland Futures Institute's 2017 'Sandwich Workshops' are informal lunchtime sessions at which policy ideas are presented and debated.  It is an opportunity to network and engage in conversation and to contribute your thoughts and ideas on matters key to Queensland's growth. Our May 18 Workshop focusses on food and agribusiness investment.  Queensland has the largest area of agricultural land of any Australian state and is well-placed to benefit from our proximity to the growing demand for quality food from Asia. We are examining barriers and opportunities to attracting investment in food production and agribusiness expansion in Queensland. Some of the questions raised will be: What are investment barriers in Queensland? What are the opportunities to enhance investment? What do you wish the food and agribusiness sector to look like in 10 years time? What is one issue that needs change to grow investment within the year? Join us as we discuss how to foster food and agribusiness investment…

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June 2017
June 1 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Members Only

President’s Luncheon- Professor Ian Frazer AC

Invitation Only – The President’s Luncheons are held bi-monthly and attended by Councillors and Board Members. Guest Speaker: Professor Ian Frazer AC, Chair and Ambassador, Translational Research Institute Foundation Board

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June 2 at 7:15 am - 9:00 am | Public

QLD Policy Leaders Series – Smart Infrastructure – Friday 2 June 2017

The Queensland Futures Institute's 2017 Policy Leaders Breakfasts features influential policy makers and shapers. The panel will examine early adoption of real time data use and smart technology and the benefits this offers for better utilisation of infrastructure. It will also address the current challenges and the opportunities of public infrastructure as an essential platform for Queensland’s economic and social development. Join us as we discuss how to deliver smart infrastructure with industry leaders. Philip Davies, CEO, Infrastructure Australia Jason Leung,  Client Director, Australia - Enterprise Business Unit, Huawei Enterprise Business Group Jacqui Walters, Partner, Era Innovation Alan Millhouse, Chair, Building Queensland Karim Nejaim, Director, Global Enterprise Business & Product Engineering, Telstra  Moderator:  Shane Doherty, Political Reporter, Nine News Queensland QFI thanks its series sponsor

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August 2017
August 2 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Partners Only

President’s Luncheon – 2 August 2017 – Bevan Slattery

August 24 at 7:30 am - 2:00 pm | Public

QLD Futures Summit 24 August 2017

September 2017
September 13 at 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm | Public

‘Sandwich Workshop’ – Smart Cities and Regions – 13 September

The Queensland Futures Institute's 2017 'Sandwich Workshops' are informal lunchtime sessions at which policy ideas are presented and debated.  It is an opportunity to network and engage in conversation and to contribute your thoughts and ideas on matters key to Queensland's growth. Our 13 September Workshop focusses on Smart Cities and Regions. The panel will provide their vision of a smart city or region as it could apply in Queensland.  It will also analyse what are the roles for various levels of government and examine some future opportunities. Moderator: Professor John Cole OAM, Executive Director, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland Panellists Jane Frawley, Director of Innovation and City Transformation, Logan City Council Barton Green, Executive Director, Three Plus Mansoor Karatela, Head of ICT, Brisbane Airport Corporation Join us as we discuss how to progress Smart Cities and Regions in Queensland. QFI Thanks its Series Sponsor.

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October 2017
October 5 at 7:15 am - 9:00 am |

QLD Policy Leaders Series – Social Impact Investment – 5 October

The Queensland Futures Institute's 2017 Policy Leaders Breakfasts features influential policy makers and shapers. The panel will examine social impact investment in Queensland.  It will analyse the relationship between the capital contribution from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to achieve a social objective. They will discuss the various types of investments including social benefit bonds, layered investments and grants. Join us as we canvass social impact investment in Queensland with industry leaders. Allan English, Founder, Silver Chef and English Family Foundation Anne Cross, Chief Executive Officer, UnitingCare Queensland Mark Henley, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Council of Social Service Jeff Lassen, Director, MMI Economics Peter Maher OAM, Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland Moderator:  Shane Doherty, Political Reporter, Nine News Queensland QFI thanks its series sponsor

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