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    2019 Hunter Economic Breakfast Series - 16 May 2019

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    GROWING AN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM - Collaboration for Regional Transformation:Β TheΒ Eindhoven Story

    Newcastle, like Eindhoven in the Netherlands, has been seen asΒ a 'one industry town'. In the 1980s and 1990s,Β Phillips shifted it's manufacturingΒ  from Eindhoven and truck manufacturer, DAF, went bankrupt. That resulted inΒ job losses and the collapse of many businesses.Β 

    Over the next two decades, collaborative efforts enabledΒ Eindhoven to harness its strengths and transform. Today, with only 4% of the Netherlands population, the Greater Eindhoven area - now known as the 'Brainport'Β region -Β generate 44% of the country's patents and 19% of its private investment.Β 

    Sander van Amelsvoort, Director of SJS Strategy, and the immediate PastΒ President of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia,Β tells the story of his home town's recovery. Who were the leaders that turned its fortunes around? How did they succeed, and how can their experiences inform uponΒ the Hunter's transformation?Β 

    Sander returns to Newcastle,Β having featured at the Second Cities Symposium last year.

    HRF Centre Lead Economist, Dr AntheaΒ Bill, willΒ present the Centre'sΒ unique insights onΒ theΒ local innovation landscape. She will including results from the latest survey on HunterΒ business innovation, a survey conducted by HRF Centre for the past 10 years.Β The Centre's latest edition of Innovation in Hunter BusinessesΒ will beΒ released at the breakfast.

    Collaboration and vision is theΒ theme for the 32nd annualΒ Hunter Economic Breakfast Series. This breakfast forms part of the Hunter Innovation FestivalΒ -Β a 2-week program of events running 6 to 18 May.

    Join 250+ other guests on 16 May. Be informed, challenged, inspired and 'connected'.Β Buy a 2019 series ticket. Save dollars, time andΒ receive priority seating at the event.


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