E-News – November Edition – Innovative Region Session!

Innovative Region Session!

  • Wed. 5 Dec, 2018 5:00pm – 7:00pm AEDT
  • How can a small region like ours compete in a global environment?
  • What is the next era for industry?
  • What is the future of jobs?

Hear all this, plus more, from a recognised TEDX speaker!

    December 5 | 5pm - 7pm

NTDC and The Van Diemen Project are hosting Richard Webb, CEO and Co-founder of Start Mesh, Founder of South Bondi, Chairman and Founder of Red Ocean and member on NTDC’s Investment Taskforce, for a casual networking session .

Richard previously served as the CEO of Renaissance Corporation, the largest publicly listed education and tech company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, and as the founder and CEO of the publicly listed interactive communications group Blue Freeway.

With over 30 years’ experience as a successful CEO, business mentor, and entrepreneur he is frequently asked to speak at world conferences on a range of tech-related, entrepreneurial topics including “The creative class and the future of small, nimble economies” (TEDxAuckland, Auckland, 2010).

This is a great opportunity to hear from and pick the brain of a successful CEO, business mentor, and entrepreneur.

Event Details:

**Event capacity is limited, please register HERE to secure your seat.**

Registrations close 30 November 2018

Location: Level 2, 93 York Street, Launceston (Cowork Launceston)

Time: 5pm – 7pm

When: December 5

We look forward to connecting with you!


Key Directions Report (KDR) 

The National Institute for Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) werecommissioned to model what the future may look like taking into account the new projects already underway and potential new initiatives in the North. Their report predicts a falling workforce and wage stagnation unless we act now.

Northern Tasmania must build on industries with export potential: agriculture; food and beverage manufacturing; forestry and wood products; and other competitive manufacturing. We need to strengthen regional supply chains, value add to our products and collaborate to be globally competitive.

The finalised report on the current economy and future scenarios Is now available and can be viewed by clicking here and a summarised version here.

Northern Food Network

There was great energy in the room at the second Food Network session on Thursday 8th, here in Launceston with interstate guest speaker Jill Storey, CEOand owner of ReadyFundGo, Australia’s reward based crowdfunding platform for business start-ups and scale-ups speaking to the group via video link .

Click here to read the ‘Why Tasmania is Ripe for Crowdfunding Success’ blog. Alternatively, click here to visit the ReadyFundGo website to see how this may benefit your business. The casual networking event was successful in bringing together a group of food and beverage producers to connect and hear from Jill Storey, who explained how crowd funding can help food producers finance new products and test the market.

Thank you to all that attended and made the evening a success, we look forward to working and continuing conversations around this space. 

Special thank you to Burlington Berried for supplying delicious seconds for the evening. 

Head over to our Food Network Facebook page to keep up to date on all things in this space!

University of Tasmania:

The University of Tasmania is calling for Northern Tasmanian businesses to open their doors to talented and enthusiastic international students studying at the University of Tasmania and TasTAFE, by offering workplace experiences and unlocking benefits for both the students and their businesses.

The I-PREP program, supported by the Tasmanian Government, aims to give international students an opportunity to engage in and make a valuable contribution to a Tasmanian workplace.

To find out more click here.

On Farm Energy & Irrigation:

The On-farm Energy and Irrigation Audit Program provides a subsidy to assist farmers engage a qualified professional to review their farm energy use, infrastructure and systems, and to identify savings strategies.

Funding is available over 3 years – 2018/19 – 2020/21 and remains open until the allocation for each financial year is fully committed. Applicants can apply at any time in this period.

To find out more or apply click here.

AMEX Shop Small Competition
Are you a small businesses who is looking to expand and innovate?
The American Express© Shop Small Grant in partnership with My Small Business is giving Australian businesses an opportunity to win $50,000 in cash, plus expert mentoring from business-backer Andrew Banks!
Click here for more information.
2019 Employer of Choice Awards
Are you looking to build your organisation’s reputation as a great place to work?
Being recognised as an Employer of Choice will give you an edge in the competition to attract and retain a skilled workforce, and help you to win new customers.
Entries close 20 December 2018.
For more information, click here.
The 22nd International Farm Management Association Congress 
3-8 March 2019 
Supplementary day for Next Generation agricultural managers on Saturday 2nd March
The main theme is “Growing Agriculture at 410 South”. While the theme infers special interest in Tasmania, and is consistent with the State Government’s objective of increasing the farm gate value of agricultural output 10-fond by 2050.
Submissions close 31 October 2018. Click here for more information.
Work is Mental Workshop
– Tuesday 20 November – 5:30pm – 7pm + many more
All face-to-face sessions will be held at CVGT Australia, 2/87 George St, Launceston TAS 7250
We all need to understand the implications of mental health and here is a great opportunity.
For more information click here.
Spectacular Feast of Tamar Valley Produce at Farmgate Festival
China & Tasmania – an evolving relationship
Saturday 23rd or 24th November
Farmgate Festival is set to deliver a fantastic program of farm tours and two delicious dinners. Treat yourself this November and come along for a fabulous night. Find out more on our website by clicking here or book your spot by clicking here.
Tasmanian Defence Futures Forum 2018
Thursday 22nd November 2018 – 9am – 5:15pm
Tailrace Centre
1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside, Launceston
This event will focus on available resources that can help small to medium enterprises, who are defence ready or new to defence, to become part of Tasmania’s growing defence manufacturing and supply chain.
To register for this free event, click here.
FoundX Initiative
Wednesday 21st November 2018 – 6pm
Crowe Horwath is very pleased to announce the launch of FoundX, a community initiative empowering local entrepreneurship. In collaboration with Enterprize, they are thrilled to present the first meetup with special guest David Warren, Co-Founder, Altium Limited.
To register for this free event, click here.

Office contact details:
0400 338 410Maree Tetlow – CEO: 0408 825 060 – maree@ntdc.org.au
Georgina Brown – Projects Manager: 0418 172 606 – projects@ntdc.org.au
Rikki-lee Ross – Executive Support & Comms: 0400 338 410 (Office Phone) – rikki-lee@ntdc.org.au