Clustering For Positive Futures

Our 3 Part Webinar Series is an opportunity for Australian/Oceania cluster practitioners and stakeholders to connect, share information and experiences on how clusters are navigating through turbulent times.  Being equipped with this knowledge has never been more critical than today, especially with Australia’s recent Black Summer, and now the global COVID-19 pandemic.

A selection of international and local experts in clustering, disaster recovery and transformational change will present the latest information on these topics and will also be available live for Q&A.  There also will be opportunities for exploring how clusters can collaborate with others to support businesses, regions and countries in building positive futures. 

Join us online to hear from world experts in clustering and disaster recovery.

Discover how clusters are helping to navigate through unprecedented economic conditions

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Clusters - Understanding and Responding to Crisis

Session 1

Thursday, 30th April 2020 

3pm  AEST 

(Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Duration : Approximately 2 Hours

Welcome Note - Merete Daniel Nielsen (President  - TCI Network / Director - Cluster Excellence Denmark)

Dr Christian Ketels (Chairman - TCI Network Board of Advisors / Harvard Business School Visiting Executive)

Oceania Economist - Shamubeel Eaqub (Sense Partners NZ)

Merete Daniel Nielsen (President  - TCI Network / Director - Cluster Excellence Denmark)

Tracy Scott-Rimington (Oceania Chair - TCI Network)

Moderator : Ifor Ffowcs-Williams (CEO – Cluster Navigators)


Leadership in times of crisis and what it means for cluster and network leaders

Session 2

Thursday, 14th May 2020 

9am AEST 

(Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Duration : Approximately 2 Hours

Welcome Note

Eric McNulty (Associate Director and Program Faculty at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI))

Madeline Smith (Head of Strategy at the Innovation School, The Glasgow School of Art)

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams (CEO – Cluster Navigators)

Cluster Managers Panel

Emma Greenhatch  (General Manager Food & Agribusiness Network)

Dr Colin McIvor (Cluster Manager at Subsea Innovation Cluster, Perth WA)

More panellists to come!

Moderator : Dr Nicola Watts (C 4 Impact)


Clusters and Transformational Change

Session 3

Thursday, 28th May 2020 

2pm  AEST

(Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Duration : Approximately 2 Hours

Welcome Note

Bill Greuel (CEO - Protein Industries Canada)

Kim Seagram (Chair - Fermen Tasmania)

Sergio Zaccaria - (Cluster Development Manager - METS Ignited, QLD)

Stephanie Thornton - (Cluster Manager - Australian Ocean Energy Group, AOEG )

Andrew Scott - (Executive Chairman, Queensland Robotics)

Anne Moroney - (CEO Regional Development - RDA Barossa Gawler  Light Adelaide Plains, SA)

Oral McGuire - (Chair - Noongar Land Enterprise, WA)

Dr Gary Saliba - (Director - Strategic Journeys)

Karen Cain- (CEO - Latrobe Valley Authority, Victoria)


Connecting global clusters to build a better tomorrow.

World Leading Experts

An opportunity to learn from global experts in clustering and disaster recovery including Harvard Professors and cluster practitioners combined with a local perspective with leading Australian academics and economists.



Whilst we can’t get together face-to-face, make the most of this webinar series to connect with like-minded individuals,  focused on building positive futures for their industries and regions through clustering.



As the webinars will be interactive, join the conversation by asking questions of presenters in real time.


For more information please contact FIAL

Vicki Wright

Mob: 0447 217 096

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