Ignite MNC 2019 Program

Ignite MNC 2019 Symposium Program

Welcome to Ignite MNC 

8.30 am – Arrivals

9.00 am – Registration Open


In the Mates Room

9.35am –

  • Welcome to Country
  • Opening Words with Pat Conaghan MP
  • Toast to the Macleay with Kempsey Shire Council Mayor Liz Campbell


Morning Panel Discussion– Visioning the MNC in 2030: Skills, place, business

Speakers: Dr Stephen Saunders (host), Scotty Schindler, Kim Houghton, Zoe Eather

Student Program

In the Nulla Nulla Gallery

9.45am – 
  • Workshop 1 with Andrew Lord

  • Insights from Training NSW

  • Workshop 2 with Posify Group, Jenna O’Connell & Mariane Power

Students will then join the mainstream program.



10.50am – 11.15pm: Morning Tea served in the Golden Gallery

In the Mates Room

11.30am – Key-note Speaker Steve Sammartino

12.30am – STEM Awards

1.00pm – 2.15pm: Lunch Service served in the Golden Gallery

Breakout sessions: Skills, Business, Place

2.15pm: Rotation 1
2.45pm: Rotation 2

In the Golden Gallery

Panel Discussion – Your World 2030: Place


  • Zoe Eather (Host)
  • Peter Auhl
  • Dr. Sabih Rehman
  • Dennis Christensen

In the Nulla Nulla Gallery

Panel Discussion – Your World 2030: Skills

  • Owen Lednor (Host)
  • Mark Almond
  • Jacob Deline
  • Kim Houghton (Rotation 1)
  • Mariane Power (Rotation 2)

In the Mates Room

Panel Discussion – Your World 2030: Business

  • Fiona Bardon (Host)
  • Sam Byrne
  • Paul Pellier
  • Dr Anwaar Ulhaq
  • Chris Simon

3.45pm: Regroup in main room
3.50pm: Investing in action – activity
4.10pm Summing up and Closing Words

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