This session will be the welcome and opening for the second day of the 2018 Trades Industry Conference. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Steve Keating and industry speaker Alison Price!
Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development’s Special Projects Unit – Steve Keating
Steve will outline activities of the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development’s (DITID) Special Projects Unit (SPU) and how this is the State Government’s key agency. This includes the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Development, leading the State’s procurement of Global Tourism Hub projects in Cairns and potentially the Gold Coast and progressing ecotourism trails developments in Queensland.
Improve Your Business by Focusing on Diversity – Alison Price
Big businesses have seen the economic and business benefits of diversity for a long time now, and in recent years, we have started seeing small businesses work on increasing the diversity of their teams as well. At the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), we have a mission to diversify the workforce in the construction space by increasing support and participation opportunities for females. NAWIC Queensland President and Managing Director of SoilCyclers shares the story of how they got their business to 50% women.