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Rockhampton and Mackay throw their support behind Advance Queensland

The Advance Queensland Regional Forums continued across Queensland, with the latest held in Rockhampton and Mackay on Wednesday 21 October.

Over 140 guest attended the events, Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch emphasised the importance of science and technology in our future and continued the conversation about need for greater levels of collaboration and innovation across research, industry, government and community. Participants were encouraged to make new connections during the networking session.

Minister Enoch addresses a large audience at the Rockhampton forum, 21 October 2015.

Susan Kinnear, Dean of Graduate Studies at Central Queensland University hosted the Rockhampton event at the Central Queensland Innovation and Research Precinct. The event also featured local entrepreneurs Desley Cowley, CEO of Spruiker Hire, and Richard Chappell, owner of software house 101 Business Applications.

Held at the Mackay Grande Suites, the Mackay forum was MC’d by Geoff Fleming, Mackay IT Chair and owner of Rainbow Consulting.  Attendees heard from guest speakers, Head of Science at Mercy College Mackay and DSITI Science Champion Teresa Hackney, Steven Tye, Director of software development firm Tyeware, and owner and founder of online store Big On Shoes, Melissa Westcott.

Left to right: Dr Jill Windle, CQU; Susan Kinnear, CQU; Associate Professor Maksym Spiryagin, CQU; Minister Enoch; Richard Chappell, 101 Business Applications; Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga; Desley Cowley, Spruiker Hire.

The events were well received by the community and generated local media interest.

Minister Enoch speaks to attendees at the Mackay forum on 21 October 2015.

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