Opportunities for business and investment in smart cities, critical infrastructure, security and space

Sundowner – keynote, panel session, pitch sessions and networking

Gerrit Olivier

Chief Scientist – Fleet Space Technologies

Peter Williams

General Manager of Sales – Southern Launch

Tim Kelly

Director – MEF Sunshine Coast

Simon Webster

Executive Manager, Advanced Capability – Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Keynote and pitch sessions to be announced soon

(*subject to availability, places strictly limited)

(*subject to availability, places strictly limited)

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Opening Series Webinar

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Sundowner

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Closing series webinar

The Sunshine Coast, Australia is not just another pretty face – it’s a region that has invested heavily in its digital infrastructure. The emerging CBD is a smart city and is equipped with WiFi 6, the latest standard for wireless networks, offering speeds up to three times faster than its predecessor.

This stunning piece of sub-tropical coastline will host seven Olympic and two Paralympic events during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, offering an exciting moment for athletes and sports enthusiasts, but also a tremendous opportunity for tech entrepreneurs in the sports technology sector.

This makes it an ideal location for tech companies to test and trial their new technologies. Whether it’s IoT devices, sports-tech applications, or next-gen consumer electronics, the robust digital backbone ensures that businesses can test their technology in a real-world environment.

The Sunshine Coast, is an unbeatable location for businesses looking to establish, relocate or expand.

Wendy Macdonald

Investment Lead – Economic and Community Development, Sunshine Coast Council

Want to talk to Sunshine Coast council now? Call Wendy for a confidential chat

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Introducing the Panel

Gerrit Olivier

Chief Scientist – Fleet Space Technologies

Peter Williams

General Manager of Sales – Southern Launch

Tim Kelly

Director – MEF Sunshine Coast

Simon Webster

Executive Manager, Advanced Capability – Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

PRE-EVENT SUNSHINE COAST VIP TECH TOUR

THE LEGITIMATE PLACE FOR NEW TECH IN AUSTRALIA!

(*subject to availability, places strictly limited)

Sunshine Coast Council is inviting delegates of the Australia in Space Sundowner networking evening on a complimentary guided Tech Tour of the Maroochydore CBD in the afternoon of Wednesday 3 July*. Your hosts from Coast Council’s Investment Attraction will personally collect you at 12.00pm (Brisbane), to transport you to the new, greenfield smart city Maroochydore CBD for a bespoke VIP Tech Tour before the main event at 4.30pm at Altitude 9, City Hall, Maroochydore. Or, if you prefer to make your own way to the Sunshine Coast – parking can be pre-arranged.

The VIP Tech Tour will commence at 2.00pm with a Welcome Address and light refreshments held in the region’s City Hall, followed by a guided tour of the international broadband cable landing station and NEXTDC edge III data centre, CBD overview presentation by Walker Corporation, and the new tech enabled Maroochydore CBD’s digital assets. At 4.30 the main event will commence at Altitude Nine, Level 9 City Hall.

If travelling by private charter with us, we will depart the Sunshine Coast by 7.00pm (approx.) and return to Brisbane. Or, perhaps you may like to ‘stay and relax’ on the Sunshine Coast at the CBD’s Holiday Inn** for the evening.

(* places strictly limited)
(** at delegate’s own expense)

Duration

Depart BNE at 12.00pm, for an afternoon tour at 2.00pm, sundowner event at 4.30pm and return to BNE by 8.30pm.

Includes

Sunshine Coast Tech Tour of the new, greenfield smart city Maroochydore CBD, SC1 Sunshine Coast Data Centre and cable landing station and sundowner networking event.

Cost

Free – limited places available.

How to apply

Register your interest by Wednesday 19 June via the Register button below:

(*subject to availability, places strictly limited)

Afternoon itinerary to include:

15% off best flexible rate – SCAN THE QR CODE

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast
42 First Avenue and Fairway Drive, Maroochydore, QLD 4558 Australia

Opening Series Webinar

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This is the first in a series of events focused on the Sunshine Coast region to generate awareness of the technical and critical infrastructure capabilities to support business and industry in the smart cities, critical infrastructure, security and space sectors.

Series Opening Session – Introducing the Panel

Dr Adrian McCallum

Discipline Lead for Engineering  University of the Sunshine Coast

Tim Kelly

Director – Manufacturing Excellence Forum, Sunshine Coast

Rylea McGlusky

Business Development – Geospatial Intelligence

Wendy Macdonald

Investment Lead – Sunshine Coast Council

Michael Whereat

Smart Cities Lead – Sunshine Coast Council

Closing Series Webinar

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Official side event – July 4, Griffith University Southbank

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Griffith University South Bank Campus – Queensland College of Art
QCA Lecture Theatre and Gallery Building, Gallery Foyer (S05_2.04 & 2.03)

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