- Event Start9:00am Friday 26th May 2017
- Event End1:00pm Friday 26th May 2017
- Event LocationTony Ireland Stadium
- Attached Information
- Event OrganiserTownsville Business Development Centre
- 4723 8491
- [email protected]
Local but Global
This Forum will provide Townsville’s makers, thinkers, creators, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs with a forum to hear and discuss how they can tap into this global movement.
Can the Makers movement work in alignment with global capitalism and providing local alternatives to global markets? This year’s forum goes beyond the 2016 maker’s forum as it explores how to work in global markets.
Townsville City Council and the Townsville Business Development Centre have partnered to provide those attending the forum the opportunity to hear from local and global leaders and entrepreneurs.
This half day forum is being held during the 2017 Townsville Fashion Festival when Townsville becomes North Queensland's fashion capital, full of style, creativity and passion.
Highlight of this event will are:
Forum of presenters from diverse industries addressing their story of success and opportunities.
Facilitated discussion which enables participants to share innovate ideas and projects to a collective group.
Networking function allowing attendees to interact, explore, learn and build relationships
Dr Dean Alle has a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, startups and commercialisation of new technology. In addition to several tech related startups of his own. Dean has led major commercialisation projects with Australian Universities and Research Centres, spinoff and startup companies, and corporate organisations. Dean adds value to startup opportunities as an investor and advisor whilst also an Entrepreneur in Residence for several organisations. He is on the Fed Govt expert entrepreneur’s the QLD Govt grant assessment panels. Dean is a judge for startup investment competitions and lead mentor of many startup weekends and enjoys working with entrepreneurs and creative people to achieve commercially relevant outcomes.
Kelley Roy is the Founder and Owner of ADX and Portland Made, and has been working for the past 5 years to grow Portland’s Maker Movement. She consults with people from around the world to create Makerspaces, like ADX, in their communities. Kelley has become a globally recognized leader in the Maker Movement and is helping to put Portland Makers on the international map. She co-authored Cartopia: Portland’s Food Cart Revolution in 2010, has a graduate degree in Urban Planning and an undergraduate degree in Geological Sciences. Kelley’s passion is helping creatives hone their skills, start their own businesses, and make a living doing what they love.
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This event is organised by Townsville Business Development Centre. For more information please contact Townsville Business Development Centre on 4723 8491