Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2018       9am - 4pm       Newcastle Jockey Club


Platinum Supporters


The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is Australia’s peak industry association. Acting on behalf of business for more than 140 years, we are the country’s only truly national employers’ organisation.

Ai Group represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million staff. Our longstanding involvement with diverse industry sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport, labour hire, mining services, defence, airlines and ICT means we are genuinely representative of Australian industry.

With more than 250 staff in offices across NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA, we have the resources and the expertise to meet the changing needs of our members. We provide the practical information, advice and assistance you need to run your business more effectively.



Gold Supporters

DPC Regional, Department of Premier and Cabinet

The NSW Government can help you to start, scale-up, or innovate your business.

Our DPC Regional teams can offer assistance with:

  • facilitation, including local introductions, site selection, and liaison with government agencies
  • project scoping, advisory stakeholder consultation, project management, and potential project funding
  • business process improvement support
  • access to the regional and international network of investment specialists ready to help identify opportunities, develop strategic partnerships and provide advice.


Port of Newcastle


The City of Newcastle

Newcastle is the economic hub of the Hunter Region, accounting for approximately 30% of the Hunter’s developed industrial space and 80% of the office space. While Newcastle’s industrial sector continues to play an important role, Newcastle is no longer a ‘steel city’. A substantial and growing portion of Newcastle’s economy is now based around the service sectors.

The Port of Newcastle is Australia’s largest coal export port by volume and a growing multi-purpose cargo hub. In the 2012/13 financial year it handled 150 million tonnes of bulk cargo, worth $19 Billion. The port precinct hosts a range of ship repair and other port related services on an area of over 700 hectares.



Silver Supporters

Varley Group


The University of Newcastle

Where knowledge is created and shared.

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.

We are ranked in the top three per cent of universities world-wide and we have only just turned 50.


Kings Engineering

Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival