Innovation and Export Forum


Upcoming Innovation and Export Forum

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast is pleased to host the upcoming Innovation and Export Forum on the 19th of September from 1.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. at the Main Corner, City Hall, Mount Gambier.

CEO Dave Wheaton said “The Limestone Coast is a diverse region featuring competitive advantages in industries including agriculture, forestry, fishing, tourism and manufacturing. Through leadership and collaboration the region is poised to embrace innovation and keep pace with the demands of the global economy. New international free trade agreements, emerging supply chain opportunities, commercialisation of local ideas and products, technological advancements and an export appetite for clean, green agricultural products will drive the future prosperity of our region. This forum provides local companies with direct access to government departments and agencies that can assist them to grow into international markets and achieve export success”.

AusIndustry Regional Manager Callena Rawlings said “We’ve brought together a range of experts to share information with businesses looking to grow, innovate and export. We know businesses are busy, so we have provided a program which makes the most of their time and exposes them to new information and programmes which can support them. I think everyone who comes will learn something new, gain a broader understanding of global market opportunities and find a new avenue of support. We have a great level of interest so far, with places filling up quickly, so we encourage businesses to RSVP as soon as possible so they don’t miss out”.

Please RSVP here

Program details:
Brenda Callahan, Business Advisor, AusIndustry
Entrepreneurs Program: Outline support available for businesses looking to scale up or diversify.

Grant Steinberg, Commercialisation Adviser, AusIndustry

Accelerating Commercialisation: Outline stages of commercialisation and support available to assist business in implementing new commercialisation initiatives

Andrew Richardson, Innovation Facilitator, AusIndustry

Innovation Connections: The process of innovation supported by a case study. Outlining the support available to assist business with innovation.

Dave Gordge, Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade South Australia State Office

Free Trade Agreements: Australia’s network of Free Trade Agreements, how they benefit trade and how to take advantage of them.

Belinda Hay, Manager TradeStart, International Operations, Austrade:

  • Global Trade Themes:
    o Overview of Global Trade Opportunities & how Austrade can assist

     Food & Beverage

     Manufacturing & Engineering (in market connections & support)

  • Comparison of major market blocks: China, India & ASEAN

Andrew Perkins, Director SME South Australia EFIC

As Australia’s export credit agency, learn how EFIC partner with banks to provide export trade working capital financial solutions to assist small & medium enterprises to win business, grow internationally and achieve export success.

Marcus Kuller, Export Adviser, TradeStart

Outline the services provided by the TradeStart program, how we can support businesses whether new or experienced exporters. Outline the close working relationship and linkages with the Austrade network.


For further Information contact:-

Mr David Wheaton, Chief Executive Officer

Ph: 87231057 or Mobile 0417 885 920

Date: 12th September 2017