Prime Minister, NSW Premier and Deng Adut to address conference

Out There 

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Western Sydney University graduate Deng Adut will discuss the best ways to harness Western Sydney's economic growth at a conference this week. 

Organised by the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, the inaugural Out There conference will be held on March 11 at Western Sydney University's Parramatta campus. 

Topics being discussed include Badgery's Creek airport, planning and infrastructure needs for the future boom cities of Liverpool, Penrith and Campbelltown, and the proposed Innovation Corridor designed to spark a high-tech jobs surge in Western Sydney. 

The Innovation Corridor will stretch from Campbelltown to Hawkesbury, and include Badgery's Creek Airport Precinct and the Western Sydney Employment Area. 

The Corridor will provide sites for emerging industries, and spur growth in the accelerator model of business development, where angel investors, corporations, governments and universities provide seed money and mentoring. 

Speakers at the conference include: 

  • Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia 
  • Mike Baird MP, NSW Premier 
  • Lucy Turnbull, Greater Sydney Commission Chief 
  • Professor Barney Glover, Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor 
  • Professor Peter Shergold, Western Sydney University Chancellor 
  • Deng Adut, Western Sydney University Graduate and lawyer 
  • Luke Foley MP, NSW Opposition Leader 
  • Chris Brown, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Chairman 
  • Jim Betts, Infrastructure NSW CEO 
  • Scott Charlton, Transurban CEO 
  • Christopher Dore, Daily Telegraph Editor 
  • Angelo Kourtis, Western Sydney University Vice President (People and Advancement) 

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue is a non-partisan, not-for-profit initiative designed to engage the community in a productive discussion about Western Sydney.


7 March 2016

Mark Smith, Senior Media Officer

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