Australia’s regional ports have witnessed extraordinary growth in the last decade. Across the country, new legislation and financing models are being introduced to maximise the competitiveness of our regional ports, streamline operations and strengthen the economic role of regional ports to meet Australia’s current and potential competitiveness..
The 10th annual Regional Ports Summit will be hosted by NSW Ports in Wollongong and showcase the latest port developments and assess the policy, planning and operating strategies designed to improve the efficiencies of Australia’s regional ports: gateways for facilitating trade, engagement and regional growth.
Featuring local and national case studies, the two-day event will include a site tour of Port Kembla, which continues to grow to accommodate both the expansion of traditional industries along with the development of new ones. The diverse commodity base of the port today reflects the growth of the region and its capability to service the growing South West Sydney market.
Official Gala Dinner
The Official Regional Ports Dinner will take place at the Lagoon Restaurant from 19:00 on the evening of the 28th August. Your dinner ticket is included in the price of your registration. Additional single seats of tables of ten can be booked through the registration page on the conference website.
The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is a premier dining facility in the Illawarra located just a few minutes from the conference venue. Join us for an elegant dining experience with breathtaking views of North Wollongong beach.
Dinner Venue Details:
The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
Stuart Park, George Hanley Drive
+61 2 4226 1677
For additional dinner tickets please see the ‘Pricing’ section for details.
We are delighted to be holding Regional Ports 2017 in Port Kembla, Wollongong. The region boasts some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and a range of activities and attractions to suit all lifestyles and interests. Why not visit the Sea Cliff Bridge on your way from Sydney to drink in the sights over the South Pacific Ocean? Or hire a bike from the conference hotel to explore the nearby area? If you are feeling more adventurous, treetop adventures, hang gliding and skydiving are also popular in the area. Visit Wollongong have some great recommendations if you wish to plan some excursions. Click here.
Getting to Wollongong is easy from Sydney with regular train services daily. The Gong Shuttle bus is a great way to navigate Wollongong CBD when you arrive too. Following a loop from Wollongong Station to Wollongong Hospital, the shuttle operates every 10 or 20 minutes daily. More information available here.
There is plenty on the menu in Wollongong too, from small bars, to cafes and restaurants, make sure you take some time to enjoy the local cuisine while you are there. To get some local recommendations check out the Visit Wollongong shortlist of local offerings.
when & where
28 - 29 Aug 2017
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
2-14 Cliff Road, NORTH WOLLONGONG, 2520 WOLLONGONG
Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs call 02 8585 0808.