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Cross-border Future Industry Workforce Forum

Cross-border Future Industry Workforce Forum


A joint initiative between three state governments, local government, the Australian government, industry & community.

Join local industry, services, businesses and government from across the Murray Mallee border region to discuss future workforce needs.
Incorporating 13 local government areas, far southwest NSW, northwest Victoria and northeast South Australia are on the cusp of large-scale investment from mineral sands mining, renewable energy and irrigated horticulture. The Cross-border Future Industry Workforce Forum will convene key leaders and decision-makers to develop a shared solutions-focussed approach for shaping, building and sustaining a skilled local workforce now and into the future.
A shared approach to growing a skilled local workforce is key to realising the greatest economic benefit for communities and industry, ensuring strong, sustainable cross-border communities. Importantly, a growing local workforce will provide industry with confidence to continue to reinvest long term in the region.

The Cross-Border Future Workforce Forum is a solutions-focussed, consultative event with participants asked to come prepared to collaborate and to make commitments for change. The event is aimed at CEOs, senior level human resource and operational professionals and community liaison delegates. Numbers are strictly limited. 


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Event timings

 Registration opens  9.30 AM – 10:00 AM
 Forum   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
 Drinks on balcony   5:00 PM – 7:00 PM   
 Dinner with keynote  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM    


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Let us know which local workforce solution theme you want to work on 

When you register for this event you will be given the option to select your first and second priority for three key themes that can shape the future directions for the Cross Border Workforce Roadmap. 

Please select your first and second priority theme you most want to work on when registering: 
  • How might we work together to grow our own cross border workforce (Education, Training, Retraining Pathways)  
  • How might we work together to attract a local cross border workforce (Migration & Workforce Attraction) 
  • How might we work with each industry to develop practices and conditions that support a local workforce (Opportunities for Reasonable Adjustment / flexible HR practices)  

Purchasing Tickets

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In this instance, please click “Verify Details” and enter your email address in the “Password Request” field to set-up a password for your account.  

If you have any issues creating an account or logging in, please reach out to [email protected] or call 02 6260 3733.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in finding out more information on the sponsorship opportunities we're offering for the Cross Border Future Workforce Forum, please contact:

Hodi Beauliv

M. 0427613892

E. [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

  • The event will be run in accordance with all relevant Government health orders.
  • If you are unable to attend due to a positive COVID test or being identified as a close-contact and can show us proof, your ticket can be either refunded or we can provide you with access to a Livestream ticket.
  • Please contact the RAI directly regarding ticket refunds.
  • All cancellations must be made in writing (email) to the RAI.
  • Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.
  • Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.
  • Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Substitute delegates are welcome; however the RAI must be advised in writing (email) of any substitute delegates who will be attending.

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Monday, 11 December 2023
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
$90 (Dinner Included)
Euston Club Resort
Nixon Street
Euston NSW 2737