More than mining: future-proofing WA's economy

More than mining: future-proofing WA's economy

WA
Oct 29
Join CEDA and Western Australia’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA for an in-depth discussion on WA’s economic diversification agenda and the policy measures and key industries that will future-proof the State’s economic prosperity. 
 
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Speakers

The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

Event Overview

Long underpinned by its resource and energy sector, Western Australia’s economy, has already begun to diversify. 

It is moving away from a heavy reliance on traditional industries and a ‘dig it, grow it, sell it’ mentality. 

The State’s isolation has allowed an innovation culture to flourish, resulting in world-leading capacity across science, technology, cybersecurity, AI, advanced manufacturing, defence, clean energy and agritech. These strengths, and the development of centres of excellence and innovation hubs, cement Perth’s position as the Indian Ocean capital and prove vital in opening new trade and economic ties with the region. 

However, to maintain this competitive edge and successfully recalibrate the economic mix, it is increasingly evident that WA must accelerate its diversification agenda, play hard to its strengths and work to complement, not compete with, national priorities. 

Join CEDA and Western Australia’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA for an in-depth discussion on WA’s economic diversification agenda and the policy measures and key industries that will future-proof the state’s economic prosperity. 


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Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Roger Cook MLA
Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

Hon Roger Cook MLA is the Deputy Premier of Western Australia. With oversight of the key portfolios of Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; and Science, Roger has been a member of the Legislative Assembly since 2008, representing the seat of Kwinana.
Prior to entering politics Roger studied Arts and Public Administration at Murdoch University before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration at Curtin University. He was active in campus politics and established the National Union of Students as its first National President.
After completing his studies Roger worked for a number of Federal and State Members of Parliament including Jim McGinty, Stephen Smith and Senator Chris Evans in policy and electorate officer roles.
Roger is passionate about Aboriginal issues and served as the Chief Executive Officer of a number of Aboriginal Land Councils, along with a communications role assisting industry and government to reach agreement with Aboriginal Native Title groups. He was previously the National President of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation.
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