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2013 NSW ITAB'S CONFERENCE — Your State: Your Workforce: Your Future

Thursday, 31 October 2013. Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

How are you going to do more with less money, and exceed your goals? Join us to discover how top minds in the industry have overcome obstacles. The first NSW ITABs conference provides real-world training solutions to meet the workforce needs of a changing economy.

Sessions to help you succeed:

Opportunities and Challenges in building excellence in Vocational Education and Training
Opening address by The Hon. Adrian Piccoli, NSW Minister for Education

2013 National Workforce Development Strategy
Keynote by Robin Shreeve, CEO, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency with panel John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre University of Sydney and Gail Gilman, Senior Adviser – Education and Training, AiGroup

A Platform for Growth: NSW Economic Development Framework
Amanda Chadwick, Executive Director, Innovation and Industry Policy, NSW Department of Trade and Investment, with Dan Rosen, CEO Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Chair of the Creative Industries Taskforce, and Wayne Gates, Director, Small Business Connect

Transforming your future: flip risks into opportunities and build new capabilities for future growth
Wendy Perry, Workforce Blueprint

Develop a strategy to make connections and create your social media presence
Bernie Sheehan, ABC

Panel sessions will include:

• The NSW Training Market: Moving towards demand driven delivery – potential challenges and opportunities

• VET and industry partnerships for Workforce Development

• Engaging Industry to Enrich RTO Practice – successful industry validation models

• Strategies for quality training and assessment – addressing ASQA key compliance areas

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities and exhibition booths are still available. Please email nswitabs@pco.com.au for further information.