Newcastle/Hunter economic futures - Challenges & opportunities

  • 11 Apr 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Souths Newcastle
  • 67


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As reported in The Guardian, on 18th December last year the new chair of the Port of Newcastle says there’s an urgent need to diversify the regional economy and the port’s business.

While Newcastle is now know as the largest coal exporting port worldwide, Roy Green, the new Chair, believes that “long-term outlook for coal is a threat to the port”

This is just one reason why the Committee of the Newcastle Institute is looking forward to the opportunity for our members and event attendees to engage with Roy Green who, as well as being a recent appointment as the Chair of Newcastle Ports, has a strong history of knowledge and leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship, with his profile available at

encapsulating a range of experiences which no doubt see him well placed to provide insight into the future of Newcastle Ports.

Roy Green has been up front about the development of a container terminal, quoted in the Guardian piece as saying:

“Among our challenges will be ensuring a level playing field for the development of a viable and competitive container terminal.”

This event will feature a presentation by Professor Roy Green and the opportunity for questions from the audience.

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