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Program Highlights:

Wednesday, July 31

NAEN Pre-Conference Members Luncheon, Kurrawa Surf Club, 12.45 - 3.15pm

NAEN 2019 Pre-Conference NAEN Members Luncheon Final Program 

Sponsored by AEN QLD/NT

  • Stephen Koukoulas, Economist
  • Fiona Lynch-Magor, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Registration Open, Crowne Plaza, 4.30-7.45pm

Welcome Reception, Poolside, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, 6.00 – 8.00pm

Thursday, August 1

Conference and Exhibition, Crowne Plaza, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Stephen Koukoulas, Economist

Hon Steven Joyce, Head of the Expert Review of Australia’s VET System

Megan Lilly, Australian Industry Group

Troy Williams, Independent Tertiary Education Council of Australia

Erik Salonen, TAFE Queensland

Gail Silman, Training Services NSW

Fiona Lawrie, Tradeswomen Australia Foundation

Wendy Walker, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Dr Lisel O’Dwyer, National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Dr Peta Skujins, Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service

Tony Feagan, Wheretofromhere?

Peter Nolan, PEER

Kathryn McGilvray, eLearning Educational Solutions

Peter Hoefer, Resolution Consulting Services

John Hutchinson, NRL

Gavin Lester, Indigenous Apprentice Ambassador

James Orr, MTA Queensland

Allan Bonsall, Looking Glass


Conference Dinner, Dreamworld, Gold Coast, 7.00pm – 11.00pm

John Tucker, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Rochelle Sanders, Australian Apprentice Ambassador

Anthony Cobb, WorldSkills 2019 Skillaroo

NAEN 2019 Conference Dinner proudly supported by TAFE Queensland


Friday, August 2

Conference and Exhibition, Crowne Plaza, 8.30am – 3.20pm

Michael McQueen, Multi award-winning speaker, futurist and author 

Hon Steve Irons MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships

Mark Hodgson, Author, thought leader and change expert

Linda White, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Ged Kearney MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Skills Member for Cooper

Angus Crowther and Neil Pharaoh, Spark Strategy




Indigenous woman with face painted at Dreamworld CorroboreeCurrumbin Industrial Area man working on surfboard in interior of workshop




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