SKILLS BUILDING: Simone De Haas presents at the first event in the North Burnett Leadership Series in Monto on September 20.
SKILLS BUILDING: Simone De Haas presents at the first event in the North Burnett Leadership Series in Monto on September 20.

Toowoomba study tour will unlock doors

BUOYED by the success of its first event in Monto in September, Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation’s North Burnett Leadership Series is gathering steam.

Its next event will be a two-day industry and social enterprise tour to Toowoomba.

Departing from Gayndah on November 26, the tour will involve:

Day One

  • Morning tea at Kingaroy Kitchen, which was founded by the parents of children with disability who were involved in the Endeavour Foundation and provides employment to people with disability. Presentation by Red Earth Community Foundation.
  • Lunch at Emerge Cafe in Toowoomba, which engages youth in appealing mentorship programs, social activities and hospitality training for an empowered future. Presentation by social enterprise Sunrise Way, which helps people on the road to recovery from addiction.
  • Tour of the environmentally sustainable Pulse Data Centre, followed by presentation by AATLIS, which “creates productivity gains at every step of the agrifood value chain through digital technology adoption and circular economy collaboration”.
  • Afternoon tea and networking event at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport with representatives from Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise’s Food Leaders Australia group.
  • Networking dinner at George Banks Bar and Bistro.

Day Two

  • Breakfast and tour of public artworks in Toowoomba.
  • Coffee from 2nd Shot, which provides training and employment opportunities to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Attending Day One of the 400M Agrifood Innovation Forum, which will showcase solutions that use innovative technology to assist in different stages of food production.

BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm said, “There’s something for everyone on this study tour as we incorporate visits to social enterprise, business and industry sites as well as engaging with a range of Toowoomba-based community leaders”.

Tickets are $165 per person and are limited.

Book here.

Phone 0429 683 121 or email connect@biedo.org.au for more information.


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