Mission Fit: How Does Brisbane Shape Up For Success

Date/Deadline: 08 Feb, 2021

Come join Mission Fit to explore Brisbane’s unique competitive advantages and to think about what this means in the context of the new opportunity landscape for sectors and businesses. Doe’s Brisbane have what it takes to be a high performing city post recovery and beyond and will it be able to leverage energy for resilience to build back brilliance in the long term and create future focused economic opportunities?

Come take a look at how Brisbane scores and how well it’s positioned to succeed as a city against global peers in an ever competitive landscape of people, talent, capital and ideas. By examining how Brisbane is shaping up against these global mega trends participants will highlight the cities competitive advantages and business opportunities that can be leveraged in the future. Sector bench strengths, a compelling CBD, start-up and scale-up activities and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs are opportunistic critical success factors for Brisbane’s economic outlook.

What does all of this mean for the future of Brisbane it’s success? Join the esteemed panel including James Tuma and Kate Meyrick to hear evidence based insights and global benchmarking of the city’s unique strengths, investment opportunities and ideas to transform businesses in the future.

About James Tuma, Urbis

James is a visionary urban designer with a broad skills palette. He is qualified in urban design, and landscape architecture – disciplines he draws on while positioning projects, master planning and driving design outcomes, as well as advising on public realm strategies and public space implementation. Since joining Urbis in 2005, he has worked on significant national and international integrated developments and master planning projects in Australia, Asia and Europe including new town centres, waterfronts, infrastructure and public spaces. James is an advocate for sustainable cities and focuses on imaginative solutions for sites that kindle community passions. He has made outstanding contributions in leading the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2017, is overall lead designer for the internationally significant Queen’s Wharf redevelopment and is currently advising on the redevelopment and governance of Orchard Road in Singapore.

About Kate Meyrick, Urbis

Kate is a passionate urbanist and place maker with more than 25 years of international experience working throughout Australia, as well as Asia, Europe and the United States. She is globally respected for her expertise in visioning and positioning city scale precincts, working sensitively with stakeholders and the community to co-create powerful new futures for well loved places. She has been influential in shaping thinking about the global competitiveness of Australian Cities, their future identity and quality of life. A regular speaker, panellist and conference moderator; Kate is recognised as a thought leader in relation to city-shaping, knowledge and innovation precincts and talent attraction. Kate thrives on collaboration and works effectively in partnership with government, community, non-profit and private sector stakeholders. She has strong experience in conceptualising and delivering complex urban projects: working with a diverse mix of stakeholders to curate a bold and innovative vision for future urban life that will deliver enduring shared value outcomes.

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