What is the EDP Bootcamp?

The Economic Development & Planning (EDP) Bootcamp provides an opportunity for Economic Development Practitioners from various regions and organisations to develop their professional capabilities, networks and access to resources.

This event is proudly presented by REMPLAN in association with Dench McClean Carlson.

When 29th & 30th May 2014

Where Tom Wills Room,
Level 2 Great Southern Stand,
Melbourne Cricket Ground,
Melbourne, Victoria

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Cost $795 (excl GST)


The Economic Development Practitioner Bootcamp aims to provide participants with strategic and practical insights and understanding into a range of contemporary influences and issues relevant to economic development.

Learning Objectives

The Economic Development Practitioner Bootcamp has the following learning objectives:-

  • The identification and development of a deeper understanding of key trends and influences relevant to economic development and their likely implications for strategy development and program implementation
  • The identification and development of an greater understanding of practical methodologies and tools to assist the economic development process
  • The identification of information sources relevant to the economic development process and how to access these resources
  • Opportunities

    With a clear focus on the practical rather than theoretical, the aim is for participants to gain insights and understanding into a range of contemporary influences and issues relevant to economic development:
  • Low carbon transition
  • Economic analysis
  • Land use planning
  • Working with Government
  • Digital economy
  • Social media
  • Infrastructure development
  • Workforce development

  • The Bootcamp will also provide participants with an opportunity to expand their network of economic development professionals and peers

    Participation Fee

    $795 (excl GST)


    Please register via the form below.


    Day 1 - Thursday May 29th

    8.30 am

    Registration & Coffee

    9.00 am

    Future Economies

    Michael McAllum - Futurist - Global Foresight (via videolink)
    10.00 am


    Chris Buckingham, Go To...
    10.45 am

    Morning Tea

    11.00 am

    Understanding Economies

    Matthew Nichol – REMPLAN
    12.00 pm


    12.45 pm

    Intelligent Communities Supporting Creative Industries

    Jennifer Cromarty - Director, SOCOM
    1.30 pm

    Planning & Economic Development

    Raph Krelle - Centrum Town Planning
    2.30 pm

    Afternoon Tea

    2.45 pm

    Major Events

    Steve Gough, CEO , MCC
    3.30 pm

    Retail in Hard Places

    Jennifer Cromarty - Director, SOCOM
    4.15 pm

    Catchment Analysis

    Greg Davis, Director, Taktics4
    5.15 pm


    5.30 pm  


    Day 2 - Friday May 30th

    7.30 am

    Bootcamp Breakfast

    7.30 am sharp
    7.45 am

    Bootcamp Breakfast - Guest Speaker

    Kathy Coultas - DSDBI Technology Industries
    8.30 am

    An Economy in Transition

    Matt Jones, Enterprise Geelong
    9.15 am

    The Digital Economy

    Jenny Coppock - Manager Economic Development at Auburn City Council
    10.15 am

    Morning Tea

    10.30 am


    David Rolland - Manager - Strategy & Economics, GHD
    11.15 am

    Sustainable Industry

    Jack Holden - Fonterra
    12.30 pm

    Economic Strategy

    John Stevens - Dench McClean Carlson
    1.00 pm

    Light Lunch

    2.15 pm

    MCG Tour