SEGRA Conference

The Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) Conference is Australia’s premier conference on regional issues. In October 2016, SEGRA was held in the Albany and Great Southern Region and attended by over 200 delegates from across all sections of the Australian community to explore the key issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia and be part of providing positive sustainable outcomes to ensure future prosperity.

During the Food Industry Innovation spotlight session, the GGA was glad to be selected to present a 20 minute segment on the role that grower groups play in food innovation and regional development. The presentation was well received, with people from WA and other states interested in the benefits of grower groups, not only as leaders in RD&E delivery, but also as contributors to their regional communities through their roles as social hubs with a focus on peer-to-peer learning and development.