It is our pleasure to invite you along to our interactive Forum, networking events and AGM to be held in Perth from the 19th to the 21st September, 2019. Whether you are new to sister cities, in a long term relationship or considering whether to begin a sister city relationship this Forum will have something to offer you.
Please note that the Forum sessions will not focus on the use of PowerPoint we are having facilitated discussions with the panel members leading but there will be plenty of opportunity for audience interaction, questions and comments. This will mean that delegates will get more out of the Forum if they also contribute to the sessions.
Registration for the Forum will be via the 'Register Now' button below, where you have the opportunity to register for all or part of the event.
THE DATES, TIMES AND DETAILS
Thursday, September 19, 2019 We suggest arrival by midday to settle in and explore the city before the evening dinner and SCA National Awards presentation commencing at 7:00pm. The venue is the Parmelia Hilton hotel in the Karri Room.
Friday, September 20, 2019 The Forum commences at 9:00am and finishes around 4:30pm, before the evening reception starts at 6:00pm. The Forum venue is the City of Perth Library and History Centre, 573 Hay St, Perth, WA. The evening reception is being held in the Karri Room at the Parmelia Hilton hotel. The Forum agenda details are as follows:
09:00 - 09:30 :: Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:40 :: Welcome to Country (Barry McGuire, respected representative of the Whadjuk Nyoongar Nation)
09:40 - 09:48 :: Welcome from WA State Government (The Hon. Peter Tinley MLA, Minister for Asian Engagement)
09:48 - 09:55 :: Welcome from WA State Opposition (Hon Bill Marmion MLA, Deputy Leader of the Opposition; Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Local Government; Defence Issues; Science)
09:55 - 10:00 :: Welcome from SCA (Bill Wilson, President)
10:00 - 10:15 :: Opening Speaker (Hayley Winchcombe)
10:15 - 10:45 :: Keynote Speaker (Tim Quigley, Sister Cities International)
10:45 - 11:30 :: Mayors for Peace Panel discussion lead by Fremantle City (Adrian Glamorgan and Elizabeth PO) and Erin and Casper Adson from Busselton (to coincide with International Day of Peace on the September 21)
11:30 - 11:50 :: Morning tea break
11:50 - 12:35 :: Session 1, Setting up, managing and promoting a Sister City Relationship. (SCA to discuss generic considerations for setting up a relationship, Mike Jakins/Jan Teasdale. Hiromi Morris for an SCNZ point of view)
12:40 - 13:25 :: Session 2, Leveraging with like-minded organisations to enhance relationships, e.g. Arts and Culture. (Pauline Vukelic, Busselton and Maggie Jiang, Confucius Institute)
13:25 - 14:00 :: Lunch break
14:00 - 14:15 :: SCA AGM
14:15 - 14:30 :: CPAFFC Speaker (Mr. Xie Yuan)
14:30 - 15:15 :: Session 3, Relationships and identifying economic benefits. Barry Sammels (Rockingham) to be on panel. Also, Carol McDowall (Bunbury) and Steven McDougall (Perth)
15:15 - 15:45 :: Afternoon tea break
15:45 - 16:30 :: Session 4, Engaging youth and getting someone aged under-25 on your committee. Lead by Gordon Allen (Blacktown), plus Hayley Winchcombe (Busselton) and Bryce Hellmrich (Belmont)
16:30 - 16:45 :: Forum wrap-up and close
16:45 - 18:00 :: Free time before evening reception
18:00 onwards :: Reception (Karri Room, Parmelia Hilton)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 OPTIONAL TOUR of the iconic Optus Stadium, including a hearty breakfast.
All bookings close on Friday September 6! If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact SCA - details are on the Contact Us page. Please share this notification and flyer with your colleagues and networks.