2019 Yorke and Mid North Regional Forum

Registrations for the 2019 Yorke and Mid North Regional Forum are closing soon! Please register here.


Key Note Speakers:

Jim Whalley – SA’s Chief Entrepreneur

SA’s Chief Entrepreneur Jim has recently been appointed the inaugural South Australian Chief Entrepreneur. The Office of the Chief Entrepreneur works collaboratively with businesses, researchers and investors, to facilitate connections, provide advice and position South Australia as a destination for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Jim is a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots course and, amongst other qualifications, holds a Master of Business Administration, a science degree and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program.


Scott Boocock – Founder and CEO of Hegs Australia and inventor of Hegs Pegs

Founder and CEO of Hegs Australia and inventor of Hegs Pegs Scott is an inspirational speaker drawing on his range of life experiences, from growing up in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, to living and working across the globe. Scott has just published his first book ‘Turn Your Ideas into Action’, which reflects his personal journey of how he got to where he is today. Scott understands that it doesn’t matter what you do, you rarely do it by yourself. Your team, your family, your customers and those who you meet in your travels, make you who you are and contribute to your success. Scott’s innovative idea for the common clothes peg Scott started in his backyard in 2012 which he started manufacturing in China, then moved production to Australia, bucking the trend of major manufacturers. Scott has also appeared on Channel 10’s TV reality show Shark Tank Australia, then Hegs Australia won Telstra South Australia Business of the Year and Start Up award for 2015. Hegs Pegs have also won an international Good Design Award which led to new opportunities both here in Australia and overseas. Hegs Australia has a core team based at Tonsley with manufacturing, and assembly workforce of over 50 based around South Australia.