Strong Australia lunch

The Business Council of Australia together with Be.Bendigo invite you to join us in Bendigo.

You will hear from an incredible panel of guest speakers for the Strong Australia Bendigo business lunch at the All Seasons Hotel and Resort on Friday 17th June 2022 from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

The Strong Australia roadshow centres on getting outside the major cities and bringing together suppliers, distributors, employees, customers and business organisations to discuss the issues facing our regions and work on the solutions to the challenges people face.

This business lunch and panel will focus on Bendigo, the opportunities in the region as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and the role businesses locally and nationally will need to play in Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 – including in manufacturing, trade, agriculture, and tourism. 

Moderated by Sky News’s Chief News Anchor, Kieran Gilbert, our panel will discuss how the local and national business community can work together and harness the best regional ideas to accelerate this recovery.

The panel will feature:

Jennifer Westacott AO, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia

Marnie Baker, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Christian Bennett, Chief Reputation Officer, Woolworths

Rob Stephenson, Advocacy Lead, Be.Bendigo


About the Strong Australia Network

The Business Council of Australia’s Strong Australian Network highlights how leading employers work with regional communities to create important economic and social benefits for millions of Australians.


Travelling around regional Australia with CEOs from some of the country’s biggest employers, we’ve seen firsthand how regional Australians are stepping up as industries evolve and new ones develop.

Community events, held in partnership with local business chambers, help us connect with local people about the issues that matter to their livelihoods and create an important resource we can all use as we advocate for change with politicians and policy makers.

Event Details

12pm-2pm, Friday 17 June 2022
All Seasons Hotel and Resort
171-183 McIvor Hwy, Bendigo VIC 3550


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Date and time

June 17, 2022 at 12:00pm - 2pm


All Seasons Hotel and Resort
171-183 McIvor Hwy
Bendigo, VIC 3550
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