Geelong will host the next Strong Australia community forum run by the Business Council of Australia in conjunction with Sky News.

The forum will take place on Thursday 8 November and involve a community lunch from 12-2pm and a live TV program broadcast from 8-9pm both hosted by award-winning Sky News Political Editor David Speers.

The lunchtime forum will feature Jennifer Westacott, the chief executive of the Business Council of Australia, Tim Reed, chief executive of MYOB, Rohan Mead, chief executive of Australian Unity, and Jodie Auster, regional general manager Australia and NZ, Uber Eats.

“We’re really looking forward to being in Geelong to have a conversation with the community about how business big and small are the mainstay of communities by providing jobs, opportunities, investments, and responding to change,” Ms Westacott said.

“Business is the lifeblood of our communities, and when business thrives, the community and Australia thrives.

“The Strong Australia series is about getting outside the city centres of Melbourne and Sydney and the political corridors in Canberra and to talk to Australians about the issues that matter most to them.

“Business employs more than 10 million people in Australia – if we want to keep that job creation happening, we need to create the right opportunities for them, especially in our regions.”

The Strong Australia forum is being held at the Pier Geelong, Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong. For tickets and further information visit:

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