84th Annual EPLGA Conference

Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA)

84th Annual EPLGA Conference

8:30am, Thu 25 February, 2021 - 11:00pm, Fri 26 February, 2021

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    • Full Conference Registration for Local Government Early Bird (includes access to Gala Dinner Tickets) Sales Close: 11:30pm, Fri 12 Feb, 2021 Details
    • Full Conference Registration Early Bird (includes access to Gala Dinner Ticket) Sales Close: 11:30pm, Fri 12 Feb, 2021 Details
    • Conference Gala Dinner (available only with Full Registration - partners welcome) Sales Close: 5:30am, Tue 2 Mar, 2021 Details
    • Day Registration Thursday RDAEP Showcase Early Bird (includes BBQ) Sales Close: 11:30pm, Fri 12 Feb, 2021 Details
    • Day Registration Friday EPLGA Resilience Effect Early Bird (does not include Gala Dinner) Sales Close: 11:30pm, Fri 12 Feb, 2021 Details
    • Thursday BBQ and Tuna Toss partner ticket Sales Close: 5:30am, Tue 2 Mar, 2021 Details
    • Full Conference Registration after 12 February 2021 On Sale: 7:00am, Sat 13 Feb, 2021 Details
    • Day Registration Thursday after 12 February 2021 On Sale: 7:00am, Fri 12 Feb, 2021 Details
    • Day Registration Friday after 12 February 2021 On Sale: 7:00am, Sat 13 Feb, 2021 Details
    • Startup Thursday BBQ and Tun Tuna Toss ticket Sales Close: 5:30am, Thu 25 Feb, 2021
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Event Details

The Resilience Effect. Building Regional Resilience on Eyre Peninsula

With a focus on Building Regional Resilience, the 84th Annual EPLGA Conference promises to energise and entertain,
invite new thinking, spark dynamic conversations and inspire renewed commitment to work together for the benefit of our region.
You'll be joining over 200 delegates from 11 Councils, along with industry representatives, state and federal
government decision makers, sponsors and supporters at the Port Lincoln Racing Club on the 25th and 26th of
February, 2021 for two thought-provoking days and nights.

Day 1 will commence with the Board Meetings of the EPLGA and Regional Development Australia EP, followed by the
Inaugural Eyre Peninsula Major Project Hub and Regional Growth Showcase featuring Executive Speakers
representing over 7 billion dollars worth of investment in projects across Eyre Peninsula. An informal dinner and Tunarama Tuna Toss Championship night will round-out Thursday’s program.

Day 2 will include inspirational speakers, cutting-edge leadership development and an afternoon workshop session
giving delegates the opportunity to combine forces on a region-wide resilience building project.
The Conference will wrap-up on Friday night with a Gala Dinner featuring the famous Flaming Sambucas who will be
sure to fire up the dancefloor!

Conference Theme
At the start of 2021 we have every reason on Eyre Peninsula to be celebrating our continued success in attracting
investment and driving growth across the region. At the same time, there is also evidence of a rise in mental illness,
particularly in parts of the region where drought continues to have a devastating impact on our farming families.
When asked about future concerns, community members right across the region consistently identify mental health at the top of their list. And while this challenge may be perceived to be the sole domain of the health sector, the
inextricable links between health and the economy which became globally apparent throughout 2020, are now
becoming increasingly important local considerations.

Research shows that resilient individuals have a powerful impact on those around them. They create a kind of ripple
effect. In other words, a resilience effect. We also know that investing in building resilience at scale can have a
significant “bottom-line” impact for organisations and communities and overall positive economic benefits.
So, if resilience is defined as “the ability to withstand, recover and or grow in the face of stressors and changing
demands” (The RAND Corporation) could Local Government further leverage regional growth on the EP by actively
fostering the development of resilience, in both individuals and collectively?

What are the key skills and strategies that we can use as leaders to increase our own resilience so that we might, in
turn, boost the resilience of our teams, organisations and communities? And ultimately, how could Local Government work together more effectively to invest in building “regional resilience”?

Registration – 84th EPLGA Annual Conference

Full Conference Registration for Local Government (includes access to Friday Gala Dinner/entertainment tickets)        $550
Conference Gala Dinner/entertainment (2 tickets available with Full Conference Registration)   $120
Day Registration (does not include access to Friday Gala Dinner/entertainment tickets)              $350

Conference Overview

Thursday 25th February 2021 – Conference Day 1
8:30am    - Registration desk opens
9am         - Invitation only to either EPLGA Board Meeting or RDAEP Major Project Hub
12pm      - lunch
1pm        - Conference opens (registration from 8 am) – Eyre Peninsula Economic Development Showcase
5pm       - Tuna Toss and Informal BBQ and beverages.

Friday 26th February 2021 – Conference Day 2
8:30am   – Registration desk opens
9to5pm   - Full day of conference sessions
6pm        – Pre-dinner drinks
7pm       – Gala Dinner, Flaming Sambucas entertainment

 Full Conference Registration
•    Access to all Conference sessions
•    Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunches
•    Informal BBQ, Tuna Toss evening of Thursday 25 February 2021
•    Access to purchase a Conference Gala Dinner ticket (additional cost) for Friday 26 February 2021

Day Registration
•    Access to all Conference sessions for the day of the Conference purchased.
•    Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on the day of your attendance.
•    Day registration does not include the Conference Gala Dinner.

Conference Dinner
Tickets available for purchase $120 per person (2 tickets available with full registration)
Venue: Port Lincoln Race Club (conference venue)
•    Three course menu
•    Beverages
•    Entertainment – Flaming Sambucas – Adelaide’s Premier Corporate Band with extensive interstate and international experience
Thursday Evening 25th February 2021
EP Seafood Plate
Selection of cold seafood from the Eyre Peninsula served to each guest
Marinated Lamb Skewers
Sirloin Steak
Marinated Chicken Steaks
Grilled King Prawns
Sauces, House made chutney, lemon & seafood sauce
Seasonal garden salad
Spinach, pumpkin, & fetta with balsamic
Selection of sliced loaves
Fresh seasonal fruit platter

Friday Evening Gala Dinner 26th February 2021
(Served alternately to each guest)
Pan Seared King Fish Ceviche
Raw Hiramasa kingfish on crisp summer salad with zesty lime dressing
Prime Samm Lamb Rump
On parsnip puree with plum infused veloute’
Main course
(Served alternately to each guest)
South Australian Beef Cheek
Resting on whipped potato with glazed onions & Bourguignon sauce
Baked Chicken Fillet
With apricot & macadamia crust, finished with Rose’ Jus
Salted Caramel & Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake
Served with wild raspberry coulis & cream

All best endeavours will be made to present the program as printed on this website. The Conference and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Conference does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.

Please direct all registration enquiries to:
Conference Secretariat