Bigger, Bolder, Brighter: The Vision for Moreton Bay Region’s Business and Residents

23 February @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am, Arana Leagues Club

Come and join us for breakfast and the chance to learn about the plans and opportunities in the Moreton Bay Region. Heading in a new direction, Moreton Bay Regional Council is driving the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) 2020-41 towards a bigger and bolder region with a brighter future for residents for many years to come.

The REDS outlines a plan to diversify the region’s economy, cultivate growth opportunities, and invigorate the local job market. Specifically, identifying opportunities to best support the development of existing businesses and attract new investment, transforming our region into a nimble and resilient powerhouse.

Chief Economic Development Officer, Paul Martins will translate the vision of the REDS, explain the four pillars to success, deep dive into the key initiatives and discuss how as we as unified business partners can work collaboratively to turn a vision into reality.

About our Speaker

In August 2020, Paul became Australia’s first Chief Economic Development Officer, with Moreton Bay Regional Council in Queensland. His key responsibilities are to establish the Economic Development function inside Council, as well as implement Moreton Bay’s Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS), which sets a bigger, bolder and brighter future for the region to 2041.

Paul has a mixture of private and public-sector experience. He was the CEO of a Queensland Telstra Innovation Award Winning SME with 120 staff across five locations, and a Director of Sales and Marketing for Asia and Latin America for an advanced manufacturing business.


Date: 23 February

Time: 7:00 am – 8:30 am


Kate Hewish

Kate Hewish is the Principal of Horte Couture, a member of the Chamber Executive and the Chair of the PR Committee

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