5th Institute of Place Management International Conference - in partnership with Regional Development Australia

Transforming Place People, Processes and Practice 

6th-7th November

The theme of the 5th International Biennial Conference of the Institute of Place Management is Transforming Place - exploring processes and practice that shape the relationship between people and the place they live.

Trade, tourism and international relations are bringing countries closer together across the globe creating a brave new world of immigration, blended communities, and a mixing of cultures.  The result is also causing friction and factions that can often transform place, its identity and the sense of belonging for community.

Place management and development has a role to understand and facilitate the transformation of towns, cities and regions to improve their liveability, viability, tolerance and resilience to disruption. The challenge for place management policy and practice is leading the positive transformation of Place to improve its prosperity.

Keynote Speakers include:

Andrew Hoyne

Professor Tim Edensor

Professor David Audretsch

Dr Steve Millington

Dr Viriya Taecharungroj

Professor Robyn Eversole

Steve Marras

All the speakers have now been confirmed and the programme have been finalised, click here to download the programme

Day 1
: Wednesday 6th November

Venue: University SA West Campus, North Terrace, The Sir Hans Heysen Building




9.00 - 9.30 Registration and Refreshments

9.30 - 10.15

Welcome and Keynote: Dr Steve Millington

10.15 -10.45

Dr Allan O’Connor

Adapting an ecological analysis to place-based

entrepreneurial ecosystems

10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.45

Keynote: Andrew Hoyne

11.45 - 12.15

Kath McKenzie, Nikki Griffith &

Anne-Maree Newberry

Place Planning/making from a Northern Beaches


12.15 - 12.45

Dr Leonard Jackson

The Empowering Potential of Blockchain Technologies: 

A Model for Entrepreneurs

12.45 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.15

Keynote: Dr Viriya Taecharungroj

14.15 -14.45

Mark McClelland

Cultural Placemaking

14.45 - 15.15

Fiona Whitworth

Contemporary Place Management

Practices. Data collection in the public marketplace

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 - 16.00

Gareth Roberts

What can culture do for a place?

Assessing the impact of cultural events

16.00 - 16.30

Dr Chloe Steadman

Place, gender, and belonging:

The case of craft beer consumption

16.30 -17.00

Dr Nikos Ntounis

Introducing place management:

A territorological, strategic analysis of an emerging field

17.00 - 17.45

Keynote: Professor Tim Edensor

17.45 - 18.00 Close

Day 2
: Thursday 7th November

Venue: Yalumba Winery40 Eden Valley Rd, Angaston, Australia




8.00 - 9.30 Coach Travel to Yalumba Winery/Refreshments

9.30 -10.15

Keynote: Professor David Audretsch

10.15 - 10.45

Craig Grocke

Social Capital as a Resource for Place Management

Partnerships in the Barossa Region of South Australia

10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.45

Keynote: Steve Marras

11.45 - 12.15

Dr Laura Ripoll Gonzalez

Community, culture and value:

An exploration of Harvest Launceston farmers’ market

12.15 - 12.45

Dr Rory Hill

Telling stories of terroir in an emerging wine region: Waipara, North Canterbury, New Zealand

12.45 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.15

Keynote: Professor Robyn Eversole

14.15 -14.45

Dr Amelia Green

Australian silo art: Muralism and creative placemaking in rural and regional Australian communities

14.45 - 15.15

Dr Viriya Taecharungroj

Experiencing the Market

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 - 16.00

Rowena Vnuk

Intermediary organizations: Their scope and limitations as designers for regional competitiveness.

16.00 - 16.30

Shaing U Nini

Empowering indigenous women of Bangladesh

16.30 - 17.00

Dr Joanna Fountain

Creating a local food brand and authentic shopping

experience: The Nelson General Store concept

17.00 - 18.00

Panel: Round up of conference themes

18.00 - 18.15 Coach travel to conference dinner/back to Adelaide

18.15 - 22.00 Conference Dinner - Vintners Bar & Grill

22.00 - 23.00 Coach travel to Adelaide


Conference dinner will he held at Vintners Bar and Grill close by to the winery 

*Transport to and from central Adelaide to Yalumba is included in the conference fee


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