The Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry, along with key event partners, delivered a two and a half day Invest Great Southern Conference across 7-9 May 2024 that attracted over 160 attendees from around Australia and the State.

There were plenty of insights, information sharing and connection creation going on across the key pillars of discussion: Agriculture, Education, Housing and Planning, Mining, Renewables and Sustainability, and Tourism.

We heard from innovators from around Australia and Futurist, Paul Higgins who implored us to not discuss whether things will change in the future but instead to consider how we’ll deal with change when it happens. 

Albany Chamber CEO, Kristen Pyrz-Brown said "It was incredible to see so many local business owners took the time to invest in themselves and attend one or both days. This conference really worked to de-silo the discussions we’re all having within our organisations and bring everyone into the same room to share what might be possible for the Great Southern." 

The conference included 30 speakers, 14 sponsors, exhibitors and two sundowner events, giving attendees ample opportunity to connect, grow their networks and consider future investment opportunities for their businesses and on a broader scale for the Great Southern region.