Western Sydney, workplace of the future?

Deloitte to host the 3rd annual Think.Business Forum


23 September 2013: As part of Deloitte’s continued commitment to the Western Sydney region, the professional services firm is bringing together a group of influential leaders from commerce, academia and government to unlock the potential of the region as a place to live, work and invest.

Taking place at Deloitte’s Western Sydney office in Parramatta on 3 October from 9.30-11.30am, this is the third consecutive year that Deloitte has hosted the Think.Business Forum, part of its ongoing support of the annual Parramasala cultural festival. The title of this year’s event is Think 2013 ‘Western Sydney – Workplace of the Future’.  

Dr Geoffrey Lee MP, Member for Parramatta will open the Forum and Chris Richardson from Deloitte Access Economics will provide a perspective on the economic outlook for Western Sydney.

Following these opening addresses there will be an interactive panel debate featuring Damian Borchok CEO of Interbrand, Deloitte talent and recruitment leader, Tanyth Lloyd and University of Western Sydney’s Dr Paul Rowland who will discuss how to enhance the brand of Western Sydney as a place to work, live and play.

The panel debate, moderated by David Borger Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber, will also examine some of the key challenges facing the region as a destination for business and commerce, and the strategies that may help it to achieve its full potential.

Managing partner of Deloitte’s Western Sydney office, Danny Rezek who will host the event, said: “Western Sydney is the growth centre for New South Wales, the region outpaced the rest of Sydney and had twice the growth of the rest of the State.  In 2011, the population of Western Sydney was just over 2 million and by 2036 it is forecast to reach 3 million according to NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure projections.

“As a firm we plan to double the size of our Parramatta office in the next couple of years so we have a vested interest in helping to ensure Western Sydney is a magnet for the best performing talent in the market.

“We’ve brought a group of leading thinkers to share their insights and inspire local business leaders at the Think.Business Forum.  It’s great to see people from such diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, all working towards the shared goal of improving things for the entire region.”

“After 30 years of operation in Western Sydney, Deloitte is proud to be the catalyst to challenge some of the thinking that may inhibit collaboration and ensure the best outcomes for a stronger and more vibrant Western Sydney brand,” said Mr Rezek.

About Parramasala

Parramasala is a festival celebrating the global impact of South Asian arts and cultures. The Think Business Forum takes this theme by transcending the South Asian influence from arts through to business.

The Think.Business Forum takes place from 9.30am to 11.30am at Deloitte’s Parramatta office on Thursday 3 October 2013, followed by networking morning tea hosted by Destination NSW.  

To register and find out more, visit: http://landing.deloitte.com.au/TBF2013_Rego.html

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