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Inclusive Growth: Making our Economy Work for Everyone

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Municipal Association of Victoria

Level 12, 60 Collins Street

Melbounre, VIC 3000

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Inclusive growth has gained global traction in recent years as international communities struggle to deal with a sustained period of low economic growth and rising inequality.

At this event, we explore what an inclusive growth agenda looks like in practice, and how we can put shared prosperity at the heart of Melbourne's economic and social policy-making. Highlights of the event will include presentations and case studies by international speakers and regional experts, and a discussion on practical initiatives that communities can commit to now to promote inclusive growth.

Discussion topics will include quality job creation, intelligent management of local wealth, bringing the voice of communities to bear on shaping their future prosperity, and promoting sustainability.

Tickets are free; however, spaces are limited. Please direct any questions about this event to philipa.duthie@thersa.org.

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Ed Cox is Director of Public Services and Communities at the RSA, where he leads an ambitious programme of work on people, power, place and inclusive growth. Ed previously led IPPR North for 9 years, where he was a champion for devolution and worked closely with several combined authorities in the North of England to champion the ‘Northern Powerhouse.’ Before that, Ed was an adviser to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and was a founder of the national Participatory Budgeting Unit.

Professor Paul Smyth is a professor of social policy in the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Widely regarded as an expert on contemporary Australian social policy, local governance and social inclusion, Paul is a regular contributer to national publications, including ABC's The Drum,The Conversation, Crikey, and Eureka Street. From 2004 until 2013, Smyth was the General Manager of the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne.

Emeritis Professor Roy Green is Special Advisor and Chair for UTS Innovation Council at the University of Technology Sydney. He has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas, including as Dean of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and the Business School at the National University of Ireland. Roy has advised and published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management and undertaken research projects with the OECD, European Commission and Enterprise Ireland.

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