'Australia remade: a country fit for the age of disruption' - Young Economists Qld Event, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday 7th December, 2021


From: Tuesday December 7, 2021, 5:30 pm

To: Tuesday December 7, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Join the Young Economists (YE) for their first in-person event in two years alongside an expert panel discussing how we can build an Australian economy fit for the modern world.

Deloitte has recently released their latest edition in the Building the Lucky Country series, Australia remade: a country fit for the age of disruption. This analysis points to several key areas of the economy which will matter for Australia in the years ahead:

  1. Feed the world
  2. Decarbonise the world
  3. Shape the future of health
  4. Look to the sky (and beyond)
  5. Manufacture the future
  6. Satisfy the senses
  7. Service the world’s businesses

With thought provoking discussion in mind, the YE have put together a panel of individuals who are contributing to the future of Australia – in technology, industry, research, policy and services.

The panel discussion on ‘How can we build an Australian economy fit for the modern world?’ will deliver fascinating insights into how these professionals are contributing to the future of Australia and how they think Australia can build up its capabilities and sophistication, to become an economy fit for the modern world.

The evening will commence with a presentation by the Deloitte team on the insights from their recently released report; followed by an expert panel discussion with Alina Dini, Tim Lucas, Mathilde Desselle and Jonathan Legault. The panel will then open to the floor for any questions.

The evening presents a great opportunity to gain an insight into a new way of thinking about the economy, and real actions that are being taken today to increase the sophistication of Australia. It is also an opportunity to network with fellow minds across the private, public and academic sectors. Light finger food and drinks will be provided by our generous sponsor, Deloitte.

Date: Tuesday 7th December, 2021. Private function room opens at 5:30pm. Presentation and Q&A from 5:45pm, followed by drinks and networking until 8pm
Venue: 123 Eagle Street, Level 23, Brisbane CBD, QLD 4000
Cost: Free due to the support of our generous sponsor, Deloitte

Please register by COB 3 December 2021. Only 60 tickets available, so don’t miss out! In the event you have missed out on a ticket, please email admin@esaqld.org.au to register on the waitlist.

Meet the speakers

Tim Lucas, CEO + Co-founder of Raytracer

Tim is an inventor with a diverse portfolio of work, including 8 commercialized patents and numerous hardware/software technology designs that have successfully been deployed in air, land, aquatic and human wearable applications. As the CEO and Co-founder of Raytracer (Space and Defence Simulation Technologies), he serves in both a technical capacity and as an executive, building sovereign capability in space and working toward the future of extraplanetary exploration and robotics. Raytracer’s collaboration to-date has included with the Australian Space Agency, NASA, QUT and Epic Games.

Mathilde Desselle, General Manager, Herston Biofabrication Institute

Mathilde is the General Manager for the Herston Biofabrication Institute, based at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The institute is applying 3D manufacturing to the practice of medicine at Metro North Health. She runs the institute’s operations, strategic planning, business management and development activities. Her research looks at open innovation, design and point-of-care manufacturing of patient-matched devices, and immersive technologies for health. Mathilde holds a Masters of Business and Biotechnologies (ESPAS Catholic U.Lille, France), and a Masters of Management and Economics (Littoral.U, France). She is currently a PhD candidate with the QUT Design Lab, and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Queensland School of Medicine.

Jonathan Legault, Managing Director + Co-founder, COREMATIC

Jonathan is a senior technology industry leader who lives and breathes customer success through the application of technology. As Managing Director and Co-Founder of Corematic Engineering, Jonathan provides leadership for Corematic's operations in Australia and helps to develop long-term global plans. Jonathan and his team are dedicated to bringing a different R&D approach to the Australian business landscape with a savoir-faire and a strong knowledge focusing on an agnostic approach to technology.

Corematic is now referred to as disruptors in the robotics and business intelligence industry, providing R&D services to companies that want to de-risk innovation and automate their operations keeping full control of their Intellectual Property (IP).


Alina Dini, CEO + Founder, Whirl

Dr Alina Dini is captivated by innovation and how it can build long term financial and climate resilience. Alina’s experiences delivering energy and sustainability programs include working alongside some of the world’s leading innovators – such as Tesla’s founders and Australia’s first Renewable Energy Commissioner.
As Founder of Whirl, a peer-based digital education platform increasing accessibility to clean energy solutions, Alina brings a human element into technology topics and works with everyday people, businesses, and communities to help them harness energy innovations.

Who are the Young Economists?
The Young Economists in Queensland is aimed at promoting a community of young economists ranging from recent graduates to those within the first 10 years of their career working within industry, academia and the public sector. From hosting networking events to encouraging economic discussions and debates, the society actively encourages young career economists to build a network to support both personal and professional development.
Special membership prices are available to economists within the first 10 years of their career. Aside from participating in the entire range of Economic Society activities, membership also enables young economists to attend events tailored for young economists, meet your peers and discuss real economic issues. Membership price: $40 which may be tax deductible.

To become a member, click here to register through ESA Queensland. Please select ‘Associate Membership – Young Economists’ under membership type to join. You won’t regret it! By joining Young Economists, you can also elect to join the Women in Economics Network at no extra cost.


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