Bowraville's Ignite MNC Symposium announces Todd sampson as keynote speaker

Todd Sampson will be this year's keynote speaker at the Ignite Symposium in Bowraville.

Todd Sampson will be this year's keynote speaker at the Ignite Symposium in Bowraville.

Bowraville is getting ready to IGNITE.

The IGNITE MNC Symposium is a community event in Bowra on November 8 designed to stimulate new ideas in economic development, collaboration and innovative business practice throughout the Mid North Coast.

“Usually events of regional significance are held in the larger centres of Port Macquarie or Coffs harbour,” Regional Development Australia (RDA) MNC CEO Kerry Grace said.

But we wanted to showcase a smaller community in the region to demonstrate what is possible and Bowraville is well versed in hosting unique and creative events, it’s an excellent venue for the event.

IGNITE MNC will be attended by leaders of community, business and government who have an interest in the Mid North Coast region.

The day will feature a range of speakers, the Links2Success Opportunity Hub, Telstra immersion session, a collection of market and information stands featuring the latest government grants, business support and advice, employee support and even healthy workplace tips.

And heading the speakers program will be Todd Sampson, breakout star of the hit ABC show the Gruen Planet and a co-host on the Channel 10 news show, The Project.

Todd is also the writer, producer and host of a discovery science documentary series called Redesign My Brain, which won documentary of the year. 

TAFE NSW has collaborated with RDAMNC to develop the Links2Success Opportunity Hub, which will be operating on symposium day at Grants Hall and will be open to the community.

It will enable established businesses, start-ups, not-for-profits and government agencies the chance to showcase themselves and the opportunities they can provide.

For start-ups, there will be a prize awarded for the most innovative idea based on community response.

“The event will enable people to extend their networks, link with opportunities from funding to partnerships to staff solutions,” Ms Grace said.

“The event will explore the themes collaborate, innovate and self-determine. 

“A key outcome of the event will be the development of a cohesive vision for the region which RDAMNC will draw upon to influence economic development in the region in 2018 and beyond.”

Tickets for the event are available online now via

For further details contact Kerry Grace on 5525 1500 or 0404 88 7473 or email