Present at this year's Kimberley Economic Forum

Written on the 14 May 2018

Have your say at this year's Kimberley Economic Forum to be held in Broome on 10th and 11th October 2018.
Focusing on the way forward for the Kimberley region, this conference aims to address the following across all industry sectors:

  • Attracting business opportunity
  • Connecting the Kimberley region to Northern Australia
  • Opportunitites within agri-business
  • Trade and investment
  • Indigenous-led business success
  • Attracting business, corporate and small business opportunity
  • Infrastructure and engagement connection
  • Engaging industry sector opportunity
  • Indigenous-led development
  • Attracting investment, economic growth strategy

Individuals or organisations interested in speaking are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their presentation.

See below details on how to register. To submit an abstract please email 

Submissions close on Thursday 21 June 2018.


Presentation Types
All abstracts that have been submitted before the deadline will undergo review. We will be featuring the two presentation types below in the program:

  • Oral presentation
  • Workshop

To assist the KEF2018 Committee in deciding if your abstract is selected for the final conference program, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All abstracts must be submitted in electronic format
  • doc/.docx file formats are accepted.
  • The submitting presenter must ensure that all co-presenters have read and approved the title, summary, presenter names and affiliations.
  • Only submissions submitted in English will be considered. Please ensure you thoroughly check your submission for spelling and grammatical errors as accepted abstracts will be printed as per your submission.
  • Abstracts are to be no more than 300 words. Submissions that do not meet the word limit will not be reviewed.
  • Abstract title, references, tables, images and acknowledgements are not included in the word count.
  • Please ensure any acronyms are spelt out in the first instance.
  • Ensure that all author information (names, affiliations and presenting author biography) is included and entered correctly.
  • Presenters will be notified of acceptance in July 2018 and will need to confirm their attendance and registration before 1 August 2018.
  • Presenting authors are required to register for the conference. No funding is provided to presenters. Any presenter not registered for the conference by the 1 August 2018 deadline will not have their abstract included in the program.
  • No abstracts will be accepted for review after 22 June 2018.

Selection Criteria
Want to make sure your abstract is accepted? The KEF2018 Committee will be looking for submissions that:

  • are relevant to the theme of the forum
  • are relevant to current issues/challenges
  • have fresh/new content, or a fresh look at the specific topic
  • are relevant to an audience of those working in the Kimberley region
  • are engaging for an audience and
  • have a clear take-home benefit for delegates

Publication of Presentations
PDF documents of presentations may be published on the forum website (  following the conference. Photos, audio and/or video recordings made throughout the event may be made available to the registered delegates of the meeting or available publicly. This material may be used in order to promote future KEF's. If you do not agree with the above, but wish to submit an abstract, please notify the event managers at:

Presentation Type Information
Oral submission
Submissions are invited for papers addressing any of the above topics. Other types of papers welcome include reporting work-in-progress, methodological papers, policy analysis, case presentations, professional practice issues or programs that can benefit the Kimberley region. Papers will be grouped into themes and presented in concurrent sessions. Where we see it appropriate we may ask you to present findings in a panel type session if we have papers that fit this format.

PLEASE NOTE: Accepted papers will get a 20-minute timeslot in the program 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes for discussion. This a change from previous years so we are looking for presentations that get to the point.

KEF2018 is including Workshops in the event to encourage greater participation and discussion on current and crucial issues of importance to economic activity in the Kimberley region.  Submissions for workshops should include:

  • Topics
  • Speakers
  • Activity workshop activity to encourage greater sharing of experience/information

The workshops will generally run for 1.5 hours. The number of participants in the classes will be limited and participants will need to register online before the Forum begins.
To submit your workshop proposal follow the same steps as submitting a single abstract.

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