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Business Competitiveness & Clusters, an International Perspective


As part of the Queensland Clustering Initiative, METS Ignited and the Queensland Government have invited internationally recognised clustering superstar Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO of Cluster Navigators Ltd to speak at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on Tuesday 9 July, 2019.

Join Ifor Ffowcs-Williams as he shares clustering success stories from around the world and explores their relevance to METS companies and the Australian mining industry.

Ifor is acknowledged as one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world, with hands-on experience extending to over 50 countries.

This event is not to be missed by METS business leaders who are looking for growth opportunities and a global reach, Researchers and Academics, Miners and anyone looking to develop world’s best businesses for the modern epoch.

Register for this FREE Clustering Event.

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams biography:

Ifor’s focus is on the practicalities of cluster development, leading training and strategy workshops with economic development agencies, cluster groups and support organisations. Ifor is a frequent conference speaker on competitiveness, clusters, smart specialisations, innovation and regional development.

Ifor has been an advisor to The World Bank, EU, OECD, UNDP, international aid agencies and national & regional economic development agencies on six continents.

Ifor is a Founder, Past President and Member of the Board of Advisors of TCI -The Global Clusters and Innovation Practitioners Network (Barcelona). He has served on the Advisory Boards of the Danish Cluster Academy, European Cluster Observatory, Indian Institute for Competitiveness, Pan African Competitiveness Council and Sintonia, Mexico.

Ifor is the author of the ‘Cluster Development Handbook’, the first comprehensive guide to the What? the Why? and the How? of cluster engagement.

Find out more about how METS Ignited and the Queensland Government are supporting clustering in the areas of Robotics and Automation; Digital and Data Analytics; Tailings and Mine affected water.