For Ffowcs-Williams is an Extraordinary Ambassador for relocalised, sustainable human futures.
Regional Development Australia (Brisbane) recently convened a national gathering of food & agribusiness cluster enablers together for an inaugural conference in Moreton Bay & Sunshine Coast (Qld) Regional Council, thanks to the powerful advocacy of Tracey Scott-Rimmington.
Here, Paul Bishop had the opportunity to again connect with Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, with whom he trained as a Cluster Facilitator in 2007.
Ifor speaks about the importance of Clusters in a globalised world, the responsibility of local government and members of a regional cluster and shares valuable insights into the importance of 'co-oppetition' (collaborative competition).
Paul attended the first day of the exciting 2 day exchange, with a group of around 30 people representing regions from Perth, WA; Riverland, SA; Far North Qld; SEQ; Young & Northern Rivers, NSW; Riverina, Vic; Young; and many other geographically distributed national clusters from local areas.