IMPACT YOUTH SUMMIT & CITY HEART TASKFORCE
IMPACT Gold Coast
Be inspired • Build Resilience • Create Hope • Transform your Future
If you live on the Gold Coast and are aged between 15 and 24, then IMPACT is for YOU!
Held over two days, IMPACT brought together young people from all cultures, identities and abilities to connect, learn and leave inspired! The first of its kind across Australia, this TED-X style event featured over 20 speakers, workshops, immersion programs and entertainment was delivered in March 2023. The next event is scheduled for 2024.
Members of the Gold Coast Youth Cabinet at IMPACT.
City Heart Taskforce (CHT)
Reimagine Gold Coast Jobs, Skills and Industry Insights Reports 2021 and 2020. FREE DOWNLOADS.
ABOUT THE City Heart Taskforce
The CHT was established in May 2020 by Angie Bell MP, the Federal Member for Moncrieff as a response to COVID-19. It was convened as the only cross-industry think tank on the Gold Coast bringing together leaders from across key sectors of small business, tourism, education, the night economy, construction, health and knowledge, manufacturing, arts and sport to work collectively to develop a cohesive framework with outcome focused strategies to hasten our recovery from the pandemic, create job opportunities and rebuild our ‘city heart’.
The CHT was committed to a cross-disciplinary and localised approach to meet the challenges and take advantage of evolving opportunities. It enables one collective voice to government and community with a well-enunciated message on behalf of our industry sectors and individual associations.
It has drawn on the wide range of research related to the central Gold Coast and industry and has led cross-industry collaboration through initiatives such as REIMAGINE 2020 Gold Coast Jobs, Skills and Industry forum and REIMAGINE 2.0, 2021 to promote new ways of thinking, acting, and interacting to underpin jobs, skills and industry across the region.
REIMAGINE 2.0, 2021
REIMAGINE 2.0 Gold Coast Jobs, Skills and Industry Forum – A City Heart Taskforce led initiative, September 2021.
The City Heart Taskforce (CHT) convened and chaired by Angie Bell MP, Federal Member for Moncrieff, met with industry leaders on Friday at REIMAGINE 2.0, Jobs, Skills and Industry Forum. The Gold Coast’s only cross-industry think tank met to reignite, reimagine and develop targeted outcomes with a key focus on jobs, skills, industry and talent for the Gold Coast’s future economy.
The key themes were:
- Opportunity- Population growth and emerging sectors or reworked business models, and the 2032 Olympics
- Innovation- How sectors can diversify and activate to survive and prosper in their sectors during this period or uncertainty
- Talent- A key factor in our long term recovery and future growth
This forum provided a platform for city industry leaders to connect, create and collaborate, through sharing knowledge about innovation, implementation, and service delivery with key emphasis on jobs, skills, talent, economic diversification and investment attraction.
A City Heart Taskforce led initiative, the REIMAGINE Gold Coast 2020 forum (a COVIDSafe event), was held on August 20, 2020 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, convening over 100 of the city’s leading business minds.
The forum provided a pivotal step forward to reignite our economy, rebuild our workforce and reimagine our future employment landscape.