Hunter Innovation Festival (New Format 2022 – Present)
In 2022, Hunter iF Limited made significant changes to the format of the annual Hunter Innovation Festival, introducing a transformative Innovation Conference and an engaging exhibition with an external showcase. These changes were implemented to enhance the impact of the festival and better cater to the evolving needs of the innovation community in the Hunter region.
The addition of the Innovation Conference brought a new dimension to the festival, providing a centralized platform for leading experts, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to share their insights, experiences, and innovative ideas. With carefully curated presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, the conference became a focal point for knowledge exchange, fostering collaboration, and inspiring the attendees to embrace forward-thinking ideas.
Moreover, the incorporation of the exhibition with an external showcase expanded the festival’s reach and accessibility. By creating an open and inclusive environment, the festival connected with a broader audience, including the general public. The external showcase brought innovation to the streets, allowing the wider community to experience and engage with cutting-edge technologies, startups, and projects. This move not only inspired the public but also attracted more interest and participation from potential investors and stakeholders, further nurturing the innovation ecosystem in the Hunter region.
Through these strategic changes, Hunter iF Limited succeeded in making the 2022 Hunter Innovation Festival a resounding success. By combining the Innovation Conference and the exhibition with an external showcase, the festival cemented its position as a vital catalyst for growth and collaboration in the region, empowering the local innovation community and attracting valuable resources to drive sustainable progress in the Hunter innovation ecosystem.