Mainstreet SA is delighted to announce that the 2020 Mainstreet SA Conference will be taking place in beautiful Clare, with the support of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and Legatus Group.
With 2020 shaping up so far to be one of the most challenging for mainstreets in living memory, the 2020 conference will be an opportunity for mainstreet practitioners to come together to discuss COVID-19 mainstreet recovery. As the economic, social and cultural heart of each community, mainstreets will play a vital role in re-building post-pandemic community cohesion and prosperity. The conference will explore the responses, business and marketing adjustments and innovations made during the pandemic to consider future directions for mainstreet resilience and prosperity.
With dates confirmed later in the year, our planning for this event is now underway under the assumption that the worst of the current COVID-19 crisis will be behind us, and the conference will be a timely event to re-gather, re-imagine and re-energise. Make sure you mark this event in your diary and make budget provisions to attend!
save the date - thursday 5th and friday 6th november 2020
Clare gives its name to the Clare Valley wine and tourist region, and as one of the larger towns in the region, Clare is an administrative and service centre for the surrounding area. It has two supermarkets, many other specialty stores, two public and two private schools, three hotels, two motels, a caravan park, race course and showground.
Clare has become recognised for its 'experiences', including the Riesling Trail walking and cycling route from Clare to Auburn on the former railway alignment, so named as it weaves past vineyards and wineries.
The Mainstreet SA Conference will take place in the Clare Town Hall which is located in the centre of the mainstreet. In 2020 Clare is completing Stage 2 of its mainstreet renewal project. Work to be completed includes additional tree grates along the southern end of the main street, more feature bins, additional seating and bike racks as well as a number of artistic elements including large murals and sculptures. The Mainstreet SA conference will be an opportunity to see and learn about the project and its impact on business and the community.
Clare mainstreet - then (1909) and now.
As the program elements are confirmed further details will be announced. Please check back again.
Mainstreet SA would like to thank Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and Legatus Group for their support.