Industry Briefing: SA Business Trends and Opportunities in Retail, Hospitality and Tourism

Your Business Growth Program
“Meet today’s challenges and plan for a profitable future”.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has developed a business recovery and growth strategy to support all businesses across all sectors, operating in the Council area.

Adelaide Business Hub has been funded by Council to design and deliver industry briefings and practical workshops, to help our business community.

Stage One of the program, will support businesses in Retail, Tourism and Hospitality, in preparation for the holiday and festival season from October 2020 to March 2021.

Dr Tim Cooper is our special guest. He will be talking about the challenges we face in business at local and state levels and what we need to do to get on the front foot and create new and profitable opportunities for our businesses going forward.

This event will be facilitated on Zoom by Dr Kristine Peters, the Chair of Adelaide Business Hub. There will be an opportunity to register a key question for discussion with Tim during this one hour session.

To ensure that the session runs securely, please record your access password to enter the event on the day.

We look forward to your company.

Guest Speaker:

Dr Tim Cooper AM


Dr Tim Cooper AM is a fifth generation Cooper, with the unusual combination of qualifications in brewing and medicine.

With the family brewery in jeopardy during the 1970s, the former generation of Coopers discouraged their children from being involved in the business.

So Tim completed his medical studies (MBBS, Adelaide) in 1979 and practised hospital medicine for 7 years, working mainly in the UK as a registrar in medicine and cardiology.

Following improvements in fortunes at Coopers, Tim was asked to consider being involved in the brewery. He decided to take time off medicine in 1986-87 to study brewing science (MSc, Birmingham), and was awarded the Sir William Waters Butler Award for top student. Tim engaged in medical research subsequently, and received a Doctor of Medicine (Bristol) in 1990 for research in cardiopulmonary medicine.

He returned home to enter the family company in 1990, starting as Technical Manager, and becoming Operations Manager in 1993, responsible for brewing, packaging and engineering. He later completed his MBA and took on the responsibility as Project Director for the design and construction of the new brewery at Regency Park.

Tim is now Managing Director of Coopers Brewery, and sustains the workload of MD duties whilst still keeping a close eye on the brewing side of the business as Chief Brewer.

Tim was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2008 Queen’s Honours for service to the brewing industry, particularly through environmentally sustainable production and manufacturing practices, to professional organisations, and to the community.

Tim has served on numerous Boards including Anglicare, The Royal Flying Doctors and as Chair of the University of Adelaide Alumni Council. In 2016, Tim was elected Deputy President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling for a two year term.


Dr Kristine Peters (PhD, MBA, DipT)

Chair, Adelaide Business Hub

Kristine launched KPPM in 1994 to provide strategic planning, social research and project management. Over the past two decades, Kristine has assisted hundreds of organisations to understand their issues and opportunities, and to develop simple and effective strategies to improve their performance.

Her early management career included experience in education and training, finance, retail and project management. This has provided excellent background in a range of sectors and reinforced that successful businesses need clear strategies that can be easily communicated.

Kristine’s work has resulted in a number of awards, including:

  • Hallett Citizen of the Year 2013
  • Engineering 2000 Award for the development of young women in manufacturing
  • Premiers Awards for Project Management of EasyData and the Communications Strategy for Zero Waste’s Plastic Bag Phase Out
  • The Royal Geographical Society (SA) John Lewis Medal for Geography for Kristine’s PhD thesis, which made a unique contribution to theoretical and empirical practice