Past events

Metronet precincts - the future of Perth

Sep 12
CEDA presents WA Transport, Planning and Land Minister, Rita Saffioti and WA Housing Minister Peter Tinley to deliver their vision for the future of Perth as a more compact and connected city.


The Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, WA Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands
The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA, WA Minister for Housing; Veteran Issues; Youth

Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum

Sep 11
Headlined by NSW Deputy Premier, the Hon. John Barilaro, CEDA’s Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum returns to examine the key issues that drive economic and social development in the region.


The Hon. John Barilaro MP, New South Wales Deputy Premier
Adam Beck, Chair, Smart Cities Council
Derek Francis, Executive Director - Economic Policy, Enablers and Analytics, NSW Department of Industry
Susie George, Regional General Manager, TAFE NSW

Murray Darling Basin plan: PC draft report

Sep 10
Productivity Commissioner Jane Doolan will share key insights and draft recommendations from a new inquiry into the effectiveness and implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.


Dr Jane Doolan, Commissioner, Productivity Commission
Steve Whan, Chief Executive Officer, National Irrigators Council
Will Mooney, Executive Officer, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations

Franchising: a viable business model

Sep 6
CEDA welcomes KHQ Lawyers Principal Lawyer, Peter Buberis as he dissects the many aspects of the franchising business model with his vast experience in this field.


Peter Buberis, Principal Lawyer, KHQ Lawyers

Investing in tourism

Sep 5
As one of Australia's fastest growing sectors, the tourism industry must ensure there is sufficient infrastructure and human resources to meet that demand. Jeff Ellison will discuss investment and skills required to drive growth of the tourism sector.


Jeff Ellison, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, SeaLink Travel Group

Transforming Australia: sustainable development

Sep 5
Join Professor John Thwaites and sustainability leaders for the latest insights on Australia’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for business and policy.


Professor John Thwaites, Chair , National Sustainable Development Council
Louise Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
Professor Rod Glover, Professor of Practice and Deputy Director - Enterprise, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
Sam Mostyn, Chair, CitiGroup

Asian engagement: the Indo-Pacific strategy

Sep 4
CEDA presents Arup Australasia Region Chair Peter Chamley, as he discusses the competitive nature of cities, the rise of megacities and taking advantage of the ‘Indo Pacific’ century.


Peter Chamley, Australasia Region Chair, ARUP
Professor Gordon Flake, Chief Executive Officer, Perth USAsia Centre
Amit Kumar Mishra, Consul General, Consulate General of India
Joshua Ong, Relationship Director, Asian Banking, Westpac

2018 Vice-Chancellors panel

Aug 31
CEDA welcomes WA Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Sue Ellery, and the five Vice-Chancellors leading WA’s universities to discuss their strategies for future-proofing education in this age of disruption.


See the event page for all speakers

Mayors panel: a vision for Melbourne

Aug 30
Hear from a panel of Melbourne’s metropolitan Mayors on the opportunities for economic development and the vision for a growing city.


Cr Andrew Davenport, Mayor, Whitehorse City Council
Cr Nora Lamont, Mayor, City of Maroondah
Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, Mayor, City of Stonnington
Cr Bernadene Voss, Mayor, City of Port Phillip

Growing up in Queensland

Aug 30
What happens when you focus economic development and public policy thinking on the next generation? Cheryl Vardon will speak to the preliminary findings of the Growing up in Queensland project and implications for policy, programs and initiatives across sectors.


Cheryl Vardon, Chief Executive and Principal Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission

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