Upcoming events

NSW post-budget address

NSW
Jun 20
CEDA welcomes NSW treasurer, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet for this special address, to be delivered following the release of the 2018-19 NSW State Budget.

Speakers

The Hon. Dominic Perrottet, NSW Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations
Mr David Deverall, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Treasury Corporation

Energy innovation

VIC
Jun 20
How are businesses transforming the way they use energy and reducing their carbon emissions?

Speakers

Tony Fullelove, Program Director, Net Zero Initiative and Microgrid Project, Monash University
James Gerraty, Head of Telstra Energy, Telstra
Anna Skarbek, Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Kate Jones

QLD
Jun 20
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into her portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to encourage economic growth and support innovation and development in Queensland’s tourism industry.
 

Speakers

The Hon. Kate Jones, Qld Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Education

International aid and influence

QLD
Jun 22
Dr Helen Szoke AO will provide a briefing on international aid, the global human rights agenda and Australia’s role in regional economic development.

Speakers

Dr Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive Officer, Oxfam Australia

State of the Nation 2018

ACT
Jun 25
State of the Nation is Australia's premier public policy discussion forum, bringing together decision makers and leaders from government, business, industry and community organisations for an intensive, day-and-a-half of presentations and discussions on Australia's future prosperity.

Speakers

The Hon. Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer
Philip Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia
The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities
Dr Nicholas Gruen, Director, Lateral Economics

Women in Leadership: Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM

QLD
Jun 27
The 2018 Women in Leadership series in Queensland introduces remarkable leaders.  These agents of change are from different backgrounds, have different expertise and demonstrate incredible commitment to deliver improved outcomes for gender equality. 

Speakers

, Chief Executive Officer, Investing in Women

Priorities to sustain Australia's health standards

NSW
Jun 27
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Department of Health, Secretary, Glenys Beauchamp PSM to the 2018 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Secretary, Department of Health

Opportunities in the new economy

VIC
Jun 28
Join Rupert Deans, entrepreneur and founder of Australian-based augmented reality pioneer Plattar, for the next breakfast in CEDA Victoria's New economy series.

Speakers

Rupert Deans, Chief Executive and Founder, Plattar
Jenn ten Seldam, Marketing Director, SEEK Australia & New Zealand

Future Cities: planning for Victoria's growth

VIC
Jun 28
CEDA welcomes Infrastructure Australia's Chief Executive Officer, Philip Davies, to discuss the recently published Future Cities: Planning for our growing population report, advising Government on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities, including Melbourne.

Speakers

Philip Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

Insights into Snowy 2.0

NSW
Jun 28
CEDA is set to examine the Snowy 2.0 project and its potential to transform Australia’s energy sector, infrastructure and markets.

Speakers

Mr Paul Broad, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Snowy Hydro

Meet the WA Government's eight Overseas Commissioners

WA
Jun 29
CEDA is delighted to invite Trustees for a special briefing from eight Government of Western Australia’s overseas commissioners.

Speakers

Mr Peter Baldwin, Commissioner, India, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
Mr John Catlin, Commissioner, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
Mr Stuart Crockett, Commissioner, China, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
Ms Jennifer Matthews, Commissioner, Indonesia, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Good governance and deficit of trust

NSW
Jun 29
CEDA’s Breakfast on the Run returns to examine good governance and trust with Australian Institute of Company Director’s Chief Executive Angus Armour.

Speakers

Mr Angus Armour, Managing Director and CEO, Australian Institute of Company Directors

SA State of the State 2018

SA
Jun 29
Each year, CEDA’s State of the State event brings together leaders from across business, government, academia and the broader community to reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the State and to consider the best prospects for South Australia’s economic and social development.

Speakers

The Hon. Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia
Ms Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Mr Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens, Chairman, Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce
Andrew Culley, Managing Partner, Deloitte

Community attitudes to economic growth and development

VIC
Jul 3
Join CEDA for the release of new Victorian based polling data and insights from our nation-wide analysis to community attitudes to economic growth and development.

Speakers

Ms Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Lyn Morgain, Chief Executive, CoHealth
Simon Phemister, Deputy Secretary, Economic Policy and State Productivity, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet
Catherine Rooney, Chief Economic & Commercial Adviser, Infrastructure Victoria

Optimising transport infrastructure and systems

QLD
Jul 3
The alignment of planning, policy, industry and the priorities of governments is crucial to optimise future transport systems and infrastructure.
 

Speakers

Ms Julieanne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia
The Hon. Mark Bailey, State Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Open data reform

VIC
Jul 4
Federal Minister the Hon. Michael Keenan will give a keynote address on new reforms and opportunities to transform Australia’s data system.

Speakers

The Hon. Michael Keenan MP, Federal Minister for Human Services and Federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation

Competitive advantage through technology and innovation

NSW
Jul 4
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome GE Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Max York to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Max York, Chief Executive Officer, GE Australia

Priorities for public transport, planning and equality

VIC
Jul 6
CEDA welcomes Shadow Minister for Public Transport, Planning and Equality, the Hon. David Davis, to discuss priorities for Victoria.

Speakers

The Hon. David Davis MP, Shadow Minister for Public Transport, Planning and Equality

Doing big things with small space

SA
Jul 10
CEDA welcomes Myroita Chief Executive, Alex Grant as he explains the connectivity and affordability that is possible with Myroita's IoT (Internet of Things) large scale work, developed right here in SA.

Speakers

Mr Alex Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Myriota

A new model for infrastructure investment

NSW
Jul 11
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency, Chief Executive Officer, Leilani Frew to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Ms Leilani Frew, Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency

Roundtable discussion: Attitudes to a growing economy

VIC
Jul 11
Join CEDA Chief Economist, Jarrod Ball, to discuss insights and policy implications from CEDA’s nation-wide polling and analysis of community attitudes to economic growth and development.
 

Speakers

Mr Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Women in Leadership: perceptions, reward and recognition

ACT
Jul 12
CEDA’s Women in Leadership: diversity and inclusion series returns to ask why gender inequality persists in the modern workplace and examines how perceptions, reward and recognition fuel this inequality.

Speakers

Trish Bergin, First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Ms Carmel McGregor PSM, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra
Fiona Vines, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BHP

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Mark Furner

QLD
Jul 12
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into his portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to encourage economic growth and promote a sustainable agricultural, fisheries and forestry sector.

Speakers

The Hon. Mark Furner MP, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries

Early education and the future world of work

VIC
Jul 13
CEDA welcomes Simon Kent, Deputy Secretary, Policy Reform Group & Acting Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Performance Group of the Victorian Department of Education and Training to discuss early education and the future world of work.

Speakers

Simon Kent, Deputy Secretary, Policy Reform Group, Victorian Department of Education and Training

The Future of Work - building a future-ready workforce

WA
Jul 17
This event, the second in CEDA WA's Future of Work series, examines short, medium and long-term opportunities for training and re-skilling a future-proofed workforce.

Speakers

Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission
Nicky Firth, Vice President Human Resources, Rio Tinto
Annie Fogarty, Executive Chairperson, Fogarty Foundation
Julie Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, Future Now - Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council

Health technology

VIC
Jul 17
Join ATSE President, Professor Hugh Bradlow, as we examine new health technology and opportunities for Australia's health system.

Speakers

Dr Hugh Bradlow, Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer, Telstra
Penny Shakespeare, Acting Deputy Secretary, Health Financing, Federal Department of Health
Andrew Wiltshire, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs ANZ; Government Affairs APAC, Medtronic Australasia

Innovation precincts

VIC
Jul 19
CEDA welcomes leaders in the development of Melbourne’s innovation precincts for a conversation on what’s needed for their future development.

Speakers

Mr Stuart Moseley, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Planning Authority
Tim O'Loan, Director of Cities, Melbourne, AECOM
Rose Hiscock, Director, Science Gallery Melbourne and Lead, Innovation Precinct Engagement, University of Melbourne

Economic growth and development:community attitudes research

QLD
Jul 19
In Cairns, CEDA Chief Executive Officer Melinda Cilento will provide a detailed briefing on CEDA’s research of community attitudes to economic growth and development.

Speakers

Ms Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Leveraging Sydney Metro for sustainable urban development

NSW
Jul 19
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Transport for NSW, Sydney Metro Delivery Office, Acting Program Director, Tom Gellibrand to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Tom Gellibrand, Acting Program Director, Sydney Metro Delivery Office, Transport for NSW

Community attitudes to economic growth and development

QLD
Jul 20
CEDA is pleased to present new Queensland insights from our nation-wide analysis of community attitudes to economic growth and development.

Speakers

Ms Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Mark Henley, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Council of Social Service
Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School

NSW State of the State

NSW
Jul 24
CEDA welcomes Premier of New South Wales, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, for the annual State of the State address.

Speakers

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW

Revitalising our city through arts and culture

SA
Jul 26
CEDA welcomes Adelaide Festival Centre Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier AM, as he outlines the responsibilities and opportunities for arts and cultural institutions in a multicultural, creative city.

Speakers

Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre

Digital delivery and customer centric service

NSW
Jul 26
CEDA NSW Innovation and disruption series returns to examine customer expectations in the digital age and how this is driving product and service innovation, productivity and performance.

Speakers

Mr Gavin Slater, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Transformation Agency
Gary Starr, Executive General Manager, Business and Government , Australia Post
Julie Batch, Chief Customer Officer

Transformation in the not for profit sector

QLD
Jul 27
Leader of the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission, the Hon. Dr Gary Johns will discuss the multi-billion dollar economic contribution of this critical sector and transformation the sector is undergoing.

Speakers

The Hon. Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

Australia's free trade agenda

VIC
Jul 31
What’s the future of free trade? Join Federal Minister the Hon. Steven Ciobo for the latest insights on Australia’s trade prospects and priorities.

Speakers

The Hon. Steven Ciobo, Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Ms Jane Drake-Brockman, Director, EU Centre for Global Affairs, The University of Adelaide, Vice President, Australian Services Roundtable

Diversity and digital transformation

VIC
Aug 1
BHP Chief Technology Officer, Diane Jurgens, is the keynote speaker at this event on opportunities at the intersection of diversity and digital transformation.

Speakers

Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer, BHP
Leah Armstrong, Chairperson, Supply Nation
Professor Elizabeth Croft, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University
David Hawkins, Chairman and Managing Director, BASF Australia and New Zealand

Priorities for energy, resources and renewables in Victoria

VIC
Aug 3
CEDA welcomes Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources; Innovation; and Renewables, David Southwick, to brief Trustees on his portfolios and discuss policies and priorities for Victoria's energy and resources, innovation and renewables sectors.

Speakers

David Southwick MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources; Shadow Minister for Innovation; and Shadow Minister for Renewables

Queensland Economic Development Forum 2018

QLD
Aug 6
Federal Minister for Regional Development and Local Government joins senior leaders from defence, tourism and agribusiness to present current initiatives and future forecasts for regional economies and our State’s development.

Speakers

See the event page for all speakers

Property market overview

SA
Aug 7
Join your fellow Trustees at this morning tea discussion as Colliers International State Chief Executive, James Young gives his experienced analysis of the current South Australian commercial and domestic property market.

Speakers

James Young, State Chief Executive, Colliers International

Women in Leadership: the CEO panel - diversity beyond gender

WA
Aug 9
This event, the second in CEDA WA’s 2018 Women in Leadership series, features chief executives and senior leaders of some of our nations’ longest standing companies discussing what is required of leadership to develop and support a truly diverse workforce.

Speakers

Mr Terry Agnew, Group Chief Executive Officer, RAC of WA
Danielle Newport, Chief Executive Officer, Activ Foundation

Securing Australia's energy supply

QLD
Aug 10
AGL Chief Economist, Tim Nelson will provide analysis on the transformation of Australia’s energy sector towards a more secure and sustainable future.

Speakers

Associate Professor Tim Nelson, Chief Economist, AGL

Leading thinkers: behavioural insights and gender equality

VIC
Aug 13
CEDA welcomes Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace & Security, Managing Director, Dr Jeni Klugman, who shares VicHealth’s Leading Thinkers residency. This three year residency consisting of a range of behavioural trials and strategies focused on gender equality in sporting organisations and workplaces.

Speakers

Dr Jeni Klugman, Leading Thinker, VicHealth, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

2018 State of the State

VIC
Aug 15
CEDA welcomes the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews, to deliver the 2018 State of the State address.

Speakers

The Hon. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria

2018 Indigenous Business Leadership

WA
Aug 15
CEDA's annual Indigenous business leadership event welcomes senior business and thought leaders from a cross section of industries who are working to empower Indigenous people through education, employment and advocacy.

Speakers


Allan James, Chief Executive Officer, Carey Group Holdings Pty Ltd
Glen Kelly, Director, KPMG

Improving health and health services for Victorians

VIC
Aug 16
CEDA welcomes the Shadow Minster for Health and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge, to address CEDA Trustees on priorities for health and health services for Victorians.

Speakers

Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council

Health, ageing and social services

QLD
Aug 16
In 2018 CEDA continues to investigate linkages between health, ageing and social services to inform further integration of systems, workforces and care. 
 

Speakers

The Hon. Dr Steven Miles, State Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
Ms Mary Delahunty, Head of Impact, HESTA
Ms Jacqueline Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Services

Victoria's infrastructure pipeline

VIC
Aug 21
CEDA welcomes Office of Projects Victoria, Chief Engineer of Victoria, Dr Collette Burke, to address CEDA Trustees on Victoria's infrastructure pipeline and provide insights into challenges, projects and priorities.

Speakers

Dr Collette Burke, Chief Engineer of Victoria, Office of Projects Victoria

Health, safety and the future of work

VIC
Aug 22
Join business and policy leaders for the latest thinking on megatrends and future scenarios for work health and safety.

Speakers

Joanna Horton, Research Analyst, Data61, CSIRO
Clare Amies, Chief Executive, WorkSafe Victoria

Training and skills opportunities for young Victorians

VIC
Aug 29
CEDA welcomes Shadow Minister for Training, Skills & Apprenticeships and Shadow Minister for Young Victorians, Stephanie Ryan, to address CEDA Trustees on priorities for these portfolios.

Speakers

Stephanie Ryan MP, Shadow Minister for Training Skills & Apprenticeships and Shadow Minister for Young Victorians

Mayors panel: A vision for Melbourne

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

Speakers

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

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

Speakers

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

2018 Vice-Chancellors panel

WA
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.

Speakers

The Hon. Sue Ellery, WA Minister for Education and Training
Professor Stephen Chapman, Vice-Chancellor and President, Edith Cowan University
Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia
Professor Celia Hammond, Vice Chancellor, University of Notre Dame Australia

Murray Darling Basin plan: PC draft report

VIC
Sep 10
CEDA welcomes the Productivity Commission’s Jane Doolan for a closer look at the 5-year assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Speakers

Dr Jane Doolan, Commissioner, Productivity Commission

Health reform: out-of-pocket costs

VIC
Sep 14
Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy will outline new analysis of out-of-pocket medical costs and opportunities to improve transparency for consumers.

Speakers

Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, Federal Department of Health

NSW Copland Program 2018

NSW
Oct 2
The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for emerging leaders across corporate, government, academic and community sectors.

Speakers

Dr Melinda Muth, Faculty Advisor and facilitator, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Swati Dave, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Efic
Paul Hawkins, Chief Combobulator, Crazy Might Work
Julie Hunter, Managing Director, Health Education and Government, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Vice-Chancellors panel

VIC
Oct 5
At CEDA’s 2018 Vice-Chancellors panel in Victoria, hear first-hand from leading VCs on the strategic direction of Australia’s universities and priorities for the higher education reform agenda.

Speakers

Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor and President, Victoria University
Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor and President, Deakin University
Professor Margaret Gardner AO, President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Professor Linda Kristjanson, Vice-Chancellor and President, Swinburne University of Technology

Victoria's economic development

VIC
Oct 9
Join Leader of the Opposition in Victoria, the Hon. Matthew Guy to find out more about policy priorities ahead of the November state election.

Speakers

The Hon. Matthew Guy, Victorian Leader of the Opposition

Women in Leadership - diversity in the arts

WA
Nov 9
Join esteemed leaders as they examine the challenges and opportunities of diversity and inclusion in the arts sector, in CEDA’s final 2018 Women in Leadership event.

Speakers

Wendy Martin, Director, Perth Festival
Sam Walsh AO, Chair, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Clare Watson, Artistic Director, Black Swan State Theatre Company

CEDA Annual Dinner Address by RBA Governor, Dr Philip Lowe

VIC
Nov 20
CEDA is delighted to welcome Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Philip Lowe, back to its lectern for the 2018 Annual Dinner Address.

Speakers

Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

The Future of Work - reimagining the workforce

WA
Nov 29
The final event in CEDA WA’s Future of Work series examines how the business community can reinvent their approach to talent acquisition and retention for today’s agile, digital, mobile, analytical, and technologically-driven workforce.

Speakers

Michelle Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia
Jodi Cant, Chief Executive Officer, Landgate