Upcoming events

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 preliminary findings of the Growing up in Queensland project and implications for policy, programs and initiatives across sectors.

Speakers

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

Investing in tourism

QLD
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.

Speakers

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

2018 State of the State address

QLD
Sep 12
CEDA welcomes Premier of Queensland, the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, to deliver the 2018 State of the State address and her analysis of our State’s performance and prospects.

Speakers

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe

QLD
Sep 13
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into his portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to deliver effective local government, better multicultural affairs outcomes, and a viable racing industry in Queensland.

Speakers

The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs

Economic development priorities

QLD
Sep 20
CEDA’s research program is interrogating Australia’s economic progress, the purpose and expectations of economic growth and identifying future economic development priorities. At this briefing CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball opens a discussion with Trustees on the many questions the project is raising.

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Who's delivering on social purpose?

QLD
Sep 24
We increasingly rely on not-for-profits and charities to provide essential services. Hear how, with bold leadership and new business models, the sector is transforming, to stay ahead of growing social and economic demands and deliver on social purpose.   

Speakers

Prof. Kristy Muir, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Social Impact
Michael Traill AM, Chair, Goodstart Early Learning, Social Ventures Australia Leadership Council

2018 Energy series: AGL Energy Managing Director, Andy Vesey

QLD
Oct 24
With the fate of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) decided by the COAG Energy Council in August, AGL Managing Director and Chief Executive Andy Vesey delivers a timely keynote address at the final event in the CEDA Queensland 2018 Energy series.

Speakers

Andy Vesey, Managing Director and Chief Executive, AGL Energy

The neighbourhood: Australian influence and investment

QLD
Nov 8
With rapid economic growth, new politics and new investments Australia’s northern neighbourhood is undergoing unprecedented change. Hear how our previously unchallenged role in the region will be impacted.

Speakers

Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Denise O'Brien, Executive Director, International Development, TAFE Queensland
Dr Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia

Women in Leadership: motivate and mobilise

QLD
Nov 15
At this final event in CEDA’s 2018 Women in Leadership series in Queensland you’ll hear from award winning, society changing journalist Joanne McCarthy – a remarkable leader.

Speakers

Joanne McCarthy, Journalist, Newcastle Herald