Upcoming events

The importance of brand

Apr 26
CEDA welcomes Brand South Australia's Chief Executive, Karen Raffen, as she looks at the critical elements of good brand building.


Karen Raffen, Chief Executive, Brand South Australia

SA Women and Leadership series: impact of domestic violence

May 3

CEDA welcomes White Ribbon Australia CEO, Libby Davies to discuss the economic impact of domestic violence. Libby will be joined by a panel who will discuss what their organisations are doing to address the issue.


Libby Davies, Chief Executive Officer, White Ribbon Australia
Deirdre Flynn, Director Client Services, Catherine House
Professor Wendy Lacey, Dean and Head of School of Law, University of South Australia
Linda Fellows, Assistant Commissioner, SA Police

Insights into inequality

May 8
CEDA's upcoming research will examine key ideas and concepts of inequality, including inequality of opportunity and the future of inequality. At the report release in Adelaide, Dr Simon Longstaff AO will discuss the concept of inequality and fairness.


Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Building a better brain for business

May 10
CEDA welcomes University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions and Health Science, Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist, Dr Fiona Kerr as she delves into the neuroscience around how leaders build better brains and creative, flourishing organisations.


Dr Fiona Kerr, Industry Professor, Neural and Systems Complexity , Faculty of the Professions and Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide

SA defence industry overview

May 15
CEDA welcomes back to the lectern Federal Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne to deliver a keynote address at CEDA’s annual defence industry overview luncheon, less than a week after the Federal Government's budget.


The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Federal Minister for Defence Industry
Gabby Costigan, Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems Australia
Mike Kalms, Lead Partner Defence, KPMG
Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Adelaide

Futuristic museum of discovery: MOD.

May 29
CEDA welcomes Dr Kristin Alford, Futurist and Director of the new MOD. Museum at the University of South Australia, as she showcases the potential of this exciting new science museum in Adelaide, followed by a tour for those who would like to see more after the presentation.


Dr Kristin Alford, Futurist and Director, MOD. Museum, UniSA

Arts and innovation

May 31
Australia Council for the Arts Chair, Rupert Myer AO will deliver the keynote address at CEDA SA’s arts and innovation event. The event will focus on the critical role arts and innovation will play in future workforces.


Rupert Myer AO, Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
Professor Joanne Cys, Pro Vice Chancellor: Division of Education, Arts and Social Science, University of South Australia
Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre
Peter Louca, Executive Director, Arts South Australia

SA Women and Leadership series: mentoring

Jun 6
CEDA is pleased to welcome Norah Breekveldt, author of Me and My Mentor, with a panel of business leaders to discuss their involvement with mentoring. 


Dr Niki Vincent, Commissioner, SA Equal Opportunity Commission
Norah Breekveldt, Principal Consultant, Bendelta
Michelle Bentley, General Manager and Executive Coach, Hender Careers
Mia Handshin, Facilitator, coach, and mentor

Revitalising our city through arts and culture

Jul 2
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.


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