Upcoming events

Victoria's infrastructure pipeline

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.


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

Health, safety and the future of work

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


Joanna Horton, Research Analyst, Data61, CSIRO
Clare Amies, Chief Executive, WorkSafe Victoria
Kelly Maslin, Executive Director of Operations, Jacobs
Catherine Dunlop, Partner, Maddocks

Training and skills opportunities for young Victorians

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.


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

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

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

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

Women in Leadership: readying for resistance

Sep 17
Join VicHealth Chief Executive Jerril Rechter together with company director and President of Chief Executive Women Kathryn Fagg as we share the different strategies and ways to advance gender equality in our workplaces.


Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth
Kathryn Fagg, Chair, Boral

Australia and the UK: opportunities in a post-Brexit world

Sep 26
CEDA welcomes international speaker UK Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE to discuss developments in UK trade and investment policy.


Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE, UK Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion

Vice-Chancellors panel

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.


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

Victoria's economic development

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.


The Hon. Matthew Guy, Leader of the Opposition, Victoria

Defence industries: unlocking global markets

Oct 18
How can Australia unlock global defence markets and grow export industries?


Gabby Costigan, Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems Australia
Dr Sheridan Kearnan, First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division, Federal Department of Defence

Energy reform

Oct 22
Energy Security Board Chair Dr Kerry Schott AO joins CEDA for a keynote address on energy market reform and opportunity.


Dr Kerry Schott AO, Chair, Energy Security Board

Health reform: out-of-pocket costs

Oct 26
Federal Department of Health, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy will outline new analysis of out-of-pocket medical costs and opportunities to improve transparency for consumers.


Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, Federal Department of Health
Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director, Grattan Institute

Women's economic security

Oct 29
Join Australia’s Federal Minister for Women, the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer to hear more about the Government’s plans to improve women’s economic security.


The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Federal Minister for Women, Federal Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service

CEDA Annual Dinner Address by RBA Governor, Dr Philip Lowe

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.


Dr Philip Lowe, Governor , Reserve Bank of Australia