Upcoming events

Future of work?

Oct 24
CEDA welcomes UnionsWA Secretary, Meredith Hammat, to discuss the future of work and the policies required to ensure that society is well placed to deal with the looming changes in technology.


Meredith Hammat, Secretary, UnionsWA

Digitalisation in mining

Oct 25
Join CEDA as our speakers explore how the mining industry is leveraging innovation to re-imagine the mines of the future.


Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
John Welborn, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Resolute Mining Limited
Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group

The hydrogen economy

Oct 30
CEDA is delighted to welcome ATCO Australia Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Pat Creaghan and ATCO Australia President, Gas Division, Stevan Green for a discussion on the role that hydrogen will play in Western Australia’s energy future.


Pat Creaghan, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer in Australia, ATCO
Stevan Green, President, Gas division, ATCO

WA South West regional economic update

Nov 2
CEDA is proud to launch the South West regional economic update in the growing city of Bunbury with the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, providing an opening keynote address.


The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; and Jobs and Trade
Nick Belyea, Chair, South West Development Commission
Craig Dawson, General Manager - Operations, Talison Lithium Pty Ltd
Tony Girgis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brownes Foods

Women in Leadership - diversity in the arts

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


Helen Cook, Chair, Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia
Wendy Martin, Artistic Director, Perth Festival
Sam Walsh AO, Chair, Australian Council for the Arts
Clare Watson, Artistic Director, Black Swan State Theatre Company

WA annual resources overview

Nov 13
CEDA is proud to once again convene the WA annual resources overview. Significant players in WA’s resources sector will provide insights into the innovations and technology underpinning continued success, locally and globally.


Meg O'Neill, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Woodside
Julie Shuttleworth, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group
Scott Grimley, Oceania Mining & Metals Industry Leader, EY
Peter Nicholson, Partner, MD Australia, Investment Team Leader, Resource Capital Funds

A conversation with Duncan Ord OAM

Nov 14
CEDA welcomes WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Director General, Duncan Ord OAM, to address Trustees on the opportunities for WA in connecting internationally through the creative arts.


Duncan Ord OAM, Director General, WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Urban analytics: the fuel behind Smart City Thinking

Nov 19
CEDA is delighted to welcome Esri Global Head of Analytics, Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, for a discussion with Trustees about how urban analytics can be used to address some of the state’s most significant issues.


Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Global Head of Analytics, Esri

The Future of Work - reimagining the workforce

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


Christine Holgate, Group Chief Executive Officer, Australia Post
Michelle Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia
Jodi Cant, Director General, WA Department of Finance
Naveen Unni, Partner, McKinsey & Company

CEDA Trustee End-of-Year Sundowner

Dec 4
CEDA welcomes Trustees to join us for an invitation-only, end-of-year celebration, which includes the release of CEDA’s latest research Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development.


Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
John Langoulant AO, WA State President, CEDA

2018 WA State of the State

Dec 6
CEDA is honoured to welcome the WA Premier, the Hon. Mark McGowan, and two senior WA Ministers to detail the Government’s plans to steer the State’s economy.


The Hon. Mark McGowan, WA Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development; Jobs and Trade; and Federal-State Relations
The Hon. Simone McGurk, WA Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
The Hon. Ben Wyatt, WA Treasurer, Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs
Jessica Strutt, Chief State Political Reporter, ABC