Upcoming events

How unequal? Insights on inequality - CEDA research

Apr 27
CEDA WA’s event will explore the persistence of poverty in some regions and urban areas in our State and the impact limited access to quality technology, education, infrastructure and health services has on WA’s economy.


Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WA Council of Social Service
Dr Laura Perry, Associate Professor, School of Education, Murdoch University
Grahame Searle, Director General, WA Department of Communities

Cyber security - how can industry stay ahead of the game?

May 3
The 2017 ASX Cyber Health Check Report found only 43 per cent of Australian boards are confident that their company is properly secured against cyber-attacks. What more can be done to capture the opportunities while managing emerging threats?


Georgina Crundell, Partner, Cyber security, EY
Gregory Miller, Deputy National Cyber Security Adviser, Australian Department of Home Affairs
Professor Craig Valli, Director, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

A conversation with ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie

May 10
Since taking on the role of ABC Managing Director in May 2016, Michelle Guthrie has led the national broadcaster through significant change as it meets the challenges of a rapidly changing media landscape. Michelle will share her thoughts on those challenges and the importance of the ABC both now and into the future.


Michelle Guthrie, Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Tax policy and trade wars - implications for Australia

May 11
CEDA WA is delighted to welcome the 53rd Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, to the 2018 Trustee Program.


John Boehner, Senior Strategic Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs and the 53rd Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Asian engagement - connecting and collaborating with China

May 17
This CEDA event features Australian based companies successfully trading in China and explores strategies for businesses looking to partner with or increase their engagement with China.


Tony Girgis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brownes Foods
Winnie Lai Hadad, Special Advisor, HopgoodGanim Lawyers
Esther Oh, Managing Director, Aus Asia Resources
David Sun, Managing Director, SinoSteel Australia and President, China Chamber of Commerce in Australia (Perth)

Healing Aboriginal futures

May 24
The government policies that created the stolen generation have had far reaching consequences. Hear from two powerful Aboriginal leaders who are making progress in remedying the effects, including transitioning the record number of Aboriginal children from state care.


Jim Morrison, Leader, YOKAI
Ann Oakley, Founder, Kinship Connections

Social licence to operate - the future for business

May 30
CEDA’s event brings together leading industry experts, prominent researchers and respected philanthropists to discuss the importance of businesses earning and retaining a social licence to operate.


Dr Leeora Black, Principal, Deloitte
Dr Justine Lacey, Responsible Innovation Research Leader, CSIRO Land & Water
Rupert Myer AO, Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
Daniel Smith, Executive Director and Founder, CGM Communications

The Future of Work - building a future-ready workforce

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.


Nicky Firth, Vice President Human Resources, Rio Tinto
Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission
Julie Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, Future Now - Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council
Nathan Sturcke, Chief Executive Officer, Skills of the Modern Age

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 reinvent their approach to talent acquisition and retention for today’s agile, digital, mobile, analytical, and technologically-driven workforce.


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