Upcoming events

Strengthening disability services

NSW
Aug 17
This CEDA event focuses on the continuing implementation of one of the largest social reforms in Australia’s history and examines quality, capability and workforce implications under the NDIS.

Speakers

Graeme Head, Commissioner, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
Jo-Anne Hewitt, Executive Director, Disability, The Benevolent Society

Circular economy - the future of industry

WA
Aug 17
CEDA welcomes Greenbatch Chief Executive Officer, Darren Lomman for a discussion with Trustees on WA’s first plastic reprocessing plant, turning waste plastic into a valued resource.

Speakers

Darren Lomman, Chief Executive Officer, Greenbatch

Food innovation

SA
Aug 20
CEDA welcomes the University of Adelaide's inaugural Director of Food Innovation and Chair of Plant Conservation Biology, Professor Andy Lowe, as he analyses the threats and solutions to biodiversity pressures on our food sources.

Speakers

Professor Andy Lowe, Inaugural Director, Food Innovation, The University of Adelaide

Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect

NSW
Aug 21
Join CEDA, and community, business, and government leaders for the launch of new NSW-based polling data and insights from our nation-wide analysis to community attitudes to economic growth and development.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Michael Rose AM, Chair, Committee for Sydney
Sam Mostyn, Non-Executive Director, Transurban, Virgin Australia, Mirvac

Victoria's infrastructure pipeline

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Health, safety and the future of work

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

Speakers

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

Business development and marketing breakfast 2018

NSW
Aug 24
CEDA NSW/ACT welcomes business development and marketing and communications representatives to this annual breakfast event, with guest speaker Cannings Strategic Communications, Managing Director, Renée Bertuch.

Speakers

Renée Bertuch, Managing Director, Cannings Strategic Communications

Educational priorities in a high growth setting

NSW
Aug 28
CEDA’s Western Sydney growth series welcomes NSW Minister for Education the Hon. Rob Stokes to outline education priorities in a high growth setting.

Speakers

The Hon. Rob Stokes, NSW Minister for Education
Prof. Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University
Professor John Pollaers, Chair, Australian Industry Skills Committee and Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
Sarah Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Sydney Commission

Training and skills opportunities for young Victorians

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Keeping innovation in Australia

NSW
Aug 29
CEDA NSW/ACT welcomes WiseTech Global, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Richard White to the 2018 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Richard White, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WiseTech Global

Mayors panel: A vision for Melbourne

VIC
Aug 30
Hear from a panel of Melbourne’s metropolitan Mayors on the opportunities for economic development and the vision for a growing city.

Speakers

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

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

2018 Vice-Chancellors panel

WA
Aug 31
CEDA welcomes WA Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Sue Ellery, and the five Vice-Chancellors leading WA’s universities to discuss their strategies for future-proofing education in this age of disruption.

Speakers

See the event page for all speakers

Asian engagement: the Indo-Pacific strategy

WA
Sep 4
CEDA presents Arup Australasia Region Chair Peter Chamley, as he discusses the competitive nature of cities, the rise of megacities and taking advantage of the ‘Indo Pacific’ century.

Speakers

Peter Chamley, Australasia Regional Chair, ARUP
Gordon Flake, Chief Executive Officer, Perth USAsia Centre
Amit Kumar Mishra, Consul General, Consulate General of India
Joshua Ong, Relationship Director, Asian Banking, Westpac

Transforming Australia: sustainable development

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

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

Franchising: a viable business model

SA
Sep 6
CEDA welcomes KHQ Lawyers Principal Lawyer, Peter Buberis as he dissects the many aspects of the franchising business model with his vast experience in this field.

Speakers

Peter Buberis, Principal Lawyer, KHQ Lawyers

Murray Darling Basin plan: PC draft report

VIC
Sep 10
CEDA welcomes the Productivity Commission’s Jane Doolan for a closer look at the 5-year assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Speakers

Dr Jane Doolan, Commissioner, Productivity Commission
Steve Whan, Chief Executive Officer, National Irrigators Council
Will Mooney, Executive Officer, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations

Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum

NSW
Sep 11
Headlined by NSW Deputy Premier, the Hon. John Barilaro, CEDA’s Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum returns to examine the key issues that drive economic and social development in the region.

Speakers

The Hon. John Barilaro MP, New South Wales Deputy Premier
Derek Francis, Executive Director - Economic Policy, Enablers and Analytics, NSW Department of Industry
Susie George, Regional General Manager, TAFE NSW
Prof. Roy Green, Chair, Port of Newcastle

Metronet precincts - the future of Perth

WA
Sep 12
CEDA presents WA Transport, Planning and Land Minister, Rita Saffioti and WA Housing Minister Peter Tinley to deliver their vision for the future of Perth as a more compact and connected city.

Speakers

The Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, WA Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands
The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA, WA Minister for Housing; Veteran Issues; Youth

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

SA economic update

SA
Sep 13
CEDA welcomes University of Adelaide SA Centre for Economic Studies Executive Director, Associate Professor Michael O'Neil as he gives his expert analysis of the local economic landscape.

Speakers

Associate Professor Michael O'Neil, Executive Director, South Australian Centre for Economic Studies, University of Adelaide

SA transport and infrastructure review

SA
Sep 13
Just over a week after the Marshall Liberal Government delivers its first budget, CEDA welcomes to the stage SA Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, the Hon. Stephan Knoll to provide insight into transport and infrastructure priorities.

Speakers

The Hon. Stephan Knoll MP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government and Minister for Planning, Government of South Australia
Michael Waite, Chief Operating Officer, Shoal
Professor Rocco Zito, Professor in Civil Engineering, Flinders University
Jayne Flaherty, General Manager Government and Public Policy, RAA

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

Sydney 2050: Today's planning for tomorrow's Sydney

NSW
Sep 14
CEDA NSW’s annual planning discussion welcomes Minister for Planning and Minister for Housing the Hon. Anthony Roberts to address planning priorities for our future Sydney.

Speakers

The Hon. Anthony Roberts, NSW Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Special Minister of State
Clover Moore, Lord Mayor, City of Sydney

Cancer Council WA - the 60 year fight

WA
Sep 14
As Cancer Council WA celebrates its 60th year, CEDA welcomes Chief Executive Officer, Ashley Reid for a discussion with Trustees on the broader social and economic impacts of cancer.

Speakers

Ashley Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council WA

Women in Leadership: readying for resistance

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Western Australia's energy future

WA
Sep 20
Join CEDA as we examine key shifts in the energy supply chain and the opportunities emerging through new technologies, new business models and new commercial arrangements.

Speakers

Andy Vesey, Managing Director and Chief Executive, AGL Energy
Jessica Shaw MLA, Member for Swan Hills, Chair Economics and Industry Standing Committee, WA Legislative Assembly
Sally McMahon, Economic Regulatory Advisor, Spark Infrastructure

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

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

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Revitalising our city through arts and culture

SA
Sep 26
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.

Speakers

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

Managing disruption in Australia's airport industry

NSW
Sep 27
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Sydney Airport, Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Culbert to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Geoff Culbert, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Airport

NSW Copland Program 2018

NSW
Oct 2
The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for emerging leaders across corporate, government, academic and community sectors.

Speakers

Dr Melinda Muth, Copland Leadership Program Facilitator
Swati Dave, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Efic
Paul Hawkins, Chief Combobulator, Crazy Might Work
Paul McClintock AO, CEDA Chairman; National Chairman, Broadspectrum, NSW Ports and I-MED Network; Director, St Vincent's Health Australia and George Institute of Global Health

Vice-Chancellors panel

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Defence industries: unlocking global markets

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

Speakers

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

Energy reform

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

Speakers

Dr Kerry Schott AO, Chair, Energy Security Board

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

Health reform: out-of-pocket costs

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Women's economic security

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Creating opportunity for all in New South Wales

NSW
Oct 30
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Secretary, Michael Coutts-Trotter to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary, NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Building a better brain for business

SA
Nov 8
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.

Speakers

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

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 - diversity in the arts

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

Speakers

Wendy Martin, Director, Perth Festival
Sam Walsh AO, Chair, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Clare Watson, Artistic Director, Black Swan State Theatre Company

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

CEDA Annual Dinner Address by RBA Governor, Dr Philip Lowe

VIC
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.

Speakers

Dr Philip Lowe, Governor , Reserve Bank of Australia

The Future of Work - reimagining the workforce

WA
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.

Speakers

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