Upcoming events

Regional growth opportunities through diversification

NSW
Apr 24
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Port of Newcastle, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Carmody to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Craig Carmody, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Newcastle

2019 Queensland Economic Development Forum

QLD
Apr 26
State Ministers, policy makers and leaders from sectors critical to whole of state growth convene to progress thinking and present forecasts at the annual Queensland Economic Development Forum (QEDF).

Speakers

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Transport technology readiness

VIC
Apr 29
CEDA welcomes Drew Clarke AO PSM from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, together with iMOVE Australia's Ian Christensen and IAG's Director of Research and Development Cecilia Warren, as we unpack the latest analysis of Australia's transport technology readiness.

Speakers

Drew Clarke AO PSM, Co-Chair, Transport Technology Readiness Project Steering Committee, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Ian Christensen, Managing Director, iMOVE Australia
Cecilia Warren, Director, Research and Development, IAG

Digital gaming: social impacts and opportunities for SA

SA
Apr 30
Join your fellow CEDA Trustees as Mighty Kingdom Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Dan Thorsland, outlines the creative ideas and drive that has changed the landscape of digital gaming in SA.

Speakers

Dan Thorsland, Director Business Development and Partnerships, Mighty Kingdom

Property market outlook

NSW
Apr 30
CEDA welcomes leaders from Stockland, CoreLogic and UTS to examine drivers shaping the residential, commercial and retail property sectors in 2019.

Speakers

Tim Lawless, Director and Head of Research, CoreLogic Asia Pacific
Professor Heather MacDonald, Head of School - Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney
Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Shaping the future of Western Melbourne

VIC
Apr 30
Join the leaders behind the transformation of Melbourne’s west to find out more about the key priorities for economic and social development in the region.

Speakers

Kelly Grigsby, Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham City Council
Russell Harrison, Chief Executive, Western Health
Wade Noonan, Executive Director, West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance
Evan Tattersall, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Projects Victoria

CEDA Chief Economist - economic and research update

QLD
Apr 30
CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball will analyse current economic conditions, key policy trends and provide an update on CEDA’s program of research into the most pressing economic and social development issues.

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Shaping WA: the business of tourism

WA
May 1
CEDA welcomes influential industry leaders to share their ideas as we look at WA’s tourism infrastructure priorities and how changing tourism demand patterns are transforming industry business models.

Speakers

Rebecca Brown, Director General, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
John O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia
Robert Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council

Strengthening the Australian superannuation industry

NSW
May 1
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (AFSA), Chief Executive Officer, Martin Fahy to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, AFSA

This fragile system: water reform

QLD
May 3
The next phase of water reform is critical. Hear directly from policy makers and leading thinkers on best practices and the new ideas for rapidly growing urban centres. 

Speakers

Malcolm Thompson, Deputy Secretary Water Division, Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Professor Tony Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
Natalie Muir, General Manager, South East Queensland, Cardno

Artificial intelligence and ethics: the future of work

SA
May 6
CEDA is pleased to welcome key thinkers to discuss how future artificial intelligence will impact the workforce and the ethics of the application of new technologies.

Speakers

Osmond Chiu, Senior Policy Officer, CPSU
Dr. Jim Minifie, Director, AlphaBeta
Beth Worrall, National Skills Program Lead, Microsoft
Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk, Executive Director ICT and Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Boards in the disability and care industries

SA
May 7
Join your fellow Trustees as Mellor Olsson Partner, Joanna Andrew looks at best practice for boards, tailored for both non-executive and executive directors, as well as executive management.

Speakers

Joanna Andrew, Partner, Mellor Olsson

Asia-Pacific analysis: Philip Green OAM

QLD
May 7
Modernisation across the Asia Pacific is changing the balance of power, influencing investment and trade.

Philip Green will discuss how our neighbours are manoeuvring within global governance mechanisms and working with partners on trade and security.

Speakers

Philip Green OAM, First Assistant Secretary, United States and Indo-Pacific Strategy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australia's resource future - domestic and international

NSW
May 8
CEDA NSW/ACT welcomes Adani Mining Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Lucas Dow to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Lucas Dow, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Mining Australia

Productivity in infrastructure development and delivery

NSW
May 10
CEDA welcomes Global Infrastructure Hub CEO, Marie Lam-Frendo to outline trends and opportunities in the global infrastructure market, innovative infrastructure delivery and best-practice public private partnerships.

Speakers

Marie Lam-Frendo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub
Matina Papathanasiou, Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Traps or trampolines? Why women's economic security matters

VIC
May 10
Join your fellow CEDA Trustees to hear from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director, Conny Lenneberg, who will discuss their current research.

Speakers

Conny Lenneberg, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence

Telling Australia's story through Kimberley rock art

WA
May 10
CEDA is delighted to welcome Kimberley Foundation Australia CEO, Cas Bennetto, to address CEDA Trustees on the importance of understanding and promoting this remarkable historical resource. 

Speakers

Cas Bennetto, Chief Executive Officer, Kimberley Foundation Australia

Economic success for industry and regions

QLD
May 10
Mountains of carefully analysed data are revealing new opportunities for industry and regions. Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Chief Economist, Mark Cully, will detail the major findings of the Departments annual studies.  
 

Speakers

Mark Cully, Chief Economist, Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Future priorities for the NDIS

VIC
May 15
Join CEDA as we unpack the latest research on the state of the Australian disability sector and speak to key leaders about how they see the future.

Speakers

Associate Professor Gemma Carey, Research Director, Centre for Social Impact
Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope
Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM, Executive Chair and Director, Melbourne Disability Institute
Rodney Weston, Director, NDIS, Brotherhood of St Laurence

A regulator's perspective on emerging technology in mining

WA
May 15
CEDA is delighted to welcome Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Director General, David Smith to address CEDA Trustees on the Department’s approach to emerging technology in the mining sector.

Speakers

David Smith, Director General, Department of Mining, Industry Regulation and Safety

Transformation maturity: Industry 4.0

SA
May 16
CEDA welcomes the University of South Australia Professor of Engineering Innovation, David Cropley as he discusses the intersection of Industry 4.0, innovation and education.

Speakers

Professor David Cropley, Professor of Engineering Innovation, University of South Australia

WA Copland Leadership Program 2019

WA
May 17
The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for emerging leaders from corporate, government, academic and community sectors.

Speakers

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The rights of Indigenous people

QLD
May 20
CEDA convenes a robust, positive discussion of Indigenous rights where you will hear local, national and international voices question progress.
 

Speakers

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Dr Chris Sarra, Director-General, Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Georgina Richters, State Director, PwC’s Indigenous Consulting

Disruptive decision making: digital transformation

QLD
May 21
There is a misconception that technology is a silver bullet for digital success.  Michael Ebeid has said that while technology can have a profound impact on business, it is only when people, processes and partnerships are brought together that true transformation can be achieved.

Speakers

Michael Ebeid AM, Group Executive, Enterprise, Telstra

Improving health outcomes: data, technology, and medicine

NSW
May 21
Join CEDA as we explore how data analysis, artificial intelligence, and advances in genomics will drive greater health outcomes and ask if healthcare in the twenty first century will transition from universal standard care to universal precision care?

Speakers

Dr Sarah Kummerfeld, Co-Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

SA Women and Leadership series: the future of work

SA
May 21
CEDA is pleased to welcome Aurecon Managing Director Australia & New Zealand, Louise Adams to share her insights on the future of work and what this means for women.

Speakers

Louise Adams, Managing Director, Aurecon
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

The future of light rail

VIC
May 21
CEDA Vic/Tas welcomes Yarra Trams, Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Gindt to discuss the future of light rail.

Speakers

Nicolas Gindt, Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Trams

Australian relations: Indonesian elections

QLD
May 21
This year the world's third largest democracy will choose their president, vice president, local and national legislature. Professor Tim Lindsey will provide his analysis of the Indonesian election and of the implications for Australian-Indonesian relations.

Speakers

Professor Tim Lindsey AO, Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, the Melbourne Law School., University of Melbourne

AgTech opportunities

SA
May 22
Join your fellow trustees as The University of Adelaide's Director Agrifood and Wine, Professor Andy Lowe discusses the diverse solutions AgTech offers to almost every step in the food production process.

Speakers

Professor Andy Lowe, Director Agrifood and Wine, The University of Adelaide

Productivity panel

QLD
May 22
The leaders of state and Commonwealth bodies working to provide independent economic and policy advice to governments will be convened for the first time by CEDA in Queensland. 

Speakers

Peter Achterstraat AM, Commissioner for Productivity, NSW Treasury
Michael Brennan, Chairman, Productivity Commission
Dr Matthew Butlin, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Office of the South Australian Productivity Commission
Kim Wood, Principal Commissioner, Queensland Productivity Commission

Mental health impacts: workplace and workforce

QLD
May 23
The National Mental Health Commission research investigates Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention systems. Commissioner and Chair Lucinda Brogden will discuss their findings and the implications for workplaces, workforces.  

Speakers

Lucinda Brogden, Chair and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission

Emerging role models for girls and boys

NSW
May 29
CEDA’s Women in Leadership series in NSW will discuss the importance of role models for both girls and boys and how strong models shape gender equality in society.

Speakers

Kirstin Ferguson, Company Director and Author

Digital health: a human imperative

VIC
May 29
Join Australian Digital Health Agency Chief Executive Tim Kelsey, for the latest update on the implementation of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy and the vision for digital health.

Speakers

Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Priorities for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority

NSW
May 30
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Financial Complaints Authority, Chair, the Hon. Helen Coonan to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

The Hon. Helen Coonan, Chair, Australian Financial Complaints Authority

Realising the aerotropolis

NSW
May 31
CEDA welcomes Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Chief Executive Officer, Sam Sangster to outline opportunities in connectivity, jobs, and placemaking in the developing Western Sydney Airport metropolitan centre.

Speakers

Sam Sangster, Chief Executive Officer, Western City and Aerotropolis Authority
Christopher Brown AM, Chair, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue
Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Deputy Secretary – Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW
Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Strategy and Policy Western Sydney University

Technology and the social enterprise

VIC
Jun 4
At this New Economy breakfast CEDA welcomes Infoxchange Chief Executive David Spriggs for a discussion on technology and the social enterprise.

Speakers

David Spriggs, Chief Executive Officer, Infoxchange

The tone and tenor of Australia's relationship with China

NSW
Jun 4
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian National University, Director - School of International, Political and Strategic (IPS) Studies, Professor Michael Wesley to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Professor Michael Wesley, Director - School of International, Political and Strategic (IPS) Studies, Australian National University

The future of hydrogen energy

VIC
Jun 4
Join fellow trustees in welcoming Hydrogen Mobility Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Claire Johnson to discuss the future of hydrogen energy.

Speakers

Claire Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Mobility Australia

Delivering energy solutions

QLD
Jun 4

The transformation of the energy sector is driven by the need to meet power demand; ensure environmental sustainability; and address uncertainty across investment and operational timeframes.

Speakers

Lucas Dow, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Mining Australia

Women in leadership series: diversity in the public sector

WA
Jun 6
At the first Women in Leadership 2019 event in WA, we welcome Public Sector Commissioner, Sharyn O‘Neill and other leaders to share personal stories, motivations, strategies and speak to their commitment to delivering improved circumstances for all in WA.

Speakers

Sharyn O'Neill, Commissioner, WA Public Sector Commission
Mike Rowe, Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Managing our energy transition

NSW
Jun 7
CEDA welcomes TransGrid Chief Executive Officer, Paul Italiano to discuss priorities in managing disruption in energy markets and networks.

Speakers

Paul Italiano, Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid

Digital health - a human imperative

NSW
Jun 12
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Digital Health Agency, Chief Executive Officer, Tim Kelsey to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Transport infrastructure

VIC
Jun 13
CEDA welcomes Victoria’s Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan to discuss the opportunities and outlook for the state’s project pipeline.

Speakers

The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Victorian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

State of the Territory

NT
Jun 18
CEDA is pleased to welcome the NT Chief Minister and other leaders from across business, government and academia to discuss the Northern Territory's economic and social development.

Speakers

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory

Reserve Bank Governor keynote

SA
Jun 20
CEDA is delighted to welcome Reserve Bank Governor, Philip Lowe to deliver a keynote address in Adelaide.

Speakers

Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

Infrastructure in Australia: setting the WA agenda

WA
Jun 25
CEDA welcomes for the first time to Western Australia incoming Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew AO as she sets the agenda for the organisation’s focus on delivering better outcomes for people across transport, energy, telecommunications, water and social infrastructure across Australia.

Speakers

Romilly Madew AO, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

NT Economic outlook

QLD
Jun 25
The Northern Territory’s Department of the Chief Minister oversees and coordinates major government strategies. CEO Jodi Ryan will provide an overview of the NT economy and key economic enablers and business activities that are driving future growth opportunities.

Speakers

Jodie Ryan, CEO, Office of the Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government

Australia's national digital health strategy

SA
Jun 26
Join your fellow Trustees as Australian Digital Health Agency Chief Executive, Tim Kelsey discusses the vision for digital health in Australia.

Speakers

Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Priorities for ASIC and Australia's financial system

VIC
Jun 27
ASIC Chair James Shipton joins CEDA for a keynote address on the corporate regulator’s priority areas and the future of Australia’s financial system.

Speakers

James Shipton, Chair, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Australian infrastructure - five year audit

QLD
Jul 2
Immediately following the national release of Infrastructure Australia (IA)’s 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, CEDA welcomes IA Chair Julieanne Alroe.

Speakers

Julieanne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia

Women and the future of work

VIC
Jul 3
CEDA welcomes University of Sydney Business School, Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Group Professor Rae Cooper, to share new evidence and insights on the social and economic changes and challenges, relating to women at work.

Speakers

Professor Rae Cooper, Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Group, University of Sydney Business School

AGSA tour: William Kentridge exhibition

SA
Jul 16
CEDA welcomes the newly appointed Art Gallery of South Australia Director, Rhana Devenport, as she showcases what is new at the Art Gallery and in conjunction with Assistant Director Artistic Programs, Lisa Slade, will lead a tour of the much-anticipated William Kentridge exhibition.
 

Speakers

Rhana Devenport, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)

Temporary migration: population and workforce

QLD
Jul 31
CEDA’s second report for 2019 examines the effects of temporary migration on population growth, our labour market and the national economy.

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Natasha Doherty, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Positioning New South Wales as a leader in future industries

NSW
Aug 14
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer

State of the Nation 2019

ACT
Aug 19
CEDA’s annual national conference – State of the Nation – brings together decision makers and leaders from government, business, industry and community organisations for an intensive day-and-a-half of in-depth discussion on policy issues impacting Australia’s future prosperity.

Speakers

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