Upcoming events

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Perth

Feb 27
With the theme of trust at the forefront of conversations in business, government and community, this event will explore the economics and importance of trust in Western Australia as part of CEDA’s annual flagship event series, the Economic and Political Overview (EPO).


Chris Dawson, Commissioner of Police, Western Australian Police Force
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia
Rob Nicholl, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Office of Financial Management

A conversation with Chen Zeng, CITIC Pacific Mining

Feb 28
CEDA is delighted to welcome CITIC Pacific Mining CEO, Chen Zeng, for a discussion with Trustees about the Sino Iron project and the long term competitiveness of WA’s resources sector.


Chen Zeng, Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Pacific Mining

Responding to the health needs of rural Australia - RFDS CEO

Mar 6
CEDA is delighted to welcome Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia CEO, Dr Martin Laverty, to address CEDA Trustees on the required actions to service the health needs of rural Australia in 2028 and beyond.


Dr Martin Laverty, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

Energy in transition

Mar 8
In her first CEDA WA presentation, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Managing Director and CEO, Audrey Zibelman will provide insight on policy priorities to transform Australia’s energy future and discuss WA’s role in managing Australia’s energy transition.


Audrey Zibelman, Managing Director and CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Forward thinking - cohesive infrastructure planning

Mar 20
CEDA is delighted to welcome Water Corporation Chair and Eco Lifestyle Villages Co-Founder, Mike Hollett, to share his learnings on the importance of long-term vision and cohesive planning in the development of local infrastructure.


Mike Hollett, Co Founder, Eco Lifestyle Villages

Budget balance: underwriting Australia's social compact

Mar 21
Has enough been done to secure Australia’s long-term fiscal position and fund the critical services that keep Australians healthy, comfortable and safe? Join CEDA to discuss findings and recommendations from our forthcoming report, Budget balance: underwriting Australia’s social compact.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Space economy: the future for WA

Mar 26
CEDA is pleased to welcome Australian Space Agency Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark AC and key space industry leaders including Curtin University ARC DECRA Fellow, Katarina Miljkovic as we review the space sector opportunities available for WA.


Dr Megan Clark AC, Chief Executive, Australian Space Agency
Katarina Miljkovic, ARC DECRA Fellow, Curtin University

Leadership in a post commission era

Apr 5
In the wake of the Banking Royal Commission, hear from industry leaders on how the Australian finance sector is focusing on rebuilding trust and reputations, as well as withstanding digital disruption for customer engagement.


Rowan Munchenberg, Managing Director, Bankwest
Paul Schroder, Group Executive, AustralianSuper
Ross McInnes, Partner, Clayton Utz

Artificial intelligence and ethics: the effects of bias

Apr 11
What impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on our economy, institutions, workforce and society? Hear from multidisciplinary leaders as they discuss how to design ethical AI built on trust, fairness, transparency and accountability.


Emma Bennison, Chief Executive Officer, Blind Citizens Australia
Wayne Hawkins, Director of Inclusion, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Shaping WA: the business of tourism

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.


John O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia

WA Copland Leadership Program 2019

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


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