Upcoming events

The business value and cost of loyalty

Feb 26
Amidst much current talk of trust, Choice CEO Alan Kirkland discusses recent research into loyalty – the value loyalty brings to business, the cost of taking it for granted, and what a loss of trust will mean for customer, citizen and business loyalty.  


Alan Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer, CHOICE

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

Mar 1
CEDA presents this premier national event in Townsville in 2019.  CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides big picture political analysis, trusted economic forecasts and advice for the year ahead.


Belinda Allen, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Professor Simon Jackman, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

Economic access, advantage and housing

Mar 5
CEDA research reports investigating inequality and entrenched disadvantage point to the critical role affordable housing plays in economic opportunity. National Congress Co-Chair Jackie Huggins, will speak to the positive impact policy reform can have for Australia and for Indigenous Australians.  


Jackie Huggins AM, Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

Budget review: underwriting Australia's social compact

Mar 12
Has enough been done to secure Australia’s long-term fiscal position and fund the critical services that keep Australians healthy, comfortable and safe?


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Dr Jenny Gordon, Chief Economist, NOUS Group

Improving health outcomes

Mar 13
Queensland Health’s total budget is $18.3 billion. Director-General Michael Walsh will discuss the work ahead to improve access to quality and safe healthcare for all Queenslanders.


Michael Walsh, Director-General, Queensland Health

Artificial intelligence and ethics

Mar 20
Economics is pushing the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI). At this event we explore how future AI will impact individuals, businesses, our society and ask how ethical will the application of new technology be?


David Thodey AO, Chairman, CSIRO

New policy foundations: higher expectations

Mar 22
To increase economic participation, the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships works across government, community and industry. Director-General Dr Chris Sarra will discuss the work ahead to progress proven solutions and to test entirely new approaches.


Dr Chris Sarra, Director-General, Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Building cities: social and economic impact

Apr 4
Brisbane City Council is the largest local government in Australia. Colin Jensen will discuss the central role of local government in building economic and social value in a city and a region.


Colin Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane City Council

2019 Women in Leadership: strengthening our institutions

Apr 5
Join CEDA Queensland when we present incredible women with big ideas, delivering solutions to complex issues and working to ensure our institutions are strong, foster collaboration and accurately reflect our modern society.


The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
Cr. Dai Le, Councillor, Fairfield City Council and Advisory Board Member, Multicultural NSW

2019 Queensland Economic Development Forum

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).


The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Hon. Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Minister for the Commonwealth Games
Chris Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Airports Limited (QAL)
David Robertson, Head of Financial Markets, Bendigo Bank

This fragile system: water reform

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. 


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

Economic success for industry and regions

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.  


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

Productivity panel

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. 


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

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.  


Lucinda Brogden, Chair and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission

Australian infrastructure audit

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


Julieanne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia