Upcoming events

Australia's Ambassador to Italy

Oct 19
CEDA welcomes Australia's Ambassador to Italy, Dr Greg French to Adelaide to discuss trade and investment opportunities between Australia and Italy.


Dr Greg French, Australia's Ambassador to Italy, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

An evidence based industry policy in SA

Oct 22
CEDA welcomes back Professor Göran Roos for a second discussion in 2018 as he continues the conversation around strategic ideas for the growth of manufacturing in South Australia.


Professor Göran Roos, Director, Global Centre for Modern Ageing

Women and Leadership: gender equality — have we stalled?

Oct 25
CEDA is pleased to welcome key leaders to engage in a critical discussion around improving gender equality and how we can keep the momentum going.


Jane Pickering, Chief Executive Officer, Eldercare
David Reynolds, Chief Executive, SA Department of Treasury and Finance
Clare Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Surf Life Saving SA
Matthew Salisbury, Director SA/NT, WSP

Promoting diversity and inclusion in organisations

Oct 30
CEDA welcomes SA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity and Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities Chairperson, Dr Niki Vincent, as she outlines the key strategies for the workplace to achieve optimum inclusiveness and equality of opportunity.


Dr Niki Vincent, Commissioner, SA Equal Opportunity Commission

SA Copland Leadership Program 2018

Oct 31
The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for emerging leaders across corporate, government, academic and community sectors.


Dr Tim Cooper AM, Managing Director, Coopers Brewery
Dr Lynn Arnold AO, Former Premier of South Australia
Cain Cooke, General Manager, Cibo Espresso, InDaily 40 under 40
Callan Cox, Managing Director, Mykra, InDaily 40 under 40

Building a better brain for business

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.


Dr Fiona Kerr, Founder , The NeuroTech Institute

Climate change review

Nov 9
Join CEDA as we host Professor Mark Howden, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University and an editor of the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report.


Professor Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University

Australia's national data infrastructure

Nov 13
CEDA welcomes Australian Bureau of Statistics' Chief Statistician, David Kalisch, as he outlines the government's plan to introduce a reformed national data system.


David Kalisch, Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Northern futures

Nov 14
CEDA welcomes City of Playford Chief Executive, Mal Hemmerling as he discusses his vision for the north of Adelaide, reinvigorating the region through new sources of employment, investment and infrastructure development.


Dr Mal Hemmerling, Chief Executive Officer, City of Playford

Artificial intelligence - the future of work

Nov 15
With a proliferation of connected devices and a boom in data collection, artificial intelligence technologies are set to multiply and have a dramatic impact on society, business and the workforce.


Professor Anton van den Hengel, Director, Australian Institute of Machine Learning, Adelaide University
Stefanie Bradley, National Leader, People and Change, KPMG Australia

Community pulse - the economic disconnect

Nov 19
CEDA Chief Economist, Jarrod Ball will discuss CEDA's research on community attitudes to economic growth and development.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Women and Leadership series: end-of-year lunch

Dec 4
Join CEDA as we celebrate the end of the working year. Jane Caro, Catherine Fox and Natasha Stott Despoja will reflect on the year that was, sharing their insights on the highs, lows and everything in-between.


Jane Caro, Author and Social Commentator
Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Founding Chairperson, Our Watch
Catherine Fox, Author and Journalist

NDIS: impacts and implementation

Dec 13
CEDA welcomes Bedford’s Chief Executive, Maggie Dowling as she outlines the many benefits and challenges of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Bedford has been actively involved in NDIS planning and is a key player in its implementation here in SA.


Maggie Dowling, Chief Executive Officer, Bedford