Upcoming events

The future of work

VIC
Jan 30
Join Telstra CEO Andrew Penn for this keynote address on what Australia needs to do to ensure we have the most skilled, best trained and most resilient workforce in a fast-changing world.

Speakers

Andrew Penn, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra

A new path to reconciliation

WA
Jan 31
Speaking for the first time on a CEDA platform in Australia, BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie will reflect on corporate Australia’s opportunity to play its part in our nation’s answer to the call from Indigenous Australia to reconcile the past and together forge a better future.

Speakers

Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer, BHP

2019 Trustee welcome back

NSW
Jan 31
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to invite Trustees to join us for this complimentary sundowner event to launch our 2019 event program.

Speakers

Jodie Brough, Partner and Office Head (Sydney), Newgate Communications

2019 Trustee welcome back

QLD
Jan 31
CEDA Queensland State Advisory Council and CEDA State Director and Company Secretary Kyl Murphy, invite CEDA Trustees to the 2019 Trustee welcome back.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

ACT Trustee welcome back 2019

ACT
Feb 5
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to invite Trustees to join us for this complimentary lunch event to launch our 2019 event program.

Speakers

Jodie Brough, Partner and Office Head (Sydney), Newgate Communications

2019 Queensland program launch

QLD
Feb 6
Join CEDA and your network of senior external affairs, communications, marketing and business development professionals for afternoon refreshments and the launch of our 2019 program. This is an invitation only event.

 

Speakers


2019 Victorian program launch and networking

VIC
Feb 6
To start off the year we invite you, our most-valued Trustees, supporters and contributors to our 2019 program launch.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Innovation: Lifting the lid on high-growth business

VIC
Feb 7
Join CEDA and Innovation and Science Australia’s Dr Charlie Day to find out more about the trends and characteristics of Australia’s high-growth firms and what’s needed to enable their success.

Speakers

Dr Charlie Day, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation and Science Australia
Boris Musa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MainStream Aquaculture
Kate Eriksson, Partner - Innovation, Digital and Experience, PwC

Workforce and workplace trends

QLD
Feb 7
Secure employment is the most important work-related concern of the community, CEDA research recently showed. Kerri Hartland will discuss the Australian Department of Jobs and Small Business’s response to workforce and workplace trends with programs to grow business, grow employment opportunity and promote safe, fair, productive work.
 

Speakers

Kerri Hartland, Secretary, Department of Jobs and Small Business

2019 WA Trustee Welcome Back Breakfast

WA
Feb 8
At the 2019 CEDA WA Welcome Back Breakfast, Trustees will hear from Deloitte Access Economics Partner, Matt Judkins and Member for Swan Hills, Jessica Shaw as they discuss how WA has extraordinary potential and is at the tipping point of immense possibility.

Speakers

Matt Judkins, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Jessica Shaw MLA, Member for Swan Hills, Chair Economics and Industry Standing Committee, WA Legislative Assembly

How to use coaching to enhance your leadership and influence

SA
Feb 13
Join your fellow CEDA Trustees at the first Trustee event for 2019, as Hood Sweeney Director, Simon Starr, shares his vast experience in the field of coaching.

Speakers

Simon Starr, Director, Consulting and Performance Coaching, Hood Sweeney

Globally competitive industries

QLD
Feb 13
They are working across northern Australia, in space, in international markets, in labs and in traditional industries around the country. Dr Heather Smith PSM will provide a timely briefing on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's work to grow high-productivity, globally competitive industries.

Speakers

Dr Heather Smith PSM, Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Brisbane

QLD
Feb 14
The national launch of CEDA’s 2019 Economic and Political Overview in Brisbane provides expert analysis and forecasts for the year ahead.

Speakers

Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Professor Simon Jackman, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre
Sara James, Emmy Award winning journalist and author
Peter Van Onselen, Journalist and Professor of Politics and Policy, Griffith Business School

Mental health and wellbeing

SA
Feb 14
CEDA welcomes international spokesperson for mental health and University of Melbourne Professor of Youth Mental Health, Professor Patrick McGorry AO, to lead a critical discussion around mental health and wellbeing in South Australia.
 

Speakers

Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Professor of Youth Health, University of Melbourne
Gabrielle Kelly, Director, SAHMRI Wellness & Resilience Centre
Professor Mike Kyrios, Vice President and Executive Dean, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University

Women in leadership: Intention to action

VIC
Feb 14
CEDA’s Women in Leadership series in Victoria welcomes VicHealth Leading Thinker and Harvard University Professor Iris Bohnet, one of the most influential people in gender policy around the world.

Speakers

Professor Iris Bohnet, VicHealth Leading Thinker and Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth

2019 WA Pre-Budget briefing

WA
Feb 14
CEDA is delighted to welcome Western Australian Under Treasurer, Michael Barnes, to provide CEDA Trustees with an insight into the State's economic outlook for 2019.

Speakers

Michael Barnes, Under Treasurer, WA Department of Treasury

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Canberra

ACT
Feb 15
CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview is Australia’s premier series of briefings on the issues that will shape the year ahead. Join us in Canberra with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr for his annual keynote address.  

Speakers

Andrew Barr MLA, ACT Chief Minister
Associate Professor Jane Golley, Acting Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University
David Johnston, Australian Defence Export Advocate
Karen Middleton, Political Editor, Saturday Paper

Regional perspectives on Australia's energy dilemma

NSW
Feb 20
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Essential Energy, Chief Executive Officer, John Cleland to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

John Cleland, Chief Executive Officer, Essential Energy

International education driving economic growth for SA

SA
Feb 21
CEDA is pleased to welcome key business leaders to discuss international education as a sector that delivers a powerful economic impact across so much more than just education.

Speakers

Richard Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, Wines by Geoff Hardy
Sean Keenihan, Chair, StudyAdelaide
Leigh McClusky, Managing Director, McCo Group

Scaling impact investment in Australia

VIC
Feb 21
CEDA welcomes Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing, Rosemary Addis, to address trustees on the board's new report.  

Speakers

Rosemary Addis, Chair, Australian Advisory board on Impact Investing

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Sydney

NSW
Feb 22
Shadow Treasurer the Hon. Chris Bowen; Premier of NSW the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Michael Daley headline the 2019 Economic and Political Overview in Sydney.

Speakers

The Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Treasurer, Federal Member for McMahon
The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW
Michael Daley MP, Opposition Leader, Member for Maroubra
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

AI and ethics

VIC
Feb 22
In the first of a national series of events, CEDA brings together leading thinkers to discuss the principles and policy frameworks for artificial intelligence (AI).

Speakers

Professor Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW
Katherine Bailey, Artificial Intelligence Senior Principal, Accenture
Julian Butler, General Manager Big Data Analytics, Telstra

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Hobart

TAS
Feb 25
CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview in Hobart provides expert analysis and forecasts for the year ahead. Hear from our annual keynote speaker Treasurer of Tasmania, the Hon. Peter Gutwein and Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist, Michael Blythe.

Speakers

The Hon. Peter Gutwein, Treasurer of Tasmania
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Energy and climate policy

VIC
Feb 25
How can Australia achieve 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030? Join the Shadow Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy, the Hon. Mark Butler for this keynote address.

Speakers

The Hon. Mark Butler MP, Shadow Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy

The business value and cost of loyalty

QLD
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.  

Speakers

Alan Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer, CHOICE

ACCC's Enforcement and Compliance Policy Update 2019

NSW
Feb 26
CEDA welcomes Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chair, Rod Sims, for his annual address to CEDA members and guests outlining the enforcement and compliance priorities for the ACCC in 2019. 

Speakers

Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Perth

WA
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).

Speakers

Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

Federal election update

SA
Feb 27
CEDA welcomes GRACosway Co-Chairs, the Hon. John Dawkins AO and the Hon. Helen Coonan, as they tap into their vast experience in federal politics to deliver a detailed analytical update on the upcoming Federal Election.

Speakers

The Hon. Helen Coonan, Co-Chair, GRACosway
The Hon. John Dawkins AO, Co-Chair, GRACosway

Infrastructure needs to manage population growth

NSW
Feb 27
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Federal Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, Deputy Secretary, Luke Yeaman to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Luke Yeaman, Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

A conversation with Chen Zeng, CITIC Pacific Mining

WA
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.

Speakers

Chen Zeng, Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Pacific Mining

Maximising health precincts

NSW
Feb 28
CEDA's Western Sydney growth series reconvenes in 2019. At this event we examine investments in health precincts and maximising their potential to drive jobs growth, collaboration, and innovation. 

Speakers

Elizabeth Koff, Secretary, NSW Health
Darryl Harkness, Chief Executive Officer, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
Bill Tsakalos, City Architect and Director Transformation, Blacktown City Council

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

QLD
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.

Speakers

Belinda Allen, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Sara James, Emmy Award winning journalist and author

Economic access, advantage and housing

QLD
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.  
 

Speakers

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

The tone and tenor of Australia's relationship with China

NSW
Mar 6
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian National University, School of International, Political, and Strategic Studies, Director, 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 digital economy and Australia's tax system

VIC
Mar 7
CEDA Vic/Tas welcomes Federal Department of Treasury, Revenue Group Deputy Secretary, Maryanne Mrakovcic to address Trustees.

Speakers

Maryanne Mrakovcic, Deputy Secretary Revenue Group, Department of Treasury

Right Skills, right time? Over qualification in the economy

VIC
Mar 12
CEDA Vic/Tas welcomes SkillsIQ, Chief Executive Officer, Yasmin King to address Trustees on skills mismatch and over-qualification in the economy.  

Speakers

Yasmin King, Chief Executive Officer, SkillsIQ

Improving health outcomes

QLD
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.
 

Speakers

Michael Walsh, Director-General, Queensland Health

Economic update

SA
Mar 14
Join your fellow Trustees for an in-depth analysis of the current trends in the local and national economies from the University of Adelaide's, South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) Visiting Fellow, Darryl Gobbett.

Speakers

Darryl Gobbett, Visiting Fellow, The University of Adelaide, South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES)

Sustainability in urban development

NSW
Mar 14
Join CEDA to examine the intersection between transport, utilities, and social infrastructure in the development of sustainable and liveable cities.

Speakers

Monica Barone, Chief Executive Officer, City of Sydney
Romily Madew, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

VIC
Mar 15
CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne provides expert analysis and forecasts for the year ahead. Hear from our annual keynote speaker Treasurer of Victoria, the Hon. Tim Pallas and Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist, Michael Blythe.

Speakers

The Hon. Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

A new roadmap for building trust in government and business

VIC
Mar 15
CEDA Vic/Tas welcomes Edelman Chief Executive Officer, Steven Spurr to address Trustees on the results of the new Edelman Trust Barometer, released in February 2019.

Speakers

Steven Spurr, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman Australia

Artificial intelligence and ethics

QLD
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?

Speakers

David Thodey AO, Chairman, CSIRO

Priorities in Australia's banking industry

NSW
Mar 20
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Banking Association, Chief Executive Officer, the Honourable Anna Bligh AC to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

The Hon. Anna Bligh AC, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Banking Association

The social CEO

NSW
Mar 22
CEDA welcomes senior leaders from across the Australian corporate and not-for-profit landscape to discuss corporate leadership on social issues that shape Australia's prosperity. 

Speakers

Debby Blakey, Chief Executive Officer, HESTA
Steven Spurr, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman Australia

Pre-budget address and Australia's economic outlook

NSW
Mar 25
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Westpac, Chief Economist, Bill Evans to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac

Maximising ageing Australians in our society and workplace

NSW
Mar 27
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon. Dr Kay Patterson AO to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

The Hon. Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Can technology deliver a better world for consumers?

NSW
Mar 28
CEDA welcomes CHOICE Chief Executive Officer, Alan Kirkland to examine the role of technology in delivering a better world for consumers.

Speakers

Alan Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer, CHOICE

Outlook for renewables in the Australian energy sector

NSW
Apr 3
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Chief Executive Officer, Darren Miller to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Darren Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Is your diverse workplace inclusive?

NSW
Apr 4
CEDA welcomes Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Aubrey Blanche along with industry leaders to discuss building dynamic, balanced, and fulfilling work environments.

Speakers

Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Atlassian
Lisa Annese, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Council Australia
James Taylor, Managing Director, Special Broadcasting Service
Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Building cities: social and economic impact

QLD
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.

Speakers

Colin Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane City Council

Chasing moonshots — culture, ambition and innovation

NSW
Apr 9
CEDA welcomes Telstra, Chief Financial Officer, Robyn Denholm to begin the 2019 NSW Disruption and New Economy series.

Speakers

Robyn Denholm, Chief Financial Officer, Telstra, Chair, Tesla

Property market outlook

NSW
Apr 30
Featuring a keynote address by Stockland Managing Director, Mark Steinert, CEDA NSW's Property market outlook will examine drivers shaping the residential, commercial and retail property sectors in 2019. 

Speakers

Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

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

Water

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

Daryl Quinlivan, Secretary, 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

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

The role of planning in managing NSW economic growth

NSW
May 15
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Secretary, Carolyn McNally to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Carolyn McNally, Secretary, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

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

See the event page for all speakers

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