Upcoming events

Defence industries: unlocking global markets

VIC
Oct 18
What are the opportunities to grow Australia’s $2.5 billion defence export industries over the next decade?

Speakers

Gabby Costigan, Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems Australia
Dr Sheridan Kearnan, First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division, Federal Department of Defence
Peter Shute, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Norseld

Australia's Ambassador to Italy

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

Speakers

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

Outlook for global energy markets

NSW
Oct 19
Having traced trends in Australian domestic energy sector, the CEDA NSW 2018 Energy series returns to consider the international energy outlook and transition to 2040.

Speakers

Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP United Kingdom

Navigating a dynamic energy landscape

VIC
Oct 19
CEDA welcomes Independent Non-Executive Director and Professorial Fellow Chole Munro, for a Trustee boardroom lunch.
 

Speakers

Chloe Munro, Independent Non-executive Director and Professorial Fellow, Monash University
Luke Menzel, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Council

An evidence based industry policy in SA

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.

Speakers

Professor Göran Roos, Director, Global Centre for Modern Ageing

Energy reform

VIC
Oct 22
Energy Security Board Chair Dr Kerry Schott AO joins CEDA for a keynote address on the important changes underway in Australia’s energy market.

Speakers

Dr Kerry Schott AO, Chair, Energy Security Board

Australia's global cybersecurity credentials

NSW
Oct 23
CEDA welcomes Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Tobias Feakin, and industry leaders to examine Australia’s strengths in cyber security, priorities for industry development, and global opportunities for the country’s cyber security industry.

Speakers

Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Rising global macro risks: the US-China trade war and beyond

VIC
Oct 23
CEDA welcomes S&P Global Ratings Chief Economist, Paul Gruenwald, to address CEDA Trustees.

Speakers

Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings

Global economic outlook

NSW
Oct 24
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome S&P Global Ratings, Chief Economist, Paul Gruenwald to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings

2018 Energy series: Australia's future energy needs

QLD
Oct 24
In the continued absence of cohesive national energy policy, CEDA asks those providing energy to Australians how the expectations of consumers and the community will be met.

Speakers

Jim Galvin, Executive Director Retail Markets, Alinta Energy
Melissa Reynolds, Chief Customer Officer, AGL Energy

Future of work?

WA
Oct 24
CEDA welcomes UnionsWA Secretary, Meredith Hammat, to discuss the future of work and the policies required to ensure that society is well placed to deal with the looming changes in technology.

Speakers

Meredith Hammat, Secretary, UnionsWA

Women and Leadership: gender equality — have we stalled?

SA
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.

Speakers

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

Vice-Chancellor's panel: priorities in higher education

NSW
Oct 25
The annual CEDA NSW Vice-Chancellor’s panel returns to examine drivers of the Australian higher education sector and priorities to enhance graduate outcomes, research strengths, and international competitiveness.

Speakers

Prof. Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Technology Sydney
Professor Greg Craven AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Australian Catholic University
Professor Judy Raper, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Wollongong
Dr Michael Spence AC, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The University of Sydney

Digitalisation in mining

WA
Oct 25
Join CEDA as our speakers explore how the mining industry is leveraging innovation to re-imagine the mines of the future.

Speakers

Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
John Welborn, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Resolute Mining Limited
Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group

Federal infrastructure investment initiatives

QLD
Oct 25
Federal Department Secretary Steven Kennedy will present the Department’s strategic priorities and new initiatives for infrastructure and regional development.

Speakers

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Health reform: out-of-pocket costs

VIC
Oct 26
Federal Department of Health, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy will outline new analysis of out-of-pocket medical costs and opportunities to improve transparency for consumers.

Speakers

Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, Federal Department of Health
Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director, Grattan Institute

Women's economic security

VIC
Oct 29
Join Australia’s Federal Minister for Women, the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer to hear more about the Government’s plans to improve women’s economic security.

Speakers

The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Minister for Women, Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations

Promoting diversity and inclusion in organisations

SA
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.

Speakers

Dr Niki Vincent, Commissioner, SA Equal Opportunity Commission

Creating opportunity for all in New South Wales

NSW
Oct 30
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Secretary, Michael Coutts-Trotter to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary, NSW Department of Family and Community Services

The hydrogen economy

WA
Oct 30
CEDA is delighted to welcome ATCO Australia Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Pat Creaghan and ATCO Australia President, Gas Division, Stevan Green for a discussion on the role that hydrogen will play in Western Australia’s energy future.

Speakers

Pat Creaghan, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer in Australia, ATCO
Stevan Green, President, Gas division, ATCO

SA Copland Leadership Program 2018

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

Speakers

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

Workforce fit for the future?

QLD
Oct 31
Australia’s economy and future require a workforce fit for purpose.  Hear how Australians will participate in the workforce of the future and what it means to those educating, skilling and employing them.

Speakers

Doug Blue, Director of SEEK Learning and Career Services, SEEK Learning
Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, Productivity Commission
Professor Margaret Sheil AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, QUT

WA South West regional economic update

WA
Nov 2
CEDA is proud to launch the South West regional economic update in the growing city of Bunbury with the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, providing an opening keynote address.

Speakers

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; and Jobs and Trade
Nick Belyea, Chair, South West Development Commission
Craig Dawson, General Manager - Operations, Talison Lithium Pty Ltd
Tony Girgis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brownes Foods

Transport priorities for New South Wales

NSW
Nov 2
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome NSW Shadow Minister for Transport and Shadow Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Jodi McKay to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Jodi McKay MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Transport, NSW Shadow Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Opportunity and responsibility with AI

ACT
Nov 8
Join CEDA Trustees, members and guests for a discussion on AI and the transformation of industry led by Microsoft VP of Cross Industry Strategy and Business, Sandy Gupta.

Speakers

Sandy Gupta, Vice President, Cross Industry Strategy and Business, Microsoft

Building a better brain for business

SA
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.

Speakers

Dr Fiona Kerr, Founder , The NeuroTech Institute

The neighbourhood: Australian influence and investment

QLD
Nov 8
With rapid economic growth, new politics and new investments Australia’s northern neighbourhood is undergoing unprecedented change. Hear how our previously unchallenged role in the region will be impacted.

Speakers

Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Denise O'Brien, Executive Director, International Development, TAFE Queensland
Dr Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia
Rowan Callick OBE, Journalist and Industry Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute

Strengthening Australia's links to Europe

ACT
Nov 8
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome European Union Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Dr Michael Pulch to the 2018 Trustee program. 

Speakers

HE Dr Michael Pulch, European Union Ambassador to Australia

Climate change review

SA
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.

Speakers

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

Women in Leadership - diversity in the arts

WA
Nov 9
Join esteemed leaders as they examine the challenges and opportunities of diversity and inclusion in the arts sector, in CEDA WA's final 2018 Women in Leadership event.

Speakers

Helen Cook, Chair, Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia
Wendy Martin, Artistic Director, Perth Festival
Sam Walsh AO, Chair, Australian Council for the Arts
Clare Watson, Artistic Director, Black Swan State Theatre Company

State health outlook

NSW
Nov 9
CEDA welcomes New South Wales Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, the Hon. Brad Hazzard to outline the State Government’s priorities towards delivering world-class health.

Speakers

The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research

Economic success: connecting people with progress

NSW
Nov 12
With a looming Federal Election in 2019, join leaders from CEDA’s broad-based membership for the launch of CEDA’s latest research exploring five priority areas for Australia to secure future economic development: population, technology, workforce, critical services and institutions.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Prof. Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Technology Sydney
Ann Sherry AO, Chairman, Carnival Australia
James van Smeerdijk, Partner, PwC

Women in leadership - a deep dive to get to the truth

VIC
Nov 12
CEDA welcomes Professor Hannah Piterman for a Trustee boardroom lunch.

Speakers

Professor Hannah Piterman, Professor of Practice, Deakin University

Australia's national data infrastructure

SA
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.

Speakers

David Kalisch, Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics

WA annual resources overview

WA
Nov 13
CEDA is proud to once again convene the WA annual resources overview. Significant players in WA’s resources sector will provide insights into the innovations and technology underpinning continued success, locally and globally.

Speakers

Meg O'Neill, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Woodside
Julie Shuttleworth, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group
Scott Grimley, Oceania Mining & Metals Industry Leader, EY
Peter Nicholson, Partner, MD Australia, Investment Team Leader, Resource Capital Funds

Northern futures

SA
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.

Speakers

Dr Mal Hemmerling, Chief Executive Officer, City of Playford

Roundtable discussion: Jarrod Ball

VIC
Nov 14
CEDA welcomes Australia - India Council Board Chair, Ashok Jacob, and Trading Nation Consulting Partner, Mike Adams to address trustees on opportunities for Australia's resources and energy sector.

Speakers

Ashok Jacob, Chair, Australia India Council
Mike Adams, Partner, Trading Nation Consulting

A conversation with Duncan Ord OAM

WA
Nov 14
CEDA welcomes WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Director General, Duncan Ord OAM, to address Trustees on the opportunities for WA in connecting internationally through the creative arts.

Speakers

Duncan Ord OAM, Director General, WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Urban analytics - smart city thinking

QLD
Nov 15
Esri Head of Global Analytics, Dr Amen Ra Mashariki will discuss how industry and governments around the world are using data to create smart cities and improve urban environments.

Speakers

Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Global Head of Analytics, Esri

Artificial intelligence - the future of work

SA
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.

Speakers

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

Women in Leadership: motivate and mobilise

QLD
Nov 15
At this final event in CEDA’s 2018 Women in Leadership series in Queensland you’ll hear from award winning, society changing journalist Joanne McCarthy – a remarkable leader.

Speakers

Joanne McCarthy, Senior Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Breaking ground on Western Sydney Airport

NSW
Nov 16
Bringing together those responsible for the development of Western Sydney Airport, the CEDA NSW 2018 Transport infrastructure series concludes by examining one of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects.

Speakers

Paul O’Sullivan, Chair, Western Sydney Airport
Jane Fitzgerald, NSW Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
Bruce Macnee, Manager, Planning and Aerotropolis, Liverpool City Council

Community pulse - the economic disconnect

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

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Urban analytics: the fuel behind Smart City Thinking

WA
Nov 19
CEDA is delighted to welcome Esri Global Head of Analytics, Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, for a discussion with Trustees about how urban analytics can be used to address some of the state’s most significant issues.

Speakers

Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Global Head of Analytics, Esri

CEDA Annual Dinner Address by RBA Governor, Philip Lowe

VIC
Nov 20
CEDA is delighted to welcome Governor of the Reserve Bank, Philip Lowe, back to its lectern for the 2018 Annual Dinner Address.

Speakers

Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

2018 Tasmania State of the State

TAS
Nov 23
CEDA welcomes the Hon. Will Hodgman to deliver the 2018 State of the State, a CEDA flagship event and annual keynote address by the Premier of Tasmania.

Speakers

The Hon Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Lyn Cobley, Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank

The untapped value of analytics

VIC
Nov 27
CEDA’s New economy breakfast series welcomes the Centre for Business Analytics, Founding Director, Professor Ujwal Kayande, co-author of a new global benchmarking study on how organisations extract value from data analytics.

Speakers

Professor Ujwal Kayande, Director of the Centre for Business Analytics, Melbourne Business School
Antony Ugoni, Director of Global Matching and Analytics, SEEK

Economic success: connecting people with progress

QLD
Nov 27
CEDA’s forthcoming report, Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development presents new ideas, identifies priorities for future economic and social progress and asks new questions about growth and our connectedness to it.

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Louise Dudley, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Urban Utilities
Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School

Priorities for Australia's MedTech and Pharma sector

NSW
Nov 27
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome MTPConnect, Chief Executive Officer, Dr Dan Grant to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Dr Dan Grant, Chief Executive Officer, MTPConnect

New directions for Australia's energy system

VIC
Nov 28
AEMO Chief Executive Audrey Zibelman leads this discussion on strategic planning and investment priorities for the National Energy Market.
 

Speakers

Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator
Stephen Davy, Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania

The Future of Work - reimagining the workforce

WA
Nov 29
The final event in CEDA WA’s Future of Work series examines how the business community can re-invent their approach to talent acquisition and retention for today’s agile, digital, mobile, analytical, and technologically-driven workforce.

Speakers

Christine Holgate, Group Chief Executive Officer, Australia Post
Michelle Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia
Jodi Cant, Director General, WA Department of Finance
Diane Smith-Gander, Non-Executive Director, Wesfarmers

The future of work, health and safety

VIC
Nov 30
CEDA welcomes Chief Executive Officer of WorkSafe Victoria Clare Amies, to address CEDA Trustees on future scenarios for work health and safety.

Speakers

Clare Amies, Chief Executive, WorkSafe Victoria

Women and Leadership series: end-of-year lunch

SA
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.

Speakers

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

CEDA Trustee End-of-Year Sundowner

WA
Dec 4
CEDA welcomes Trustees to join us for an invitation-only, end-of-year celebration, which includes the release of CEDA’s latest research Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
John Langoulant AO, WA State President, CEDA

2018 WA State of the State

WA
Dec 6
CEDA is honoured to welcome the WA Premier, the Hon. Mark McGowan, and two senior WA Ministers to detail the Government’s plans to steer the State’s economy.

Speakers

The Hon. Mark McGowan, WA Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development; Jobs and Trade; and Federal-State Relations
The Hon. Simone McGurk, WA Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
The Hon. Ben Wyatt, WA Treasurer, Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs
Jessica Strutt, Chief State Political Reporter, ABC

NDIS: impacts and implementation

SA
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.

Speakers

Maggie Dowling, Chief Executive Officer, Bedford