Upcoming events

The business of local government

QLD
May 24
The economic contribution of local government working across infrastructure, transport, utilities, education and community services is significant. CEDA convenes council Chief Executives from across the State to put their views on the business of local government.

Speakers

Andrew Chesterman, Chief Executive Officer, Redland City Council
Colin Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane City Council
Gary Kellar, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ipswich City Council
Silvio Trinca, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Logan City Council

Healing Aboriginal futures

WA
May 24
The government policies that created the stolen generation have had far reaching consequences. Hear from two powerful Aboriginal leaders who are making progress in remedying the effects, including transitioning the record number of Aboriginal children from state care.

Speakers

Jim Morrison, Leader, YOKAI
Ann Oakley, Founder, Kinship Connections

Economic impacts of ridesharing

NSW
May 24
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome international speaker, Uber, Chief Economist and Director of Public Policy, Dr Jonathan V. Hall, to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Dr Jonathan Hall, Chief Economist and Director of Public Policy, Uber

Drivers, demand and disruption in freight

NSW
May 25
CEDA welcomes Pacific National CEO, Dean Dalla Valle and Transport for NSW, Deputy Secretary Clare Gardiner-Barnes to outline drivers, demand, and disruption that will impact the freight sector.

Speakers

Dean Dalla Valle, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific National
Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Deputy Secretary – Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Shannon Fentiman

QLD
May 25
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into her portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to drive up employment, enhance skills and achieve economic priorities.

Speakers

The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, State Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development

2018 Energy series: ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims

QLD
May 28
At the opening event in the CEDA Queensland 2018 Energy series, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims presents a keynote address on retail electricity supply and retail electricity price competitiveness.

Speakers

Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Rick Wilkinson

Futuristic museum of discovery: MOD.

SA
May 29
CEDA welcomes Dr Kristin Alford, Futurist and Director of the new MOD. Museum at the University of South Australia, as she showcases the potential of this exciting new science museum in Adelaide, followed by a tour for those who would like to see more after the presentation.

Speakers

Dr Kristin Alford, Futurist and Director, MOD. Museum, UniSA

Aged care workforce strategy

VIC
May 29
Professor John Pollaers will outline the latest work of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce.

Speakers

Professor John Pollaers, Chair, Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
Norman Gray AM, Chief Executive Officer, Box Hill Institute Group
Paula Trood, General Manager, Residential Services, Quality & Compliance, Benetas

Social licence to operate - the future for business

WA
May 30
CEDA’s event brings together leading industry experts, prominent researchers and respected philanthropists to discuss the importance of businesses earning and retaining a social licence to operate.

Speakers

Dr Leeora Black, Principal, Deloitte
Dr Justine Lacey, Responsible Innovation Research Leader, CSIRO Land & Water
Rupert Myer AO, Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
Daniel Smith, Executive Director and Founder, CGM Communications

Arts and innovation

SA
May 31
Australia Council for the Arts Chair, Rupert Myer AO will deliver the keynote address at CEDA SA’s arts and innovation event. The event will focus on the critical role arts and innovation will play in future workforces.

Speakers

Rupert Myer AO, Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
Professor Joanne Cys, Pro Vice Chancellor: Division of Education, Arts and Social Science, University of South Australia
Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre
Peter Louca, Executive Director, Arts South Australia

NT outlook - Northern Territory's Under Treasurer

QLD
Jun 1
The Northern Territory Under Treasurer will provide a briefing on the Territory’s budget, economy and an overview of policy and initiatives critical to the Territory’s growth. 

Speakers

Craig Graham, Under Treasurer, Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance

Victorian economic overview

VIC
Jun 5
CEDA welcomes Amy Auster, Deputy Secretary, Economic Division of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance to provide Trustees with an economic overview and economic outlook for the state of Victoria.

Speakers

Amy Auster, Deputy Secretary, Economic Division, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Regulating the uptake of blockchain technologies

NSW
Jun 5
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Government FinTech Advisory Group, Chairman, Craig Dunn to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Craig Dunn, Chairman, Australian Government FinTech Advisory Group

Women and Leadership series: the importance of mentoring

SA
Jun 6
Increasingly, mentoring is becoming a tool used by organisations to not only assist the personal and professional development of staff, but also to enhance strategic business initiatives and retention within the organisation.

Speakers

Norah Breekveldt, Principal Consultant, Bendelta
Michelle Bentley, General Manager and Executive Coach, Hender Careers
Mia Handshin, Facilitator, coach, and mentor
David Reynolds, Chief Executive, Department of Treasury and Finance

21st century SWOT: The construction industry

WA
Jun 7
CEDA welcomes Ertech Director, Gavin Miller as he provides insights into their business strategy and performance, including its leadership, growth, diversification, expansion and market entry strategies. He will also discuss the company’s future direction and broader industry trends.

Speakers

Gavin Miller, Executive Chairman, Ertech Holdings

Mental health reform and innovation

VIC
Jun 7
National Mental Health Commissioner and CEO, Dr Peggy Brown AO, joins leading researchers and practitioners to discuss reform, innovation and outcomes in mental health services.

Speakers

Dr Peggy Brown AO, Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission
Professor Jane Gunn, Foundation Chair of Primary Health Research and Deputy Head of the Medical School, University of Melbourne
Jason Trethowan, Chief Executive Officer, Headspace

Gender equality and the value of work

NSW
Jun 8
CEDA’s Women in Leadership: diversity and inclusion series returns to examine the value of paid and unpaid work, and ask how the future of work will impact prospects for greater gender equality in the workplace.

Speakers

Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Mary Delahunty, Head of Impact, HESTA
Narelle Hooper, Author and Journalist

Future skills for the future of work

TAS
Jun 8
Vice-Chancellor of UTas Professor Rufus Black and Chief Executive of TasTAFE Jenny Dodd share their insights on the future of work and the skills needed for Tasmania’s prosperity.

Speakers

Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Tasmania
Jenny Dodd, Chief Executive Officer, TasTAFE
Rebecca Kardos, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Energy

A conversation with the Foreign Investment Review Board

WA
Jun 12
CEDA welcomes Foreign Investment Review Board Chair, David Irvine AO, and Foreign Investment Review Board Member, the Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM to share thoughts on Australia’s foreign investment regime, as well as reflect on issues across cyber security and critical infrastructure.

Speakers

David Irvine AO, Chair, Foreign Investment Review Board
The Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM, Board Member, Foreign Investment Review Board

Mining and resources overview

SA
Jun 13
The 2018 CEDA mining and resources overview will feature key leaders discussing the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.
 

Speakers

Andrew Cole, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, OZ Minerals
Kyra Reznikov, Head of Environment, Climate Change and Planning, Finlaysons
Professor Stephen Grano, Executive Director, Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, The University of Adelaide

Delivering on the infrastructure boom

VIC
Jun 13
Join industry and government leaders as we discuss what’s needed to deliver on an unprecedented infrastructure boom.

Speakers

Corey Hannett, Coordinator-General, Major Transport Infrastructure Program, Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Wes Ballantine, Group Executive Victoria and Group Strategy, Transurban
Megan Motto, Chief Executive Officer, Consult Australia

Shaping WA - aged care: consumer-centric future

WA
Jun 14
The first event in the Shaping WA series will explore the consumer centric future in aged care with Federal Minister for Aged Care, the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, as he presents the case of the changing market for aged care services and opportunities to improve service delivery and outcomes for senior Australians.

Speakers

The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, Federal Minister for Aged Care; Indigenous Health, Federal Member for Hasluck
Debby Blakey, Chief Executive Officer, HESTA
Graeme Prior, Chief Executive Officer, Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group
Dr Hannah Seymour, Geriatrician and Panel Member, Sustainable Health Review

Delivering affordable and reliable energy to Victoria

VIC
Jun 14
CEDA welcomes Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Chief Executive Officer, Ivor Frischknecht, to address Trustees on Australia's shift to renewable energy future and delivering affordable and reliable energy to Victoria.

Speakers

Ivor Frischknecht, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Gonski 2.0 and reforms in education policy

NSW
Jun 14
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Department of Education and Training, Secretary, Dr Michele Bruniges AM to the 2018 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Dr Michele Bruniges AM, Secretary, Department of Education and Training

2018 State Budget address

QLD
Jun 18
At the 2018 State Budget address Queensland’s new Treasurer presents a keynote address detailing government priorities, budget analysis and the State’s economic position and performance.

Speakers

The Hon. Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier of Queensland, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships

STEM skills business essential - Women in Leadership

WA
Jun 19
This event, the first in CEDA WA’s Women in Leadership 2018 series, examines the importance of businesses embracing STEM skills in the workplace, to be at the forefront of digital disruption preparedness.

Speakers

Professor Lyn Beazley, Science Ambassador
Professor Steve Chapman, Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University
Professor Donna Cross, Head, Health Promotion and Education Research; CoLab Director, Telethon Kids Institute
Deb Hancock, Chief Executive Officer, Scitech

The 2018 NSW State Infrastructure Strategy

NSW
Jun 19
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Infrastructure NSW, Chairman, Graham Bradley AM to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Graham Bradley AM, Chairman, Infrastructure NSW

NSW post-budget address

NSW
Jun 20
CEDA welcomes NSW treasurer, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet for this special address, to be delivered following the release of the 2018-19 NSW State Budget.

Speakers

The Hon. Dominic Perrottet, NSW Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations
David Deverall, Chief Executive, NSW Treasury Corporation

Energy innovation

VIC
Jun 20
How are businesses transforming the way they use energy and reducing their carbon emissions?

Speakers

Tony Fullelove, Program Director, Net Zero Initiative and Microgrid Project, Monash University
James Gerraty, Head of Telstra Energy, Telstra
Anna Skarbek, Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Kate Jones

QLD
Jun 20
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into her portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to encourage economic growth and support innovation and development in Queensland’s tourism industry.
 

Speakers

The Hon. Kate Jones MP, State Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Minister for the Commonwealth Games

International aid and influence

QLD
Jun 22
Dr Helen Szoke AO will provide a briefing on international aid, the global human rights agenda and Australia’s role in regional economic development.

Speakers

Dr Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive Officer, Oxfam Australia

State of the Nation 2018

ACT
Jun 25
State of the Nation is Australia's premier public policy discussion forum, bringing together decision makers and leaders from government, business, industry and community organisations for an intensive, day-and-a-half of presentations and discussions on Australia's future prosperity.

Speakers

Philip Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia
The Hon. Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities
The Hon. Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hon. Bill Shorten, Federal Leader of the Opposition

Women in Leadership: Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM

QLD
Jun 27
The 2018 Women in Leadership series in Queensland introduces remarkable leaders.  These agents of change are from different backgrounds, have different expertise and demonstrate incredible commitment to deliver improved outcomes for gender equality. 

Speakers

Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM, Chief Executive Officer, Investing in Women

Opportunities in augmented reality

VIC
Jun 28
Join Rupert Deans, entrepreneur and founder of Australian-based augmented reality pioneer Plattar, for the next breakfast in CEDA Victoria's New economy series.

Speakers

Rupert Deans, Chief Executive and Founder, Plattar

Future Cities: planning for Victoria's growth

VIC
Jun 28
CEDA welcomes Infrastructure Australia's Chief Executive Officer, Philip Davies, to discuss the recently published Future Cities: Planning for our growing population report, advising Government on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities, including Melbourne.

Speakers

Philip Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

Insights into Snowy 2.0

NSW
Jun 28
CEDA is set to examine the Snowy 2.0 project and its potential to transform Australia’s energy sector, infrastructure and markets.

Speakers

Paul Broad, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Snowy Hydro

Good governance and deficit of trust

NSW
Jun 29
CEDA’s Breakfast on the Run returns to examine good governance and trust with Australian Institute of Company Director’s Chief Executive Angus Armour.

Speakers

Angus Armour, Managing Director and CEO, Australian Institute of Company Directors

SA State of the State 2018

SA
Jun 29
Each year, CEDA’s State of the State event brings together leaders from across business, government, academia and the broader community to reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the State and to consider the best prospects for South Australia’s economic and social development.

Speakers

Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia
Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Australia
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Andrew Culley, Managing Partner, Deloitte

Revitalising our city through arts and culture

SA
Jul 2
CEDA welcomes Adelaide Festival Centre Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier AM, as he outlines the responsibilities and opportunities for arts and cultural institutions in a multicultural, creative city.

Speakers

Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre

Community attitudes to economic growth and development

VIC
Jul 3
Join CEDA for the release of new Victorian based polling data and insights from our nation-wide analysis to community attitudes to economic growth and development.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Lyn Morgain, Chief Executive, CoHealth

Optimising transport infrastructure and systems

QLD
Jul 3
The alignment of planning, policy, industry and the priorities of governments is crucial to optimise future transport systems and infrastructure.
 

Speakers

Julieanne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia
The Hon. Mark Bailey MP, State Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Priorities for public transport, planning and equality

VIC
Jul 6
CEDA welcomes Shadow Minister for Public Transport, Planning and Equality, the Hon. David Davis, to discuss priorities for Victoria.

Speakers

The Hon. David Davis MP, Shadow Minister for Public Transport, Planning and Equality

Doing big things with small space

SA
Jul 10
CEDA welcomes Myroita Chief Executive, Alex Grant as he explains the connectivity and affordability that is possible with Myroita's IoT (Internet of Things) large scale work, developed right here in SA.

Speakers

Alex Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Myriota

Women in Leadership: perceptions, reward and recognition

ACT
Jul 12
CEDA’s Women in Leadership: diversity and inclusion series returns to ask why gender inequality persists in the modern workplace and examines how perceptions, reward and recognition fuel this inequality.

Speakers

Trish Bergin, First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Fiona Vines, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BHP
Carmel McGregor PSM, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Mark Furner

QLD
Jul 12
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into his portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to encourage economic growth and promote a sustainable agricultural, fisheries and forestry sector.

Speakers

The Hon. Mark Furner MP, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries

Early education and the future world of work

VIC
Jul 13
CEDA welcomes Simon Kent, Deputy Secretary, Policy Reform Group & Acting Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Performance Group of the Victorian Department of Education and Training to discuss early education and the future world of work.

Speakers

Simon Kent, Deputy Secretary, Policy Reform Goup, Victorian Department of Education and Training

The Future of Work - building a future-ready workforce

WA
Jul 17
This event, the second in CEDA WA's Future of Work series, examines short, medium and long-term opportunities for training and re-skilling a future-proofed workforce.

Speakers

Nicky Firth, Vice President Human Resources, Rio Tinto
Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission
Julie Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, Future Now - Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council
Nathan Sturcke, Chief Executive Officer, Skills of the Modern Age

Health technology

VIC
Jul 17
Join ATSE President, Professor Hugh Bradlow, as we examine new health technology and opportunities for Australia's health system.

Speakers

Professor Hugh Bradlow, President, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Innovation precincts

VIC
Jul 19
CEDA welcomes leaders in the development of Melbourne’s innovation precincts for a conversation on what’s needed for their future development.

Speakers

Stuart Moseley, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Planning Authority
Tim O'Loan, Director of Cities, Melbourne, AECOM
Rose Hiscock, Director, Science Gallery Melbourne and Lead, Innovation Precinct Engagement, University of Melbourne

Community attitudes to economic growth and development

QLD
Jul 20
CEDA is pleased to present new Queensland insights from our nation-wide analysis of community attitudes to economic growth and development.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

NSW State of the State

NSW
Jul 24
CEDA welcomes Premier of New South Wales, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, for the annual State of the State address.

Speakers

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW

The future of free trade

VIC
Jul 31
What’s the future of free trade? Join Federal Minister the Hon. Steven Ciobo for the latest insights on Australia’s trade prospects and priorities.

Speakers

The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Diversity and digital transformation

VIC
Aug 1
BHP Chief Technology Officer, Diane Jurgens, is the keynote speaker at this event on opportunities at the intersection of diversity and digital transformation.

Speakers

Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer, BHP

Priorities for energy, resources and renewables in Victoria

VIC
Aug 3
CEDA welcomes Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources; Innovation; and Renewables, David Southwick, to brief Trustees on his portfolios and discuss policies and priorities for Victoria's energy and resources, innovation and renewables sectors.

Speakers

David Southwick MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources; Shadow Minister for Innovation; and Shadow Minister for Renewables

Queensland Economic Development Forum 2018

QLD
Aug 6
The annual Queensland Economic Development Forum presents the investors, influencers and policy makers deciding the future of regional economies, across the State and across sectors.

Speakers

Andrew McEvoy, Non-Executive Chair, Sealink Travel Group
The Hon. Dr John McVeigh MP, Federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government
Gary Stewart, Managing Director, Rheinmetall Defence Australia
Annabelle Chaplain, Chairman, Queensland Airports Limited

2018 State of the State

VIC
Aug 15
CEDA is pleased to welcome Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews, to deliver the 2018 State of the State address.

Speakers

The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria

Improving health and health services for Victorians

VIC
Aug 16
CEDA welcomes the Shadow Minster for Health and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge, to address CEDA Trustees on priorities for health and health services for Victorians.

Speakers

Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council

Mayors panel: A vision for Melbourne

VIC
Aug 30
Hear from a panel of Melbourne’s metropolitan Mayors on the opportunities for economic development and the vision for a growing city.

Speakers

Cr Bernadene Voss, Mayor, City of Port Phillip
Cr Nora Lamont, Mayor, City of Maroondah

2018 Vice-Chancellors panel

WA
Aug 31
CEDA welcomes WA Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Sue Ellery, and the five Vice-Chancellors leading WA’s universities to discuss their strategies for future-proofing education in this age of disruption.

Speakers

The Hon. Sue Ellery BA, WA Minister for Education and Training
Professor Stephen Chapman, Vice-Chancellor and President, Edith Cowan University
Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia
Professor Celia Hammond, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Victoria's economic development

VIC
Oct 9
Join Leader of the Opposition in Victoria, the Hon. Matthew Guy to find out more about policy priorities ahead of the November state election.

Speakers

The Hon. Matthew Guy, Leader of the Opposition, Victoria

Defence industries: unlocking global markets

VIC
Oct 11
How can Australia unlock global defence markets and grow export industries?

Speakers

Gabby Costigan, Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems Australia

CEDA Annual Dinner Address by RBA Governor, Dr Philip Lowe

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

Speakers

Dr Philip Lowe, Governor , Reserve Bank of Australia

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 reinvent their approach to talent acquisition and retention for today’s agile, digital, mobile, analytical, and technologically-driven workforce.

Speakers

Michelle Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia
Jodi Cant, Chief Executive Officer, Landgate