Upcoming events

Competition in the Australian financial system

VIC
Feb 26
Join Productivity Commission Chairman, Peter Harris AO to discuss the draft report of the PC’s Inquiry into competition in the Australian financial system.

Speakers

Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission

2018 Economic and Political Overview

WA
Feb 27
CEDA’s annual flagship event, the Economic and Political Overview (EPO), presents an opportunity to reflect on past business, economic and political successes and discuss future opportunities for the state and the nation.

Speakers

The Hon. Bill Johnston, WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement, Member for Cannington
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Tracey Horton AO, Chairman, Navitas


A conversation with Tim Jarvis AM

SA
Feb 28
CEDA welcomes Tim Jarvis AM as he speaks to CEDA Trustees about the lessons he has learned throughout his various expeditions, and will talk about leadership, problem solving, teamwork, change management and goal setting in an organisational context.

Speakers

Tim Jarvis AM, Polar Explorer, Author, Filmmaker, Environmental Scientist

Aged Care

VIC
Mar 2
CEDA welcomes Federal Minister for Aged Care, the Hon. Ken Wyatt for a keynote address on the significant reform and investments taking place in Australia's aged care sector.

Speakers

The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, Federal Minister for Aged Care and Federal Minister for Indigenous Health

Jobs of tomorrow: where, what, and how many?

SA
Mar 5
CEDA welcomes Professor Goran Roos, one of our most pre-eminent thinkers, as he delves into the details of job opportunities for the future of South Australia.

Speakers

Professor Goran Roos, Member, Economic Development Board of South Australia

Women in Leadership: motivate and mobilise

QLD
Mar 5
CEDA’s 2018 Women in Leadership series introduces remarkable leaders. These agents of change are from different backgrounds, have different expertise and demonstrate incredible commitment to delivering improved circumstances. 

Speakers

Lydia Khalil, Counter-Terrorism Analyst and Author

Final report into transitioning regional economies

VIC
Mar 6
CEDA welcomes Paul Lindwall of the Productivity Commission and presiding Commissioner of the Inquiry into Transitional Regional Economies, to discuss the results of the final report.

Speakers

Paul Lindwall, Commissioner, Productivity Commission

Priorities for building Australia's MedTech sector

NSW
Mar 7
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome MTPConnect Sue MacLeman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Sue MacLeman, Managing Director and CEO, MTP Connect

Defence: strategy and capability

QLD
Mar 7
Australia’s regional influence and strategic alliances are challenged as Asian economies grow and military forces modernise. Our defence policies and priorities are crucial to economic success.

Speakers

Maureen Dougherty, President, Boeing Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific
Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Federal Minister for Defence

Tourism - marketing WA to the world

WA
Mar 8
The new State Government has a dedicated focus on tourism-boosting enterprises to deliver increased and sustained economic growth for Western Australia (WA). CEDA welcomes WA Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Paul Papalia CSC, and key players to examine current initiatives, future investment and job growth opportunities driving the State’s fast-growing tourism sector.

Speakers

The Hon. Paul Papalia, WA Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Kevin Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport
Mike McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Optus Stadium
The Hon. David Templeman, WA Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

2018 Economic and Political Overview in Darwin

NT
Mar 8
CEDA's annual Economic and Political Overview conference will bring together key thought leaders and commentators to review, analyse, and discuss the climate in which business and industry will be operating across 2018.

Speakers

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory
Wendy Morton, Executive Director, Northern Territory Council of Social Service
Kristina Clifton, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
David Malone, Executive Director, Master Builders NT

ASEAN economies

SA
Mar 13
CEDA welcomes the University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions, Executive Dean, Professor Christopher Findlay, as he outlines the importance of the ASEAN strategic partnership to Australia's economy.

Speakers

Professor Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide

2018 Economic and Political Overview in Sydney

NSW
Mar 13

CEDA brings EPO to Sydney to examine the critical issues that will shape the local economy, political outlook, and national reform priorities. CEDA welcomes the Hon. Paul Fletcher to deliver the keynote address.

Speakers

The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Craig James, Chief Economist, Commsec

Australia's path to emissions reduction

NSW
Mar 14
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Chief Executive Officer, Ian Learmonth, to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Ian Learmonth, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

How the internet of things is transforming industry

VIC
Mar 14
Join ABB, Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Digital, Dr Otto Preiss, one of the world's leading experts on the intenet of things for new insights into this emerging wave of technological change and how it will impact business. 

Speakers

Dr Otto Preiss, Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Digital, ABB

Innovation: translating Australia's world-class research

VIC
Mar 15
At this event, hear from entrepreneurs that are translating world-class university research into new and ground-breaking commercial opportunities.
 

Speakers

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia
Dr Glenn Begley, Chief Executive Officer, BioCurate
Professor Stan Skafidas, Managing Director, AMD Australia
Professor Svetha Vankatesh, Alfred Deakin Professor and Director, Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA), Deakin University

Creating value through science

NSW
Mar 15
CEDA NSW welcomes CSIRO Chief Executive Officer, Dr Larry Marshall to discuss CSIRO’s market vision for Australia’s future and the opportunities CSIRO has pinpointed to transform our major industries with science.

Speakers

Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO
Dr Paul D'Urso, Executive Chairman, Anatomics
Michelle Price, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network

WA construction skills shortages, the new wave?

WA
Mar 15
This trustee lunch provides an overview both from a Government and a contractor perspective of the opportunities and challenges that the confluence of these projects will provide.

Speakers

John Galvin, Executive General Manager, Georgiou Group

Women and leadership series launch: diversity and inclusion

SA
Mar 19
Join CEDA as we launch the 2018 Women and Leadership series in Adelaide. Hear from key business leaders on what their organisations are doing to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplace.


 

Speakers

Jacqui McGill, Asset President Olympic Dam, BHP
David Syme, General Manager - People and Culture, SA Power Networks
Professor Ingrid Fulmer, Director: Centre for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia Business School
Eric Beere, Partner, KPMG

Corporate engagement in social reform

NSW
Mar 20
The CEDA NSW Breakfast on the Run series returns in 2018 and welcomes Alex Greenwich to reflect on the role of community engagement and corporate support in progressing marriage equality in 2017.

Speakers

Alex Greenwich MP, Independent Member for Sydney, Co-Chair, Australian Marriage Equality

The future of education

SA
Mar 20
CEDA welcomes Jane Danvers, Principal of Wilderness School, Chair of SACE Board and CEDA SA State Council Advisory Board member, as she outlines her progressive ideas for the future of education.

Speakers

Jane Danvers, Principal, Wilderness School

Copland Lecture by Rio Tinto Chief Executive

VIC
Mar 20
CEDA welcomes Rio Tinto's Jean-Sébastien Jacques, a highly respected thought leader across a wide range of geopolitical and economic issues within the mining industry and more broadly.

Speakers

Jean-Sébastien Jacques, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto

A global perspective: the world’s energy supply outlook

VIC
Mar 21
CEDA welcomes international guest ExxonMobil, Manager - Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, Rob Gardner, to discuss ExxonMobil's global view of energy demand and supply globally.

Speakers

Robert Gardner, Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, ExxonMobil

Water reform

QLD
Mar 21
Water is the lifeblood of our country. It is imperative that compatible market, regulatory and planning based systems manage this resource to optimise economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Speakers

Professor Jane Doolan, Commissioner, Productivity Commission

Maximising Western Sydney's environment and heritage assets

NSW
Mar 21
CEDA is delighted to welcome NSW Minister for Local Government, Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Heritage, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton to the 2018 NSW/ACT Trustee program. 

Speakers

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Local Government, and Minister for Heritage

Smart cities

VIC
Mar 22
Join the new Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and industry leaders for new insights on the smart cities agenda.

Speakers

Dr Steven Kennedy, Secretary, Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Jessika Loefstedt, Head of Public Policy and Govenment Relations, Australia & New Zealand, Uber
Neil Temperley, Executive Product Manager - Future Cities, Data61

Health, ageing and social services

QLD
Mar 22
CEDA Queensland's 2018 Health series investigates a critical economic imperative - the integration of our health, aged care, human and social service systems.

Speakers

Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Rosie Batty - actions for business

WA
Mar 23
Family and domestic violence is estimated to cost the national economy $22b every year. Join 2015 Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner, Rosie Batty as she recounts her visits across the Pilbara and delivers practical insights into how WA businesses and business leaders can make a positive difference to families affected by violence, while also improving their bottom line.

Speakers

Rosie Batty, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Luke Batty Foundation
Joanne Farrell, Group Executive, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Managing Director Australia, Rio Tinto
The Hon. Simone McGurk, Minister for child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Jay Watson, State General Manager WA, Commercial Banking, Westpac

The future of mobility

NSW
Mar 23
The CEDA NSW Transport infrastructure series returns in 2018 to examine the future of mobility and the impacts of connected and driverless vehicles with representatives from Uber and NRMA.

Speakers

Behyad Jafari, Chief Executive Officer, Electric Vehicle Council
Jessika Loefstedt, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Australia & New Zealand, Uber
Rohan Lund, Chief Executive Officer, NRMA
Kellie Nuttall, Partner - Insights, Analytics and Big Data Problems and Future of Mobility Lead, Deloitte

Priorities for Victoria's public sector

VIC
Mar 23
CEDA welcomes Chris Eccles AO, Secretary of Department of Premier and Cabinet to discuss the 2018 priorities of Victorian public services.

Speakers

Chris Eccles, Secretary, Department of Premier & Cabinet

Commercialising biomedical research in Australia

VIC
Mar 26
CEDA welcomes BioCurate, Chief Executive Officer, Dr Glenn Begley to discuss the commercialisation of biomedical research.

Speakers

Dr Glenn Begley, Chief Executive Officer, BioCurate

The diversity and inclusion imperative

NSW
Mar 27
The CEDA NSW Women in Leadership: diversity and inclusion series returns in 2018 to examine building a diverse workforce and strategies to increase inclusivity.

Speakers

Ming Long, Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit & Risk Committe, AMP Capital Funds Management
Laura Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Supply Nation

City economics: policy, planning, growth

QLD
Mar 27
The success of our economy is dependent on the success of our cities.  The Productivity Commission’s five year review weighs in heavily on cities and services.

Speakers


The AI frontier

NSW
Mar 28
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome IBM Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director, David La Rose, to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

David La Rose, Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand

Portfolio briefing

QLD
Mar 28
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into his portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to encourage economic growth and support Queensland industry.

Speakers

The Hon. Michael de Brenni MP, Minister, Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport

New directions in energy policy

NSW
Apr 6
CEDA’s NSW Energy series returns to examine the issues that will drive policy development in the transitioning energy sector throughout 2018 to deliver investment certainty, reliability and security. Industry leaders Dr Kerry Schott AO, Andy Vesey and Paul Italiano headline our opening event.

Speakers

Paul Italiano, Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid
Dr Kerry Schott AO, Chair, Energy Security Board
Andy Vesey, Chief Executive Officer, AGL Energy

Business structures 4.0

SA
Apr 10
Business model innovation expert Andrew Leunig will outline to CEDA Trustees the technological, financial and social changes driving the new technology, new business model change.

Speakers

Andrew Leunig, Business Model Architect, Leunig Advisory

Pre-budget address & Australia's economic outlook

NSW
Apr 11
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Westpac Institutional Bank, Chief Economist, Bill Evans to the 208 Trustee program.

Speakers

Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac

Energy: keynote by Minister Lily D'Ambrosio

VIC
Apr 12
Victoria’s Energy Minister will address industry leaders on the latest developments in the fast-moving state and national energy reform agenda.

Speakers

The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Minister for Suburban Development

Technology, data and innovation in healthcare

NSW
Apr 13
CEDA welcomes Chief Executive, Australian Digital Health Agency, Tim Kelsey to outline priorities in Digital Health and innovation to boost productivity and health outcomes across the sector.
 

Speakers

Matt McGlynn, Senior Information Technology Director ANZ, Medtronic Australasia
Dr Kerry Chant PSM, Chief Health Officer; Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health

SA the creative cultural capital

SA
Apr 17
CEDA welcomes Peter Louca, Executive Director, Arts South Australia, as he give his update on the many exciting events and developments in the art sector here in SA.

Speakers

Peter Louca, Executive Director, Arts South Australia

Diversity, leadership and cultural change

VIC
Apr 18
What can we learn from cultural and systemic change within organisations that are responding to high-profile issues of discrimination and harassment?

Speakers

Kristen Hilton, Commissioner, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Wendy Steendam, Deputy Commissioner, Victoria Police
Professor Spencer Beasley, Clinical Director, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch Hospital

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Di Farmer MP

QLD
Apr 18
The Minister will provide a briefing on her portfolios, the policy reform, and program agenda to support vulnerable and at-risk Queenslanders.

Speakers

The Hon. Dianne Farmer MP, The Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence

Economic viability and sustainability of municipalities

VIC
Apr 20
CEDA welcomes Victorian Auditor-General Andrew Greaves to address Trustees at a boardroom briefing, reporting on the findings of the recent Local Government and Economic Development audit.

Speakers

Andrew Greaves, Victorian Auditor-General, Victorian Auditor-General’s Office

Creating value with design thinking

VIC
Apr 24
In the next new economy breakfast, CEDA Victoria looks at design-thinking and innovation with leading expert Maureen Thurston.

Speakers

Maureen Thurston, Global Design to Innovate Director, Aurecon

Inequality

QLD
Apr 24
CEDA’s upcoming research challenges presumptions of inequality and examines the relationship between economic development, prosperity and access to services, technology, education and employment.

Speakers

The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Delivering a more integrated transport system for Victoria

VIC
Apr 24
CEDA welcomes Gillian Miles, Head of Transport for Victoria to discuss the future priorities for the Victorian transport system.

Speakers

Gillian Miles, Head, Transport for Victoria

The importance of brand

SA
Apr 26
CEDA welcomes Brand South Australia's Chief Executive, Karen Raffen, as she looks at the critical elements of good brand building.

Speakers

Karen Raffen, Chief Executive, Brand South Australia

Economic opportunities for Australia in developing our North

NSW
May 2
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Northern Australia Infrastruture Facility, Chief Executive Officer, Laurue Walker, to the 2018 Trustee program.

Speakers

Laurie Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)

Cyber security - how can industry stay ahead of the game?

WA
May 3
The 2017 ASX Cyber Health Check Report found only 43 per cent of Australian boards are confident that their company is properly secured against cyber-attacks. What more can be done to capture the opportunities while managing emerging threats?

Speakers

Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security
Georgina Crundell, Partner, Cyber security, EY
Professor Craig Valli, Director, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

Maximising investment in Greater Sydney

NSW
May 8
CEDA welcomes the Hon. Stuart Ayres to open the 2018 Western Sydney growth series, to share his portfolio priorities to maximise Government investment in Western Sydney.

Speakers

The Hon. Stuart Ayres, Minister Western Sydney, Minister for WestConnex, and Minister for Sport

Portfolio briefing: The Hon. Leanne Enoch

QLD
May 9
The Minister will provide a detailed briefing into her portfolios, policy initiatives and new term plans to encourage economic growth, science strategy and innovative solutions to support Queensland's environment and cultural life.

Speakers


Strategic opportunities in health and human services

VIC
May 16
CEDA welcomes Department of Health and Human Services, Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Planning, Amity Durham, to address Trustees on the strategic opportunities for Victoria's health and human services.

Speakers

Amity Durham, Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Planning, Department of Health and Human Services

Artificial intelligence: impact, opportunity, regulation

NSW
May 18

CEDA welcomes Dr Alan Finkel AO, to deliver the keynote address on the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace examining its impact, opportunities and regulations.

 

 

Speakers

Dr Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist of Australia

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, Ipswich City Council
Adele Young, Chief Executive Officer, Townsville City Council

2018 Energy series: ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims

QLD
May 28
At the opening event in the CEDA QLD 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

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

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

The Hon. Bill Shorten, Federal Leader of the Opposition

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