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CEDA events: Coronavirus update

CEDA is proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff. With that in mind, CEDA has postponed all events until 31 May 2020.

However CEDA remains true to its purpose of providing platforms to inform and promote debate of critical issues and driving policy solutions and will continue critical discussions for Australia’s economic, social and environmental development. CEDA is also rolling out a digital events program including exclusive interactive livestreams, podcasts and video.

Please contact CEDA if you have any concerns. CEDA is closely monitoring the situation and will promptly act on relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.

About CEDA events

CEDA events take place around Australia on the policy issues facing local, regional and national development. CEDA events provide an opportunity to be informed, to engage and to discuss the economic development of Australia. That’s why CEDA has more than 36,000 event attendances annually.


Interactive Livestream events

CEDA's Interactive Livestream digital events program sees speakers from across Australia come together to discuss the critical issues for Australia's economic, social and environmental development. Registered guests gain access to the livestream events, can participate in the conversation and submit questions for Q&A as well as recieve exclusive access to presentations and videos ahead of the public. 

Public events

From the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, State Premiers, CEOs of the ASX Top 200 to leading academics, CEDA events deliver top speakers looking at the critical issues for business at almost 200 public events annually.

Trustee only boardroom briefings

CEDA delivers exclusive CEDA Trustee only boardroom briefings across Australia throughout the year.

A valued membership benefit, these briefings provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and for speakers and attendees to talk candidly about key policy issues. Chatham House Rule applies at these events.

CEDA runs almost150 invitation-only boardroom briefings throughout the year for CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior executives from member organisations.

Member only events

CEDA hosts a range of special member only events each year across Australia where registration is available exclusively for CEDA members and their guests.

See a complete list of CEDA's upcoming events and register online. 

Flagship and signature annual events


Running for more than 30 years, CEDA’s annual Economic and Political Overview (EPO) events are held in each capital city in February and March to coincide with the release of CEDA’s annual EPO publication. The events and publication provide analysis to inform on the economic and political environment which we will be operating in for the year ahead.

Sir Douglas Copland Lecture

Sir Douglas Copland’s legacy of international cooperation is acknowledged through CEDA’s Sir Douglas Copland Lecture. Held annually, it delivers a high calibre international speaker.

State of the Nation

Running for over 30 years, CEDA has hosted the annual State of the Nation in Canberra in June. This two day forum delivers briefings and discussions with senior government ministers and shadow ministers, public servants and leading business commentators. 
Annual Dinner

CEDA's Annual Dinner is an end-of-year celebration that features an address by a prominent Australia leader. Each November, CEDA hosts its Annual Dinner with a biennial keynote address by the Reserve Bank of Australia Governor.

State of the State

Each year on the CEDA stage, State of the State events are held around the country, providing an opportunity for the Premiers in each state to outline their forward agenda and vision.

Event series

As part of CEDA's event program, CEDA runs a diverse range of event series that focus on national and state issues including transport and infrastructure, energy and resources, regional development and women in leadership.

Professional development

The Copland Leadership program, offered by CEDA in conjunction with leading education and management institutions, provides a challenging development environment for emerging leaders from business, academia, community and government sectors.

Register for a CEDA event today

See all of CEDA's upcoming events including member only and Trustee events. 

If you are from a CEDA member organisation and would like more information about attending Trustee and member only events, please contact your CEDA state office.

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