The future of business

The future of business

Jul 20

Please contact the Adelaide office on 08 8211 7222 if you would like to register

CEDA's Future of Business event will explore just how business will operate in the future and what will our work, workplaces and skills look like to 2020 and beyond.


The right honourable Stephen Yarwood Lord Mayor
John Paitaridis, Managing Director Business Optus


 Public event
 Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

 Luncheon, 11.45am for 12.00pm to 2.00pm



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The CEDA Future of Business event will explore business operations in the future and the characteristics of work, workplaces and skills to 2020 and beyond.

This event will discuss:

  • The look of businesses in 2020 and beyond;
  • Communication with staff and customers in the future;
  • Technology mediums becoming essential for business survival; and
  • Essential skills of the future workforce.

Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Stephen Yarwood will provide insights into the Adelaide City Council's vision for the city and what opportunities this will provide to businesses in Adelaide.

This event will also provide an analysis of the key findings from the Optus/Deloitte Access Economics report into the future of business, will discuss how digital technologies are transforming Australian businesses and service models, and what trends are already emerging.

Findings from this report include:

  • 48 per cent of organisations expect to offer mobile applications to their customers in three to five years' time, up from 18 per cent of those who already offer mobile applications; and
  • Organisations are relaxing rules around using external social media tools in the workplace, and expect to ease them further over the next three to five years.

CEDA's Future of Business event will bring together key leaders, ABS statistics on industry and workforce plus provide insight and understanding from the Training and Skills Commission.


Nigel McBride
Chief Executive Officer
Business SA

John Paitaridis
Managing Director
Optus Business

Adrian Smith
Training Skills Commission

The Right Hon Lord Mayor Adelaide
Stephen Yarwood



Registration Fees (Including GST)

CEDA Members and Guests

$165.00 per person
$1,200.00 corporate table of 8
$1,500.00 corporate table of 10


$225.00 per person
$1,600.00 corporate table of 8
$2,000.00 corporate table of 10

All event registrations can now be made online via the Register Online link at the top of this page.  However, click here to access the hard copy registration form.

  • Payment via credit card - a tax invoice/receipt will be emailed to you for accounting purposes.
  • Payment via EFT or cheque - a tax invoice will be emailed to you together with details on how to make payment by EFT or cheque.

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