SA State of the State 2018

SA State of the State 2018

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.


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

Event overview

This year’s event theme “securing SA’s future” will lead discussion on how we can future proof the South Australian economy, both by creating resilience within our current industries and by embracing the opportunities that the global economy and technology can deliver.

This event, falling around the 100th day of the Marshall Liberal Government, provides an opportunity for attendees to hear first-hand the Premier’s focus on the key priorities of creating more jobs, achieving lower costs and delivering better services.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Steven Marshall MP
Premier of South Australia

Meet the speakers

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Jeff Connolly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens

Andrew Culley
Managing Partner, Deloitte

Cathy Miller
Chief Executive Officer, Minda

Darren Thomas
Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Foods International

Mark Young
Managing Director, Adelaide Airport

Meet the chair

Nigel McBride
Chief Executive Officer, Business SA

Supported by CEDA members

Major sponsors

Further sponsorship available:

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