Encouraging everyday entrepreneurialism

Encouraging everyday entrepreneurialism

Mar 14
CEDA welcomes Westpac Group CEO, Brian Hartzer, and a panel of innovators to discuss Australia's appetite for risk-taking and entrepreneurialism, which will drive national prosperity.


Dr Catherine Ball, 2015 Queensland Telstra Businesswoman of the Year; Director of Applied Innovation, Elemental Strategy
Jessica Gethin, Musical Conductor;Winner (Culture), 2015 100 Women of Influence
Brian Hartzer, Chief Executive Officer, Westpac
Mark Stothard, Director, Echo Yachts

Event overview

Encouraging new ventures and an entrepreneurial outlook is critical to the nation’s economic diversification and advancement. Australia has the ingredients to become a leading entrepreneurial nation – we were ranked first in the 2015 Global Creativity Index, and 13th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index. However, our poor ranking in indicators of entrepreneurialism – such as innovation efficiency (81st in 2015) and technology manufacturing (51st) must be addressed before this vision can be achieved. 

Join CEDA for a dynamic discussion as we look at questions such as:

  • How can we generate a national ethos that embraces and rewards risk-taking, ingenuity and courage?
  • What techniques are other nations using to encourage entrepreneurialism that could be adopted in Australia?
  • What drove accomplished entrepreneurs to take the leap of faith, and how difficult did they find the journey to success?
  • What learnings and advice should up-and-coming entrepreneurs consider?

Meet the panel

Dr Catherine Ball
2015 Queensland Telstra Businesswoman of the Year; Director of Applied Innovation, Elemental Strategy

Jessica Gethin
Musical Conductor;Winner (Culture), 2015 100 Women of Influence

Brian Hartzer
Chief Executive Officer, Westpac

Mark Stothard
Director, Echo Yachts

Zhenya Tsvetnenko
Founder, Tech Mpire; EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010, 40 Under 40 Awards, First Amongst Equals Winner 2011

Meet the facilitator

Monika Kos
Host, Today Tonight Perth, Seven Network

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