Past events

Federal election update

Apr 17
CEDA welcomes Flinders University Adjunct Professor in Politics and International Relations, Dr Haydon Manning, as he gives his analysis of the key factors impacting on the imminent Federal Election.


Dr Haydon Manning, Adjunct Professor in Politics and International Relations, College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University

Royal Commission impacts

Apr 16
Hear how major Australian corporates are repositioning and regulators reforming to meet community expectations in the wake of the Royal Commission into Banking and Financial Services and with Royal Commissions slated that will affect other sectors.


Michelle Bagnall, Chief Executive Officer, RACQ Bank
Ross McInnes, Partner, Clayton Utz
John Price, Lead Ombudsman – Insurance, Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)
Paul Schroder, Group Executive, AustralianSuper

Twenty-year infrastructure plan

Apr 15
CEDA welcomes inaugural Infrastructure SA Chair, Tony Shepard AO, to provide critical insight into the delivery of the State’s first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy, which will prioritise spending on new infrastructure across a range of sectors up to 2040.


Tony Shepherd AO, Chair, Infrastructure SA Board
Rebecca Knol, Chief Executive, SACOME
Rt Hon Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of Adelaide
Ross Womersley, Chief Executive Officer, SACOSS

Smart cities and infrastructure

Apr 12
Join CEDA for a closer look at the latest thinking in smart cities, how infrastructure systems are evolving and the new approaches that can be applied to real-world urban challenges.


Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water
Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
Michelle Fitzgerald, Chief Digital Officer and Smart City Office, City of Melbourne
Adam Gellie, General Manager, Service Delivery, United Energy

Artificial intelligence and ethics: the effects of bias

Apr 11
What impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on our economy, institutions, workforce and society? Hear from multidisciplinary leaders as they discuss how to design ethical AI built on trust, fairness, transparency and accountability.


Emma Bennison, Chief Executive Officer, Blind Citizens Australia
Kirstin Butcher, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GenVis
Wayne Hawkins, Director of Inclusion, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
David Masters, Corporate Affairs Director & Disability and Accessability Lead, Microsoft

The future for WA health

Apr 10
Join the WA Minister for Health, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA and Sustainable Health Review, Independent Panel Chair, Robyn Kruk AO, as they lay the foundations for the future of Western Australia’s health sector.


Robyn Kruk AO, Independent Panel Chair, Sustainable Health Review
The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, WA Minister for Health; Mental Health
Pip Brennan, Executive Director of the Health Consumers Council; and Consumer Carer Nominee, Sustainable Health Review
Dr D.J. Russell-Weisz, Director General, Western Australia Department of Health

National Member CEO dinner

Apr 9
CEDA's Chairman, Paul McClintock AO, and Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento invites the CEO/MDs of our national member organisations to join them for an informal dinner discussion on CEDA's plans for 2019.


Chasing moonshots — culture, ambition and innovation

Apr 9


Dr Charlie Day, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation and Science Australia
Valeska Bloch, Partner, Allens
Michael Ilczynski, Chief Executive Officer, SEEK Asia Pacific and Americas
Christian von Reventlow, Group Executive - Product and Technology

Zoos SA: the contribution to SA

Apr 9
Join your fellow Trustees as Zoos SA Chief Executive, Elaine Bensted, outlines the contribution Zoos SA has made from an environmental, social and economic perspective.


Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Zoos SA

2019 Women in Leadership: strengthening our institutions

Apr 5
Join CEDA Queensland when we present incredible women with big ideas, delivering solutions to complex issues and working to ensure our institutions are strong, foster collaboration and accurately reflect our modern society.


The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
Cr Dai Le, Councillor, Fairfield City Council and Advisory Board Member, Multicultural NSW

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