Past events

WA Vice Chancellors' panel 2020

Sep 15
CEDA’s annual Vice Chancellors' panel returns to examine the challenges faced by universities in a post-COVID world. What it means for revenue, international students and Australia’s workforce.


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Climate in recovery: building back better

Sep 11
How are businesses and governments harnessing the COVID disruption to accelerate the decline of carbon-intensive industries, investment, technologies and practices?


The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
The Hon. Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment
Ingrid Southworth, Acting British High Commissioner to Australia, British High Commission
Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion, United Nations

Supporting our recovery through strong border management

Sep 10
Join CEDA members and guests from across the country for a discussion with Australian Border Force Commissioner, Michael Outram.


Michael Outram APM, Commissioner , Australian Border Force

NSW Productivity Commission Green Paper

Sep 10
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we can change more rapidly than we thought. Join the NSW Productivity Commissioner and members to discuss ideas for boosting productivity in NSW.


Peter Achterstraat AM, NSW Productivity Commissioner

Accelerating R&D Commercialisation in NSW

Sep 1
Join the Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier and NSW Chief Scientist to share your insights and feedback on the recommendations for the Action Plan to accelerate R&D commercialisation in NSW. 


The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier
Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, NSW Chief Scientist, Engineer and Natural Resources Commissioner

The digitisation of services

Sep 1
What are the practical and pragmatic steps that governments could take to digitise services – to improve convenience now and to future proof service provisioning?  


The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, New South Wales Minister for Customer Service
The Right Honorable Sir Bill English, Chair, Impact Lab and former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Dr Rob Grenfell, Director Health and Biosecurity, CSIRO
Sarah Kaur, Chief Strategy Officer, Portable

Foreign Investment Review Board - new legislation

Aug 31
Join Trustees from around the country for a discussion on new legislation impacting foreign investment with FIRB Chairman, David Irvine.


David Irvine AO, Chair, Foreign Investment Review Board

International Cyber Engagement Strategy | Dr Tobias Feakin

Aug 28
Join Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology, and CEDA members from across the country, for a discussion on DFAT’s guide to international engagement.


Dr Tobias Feakin, Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology

A new energy technology roadmap - from what to how

Aug 27
Join CEDA members and guests from across the country for a discussion on Australia’s future energy mix and what is needed to deliver a holistic, safe and reliable energy industry.


Michael Bielinski, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy Australia Pacific Region
Andrew Horvath, Global Group Chairman, Star Scientific
Alex Wonhas, Chief System Design and Engineering Officer, AEMO
Ian Learmonth, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Economic update

Aug 26
Join CEDA for the latest economic forecasts and insights into the national economy.


Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist, NAB
Liz Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute
Mark Thirlwell, Chief Economist, AICD

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