Upcoming events

Proven solutions: health, ageing and social services

Mar 27
The opening event of the CEDA Queensland Health ageing and social services series examines primary care and front-line services - how proven solutions are delivered, measured, incentivised, and the implications for the sustainability of the entire system.


Belinda Drew, Chief Executive Officer, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA)
Dr Harry Nespolon, President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Professor Nick Zwar, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

Building cities: social and economic impact

Apr 4
Brisbane City Council is the largest local government in Australia. Colin Jensen will discuss the central role of local government in building economic and social value in a city and a region.


Colin Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane City Council

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

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

2019 Queensland Economic Development Forum

Apr 26
State Ministers, policy makers and leaders from sectors critical to whole of state growth convene to progress thinking and present forecasts at the annual Queensland Economic Development Forum (QEDF).


See the event page for all speakers

CEDA Chief Economist - economic and research update

Apr 30
CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball will analyse current economic conditions, key policy trends and provide an update on CEDA’s program of research into the most pressing economic and social development issues.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

This fragile system: water reform

May 3
The next phase of water reform is critical. Hear directly from policy makers and leading thinkers on best practices and the new ideas for rapidly growing urban centres. 


Malcolm Thompson, Deputy Secretary Water Division, Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Professor Tony Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
Natalie Muir, General Manager, South East Queensland, Cardno

Asia-Pacific analysis: Philip Green OAM

May 7
Modernisation across the Asia Pacific is changing the balance of power, influencing investment and trade.

Philip Green will discuss how our neighbours are manoeuvring within global governance mechanisms and working with partners on trade and security.


Philip Green OAM, First Assistant Secretary, United States and Indo-Pacific Strategy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Economic success for industry and regions

May 10
Mountains of carefully analysed data are revealing new opportunities for industry and regions. Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Chief Economist, Mark Cully, will detail the major findings of the Departments annual studies.  


Mark Cully, Chief Economist, Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Australian relations: Indonesian elections

May 21
This year the world's third largest democracy will choose their president, vice president, local and national legislature.

Professor Tim Lindsey will provide his analysis of the Indonesian election and of the implications for Australian-Indonesian relations.


Professor Tim Lindsey AO, Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, the Melbourne Law School., University of Melbourne

Productivity panel

May 22
The leaders of state and Commonwealth bodies working to provide independent economic and policy advice to governments will be convened for the first time by CEDA in Queensland. 


Peter Achterstraat AM, Commissioner for Productivity, NSW Treasury
Michael Brennan, Chairman, Productivity Commission
Dr Matthew Butlin, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Office of the South Australian Productivity Commission
Kim Wood, Principal Commissioner, Queensland Productivity Commission

Mental health impacts: workplace and workforce

May 23
The National Mental Health Commission research investigates Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention systems. Commissioner and Chair Lucinda Brogden will discuss their findings and the implications for workplaces, workforces.  


Lucinda Brogden, Chair and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission

Australian infrastructure audit

Jul 2
Immediately following the national release of Infrastructure Australia (IA)’s 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, CEDA welcomes IA Chair Julieanne Alroe.


Julieanne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia