Upcoming events

The citizens' view of cyber security

Oct 18
CEDA welcomes IBM Lead Partner – Digital Strategy, Monish Paul and IBM Services Leader for WA, Jamie Morgan, to lead a highly interactive conversation on cyber security threats and the implications for WA.


Monish Paul, IBM Lead Partner - Digital Strategy, IBM
Jamie Morgan, IBM Services Leader, IBM

Value generation through innovation

Oct 25
Bold leaders will share their vision on how Western Australia is at the forefront of innovation and development for the global resource sector.


Kerryl Bradshaw, Director Industry - Resource, Microsoft
Dan Hookham, Chief Innovation Officer – Level19, Velrada
Richard Marsh, Mining Sector Lead, ABB Australia
Vanessa Torres, Chief Technology Officer, South32

Federal Opposition Leader: WA's vision for growth

Oct 29
CEDA WA welcomes Federal Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Anthony Albanese who will speak in Perth for his first major speech since the Federal Election on the important issue of jobs and the future of work.


The Hon. Anthony Albanese, Federal Leader of the Opposition, Parliament of Australia

The WA economy: insights from the Treasurer

Nov 1
Join Western Australian Treasurer, the Hon. Ben Wyatt MLA as he provides his expert insight on the Western Australian economy from the driver’s seat.


The Hon. Ben Wyatt, WA Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs and Lands, Government of Western Australia
Rebecca Cassells, Head of Research Impact and Engagement, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Future of Work: workforces in transition

Nov 12
The final event in CEDA WA’s Future of Work series welcomes Rio Tinto Iron Ore Chief Executive, Chris Salisbury; Bunnings Managing Director, Michael Schneider; McKinsey & Company Asia Chairman Oliver Tonby and Louise Watts; Transition Hub Director as they examine approaches to talent acquisition and retention for the future agile, digital, mobile and automation-driven workforce.


Chris Salisbury, Chief Executive - Iron Ore, Rio Tinto
Michael Schneider, Managing Director, Bunnings
Oliver Tonby, Chairman, Asia, McKinsey & Company
Louise Watts, Director, Transition Hub

Women in Leadership: economics of diversity and inclusion

Nov 14
CEDA welcomes key leaders to engage in the critical discussion of improving equality and gender diversity in WA and the metrics that support positive economic growth.


Professor Cobie Rudd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Edith Cowan University
Athalie Williams, Chief People Officer, BHP

Breaking the cycle of entrenched disadvantage: WA solutions

Nov 26
Community, business and government will come together to explore the need for Australia and Western Australia to break the cycle of entrenched disadvantage – it’s time to see results. There are some innovative projects gaining momentum in the state and producing positive outcomes for recipients and society. This research launch will provide a much needed update on progress.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WA Council of Social Service
Mark Glasson, Chief Executive Officer, Anglicare WA
Nilesh Makwana, Chief Executive Officer, Illuminance Solutions

Justice reinvestment: building communities not prisons

Nov 29
Join Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon. Peter Quinlan with the Hon. John Quigley, Attorney General of Western Australia and industry leaders as they discuss the need for a holistic, systematic approach to justice in Western Australia.


Greg McIntyre SC, President, The Law Society of Western Australia
Devon Cuimara, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Males Healing Centre
Zoe Henham, Chair, Women’s Law Society of Western Australia
Hon. John Quigley, Attorney General, Government of Western Australia

WA State of the State 2019

Dec 4
CEDA's State of the State address provides an annual opportunity to invite your colleagues and guests to hear directly from the Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Mark McGowan detailing the Government’s plans to continue leading the State’s economy for 2020 and beyond.


The Hon. Mark McGowan, WA Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development; Jobs and Trade; and Federal-State Relations
Michelle Andrews, Director General, WA Department of Communities
Anthony Kannis, Project Director, METRONET
Nicole Lockwood, Independent Chair, Westport Taskforce

CEDA WA End of Year Trustee Sundowner

Dec 5
CEDA welcomes our Trustees to an exclusive, invitation-only end-of-year celebration.


John Langoulant AO, WA State President, CEDA