Upcoming events

Pre-budget address and Australia's economic outlook

NSW
Mar 25
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Westpac, Chief Economist, Bill Evans to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac

National member CEO dinner

VIC
Mar 25
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.

Speakers


Space economy: the future for WA

WA
Mar 26
CEDA is pleased to welcome key space industry leaders including Australian Space Agency Head, Dr Megan Clark AC and NASA Technical Monitor for Habitation Lead, Larry Toups as we review the space sector opportunities available for WA.

Speakers

Dr Megan Clark AC, Head, Australian Space Agency
Larry Toups, Lead Technical Monitor for Habitation, Exploration Mission Planning Office, Johnson Space Centre, NASA
The Hon. Dave Kelly, Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
Katarina Miljkovic, ARC DECRA Fellow, Curtin University

Future of work series - innovation and entrepreneurship

SA
Mar 27
At the first event in the CEDA SA Future of Work series, we welcome Chief Entrepreneur for South Australia, Jim Whalley, and other thought leaders as they discuss the future of our economy in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Speakers

Jim Whalley, Chief Entrepreneur for South Australia, Government of South Australia
Dr Alex Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Myriota
Jenny Paradiso, Co-Founder and Director, Suntrix Solar

Security and privacy in an artificially intelligent world

ACT
Mar 27
CEDA welcomes global thought leader, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith to address security and privacy in an artificially intelligent world.
 

Speakers

Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
Genevieve Bell, Distinguished Professor and Director, 3A Institute, Australian National University

Future Melbourne: keynote by the Lord Mayor

VIC
Mar 27
The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Rt. Hon. Sally Capp will share the vision, priorities and strategic work being led by the City of Melbourne in 2019.

Speakers

Right Hon. Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, City of Melbourne

Maximising ageing Australians in our society and workplace

NSW
Mar 27
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon. Dr Kay Patterson AO to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

The Hon. Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Proven solutions: health, ageing and social services

QLD
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.

Speakers

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

Can technology deliver a better world for consumers?

NSW
Mar 28
CEDA welcomes CHOICE Chief Executive Officer, Alan Kirkland to examine the role of technology in delivering a better world for consumers.

Speakers

Alan Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer, CHOICE

The board's role in culture: post Royal Commission

SA
Mar 28
Join your fellow CEDA Trustees as VUCA Partners, Christine Locher FAICD and David Spear FAICD, take us through how we can lift our game and take a more proactive approach to understanding, shaping and assessing culture.

Speakers

David Spear, Director, VUCA
Christine Locher, Director, VUCA

SA Women and Leadership series launch

SA
Mar 28
CEDA remains committed to improving gender equality and continues to invite influential thought leaders to comment on the major policy issues confronting women in public and corporate life. 

Speakers

Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Zoos SA
Donny Walford, Managing Director, DW Behind Closed Doors
Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor Business and Law, University of South Australia Business School

Mental Health Royal Commission

VIC
Mar 28
Join the Victorian Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Martin Foley to find out more about the Mental Health Royal Commission and the opportunities to shape the future of mental health care.

Speakers

Martin Foley MP, Victorian Minister for Mental Health

Growing our U.S partnership: priorities and opportunities

WA
Mar 29
CEDA is delighted to welcome to Perth the long-awaited and recently appointed Ambassador to Australia for the United States of America, Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr to deliver his first public address in Australia.

Speakers

Ambassador Arthur Culvahouse Jr, Ambassador to Australia for the United States of America

Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia's social compact

NSW
Mar 29
Has enough been done to secure Australia’s long-term fiscal position and fund the critical services that keep Australians healthy, comfortable and safe?

Speakers

Chris Richardson, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Felicity Emmett, Senior Economist, ANZ
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Philanthropy in the modern age

WA
Apr 2
CEDA is delighted to welcome Canada's McMaster University Foundation Assistant Vice President, Development, Lorna Somers for a discussion on philanthropy and fundraising in the modern age hosted by Curtin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO.

Speakers

Lorna Somers, Assistant Vice President, Development, McMaster University

A regulator's perspective on emerging technology in mining

WA
Apr 3
CEDA is delighted to welcome Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Director General, David Smith to address CEDA Trustees on the Department’s approach to emerging technology in the mining sector.

Speakers

David Smith, Director General, Department of Mining, Industry Regulation and Safety

Outlook for renewables in the Australian energy sector

NSW
Apr 3
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Chief Executive Officer, Darren Miller to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Darren Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Diversity and inclusion: what actually works?

SA
Apr 4
CEDA welcomes Diversity Inclusion Chief Executive and Founder, Lucinda Hewitson, as she outlines the best ways for your organisation to achieve perspective, wisdom and balance in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Speakers

Lucinda Hewitson, Chief Executive and Founder, Diversity Inclusion

Is your diverse workplace inclusive?

NSW
Apr 4
CEDA welcomes Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Aubrey Blanche along with industry leaders to discuss building dynamic, balanced, and fulfilling work environments.

Speakers

Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Atlassian
Lisa Annese, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Council Australia
James Taylor, Managing Director, Special Broadcasting Service
Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Unlocking the potential of Australia's ageing market

SA
Apr 4
CEDA welcomes former World Health Organization Director of Ageing and Life Course Development, Dr. John Beard to discuss what businesses and governments need to know about modern ageing in the 21st century to leverage the sector’s growing opportunities.

Speakers

Dr John Beard MBBS PhD, Former director of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization
Jane Mussared, Chief Executive of COTA SA
Ben Owen, General Manager, Retail Bank, BankSA
Julianne Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Modern Ageing

Building cities: social and economic impact

QLD
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.

Speakers

Colin Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane City Council

Leadership in a post commission era

WA
Apr 5
In the wake of the Banking Royal Commission, hear from industry leaders on how the Australian finance sector is focusing on rebuilding trust and reputations, as well as withstanding digital disruption for customer engagement.

Speakers

Rowan Munchenberg, Managing Director, Bankwest
Paul Schroder, Group Executive, AustralianSuper
Ross McInnes, Partner, Clayton Utz

Research release - sustainable budgets

SA
Apr 5
CEDA welcomes Dr John Hewson AM to discuss findings from our newly released research report, Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia's social compact.

Speakers

Professor John Hewson AM, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University;Former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia

2019 Women in Leadership: strengthening our institutions

QLD
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.

Speakers

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

Zoos SA: the contribution to SA

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.

Speakers

Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Zoos SA

Chasing moonshots — culture, ambition and innovation

NSW
Apr 9
CEDA welcomes Telstra Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy, Robyn Denholm, to discuss culture, ambition and the importance of innovation to Australia’s economic future.

Speakers

Robyn Denholm, Chair, Tesla, Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy, Telstra
Dr Charlie Day, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation and Science Australia
Michael Ilczynski, Chief Executive Officer, SEEK Asia Pacific and Americas

National Member CEO dinner

NSW
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.

Speakers


The future for WA health

WA
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.

Speakers

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 Hannah Seymour, Geriatrician and Panel Member, Sustainable Health Review

Artificial intelligence and ethics: the effects of bias

WA
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.

Speakers

Emma Bennison, Chief Executive Officer, Blind Citizens Australia
Wayne Hawkins, Director of Inclusion, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Smart cities and infrastructure

VIC
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.

Speakers

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

Royal Commission impacts

QLD
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.

Speakers

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

Federal election update

SA
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.

Speakers

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

Regional growth opportunities through diversification

NSW
Apr 24
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Port of Newcastle, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Carmody to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Craig Carmody, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Newcastle

2019 Queensland Economic Development Forum

QLD
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).

Speakers

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Transport technology readiness

VIC
Apr 29
Join CEDA, keynote speaker Drew Clarke AO PSM and an industry panel for the launch of a new report by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering on Australia’s transport technology readiness.

Speakers

Drew Clarke AO PSM, Co-Chair, Transport Technology Readiness Project Steering Committee, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Ian Christensen, Managing Director, iMOVE Australia

Digital gaming: social impacts and opportunities for SA

SA
Apr 30
Join your fellow CEDA Trustees as Mighty Kingdom Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Dan Thorsland, outlines the creative ideas and drive that has changed the landscape of digital gaming in SA.

Speakers

Dan Thorsland, Director Business Development and Partnerships, Mighty Kingdom

Shaping the future of Western Melbourne

VIC
Apr 30
Join the leaders behind the transformation of Melbourne’s west to find out more about the key priorities for economic and social development in the region.

Speakers

Kelly Grigsby, Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham City Council
Russell Harrison, Chief Executive, Western Health
Wade Noonan, Executive Director, West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance
Evan Tattersall, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Projects Victoria

Property market outlook

NSW
Apr 30
CEDA welcomes leaders from Stockland, CoreLogic and UTS to examine drivers shaping the residential, commercial and retail property sectors in 2019.

Speakers

Tim Lawless, Director and Head of Research, CoreLogic Asia Pacific
Professor Heather MacDonald, Head of School - Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney
Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

CEDA Chief Economist - economic and research update

QLD
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.

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Shaping WA: the business of tourism

WA
May 1
CEDA welcomes influential industry leaders to share their ideas as we look at WA’s tourism infrastructure priorities and how changing tourism demand patterns are transforming industry business models.

Speakers

Rebecca Brown, Director General, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
John O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia

Strengthening the Australian superannuation industry

NSW
May 1
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (AFSA), Chief Executive Officer, Martin Fahy to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, AFSA

This fragile system: water reform

QLD
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. 

Speakers

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

Artificial intelligence and ethics: the future of work

SA
May 6
CEDA is pleased to welcome key thinkers to discuss how future artificial intelligence will impact the workforce and the ethics of the application of new technologies.

Speakers

Osmond Chiu, Senior Policy Officer, CPSU
Dr. Jim Minifie, Director, AlphaBeta
Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk, Executive Director ICT and Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Boards in the disability and care industries

SA
May 7
Join your fellow Trustees as Mellor Olsson Partner, Joanna Andrew looks at best practice for boards, tailored for both non-executive and executive directors, as well as executive management.

Speakers

Joanna Andrew, Partner, Mellor Olsson

Asia-Pacific analysis: Philip Green OAM

QLD
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.

Speakers

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

Australia's resource future- domestic and international

NSW
May 8
CEDA NSW/ACT welcomes Adani Mining Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Lucas Dow to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Lucas Dow, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Mining Australia

Productivity in Infrastructure development and delivery

NSW
May 10
CEDA welcomes Global Infrastructure Hub CEO, Marie Lam-Frendo to outline trends and opportunities in the global infrastructure market, innovative infrastructure delivery and best-practice public private partnerships.

Speakers

Marie Lam-Frendo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub

Economic success for industry and regions

QLD
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.  
 

Speakers

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

Future priorities for NDIS

VIC
May 15
Join CEDA as we unpack the latest research on the state of the Australian disability sector and speak to key leaders about how they see the future.

Speakers

Associate Professor Gemma Carey, Research Director, Centre for Social Impact

The role of planning in managing NSW economic growth

NSW
May 15
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Secretary, Carolyn McNally to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Carolyn McNally, Secretary, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Transformation maturity: Industry 4.0

SA
May 16
CEDA welcomes the University of South Australia Professor of Engineering Innovation, David Cropley as he discusses the intersection of Industry 4.0, innovation and education.

Speakers

Professor David Cropley, Professor of Engineering Innovation, University of South Australia

WA Copland Leadership Program 2019

WA
May 17
The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for emerging leaders from corporate, government, academic and community sectors.

Speakers

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Australian relations: Indonesian elections

QLD
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.

Speakers

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

AgTech opportunities

SA
May 22
Join your fellow trustees as The University of Adelaide's inaugural Director of Food Innovation, Professor Andy Lowe discusses the diverse solutions AgTech offers to almost every step in the food production process.

Speakers

Professor Andy Lowe, Inaugural Director, Food Innovation, The University of Adelaide

Productivity panel

QLD
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. 

Speakers

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

QLD
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.  

Speakers

Lucinda Brogden, Chair and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission

Emerging role models for girls and boys

NSW
May 29
CEDA’s Women in Leadership series in NSW will discuss the importance of role models for both girls and boys and how strong models shape gender equality in society.

Speakers

Kirstin Ferguson, Company Director and Author

Digital health: a human imperative

VIC
May 29
Join Australian Digital Health Agency Chief Executive Tim Kelsey, for the latest update on the implementation of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy and the vision for digital health.

Speakers

Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Realising the aerotropolis

NSW
May 31
CEDA welcomes Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Chief Executive Officer, Sam Sangster to outline opportunities in connectivity, jobs, and placemaking in the developing Western Sydney Airport metropolitan centre.

Speakers

Sam Sangster, Chief Executive Officer, Western City and Aerotropolis Authority

Managing our energy transition

NSW
Jun 7
CEDA welcomes TransGrid Chief Executive Officer, Paul Italiano to discuss priorities in managing disruption in energy markets and networks.

Speakers

Paul Italiano, Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid

Transport infrastructure

VIC
Jun 13
CEDA welcomes Victoria’s Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan to discuss the opportunities and outlook for the state’s project pipeline.

Speakers

The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Victorian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Reserve Bank Governor keynote

SA
Jun 20
CEDA is delighted to welcome Reserve Bank Governor, Philip Lowe to deliver a keynote address in Adelaide.

Speakers

Philip Lowe, Governor , Reserve Bank of Australia

Australia's national digital health strategy

SA
Jun 26
Join your fellow Trustees as Australian Digital Health Agency Chief Executive, Tim Kelsey discusses the vision for digital health in Australia.

Speakers

Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Priorities for ASIC and Australia's financial system

VIC
Jun 27
ASIC Chair James Shipton joins CEDA for a keynote address on the corporate regulator’s priority areas and the future of Australia’s financial system.

Speakers

James Shipton, Chair, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Australian infrastructure audit

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

Speakers

Julieanne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia

State of the Nation 2019

ACT
Aug 19
CEDA’s annual national conference – State of the Nation – brings together decision makers and leaders from government, business, industry and community organisations for an intensive day-and-a-half of in-depth discussion on policy issues impacting Australia’s future prosperity.

Speakers

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