Upcoming events

Energy: Australia's national hydrogen strategy

SA
Sep 24
Hear from Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel on the latest work to develop and implement a national strategy for hydrogen energy in Australia.

Speakers

Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist of Australia
Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
Dr Fiona Simon, Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Mobility Australia
Ben Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure

Priorities for boards to restore community trust

NSW
Sep 24
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Institute of Company Directors Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Angus Armour to the 2019 Trustee program.

Speakers

Angus Armour, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director , Australian Institute of Company Directors

Brexit update

SA
Sep 25
Join other CEDA Trustees at this important discussion to hear The University of Adelaide Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations, Clement Macintyre, discuss the latest in Brexit plans and how these discussions might affect Australia.

Speakers

Emeritus Professor Clement Macintyre, Professor of Politics and International Relations, The University of Adelaide

International competitiveness: economic driver for WA

WA
Sep 25
CEDA brings together leaders across agriculture, resources and education to examine WA’s competitiveness on the global stage.

Speakers

Jimmy Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, CBH Group
Bronwyn Barnes, Chair, Legend Media Group
Rob Donelly, Chief Operating Officer, Austrade
Phil Payne, Executive Director, StudyPerth

Water security and sustainability

NSW
Sep 25
CEDA brings together senior stakeholders from the water sector to examine security and sustainability amid prolonged drought, ageing infrastructure, and enhanced consumer expectations. 

Speakers

Dr Jim Bentley, Chief Executive Officer - Water, NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment
Sally Armstrong, Head of Customer Direction and Experience, Sydney Water
Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water
Kevin Werksman, Global Water Markets Leader, Aurecon

Company Pulse

QLD
Sep 26
CEDA’s inaugural Company Pulse report seeks to better understand community expectations of business; and the challenges facing business leaders as they seek to sustain business performance and respond to changing community expectations.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Andrew Stevens, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia

Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum

NSW
Sep 26
CEDA’s Newcastle and Hunter Economic Development Forum 2019 examines key issues that drive sustainability, economic and social development in the region. 

Speakers

Craig Carmody, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Newcastle
Peter Colacino, Executive Director, Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia
The Hon. Mark Coulton MP, Federal Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government; Assistant Minister for Trade and Investment
Lucy Flemming, Managing Director / CEO, Coal Services

NSW Copland Program 2019

NSW
Oct 1
Be inspired, be mentored and build your network as part of CEDA’s Copland Leadership Program designed to prepare you for the next step in your career.

Speakers

Dr Melinda Muth, Copland Leadership Program Facilitator
Julie Hunter, General Manager – Government and ADIs, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Paul McClintock AO, National Chairman, CEDA
Andrew Price, Managing Partner, EY

Health review

SA
Oct 1
CEDA welcomes South Australian Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Hon. Stephen Wade back to the CEDA lectern, to detail firsthand the current focus of the Marshall Government on health and wellbeing.

Speakers

The Hon. Stephen Wade MLC, SA Minister for Health and Wellbeing
Professor Mike Kyrios, Vice President and Executive Dean, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University
Helen Stone, Branch Director SA/NT, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Stephen Walker, Chief Executive Officer, St Andrews Hospital

Treasury outlook

QLD
Oct 1
The Under-Treasurer will provide an update on the State's economy and an overview of critical policy and initiatives for growth.

Speakers

Frankie Carroll, Under-Treasurer, Queensland Treasury

Company Pulse

NSW
Oct 2
CEDA’s forthcoming Company Pulse examines how business is responding to the decline in community trust and what organisations can do to deliver on both commercial and community expectations.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Kate Towey, Partner, Allens
Vesna Poljak, Reporter, Australian Financial Review

Company pulse: rebuilding public trust in our institutions

WA
Oct 2
How is business responding to the ‘trust deficit’? What must business do now to deliver on both commercial and community expectations?

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Daniel Smith, Executive Director and Founder, CGM Communications
Glen Mesch, State Managing Partner WA & SA, Perpetual
Tracy Taylor, Dean – Murdoch Business School, Murdoch University

Reasons business excellence works

SA
Oct 3
CEDA welcomes Trustees to this morning tea to hear Minda Chief Executive Officer, Dr Clare Allen, as she explains the best ways to safeguard your organisation against rapid change and positioning for long-term success.

Speakers

Dr Clare Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Minda

Rebuilding public trust in our institutions

VIC
Oct 3
Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and business leaders as we unpack results from our inaugural Company Pulse 2019 survey exploring community expectations of business and challenges facing business leaders.
 

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Alison Kitchen, National Chairman, KPMG
Rachel Nicolson, Partner, Allens
Ken Smith, Chief Executive Office and Dean, Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Rebuilding public trust in our institutions

VIC
Oct 3
Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and business leaders as we unpack results from our inaugural Company Pulse 2019 survey exploring community expectations of business and challenges facing business leaders.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Alison Kitchen, National Chairman, KPMG
Rachel Nicolson, Partner, Allens
Ken Smith, Chief Executive Office and Dean, Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Company Pulse

SA
Oct 3
CEDA’s inaugural Company Pulse report seeks to better understand community expectations of business; and the challenges facing business leaders as they seek to sustain business performance and respond to changing community expectations.

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Martin Haese, Chief Executive Officer, Business SA
Jamie McKeough, Managing Director, William Buck
Christine Locher, Director, VUCA

The hydrogen strategy update

WA
Oct 8
Hear from Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO on the latest work to develop and implement a national strategy for hydrogen energy in Australia. Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture; Food and Ports, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan will provide an update on the Western Australia Hydrogen Strategy.

Speakers

Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade
Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist of Australia
Russell James, General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

Communicating with impact: the power of storytelling

SA
Oct 8
CEDA welcomes SAHMRI Chief Science Storyteller, Dr Hannah Brown, as she talks about the opportunities to develop strong workplaces in a busy world.

Speakers

Dr Hannah Brown, Chief Science Storyteller, SAHMRI

Future energy and the relevance of microgrids

WA
Oct 8
CEDA welcomes International Microgrid Association Chair, Terry Mohn, to discuss the future of electricity grids and how microgrids can play a key role in the transition to cleaner energy.

Speakers

Terry Mohn, Chair, International Microgrid Association

Who's protecting our data privacy?

WA
Oct 9
Leading the global investigation into social media giants that have disrupted and controlled the Australian media landscape, CEDA WA welcomes ACCC Chairman Rod Sims.

Speakers

Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Competition and economic regulation

QLD
Oct 9

Professor Flavio Menezes will brief CEDA Trustees on the Queensland Competition Authority’s current projects and forward work to enable fair access to vital infrastructure and essential services, price efficiency and growth in the Queensland economy.

Speakers

Professor Flavio Menezes, Chair, Queensland Competition Authority

Reimagining freight in Australia

NSW
Oct 9
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Rail Track Corporation, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, John Fullerton to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

John Fullerton, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Rail Track Corporation

National Member CEO dinner

VIC
Oct 9
CEDA's Chairman, Paul McClintock AO and Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento, invite the CEO/MDs of our national member organisations to join them for an informal dinner discussion on CEDA's forward agenda.

Speakers


Unlocking human value in the future of work

VIC
Oct 10
Join CEDA in a discussion on the human opportunity that is at the centre of automation and how skills and social intelligence will remain essential to economic development, productivity and living standards.

Speakers

David Rumbens, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Dr Sean Gallagher, Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University of Technology
Bridget Horsley, Project Director- Melbourne 2021, National Australia Bank
Natalie James, Partner, Deloitte

Opportunities for the Australian space industry

NSW
Oct 10
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Space Agency Head, Dr Megan Clark AC to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Dr Megan Clark AC, Head, Australian Space Agency

National Member CEO dinner

NSW
Oct 10
CEDA's Chairman, Paul McClintock AO and Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento, invite the CEO/MDs of our national member organisations to join them for an informal dinner discussion on CEDA's forward agenda.

Speakers


The neighbourhood

QLD
Oct 11
Hear expert analysis of the rapid change underway in Australia’s neighbourhood, our future in it and why the success of Australian business and our national economy depend on understanding it well.  

Speakers

Penny Burtt, Group Chief Executive Officer, Asialink
Professor Caitlin Byrne, Director, Griffith Asia Institute
Rowan Callick OBE, Journalist and Industry Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute
Wen Gu, Chief Executive Officer, Australia China Business Council (ACBC), Queensland

Australia's race for space

SA
Oct 17
CEDA welcomes inaugural Australian Space Agency (ASA) Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark AC, to deliver a keynote address as part of CEDA’s future of work series.

Speakers

Dr Megan Clark AC, Head, Australian Space Agency

Design and the future economy

SA
Oct 18
Join CEDA as we hear from key leaders discussing the role that design can play in stimulating the economy.

Speakers

Dr Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia
Christian Reynolds, Director, Fusion Capital
Professor Joanne Cys, Pro Vice Chancellor: Division of Education, Arts and Social Science, University of South Australia

Rethinking age in the workplace

NSW
Oct 18
Join CEDA for this discussion examining age in the workplace, characteristics and expectations of modern work, and how attributes of baby boomers, millennials, and Gen Z can benefit your organisation. 

Speakers

Yasmin King, Chief Executive Officer, SkillsIQ
Jan Owen AM, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians
Frank Ribuot, Chief Executive Officer ANZ, South East Asia, India, Randstad
Prof. Lucy Taksa, Co-Director, Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

The citizens' view of cyber security

WA
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.

Speakers

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

2019 State of the State in Tasmania

TAS
Oct 21
CEDA welcomes Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. Will Hodgman, to deliver the 2019 State of the State address.

Speakers

The Hon. Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania

Liveability and affordability through sustainable housing

NSW
Oct 24
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Green Building Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Davina Rooney to the 2019 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Davina Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia

Value generation through innovation

WA
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.

Speakers

Vanessa Torres, Chief Technology Officer, South32

Australia's 2050 energy market and how we get there

NSW
Oct 25
CEDA welcomes Origin Energy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Frank Calabria to outline the pathway to our future energy market in 2050. 

Speakers

Frank Calabria, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Origin Energy

Megatrends shaping transport

NSW
Oct 28
CEDA welcomes NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, the Hon. Andrew Constance along with an industry panel to discuss the impacts of technology and data, urbanisation, and customer-centricity in transport.

Speakers

The Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport and Roads
Emma Thomas, Partner - Infrastructure and Urban Renewal, PwC Australia

Future of Australia's resources sector - Minister Canavan

QLD
Oct 28
CEDA welcomes Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator the Hon. Matt Canavan to present a keynote address on his outlook for the future of Australia’s resources sector and what it means for Northern Australia. 

Speakers

Senator the Hon. Matt Canavan, Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Cybercrime - a WA attack

WA
Oct 29
Austal Chief Executive Officer, David Singleton will share for the first time a detailed account of their cyber-attack and the cost to business and reputation.

Speakers

David Singleton, Chief Executive Officer, Austal
Jeff Campbell, Cyber & Information Security Officer, Horizon Power
Rochelle Fleming, Business Manager, Sapien Cyber
Ian Martinus, Director, WA AustCyber Innovation Hub

SA Copland Leadership Program 2019

SA
Oct 30
The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for emerging leaders across the corporate, government, academic and community sectors.

Speakers

Anton Andreacchio, Founder, Convergen/JumpgateVR/Double Bishop
Darryl Cotter, General Manager, OTR
Adut Zita Deng Ngor, Chief Executive, Women's Legal Service (SA)
Miriam Holme, Director, Fab Tax Accountants

Reimagining tertiary education for Australia

VIC
Oct 30
Join CEDA for a discussion on how society can rethink and revitalise tertiary education to maximise participation and reflect the changing demands of the Australian labour market.

Speakers

Professor Peter Noonan, Professor of Tertiary Education Policy, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University

Queensland State of the State address 2019

QLD
Oct 30
CEDA welcomes Premier of Queensland, the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, to deliver the 2019 State of the State address and her analysis of the State’s performance and prospects.

Speakers

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade

Integrating digital health services

QLD
Oct 31
Tim Kelsey will provide 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

The WA economy: insights from the Treasurer

WA
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.
 

Speakers

The Hon. Ben Wyatt, WA Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs and Lands, Government of Western Australia

100 years of innovation

SA
Nov 1
CEDA welcomes Epic Flight Centenary Patron and Astronaut, Andy Thomas AO to reflect on the first flight across the world 100 years ago and to look ahead at what might drive future innovations.

Speakers

Andy Thomas AO, Former NASA Astronaut

CEO priorities and risk in the insurance industry

NSW
Nov 4
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome QBE Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Vivek Bhatia to the 2019 Trustree program. 

Speakers

Vivek Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, QBE

Women in Leadership: Ita Buttrose AC OBE

QLD
Nov 4
CEDA welcomes ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose AC OBE for an important keynote address on trust in Australia’s institutions, how media influences public policy and its role in shaping a more equitable society.
 

Speakers

Ita Buttrose AC OBE, Chair, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice Chancellor and President, Griffith University

Future of Work: workforces in transition

WA
Nov 12
The final event in CEDA WA’s Future of Work series welcomes Rio Tinto Iron Ore Chief Executive, Chris Salisbury and Bunnings Managing Director, Michael Schneider and other senior leaders as they examine approaches to talent acquisition and retention for the future agile, digital, mobile and automation-driven workforce.

Speakers

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

WA
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.

Speakers

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

Kate Jenkins - National Sex Discrimination Commissioner

VIC
Nov 18
Join CEDA and Australian Human Rights Commission Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins in a discussion on the world-first National Inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.

Speakers

Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

2019 State of SA

SA
Nov 19
CEDA’s annual State of SA brings together leaders from across Australia to shine a light on the current disruptions and opportunities South Australia faces.  The event will focus on where future growth will come from and how we can prepare our workplaces and workforce to deliver this growth.

Speakers

Andrew Cole, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, OZ Minerals
Christine Holgate, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Australia Post
Martin Haese, Chief Executive Officer, Business SA
Nick Reade, Chief Executive, Bank SA

Annual dinner address by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

NSW
Nov 19
CEDA is delighted to welcome Federal Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, to its lectern for the 2019 Annual Dinner Address.

Speakers

The Hon. Josh Frydenberg, Federal Treasurer

North-East Link: Connecting and moving Melbourne faster

VIC
Nov 21
CEDA welcomes North-East Link Chief Executive Officer, Duncan Elliott to discuss the progress of one of Victoria’s biggest ever road infrastructure projects.

Speakers

Duncan Elliot, Chief Executive Officer, North East Link Authority (NELA)

Breaking the cycle of entrenched disadvantage: WA solutions

WA
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.

Speakers

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

NSW State of the State

NSW
Nov 27
CEDA welcomes the Premier of New South Wales, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian for her 2019 State of the State address.

Speakers

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW

Justice reinvestment: building communities not prisons

WA
Nov 29
Join Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon. Peter Quinlan as he discusses the need for a holistic, systematic approach to justice in Western Australia.

Speakers

The Hon. Peter Quinlan SC, Chief Justice, Government of Western Australia

WA State of the State 2019

WA
Dec 4
CEDA welcomes Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Mark McGowan to keynote the 2019 WA State of the State event, together with senior WA Ministers who will detail the Government’s plans for leading the State’s economy.

Speakers

The Hon. Mark McGowan, WA Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development; Jobs and Trade; and Federal-State Relations

CEDA WA End of Year Trustee Sundowner

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

Speakers

John Langoulant AO, WA State President, CEDA