State of the Nation Highlights
All panel discussions from this year's State of the Nation are now available on our YouTube page.
CEDA events inform and stimulate broad public awareness, discussion and debate of the critical issues impacting Australia’s social and economic development.
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Monday, 09 August 2021
Adelaide Convention Centre
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Join leaders, be informed and be part of the discussion.
The CEDA events program delivers the latest thinking from experts and decision makers on policy issues critical for Australia’s success.
Our events program is sharply curated to deliver for our audience informed debated on the most topical issues, intel on emerging policy developments and continued focus on new and innovative policy solutions to intractable issues.
CEDA examines issues through the lens of local, regional and national development and is currently focused on tackling five critical questions:
Delivered face-to-face and virtually to ensure our discussions reach a broad audience, the quality and calibre of CEDA events sees us attracting annual audiences of more than 38,000.
From the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, State Premiers, CEOs of the ASX Top 200 to leading academics, CEDA events deliver top speakers, often to blockbuster crowds, looking at the critical issues.
Our reputation for quality events mean we attract a high-level and engaged audience, offering the opportunity to make valuable connections.
INTERACTIVE LIVESTREAM EVENTS
CEDA’s interactive livestream events enable us to attract diverse speakers, including from overseas, and to reach very significant audiences across the country in a convenient and highly efficient format.
Audience engagement is a priority for CEDA, and registered guests can watch and engage live with the discussion by submitting questions for the Q&A and participating in online polls.
They also receive priority access to presentations and videos following the event. Livestreams are free for members, meaning all employees of member organisations can access and participate in our livestreams.
Combining the best of both face-to-face and virtual events for nationally significant issues, CEDA’s hybrid events offer the opportunity for guests to be in the room or attend virtually.
Trustee roundtable discussions
CEDA convenes regular face-to-face and virtual roundtable discussions with experts to discuss the important issues facing Australia. Held under the Chatham House Rule, Trustee roundtables enable frank and fearless discussion of key issues and topics with peers.
A valued membership benefit, these discussions are exclusive to appointed Trustees of CEDA member organisations and are included as part of an organisation’s membership.
Our national members can also access C-Suite level discussions, including CEO, CFO, HRD and CIO roundtables, with high-profile speakers from the private and public sector.
Running for more than 30 years, CEDA’s annual Economic and Political Outlook (EPO) marks the start of our programming year with events held in February to coincide with the release of CEDA’s annual EPO report. The events and report provide analysis from leading economists and political commentators on the economic and political environment business will be operating in for the year ahead.
Sir Douglas Copland Lecture
Sir Douglas Copland’s legacy of international cooperation is acknowledged through CEDA’s Copland Lecture. It delivers a high calibre speaker with an international focus. This lecture has brought the views and perspectives of a distinguished line-up of speakers including Nobel Laureates, business leaders and politicians.
State of the Nation
State of the Nation is a multi-day forum traditionally delivered from Parliament House, Canberra. It delivers briefings and discussions with senior government ministers, shadow ministers, public servants and business leaders. State of the Nation has been running for more than 40 years and is also available via livestream. This year’s forum was held on 23-25 June 2021.
CEDA's Annual Dinner features an address by a prominent Australian leader. Each November, CEDA hosts its Annual Dinner with a biennial keynote address by the Reserve Bank of Australia Governor. On alternate years, the address is provided by a leading Australian figure. Recent speakers have included the Federal Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, and former Prime Minister, the Hon. Paul Keating.
State of the State
State of the State events are held with state premiers around the country annually and provide a platform to hear directly from Premiers on state performance, priorities and plans.
Developing emerging leaders from business, academia, community and government sectors.
CEDA recognises the leadership and insight of its founder Sir Douglas Copland and responds to the contemporary demands on leaders operating in rapidly changing business environments by delivering the Copland Leadership Program.
This program provides a challenging development environment for emerging leaders from business, academia, community and government sectors.