Upcoming events

2020 Trustee welcome back

NSW
Jan 30
CEDA is delighted to invite Trustees to join us for this complimentary sundowner event to launch our 2020 event program, in what will be CEDA's 60th year. 

Speakers

Peter Achterstraat AM, Commissioner for Productivity, NSW Treasury

2020 Queensland Trustee welcome back

QLD
Jan 30
CEDA's Trustee welcome back is an opportunity to be introduced to both long serving and new CEDA Trustees and to catch up with senior leaders from across our membership.

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Human value in the future of work

NSW
Jan 31
CEDA returns to Parramatta to discuss human value in the future of work and examine the skills mix for the industries set to underpin Western Sydney's future growth. 

Speakers

Alex Badenoch, Group Executive, Transformation and People, Telstra
Angela Anasis, Executive GM, HR Consulting, Randstad ANZ
Scott Johnston, Acting NSW Public Service Commissioner, NSW Public Service Commission
Don Wright, Head of Launch Pad Innovation Program, Western Sydney University

Maintaining Australia's world-class higher education sector

NSW
Feb 5
CEDA is delighted to welcome University of Wollongong, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE to the 2020 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Prof. Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong

2020 Queensland program launch

QLD
Feb 5
Connect with CEDA’s network of senior external affairs, communications, marketing and business development professionals early in the year for afternoon refreshments, a preview of 2020, CEDA’s program and plans to keep you and your colleagues up to date and briefed throughout the year.

Speakers

Clint O'Brien, Associate Director, CEDA

Trustee welcome back: 60 years of CEDA

VIC
Feb 6
Connect with fellow trustees, build new relationships and join CEDA as we kickstart our 60th year. 

Speakers

Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Trustee welcome back: let's go full circle

WA
Feb 7
Network, celebrate & discover. Connect with fellow trustees, build new relationships and join CEDA as we kickstart our 60th year.

Speakers

Nick Houldsworth, WA Market Leader - Environment, GHD
Dylan Lamb, Co-Founder, Systemic Designer, Holonic
Rob Weeden, General Manager, Pan Pacific Hotel Perth

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Sydney

NSW
Feb 12
Join former Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Kevin Rudd AC and a panel of senior economic and political analysts for the launch of CEDA’s annual Economic and Political Overview (EPO) to explore the issues that will impact business, government and policymakers in 2020.

Speakers

The Hon. Kevin Rudd AC, Former Prime Minister of Australia
David Thodey AO, Chair, NSW-Federal Financial Relations Review
Terry Moran AC, Chair, Centre for Policy Development
Tanya Smith, Principal, Nous

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Brisbane

QLD
Feb 13
Get the ideas, the facts and the figures for your business, government and your community with CEDA’s trusted Economic and Political Overview (EPO) report and events. CEDA’s EPO provides expert analysis, new data and the latest forecasts for the year ahead. 

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Michelle Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman Australia
Diane Smith-Gander AO, National Chairman, CEDA and Non-Executive Director, AGL Energy and Wesfarmers Limited

The public good and artificial intelligence

NSW
Feb 13
CEDA is delighted to welcome Microsoft AI, Corporate Vice President, Mitra Azizirad to the 2020 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Mitra Azizirad, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Canberra

ACT
Feb 14
CEDA welcomes the Hon. Andrew Barr MLA to address CEDA’s 2020 Economic and Political Overview (EPO), along with additional speakers outlining what will shape Australia’s economic development and social progress in the year ahead.

Speakers

Andrew Barr MLA, Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Leanne Cover, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Institute of Technology

The future of gas in Australia

VIC
Feb 17
Gas is one of Australia’s most significant energy assets and essential to a clean, reliable and affordable energy future. Join CEDA and Jemena Managing Director, Frank Tudor as we discuss the broad future of gas in Australia.

Speakers

Frank Tudor, Managing Director, Jemena
Ben Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
Phaedra Deckart, General Manager Energy Supply and Origination, AGL

Mission and purpose for not for profits

SA
Feb 18
CEDA welcomes back Leunig Advisory Business Architect and Coach, Andrew Leunig for a morning tea discussion around setting a purpose and the fundamental priorities for a not for profit organisation. He will discuss the differences between purpose, mission and vision. Why language is important and why you need a shared mental model amongst the board and senior executives.

 

Speakers

Andrew Leunig, Business Architect and Coach, Leunig Advisory

Advancing precision health with metabolic phenotyping

WA
Feb 18
CEDA welcomes Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) researcher and Murdoch University Pro- Vice Chancellor Professor Jeremy Nicholson to address CEDA Trustees on the role of the ANPC in unlocking the long-term health benefits of phenotyping.

Speakers

Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Executive Director, Australian National Phenome Centre

A national broadband network: what does 2020 mean for NBN?

VIC
Feb 18
The national broadband network has been Australia's largest ever infrastructure project, and with the rollout fast approaching completion, what does this mean for NBN and how can it lift the social and economic prosperity of the nation? 

Speakers

Stephen Rue, CEO, NBN Co

Priorities for the Aged Care sector to enhance quality

NSW
Feb 19
CEDA is delighted to welcome Leading Age Services Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Sean Rooney, to the 2020 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia

Design and the economy

SA
Feb 19
Join your fellow Trustees as Good Design Australia CEO, Dr. Brandon Gien and UniSA Pro Vice Chancellor: Division of Education, Arts and Social Science, Professor Joanne Cys discuss the role that design can play in stimulating the economy.

Speakers

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

Accelerating research and development in NSW

NSW
Feb 20
CEDA examines drivers of R&D in our economy and its role in our innovation ecosystem with a keynote address by Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier, the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP, who joins Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte and David Gonski AC for a broader discussion panel.

Speakers

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier, NSW Government
David Gonski AC, Chair, NSW Accelerating R&D Advisory Council
Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Member, NSW Accelerating R&D Advisory Council

2020 pre-budget briefing

WA
Feb 20
CEDA once again welcomes Western Australian Under Treasurer, Michael Barnes, to provide CEDA Trustees with an insight into the State’s economic and fiscal outlook for 2020 and beyond.

Speakers

Michael Barnes, Under Treasurer, WA Department of Treasury

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

QLD
Feb 20
Get the ideas, the facts and the figures for your business, government and your community with CEDA’s trusted Economic and Political Overview (EPO) report and events. CEDA is pleased to present this national report and event in Townsville in 2020.  

Speakers

Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Jim Chalmers, Federal Shadow Treasurer

The rise of India in the context of the changing world order

WA
Feb 21
CEDA welcomes Greater Pacific Capital Founder and CEO, Ketan Patel, to address CEDA Trustees on the rise of India.  Ketan will outline how this may create a more peaceful world order where the US-China superpower rivalry is balanced by a long standing multi-lateral democracy.

Speakers

Ketan Patel, CEO & Founder, Greater Pacific Capital

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Hobart

TAS
Feb 24
CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview in Hobart provides expert analysis and forecasts for the year ahead. Hear from our annual keynote speaker Treasurer of Tasmania, the Hon. Peter Gutwein.

Speakers

The Hon. Peter Gutwein, Premier of Tasmania

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Perth

WA
Feb 25
CEDA’s 2020 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) presents leading national commentators, expert analysis and the latest forecasts to inform the year ahead.

Speakers

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ACCC's Enforcement and Compliance Policy Update 2020

NSW
Feb 25
CEDA welcomes ACCC Chair, Rod Sims, to address CEDA members and guests outlining the enforcement and compliance priorities for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in 2020.

Speakers

Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

War on waste: building a circular economy

VIC
Feb 26
Waste is everyone’s business and how our society understands, manages and re-uses waste is a crucial environmental challenge. CEDA welcomes the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP as we discuss the war on waste and the importance of building a circular economy.

Speakers

The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Workforce evolution: people and technology

QLD
Feb 27
Technologies are changing everything about work, the workplace and our jobs. The Australian workforce is adapting but nowhere near ready for large scale transformation.

Speakers

Alex Badenoch, Group Executive, Transformation and People, Telstra
The Hon. Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills

Strengthening diversity in Victoria's digital tech sector

VIC
Feb 27
Employing more than 137,900 people, Victoria’s tech and ICT sector is booming but it has been recognised that there is a lack of diversity in the industry.

Speakers

Deirdre Diamante, Founder and principal, MIA Consulting Services

Copland Leadership Sundowner

WA
Feb 27
CEDA invites past and present Copland Leadership Program alumni, members and non-members to the first sundowner of 2020.
 

Speakers

Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Executive Director, Telethon Kids Institute

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Adelaide

SA
Feb 28
CEDA's 2020 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) presents leading state and national commentators, expert analysis and the latest forecasts to inform the year ahead, with a strong focus on the sectors that will drive SA's prosperity in 2020 and beyond. 

 

Speakers

Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Jane Danvers, Principal and Presiding Member, Wilderness School and SACE Board of South Australia
David O'Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer, KWP!

Connecting policies for better health outcomes

QLD
Mar 3
For Australia to close the gap and improve outcomes for disadvantaged individuals and communities the social determinants of health must be taken into consideration.
 
Associate Professor Gemma Carey will discuss the social and economic forces that influence health and welfare and what policy settings are required for better outcomes.

Speakers

Associate Professor Gemma Carey, Research Director, Centre for Social Impact, University of NSW

Future capability for Australia's challenges in defence

ACT
Mar 4
CEDA is delighted to welcome Department of Defence, Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Tony Fraser to the 2020 Trustee program.

Speakers

Tony Fraser, Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Department of Defence

The economic and social cost of chronic disease

NSW
Mar 10
CEDA is delighted to welcome NSW Ministry of Health Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, and Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant PSM to the 2020 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Dr Kerry Chant PSM, Chief Health Officer; Deputy Secretary Population and Public Health, NSW Health

Leading social enterprise: Innovation achieving impact

NSW
Mar 10
CEDA launches the Copland Sundowner series to profile leading Australian social entrepreneurs to outline how new thinking to entrenched issues is leading to sustainable, innovative and impactful change to our society’s greatest challenges.

Speakers

Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, Co-Founders, OrangeSky Australia

Building a sustainable energy economy

QLD
Mar 11
Australia’s bushfire crisis has the nation focussed on climate change and how we adapt to it.  Hear how and why we must develop new industry and jobs, diversify our economy, attract the capital and develop the expertise that can make Australia a global superpower in the low carbon future. 

Speakers

Professor Ross Garnaut AC, Professor of Economics, The University of Melbourne
The Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

VIC
Mar 11
CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne provides expert analysis and forecasts for the year ahead. Hear from our annual keynote speaker Treasurer of Victoria, Tim Pallas MP and Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist and Managing Director, Michael Blythe.

Speakers

Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Leader of the Opposition address

SA
Mar 12
CEDA's Leader series welcomes the Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP to deliver the Leader of the Opposition address.

Speakers

The Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP, Leader, South Australian Labor Party

Vice-Chancellors panel

VIC
Mar 16
At CEDA’s 2020 Vice-Chancellors panel in Victoria, hear first-hand from leading VCs on the strategic direction of our tertiary education sector.

Speakers

Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University
Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
Robert Griew, Principal, Nous

Innovation in space

QLD
Mar 16
Dr Megan Clark AC will discuss the Australian Space Agency’s priorities to transform our space industry and grow Australia’s research, science and technology capabilities.

Speakers

Dr Megan Clark AC, Head, Australian Space Agency

Sydney 2050: Planning reform for growth

NSW
Mar 19
NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon. Rob Stokes MP headlines CEDA’s Sydney 2050 event to examine planning reform to unlock the next wave of growth in greater Sydney.

Speakers

The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces

Women in Leadership: the 'isms' of diversity

WA
Mar 25
It’s time to break down barriers, remove silos and smash the glass ceiling as the Women in Leadership series returns for 2020. Leaders will come together to champion the move from ‘isms’ to inclusion.

Speakers

Christine Corbett, Chief Customer Officer, AGL
Prue Hawkins, Director, Empire Barristers & Solicitors

Cybercrime - a WA attack

WA
Mar 31
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

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Industry development through the Aerotropolis

NSW
Mar 31
CEDA welcomes Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Chief Executive, Sam Sangster, and industry leaders to profile industry opportunities in Sydney’s Western City.

Speakers

Sam Sangster, Chief Executive Officer, Western City and Aerotropolis Authority
Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Strategy and Policy, Western Sydney University

Unlocking data in the public interest

QLD
Mar 31
How can we maximise the economic and social benefits of data and data access? 

Speakers

Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA
Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive, Australian Digital Health Agency

Pre-budget address and Australia's economic outlook

NSW
Apr 1
CEDA is delighted to welcome Westpac, Chief Economist, Bill Evans to the 2020 Trustee program.  

Speakers

Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac

The potential of hydrogen

NSW
Apr 3
CEDA welcomes Darren Miller, Chief Executive of Australian Renewable Energy Agency to examine the potential of hydrogen and industry opportunities for Australia to become a leading global hydrogen player.

Speakers

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

Freight priorities for a growing Australia

NSW
Apr 8
CEDA is delighted to welcome Pacific National, Chief Executive Officer, Dean Dalla Valle to the 2020 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Dean Dalla Valle, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific National

Annual Resources Overview: driving WA projects

WA
Apr 8
Hear from significant players in WA’s mining and resources sector as they provide insights into current innovation and knowledge-sharing opportunities that will drive a vision for future success and long-term growth in the sector.

Speakers

Amanda Lacaze, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Lynas Corporation

Providing a sustainability framework

NSW
Apr 22
CEDA is delighted to welcome international speaker Keryn James, Group Chief Executive, ERM to the 2020 Trustee program. 

Speakers

Keryn James, Group Chief Executive, ERM

Changing climate: WA's future 2050

WA
Apr 30
Be part of the conversation as CEDA leads the climate discussion with a half day summit to focus on the economic opportunities a changing climate provides.

Speakers


Victorian State Budget Breakfast 2020

VIC
May 6
The State Budget provides projections for Government revenue and expenditure for the following year, and outlines services to be delivered. Join CEDA and the Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas MP as we take a deeper look into the 2020-21 State Budget.

Speakers

Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria

WA Copland Leadership Program 2020

WA
May 22
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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Mid-West regional economic update

WA
May 29
CEDA is proud to launch the Mid-West regional economic update in the growing city of Geraldton.

Speakers

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

Vice Chancellors panel

QLD
May 29
CEDA's trusted convening power brings together the Vice Chancellors of Queensland universities. With combined revenue of more than $5 billon and responsibility for half a million students, these leaders face complexity, reform and our very high expectations.

Speakers

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Diversify WA 2025

WA
Jun 4
Western Australia has a once in a lifetime opportunity to diversify and strengthen the State’s economy for future generations.

Speakers


State of the Nation 2020

ACT
Jun 15
CEDA's annual national conference 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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