SA State of the State 2018

SA State of the State 2018

Jun 29
Each year, CEDA’s State of the State event brings together leaders from across business, government, academia and the broader community to reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the State and to consider the best prospects for South Australia’s economic and social development.
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The Hon. Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
Andrew Culley, Managing Partner, Deloitte

Event Overview

This year’s event theme “securing SA’s future” will lead discussion on how we can future proof the South Australian economy, both by creating resilience within our current industries and by embracing the opportunities that the global economy and technology can deliver.

This event, falling around the 100th day of the Marshall Liberal Government, provides an opportunity for attendees to hear first-hand the Premier’s focus on the key priorities of creating more jobs, achieving lower costs and delivering better services.


Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Steven Marshall MP
Premier of South Australia

Meet the speakers

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Jeff Connolly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens

Andrew Culley
Managing Partner, Deloitte

Cathy Miller
Chief Executive Officer, Minda

Darren Thomas
Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Foods International

Mark Young
Managing Director, Adelaide Airport

Meet the chair

Nigel McBride
Chief Executive Officer, Business SA

Supported by CEDA members

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Public event advice – Coronavirus

At CEDA we are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

CEDA is currently delivering a digital program of public events, podcasts and virtual Trustee roundtable discussions; hybrid events with both a livestream and audience in attendance; and face-face events, where there is member demand and they can be delivered in accordance with government health advice for a specific state.

For face-to-face gatherings, CEDA is working closely with our hosts and venues to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and facilities and equipment have been properly sanitised. Attendance numbers will strictly adhere to government guidelines for each state.In line with government advice we request people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms do not attend CEDA events. We also ask that you follow government advice and maintain social distancing by refraining from shaking hands or exchanging physical greetings, and wherever possible, staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

CEDA will continue to closely monitor government advice regarding public gatherings and will follow all relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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