Upcoming events

Mental health reform - Hon. Julia Gillard AC

NAT
Sep 23
CEDA welcomes the Hon. Julia Gillard AC, Chair of Beyond Blue for her analysis of the progress of mental health reform in Australia and her thoughts on how we best deliver effective services and support.

Speakers

The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, Chair, Beyond Blue and former Prime Minister of Australia
Tim Marney, Chief Economist, Nous Group
Colman O'Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer, St John of God Burwood and Richmond Hospitals and Group Lead- Mental Health Strategy, Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW

Queensland State of the State

QLD
Sep 29
Join CEDA members and the wider business communities for an update on the Queensland economy and policy priorities of the Palaszczuk Government over the year ahead.

Speakers

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade
Chris Rogan, Markets Managing Partner and Government & Public Sector Lead, PwC Brisbane

Queensland State of the State

NAT
Sep 29
Join CEDA members and the wider business communities for an update on the Queensland economy and policy priorities of the Palaszczuk Government over the year ahead.

Speakers

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade
Chris Rogan, Markets Managing Partner and Government & Public Sector Lead, PwC Brisbane

Queensland Brain Institute briefing and tour

QLD
Sep 30
Join the Queensland Brain Institute and Trustees for a discussion on the importance of investing in fundamental research to drive innovation and collaboration. 

Speakers

Professor Pankaj Sah, Director, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Joe Branigan, Director, Tulipwood Economics
Dr Patrick Silvey, Managing Director, VenturePro

Securing smart SA

SA
Oct 1
Join Madderns’ Partner, Chris Wilkinson and Myriota CEO, Dr Alex Grant, to explore the benefits of focussing on intellectual property.

Speakers

Dr Alex Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Myriota
Chris Wilkinson PhD, Partner, Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Economic recovery: opening our borders

NAT
Oct 1
Join members from across the country for a briefing by Australian Border Force Commissioner, Michael Outram on how the ABF will help drive our economic recovery.

Speakers

Michael Outram APM, Commissioner, Australian Border Force

Queensland economic update

QLD
Oct 6
Join your fellow Trustees for an examination of the Queensland economy, led by Under Treasurer, Leon Allen.

Speakers

Leon Allen, Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury

Growing minds, growing economy: childcare and the workforce

WA
Oct 7
Join CEDA Chair, Diane Smith-Gander AO and Thrive by Five, CEO, Jay Weatherill AO in Perth as we bring together a multidisciplinary panel to discuss: Could a more coherent early childhood development system supercharge Australia’s economy?

Speakers

The Hon Jay Weatherill AO, CEO, Thrive by Five, Minderoo Foundation
Diane Smith-Gander AO, National Chair, CEDA
Cassandra Winzar, Senior Economist, CEDA
Professor Gervase Chaney, National Chair, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Growing minds, growing economy: childcare and the workforce

NAT
Oct 7
Join CEDA Chair, Diane Smith-Gander AO and Thrive by Five, CEO, Jay Weatherill AO in Perth as we bring together a multidisciplinary panel to discuss: Could a more coherent early childhood development system supercharge Australia’s economy?

Speakers

The Hon Jay Weatherill AO, CEO, Thrive by Five, Minderoo Foundation
Diane Smith-Gander AO, National Chair, CEDA
Professor Gervase Chaney, National Chair, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
Cassandra Winzar, Senior Economist, CEDA

The care economy - battle for talent

NAT
Oct 11
Join policy makers and experts from across critical services for analysis of, and solutions to, the forthcoming battle for talent across the care economy that will impact workforces across health, ageing and social services.

Speakers

The Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Federal Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Belinda Drew, Chief Executive Officer, Community Services Industry Alliance

Driving innovation in manufacturing

NAT
Oct 12
Join CEDA members for discussion on driving manufacturing capability in Australia and taking it to the world.

Speakers

Robert C. Cohen, Board of Directors, Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, President, Digital, Robotics, and Enabling Technologies, Stryker

Optimising Australia's skilled permanent migration system

ACT
Oct 12
Join your fellow ACT Trustees, CEDA’s Gabriela D’Souza and ANU’s Professor Brian Schmidt and Dr Liz Allen as we discuss how to optimise Australia’s skilled permanent migration system.

Speakers

Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA
Dr Liz Allen, Demographer and Lecturer at the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

Pathways toward NetZero

NAT
Oct 12
There are growing commitments among Australian business and governments to work towards emissions reduction targets and hasten our energy transition. In advance of COP26 we analyse and debate the options available to meet community expectations and protect the environment while balancing the ongoing energy transition.

Speakers

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
The Hon. Dr Steven Miles MP, Deputy Premier of Queensland, and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Paul Gleeson, Group Director Sustainability and Managing Director Energy, Resources and Water, Aurecon
Richard Bolt, Principal, Nous Group

Optimising Australia's skilled permanent migration system

NSW
Oct 13
Join your fellow NSW Trustees, CEDA’s Gabriela D’Souza and Fragomen's Teresa Liu, Managing Partner and Cherie Wright, Special Counsel as we discuss how to optimise Australia’s skilled permanent migration system.

Speakers

Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA

From reviving to thriving: next steps for the Melbourne CBD

VIC
Oct 20
Join City of Melbourne Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, and key stakeholders to explore strategies for bringing the CBD back to life.

Speakers

Councillor Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, City of Melbourne
Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive, Culture Creativity Place
Russel Howcroft, Chairman and Founder, The Grid

Tasmania State of the State

TAS
Oct 20
Join Premier Peter Gutwein for an outline of his Government’s priorities and the opportunities for business.

Speakers

The Hon. Peter Gutwein MP, Premier of Tasmania, Treasurer

Tasmania State of the State

NAT
Oct 20
Join Premier Peter Gutwein for an outline of his Government’s priorities and the opportunities for business.

Speakers

The Hon. Peter Gutwein MP, Premier of Tasmania, Treasurer

The outlook for Brisbane's port and airport

QLD
Oct 25
Join your fellow Brisbane Trustees and key stakeholders for a discussion on what the year ahead looks like for our port and airport.

Speakers

Gert-Jan de Graaff, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Neil Stephens, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Port of Brisbane

Empowering First Nations people - focus on housing

NAT
Oct 26
The next session in CEDA’s Empowering First Nations people will explore programs which provide access to home rentals and ownership for people in urban, regional and remote settings.

Speakers

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More than mining: future-proofing WA's economy

WA
Oct 29
Join CEDA and Western Australia’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA for an in-depth discussion on WA’s economic diversification agenda and the policy measures and key industries that will future-proof the State’s economic prosperity. 
 

Speakers

The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

NSW Vice Chancellors Panel

NSW
Nov 18
Throughout 2021 CEDA welcomes Vice Chancellors from across the country to speak as the leaders of significant businesses, and to share their strategies for dealing with unprecedented change and challenges.

Speakers

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SA under a Labor Government

SA
Nov 25
Join Leader of the Opposition, Peter Malinaukas, as he outlines his priorities for a Labor Government in South Australia

Speakers

The Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP, Leader of the Opposition in South Australia

Women Who Lead: climate warriors

NAT
Nov 29
Join a stellar panel of courageous women to find out: why they chose to fight for our planet, their leadership, and their vision for our climate future.

Speakers

Amanda McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Change Council
Ella Simons, Australian Representative , COP26 Youth Forum

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