Upcoming events

AI: innovation in action

NAT
Jul 27
The opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being leveraged to improve lives and productivity across the globe. Turning innovation into measurable gains and understanding the implications that follow must now be a focus for Australia's deployment of AI.

Speakers

Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Minister for Women's Economic Security
Belinda Dennett, Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft Australia
James Mabbott, National Leader, KPMG Futures

Towards Net Zero: financing Australia's clean energy sector

NAT
Jul 29
Join this CEDA roundtable to hear from CEFC Chief Executive Officer Ian Learmonth and discuss the challenges and opportunities of financing Australia’s clean energy sector.

Speakers

Ian Learmonth, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Richard Bolt, Principal, Nous Group

Queensland economic update

QLD
Aug 4
Join your fellow Trustees for an examination of the Queensland economy, led by Under Treasurer, Leon Allen.

Speakers

Leon Allen, Acting Under Treasurer

Optimising Australia's skilled permanent migration system

SA
Aug 4
CEDA Senior Economist, Gabriela D’Souza unpacks our latest report: A Good Match: optimising Australia’s permanent skilled migration.

Speakers

Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA
Prof. Chris Leishman, Professor of Property and Housing Economics, University of South Australia

Hydrogen: fuelling transformation

SA
Aug 9
With progress in South Australia's hydrogen industry well underway, CEDA convenes to discuss the potential application of hydrogen across key sectors of the economy - how can it transform existing industries and fuel new growth and development.

Speakers

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, SA Minister for Energy and Mining
Philipp Dautel, Precinct Director, Tonsley Innovation Precinct
Katie Hulmes, General Manager Transformation and Readiness, OZ Minerals
Kristin Raman, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Optimising Australia's Skilled Permanent Migration System

NSW
Aug 12
CEDA Senior Economist, Gabriela D’Souza unpacks our latest report: ‘A Good Match: Optimising Australia’s permanent skilled migration’.

Speakers

Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA

Victoria's infrastructure outlook

NAT
Aug 18
How can Victoria better use existing infrastructure, manage demand, and help plan the timing and location of new infrastructure?

Speakers

Michel Masson, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria

Optimising Australia's skilled permanent migration system

WA
Aug 20
CEDA Senior Economist, Gabriela D’Souza unpacks our latest report: ‘A Good Match: Optimising Australia’s permanent skilled migration’.

Speakers

Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA
Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny, Law, Murdoch University

Australia's mental health plan

NAT
Aug 20
Join CEDA's audience online and hear directly from those in government leading the mental health strategies, plans and investments designed to protect and ensure the well-being and mental health of Australians in need.

Speakers

The Hon. David Coleman MP, Federal Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
The Hon. Bronwyn Taylor MLC, NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

The outlook for the Melbourne CBD

VIC
Aug 23
Join City of Melbourne Chief Executive, Justin Hanney, to explore strategies for bringing the CBD back to life.

Speakers

Justin Hanney, Chief Executive Officer, City of Melbourne

Portfolio update: manufacturing

QLD
Aug 24
Join Minister Glenn Butcher and Trustees for a discussion on the Queensland manufacturing portfolio, and what is driving policy priorities.

Speakers

The Hon. Glenn Butcher MP, Queensland Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing, Minister for Water

Report on the aged care workforce challenges

WA
Sep 3
Australia’s aged care workforce is under strain. How do we build capacity, retain existing talent, and innovate our workforce in this critical sector without undermining other parts of the care economy?

Speakers

Libby Lyons, Chair, Aged Care Workforce Industry Council
Cassandra Winzar, Senior Economist, CEDA

Report on the aged care workforce challenges

NAT
Sep 3
Australia’s aged care workforce is under strain. How do we build capacity, retain existing talent, and innovate our workforce in this critical sector without undermining other parts of the care economy?

Speakers

Libby Lyons, Chair, Aged Care Workforce Industry Council
Cassandra Winzar, Senior Economist, CEDA

Apply within: addressing Australia's job vacancy rates

NAT
Sep 8
This livestream brings together industry leaders to discuss current record high job vacancies within Australia and the potential impact on wages, conditions, migration, and economic growth.

Speakers

Gareth Aird, Head of Australian Economics – Global Economics and Markets Research, Commonwealth Bank
Peter Verwer AO, Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction
Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA

From reviving to thriving: next steps for the Melbourne CBD

VIC
Sep 10
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

Women Who Lead - advocating for the vulnerable

VIC
Sep 15
What drives women to step up and lead in difficult policy areas, challenging the status quo? Hear from Australian of the Year Grace Tame and Senator the Hon. Penny Wong.

Speakers

Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, UNSW, Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples
Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year, Advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse
Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Advocate for marriage equality and LGBTQI communities
Dana Nelson, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, BGIS

Women Who Lead - advocating for the vulnerable

NAT
Sep 15
What drives women to step up and lead in difficult policy areas, challenging the status quo? Join members from across the country to hear from Australian of the Year Grace Tame and Senator the Hon. Penny Wong.

Speakers

Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year, Advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse
Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Advocate for marriage equality and LGBTQI communities
Dana Nelson, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, BGIS

WA Vice Chancellors Panel

WA
Sep 22
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

Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor, University of Notre Dame
Professor Amit Chakma, Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia
Professor Steve Chapman CBE, Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University
Professor Harlene Hayne, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University

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

NSW State of the State

NSW
Oct 28
Join CEDA members and the wider business communities for an update on the NSW economy and policy priorities of the Berejiklian Government over the year ahead.

Speakers

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW

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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