Posted: May 25, 2021

British High Commissioner events

The Committee for Adelaide is committed to ensuring Adelaide continues to enjoy strong international relationships and was delighted to welcome Her Excellency British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell and Consul General Stephen Lysaght to South Australia recently. The duo discussed UK-Australia relations with Committee for Adelaide members and business leaders at a lunch. In the evening, emerging leaders from our membership along with members of the Global Shapers Hub spent some time with them talking about everything from climate change to free trade agreements. Judging by…

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Posted: May 21, 2021

Tonsley Innovation District tour

Our members were thrilled to tour the Tonsley Innovation District with Philipp Dautel, Precinct Director from Renewal SA. Tonsley continues to grow, earning its place as one of the world's most innovative and integrated high-tech manufacturing precincts. The amount of activity on site is inspiring along with the  passion of the people that work there. Thank you also to our members Flinders University (John Spoehr, Verity Kingsmill) and SAGE Automation (Antonio Piscitelli) for showing us their facilities on site.    

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Posted: April 25, 2021

Adelaide Abroad Networking event (Eos Skycity)

We were lucky enough to have our latest Adelaide Abroad event held at the spectacular EOS by Skycity. We heard from Jodi Brown, General Manager at Eos, about her time abroad in various countries and cities and how these experiences led to her dream role right here in Adelaide. It was another great turnout so thank you all that attended. Our next event will be held in June with more details to come. If you would like to find our more about these events please…

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Posted: March 19, 2021

UK Consul General visit

It was great to welcome new British Consul General Steph Lysaght, Deputy Consul General Catriona Boyd and their team on their visit to Adelaide who were in town learning more about our city and our state. Adelaide enjoys unique ties with the UK and the Committee for Adelaide was working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the Consul General got the most out of his extended visit. Their tour concluded with autumn drinks at 2KW which we attended along with our members.

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Posted: March 11, 2021

Federal Shadow Minister for Cities visit

Great to host Federal Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure Andrew Giles both at a member function hosted by Deloitte and a roundtable lunch discussion hosted by Commercial & General. As well as these events, we organised for the Shadow Minister to visit precincts such as Lot Fourteen and the Tonsley Innovation District. These conversations and visits are critical to help inform policies that create better futures for our cities socially and economically. With Federal and State elections expected over the next 12 months,…

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Posted: February 27, 2021

Committee for Adelaide Board Planning Day

Adelaide’s status as a Well City will continue to drive the Committee for Adelaide’s activities in 2021 and beyond. Reaffirming the commitment to Well City at our recent planning day, our Board recognised that in this COVID era more than ever, wellness and wellbeing are significant attractors for global talent and business and pivotal to shaping a better future for our city. Well City encapsulates the brand of Adelaide; our livability and commitment to renewables and carbon neutrality as well as our ambition to create…

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Posted: February 21, 2021

PM’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction

Peter Verwer AO, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction, is determined to attract the world's brightest and best to Australia and met with our members, including some of the State's most prominent business and community leaders, to learn more about opportunities in Adelaide. Providing insights into his role, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy also sat at tables in a "speed networking" style breakfast designed to gain a strong understanding of opportunities ranging from high tech to space, defence and aged…

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Posted: February 18, 2021

Adelaide Abroad networking event (Strathmore Hotel)

Thank you very much for attending our Adelaide Abroad Networking Event on Wednesday 17 February at the Strathmore Hotel. Our panel discussion set the tone for the evening where we heard from Annabel Stacy, Michelle Howie and Kārlis Antons on their experience abroad and their insights since moving (back) to South Australia. We will be holding these events every two months so please get in touch if you would like to join. Stay tuned for our next event which will be in April. Here are…

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Posted: February 12, 2021

WellCity Adelaide Conference

As part of our Well City agenda, we were thrilled to support WellCity Adelaide's A reset for Wellebing conference. At the event, our CEO enjoyed hosting an expert panel including Agent General Bill Muirhead, StudyAdelaide CEO Karyn Kent, International Well Building Institute APAC Vice President Jack Noonan and  Cyber Collaboration Centre CEO Hai Tran.

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Posted: December 17, 2020

2020 wrap-up

Thank you to all our members and supporters who joined our end of year celebrations. We are grateful to end what has been an extraordinary year on a high note by doing what so many around the world are unable to – catch up in person. Special thanks to our guest speakers Urban Futurist, Stephen Yarwood, and Chief Scientist for South Australia, Professor Caroline McMillen, who gave us a fascinating glimpse into what we can expect in 2021 and beyond. And a huge thank you…

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Posted: December 16, 2020

Adelaide Abroad networking event (Sparkke at the Whitmore)

After delays due to COVID, it was great to hold our first Adelaide Abroad networking event for the year with South Australian expats and skilled migrants who are helping drive the "brain gain" that Adelaide is experiencing. Led by our guest speaker Serafina Maiorano, who used to head up Advance and has recently returned from New York, this group of globally minded people shared their experiences and created new networks. The Committee for Adelaide remains committed to sustainable population growth and Adelaide Abroad is helping those newly arrived…

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Posted: November 18, 2020

Shaping futures: Youth Forum

It was great to partner with the Adelaide chapter of the Global Shapers Hub on an intergenerational Youth Forum, curated by young people. Some of South Australia's most influential leaders were able to hear from a group of 18-30-year-old leaders (as well as a talented 8 year old) about their experiences and where they see opportunities and challenges for our state. At our last Board meeting, Daniel Conley from the Global Shapers Hub was appointed the Chair of our inaugural New Leadership Working Group which…

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Posted: October 28, 2020

Tactical Urbanism – Making it happen

Thank you to all who came to our first face-to-face event since March. It was great to see everyone in person and connect in a more meaningful way. We welcomed Joanne Carmichael, Sub Regional Lead for Advisory, Planning and Design NSW and ACT at Arup who reflected on Arup's Tactical Urbanism: Making it happen paper and explored examples of how cities had been responding to COVID from around the world. We then opened up the discussion to our panel for a local take on things…

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Posted: October 22, 2020

Webinar: A State of Purpose – SA’s history and future is co-operative

In our latest webinar we delved into the world of co-operatives and mutuals with Melina Morrison CEO, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals who spoke about the history and future of co-operative and mutual businesses across many industries in South Australia. We also gained valuable insights from local organisations who are successfully using these models including The Barossa Co-op, RAA, Arup and Kudos Services. With a younger workforce that is looking to work for organisations with a purpose, will we see more co-operatives and mutuals?…

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Posted: September 20, 2020

Webinar: Future of education with Rick Persse

Thank you to Rick Persse, Chief Executive, Department for Education, South Australia for taking the time to address our members in what was an informative and open discussion about education in South Australia. We share his view that we must give young people the best start possible, develop a world-class education system and involve businesses and the entire community in educating and preparing children for the world of work. Click here to watch the webinar. Photo L-R: Jodie van Deventer, Matt Clemow, Rick Persse

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