Events

Posted: May 16, 2018

2018 Federal Budget Insights

The audience were treated to a keynote speech from South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas, followed by a robust panel discussion, facilitated by Jamie Briggs from PwC and including Defence Teaming Centre CEO Margot Forster, Bespoke Approach Managing Partner Ian Smith and PwC Partner Alistair Hutson. Click here to see an album of images on our Facebook page.

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Posted: February 28, 2018

Boomerang Club Launch

The Committee for Adelaide has been working closely with Adelaide Abroad to develop their first initiative, the Boomerang Club which was launched with great enthusiasm. The aim of the Boomerang Club is to help South Australian "boomerangs" (expats who have returned home) and "arrows" (international folk who have chosen South Australia as their new home) to leverage their experience and connections abroad for the good of the State as well as make new connections in Adelaide. It was interesting to hear from "Boomerangs" Jodie van…

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Posted: February 21, 2018

Welcome 2018

Our Welcome 2018 event was a chance for members and partner organisations to meet our new Chair James Blackburn, find out about the Committee for Adelaide’s agenda for 2018 and - in the lead-up to the most unpredictable election South Australia has faced in years - hear from two of South Australia’s leading political experts and our Deputy Chairs Ian Smith of Bespoke Approach and Matt Clemow of Capetal. A huge thanks to Uber for hosting the event and providing us with free rides on…

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Posted: December 11, 2017

Political lunch: Premier Jay Weatherill

It was great to have Premier Jay Weatherill to lunch with Committee for Adelaide members for an intimate round-table discussion. A big thank you to PwC Adelaide for hosting. This lunch concluded our series of political lunches with our State’s leaders which have given our members valuable insights in the lead up to the state election.

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Posted: November 24, 2017

Political lunch: Nick Xenophon

Our series of political boardroom lunches continued with an excellent roundtable discussion with SA BEST leader Nick Xenophon and Senator Rex Patrick. In the lead up to the state election, these lunches are providing our members with an opportunity to engage in intimate and constructive discussions with our state's leaders. A big thank you to Lendlease for hosting.

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Posted: November 6, 2017

Political Lunch: Steven Marshall

While as an organisation we are a-political, we engage closely in the political process and organised a series of boardroom lunches with our State's leaders in the lead up to the election in March 2018. First up was Opposition Leader Steven Marshall with numerous issues discussed ranging from infrastructure to exports, population growth, the public service and the old RAH site. Special thanks to Deloitte for hosting the lunch.

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Posted: October 6, 2017

Chuck Wolfe: Seeing the Better City

It was a pleasure to bring Chuck Wolfe to Adelaide for the Festival of Architecture and Design as part of 2017 Open state. Chuck Wolfe is from Seattle and spoke about his new book, Seeing the Better City where he highlights how the perspective of the observer is key to understanding the dynamics of urban space.  

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Posted: October 2, 2017

Thinker in Residence: Allyson Hewitt

It was great to partner with the Don Dunstan Foundation and introduce our members to Thinker in Residence Allyson Hewitt who shared inspiring ideas to make Adelaide a centre of social innovation.

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Posted: September 15, 2017

Sanjeev Gupta lunch

It was an honour to introduce our members to Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman of the GFG Alliance at a lunch which was hosted by Minter Ellison.

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Posted: August 14, 2017

Adelaide Riverbank event

This event was a great opportunity for our members to get an overview and hear from the people charged with creating a new future for the Riverbank, Andrew McEvoy Chair Riverbank Authority.

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Posted: July 5, 2017

Thinker in Residence: Suzi Sosa

How can Adelaide be a leader in the social economy? Great corporate roundtable discussion with Don Dunstan Foundation and thinker in residence Suzi Sosa.

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Posted: May 12, 2017

2017 Federal Budget lunch: Prosperity or peril

The 2017 budget is … Prosperity or peril. Committee for Adelaide's Federal Budget Lunch was hosted at PwC and speakers, included former ANZ CEO Mike Smith, who analysed the budget's business, economic, taxation and political implications.

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Posted: April 10, 2017

US Ambassador Adelaide visit

The US Acting Ambassador Jim Carouso lead a delegation of US businesses to Adelaide and we were honoured to host them at PwC's headquarters. Was a great chance for our members to connect with companies like Boeing, 3M, Cisco Systems, GE, Nova, HP Enterprise, AECOM and more.

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Posted: February 14, 2017

Canberra briefing with the Prime Minister

On 14 February Committee for Adelaide CEO Jodie van Deventer led a 12-strong team of South Australian businesses to Canberra for a briefing with the Prime Minister and Treasurer to talk about power issues, tax cuts and population growth. On 22 February we invited our members to a briefing on the trip to Canberra. It was great to see so much support as we continue to find solutions and influence the debate.

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