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 #2

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 #1

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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Posted: August 31, 2020

Top 50 SA Influencer recap

Of note is the consistency between the ideas raised on the day and the vision of the Committee for Adelaide and other organisations, particularly in terms of sustainability, telling our brand story and targeted but significant population growth.  The Committee’s vision for Adelaide is an “extraordinary, sustainable and vibrant global city that people from all over the world want to be a part of and those who live here are proud to call home”. Population growth received significant support  – including an aspiration to grow the State to three million people - along with developing a stronger, more confident and more compelling narrative…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Webinar: Space and what it means for South Australia

This webinar was truly out of this world! Led by Mike Kalms from KPMG Australia, our stellar panellists included Andrea Boyd, an International Space Station Flight Controller stationed at the European Astronaut Centre, Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency and Professor Andy Koronios, CEO of the SmartSat CRC. We heard about opportunities for South Australia and Australia as well as the role space will play in recovery from COVID. Exciting times ahead! Watch the webinar here. PHOTO L-R: Mike Kalms, Penny Gale,…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Webinar with Neville Power and Senator Anne Ruston

We heard first hand about Australia's COVID-19 recovery from the person leading the nation's efforts Neville Power, Chair of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) and South Australian Senator Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services. While the challenges ahead are enormous, opportunities will continue to arise as we turn our attention to rebuilding. PHOTO L-R: Leah Grantham, David Lloyd, Senator Anne Ruston, Matt Clemow, Neville Power.

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