Posted: November 29, 2021

Leaders’ Boardroom Lunch with the Leader of the Opposition

We were delighted to host the Leader of the Opposition, Peter Malinauskas, at our Leaders’ Boardroom Lunch, which is an invitation only offering for our Platinum members. It was great to hear from Mr Malinauskas in the lead up to a state election. The diversity of our membership meant that a broad range of policy positions were discussed as Mr. Malinauskas articulated his vision for the future of South Australia. We would especially like to thank Platinum member and event host SkyCity Adelaide and Seppeltsfield,…

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Posted: November 28, 2021

Future Energy Week: Plugging the digital tech skills gap

Earlier this month, we hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion as part of the Tonsley Future Energy Summit. Facilitated by Penny Gale, our panellists Genéne Kleppe, (Digital Twinning Australia), Tom Pennington (PwC), Laura Mabikafola (Skills Lab, Sage Automation) and Helen Connolly (Commissioner for Children and Young People), explored the digital technology skills gap, what action businesses are taking to thrive in times of critical skill shortages, and what needs to change to accelerate growth in the energy sector and beyond.  Increasing the digital tech talent pool…

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Posted: October 28, 2021

Business Council of Australia: Living on borrowed time

Recently the Business Council of Australia released Living on borrowed time, a discussion paper designed to kickstart a nationwide conversation about the best ways to shift Australia into the fast lane of growth. The Committee for Adelaide and its members were invited to join the discussion and provide feedback to Business Council of Australia CEO, Jennifer Westacott. The paper provides insights into the opportunities that lie ahead for Australia in new high-tech industries and new highly paid jobs while continuing to get the most out…

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Posted: October 21, 2021

Networking event at Flinders University, Tonsley Innovation District

Thank you to Flinders University Tonsley Campus for hosting Committee for Adelaide members and our Adelaide Connected community for a networking event at Tonsley Innovation District. We heard from Verity Kingsmill, Director of New Venture Institute - Flinders University’s centre for innovation and entrepreneurship and Precinct Director Philipp Dautel of Renewal SA who also treated guests to a tour of the site. So much has happened at Tonsley Innovation District since its inception and there is a lot more to come.

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Posted: October 19, 2021

Leaders Boardroom Lunch Series with the Premier

The Committee for Adelaide is hosting an intimate boardroom lunch with the Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Steven Marshall MP, on Tuesday 9 November at 12:00pm at SkyCity. This is the inaugural lunch of the Committee for Adelaide’s Leaders Boardroom Lunch Series, which is a new invite only offering for the leaders of our Platinum (formerly Gold) Members. In the lead up to the state election we thought it most appropriate to invite the Premier of South Australia as our special guest. We would…

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Posted: October 14, 2021

The potential of renewable energy: How can we use it to our advantage?

The Committee for Adelaide in collaboration with the University of Adelaide hosted a workshop with our members that delved into the potential of renewable energy and discussed how we can harness this to benefit South Australia. The thoughts and ideas identified will help to inform our work plan for 2022 as we develop and advocate for policies that seek to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised future. Special thank you to our facilitator Benjamin Flink, Senior Manager Business Innovation at RAA and our guest speakers who provided us with some inspiration,…

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Posted: September 7, 2021

The Electric Vehicle transition: Are we ready for it?

With the electric vehicle revolution upon us the implications for Australia are immense. At our latest member event it was great to delve into what South Australia has achieved in this space and where the opportunities lie as we drive towards a zero carbon future. Going forward, it’s clear that we need a progressive policy mindset to accelerate the transition and connect the opportunities with skills and jobs to attract more people and businesses to our state. Thank you to our member and event sponsor…

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Posted: August 12, 2021

Adelaide Connected Networking Event (#5 The Strathmore Hotel)

At our latest Adelaide Connected networking event we heard from Committee for Adelaide CEO, Bruce Djite and our Chair, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia, Professor David Lloyd. They spoke about their journeys from different parts of the world and how they ended up in Adelaide and why they have chosen to stay to live and work. These networking events are FREE and open to all so please reach out if you’d like to attend.

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Posted: June 24, 2021

Adelaide Abroad Networking Event (#4 Stone & Chalk)

Our latest Adelaide Abroad networking event was held at Stone & Chalk, the co-working start-up hub at Lot Fourteen, featuring Dan Ryan who is the Community Manager at Stone & Chalk. Dan gave an overview of Lot Fourteen and spoke about his journey working around the world and here in Adelaide. It is exciting to see our Adelaide Abroad network continuing to grow with likeminded people who share experiences from across the globe or are just passionate South Australians.

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Posted: June 23, 2021

Welcome and Farewell event

Thank you to our members and partners for sending our inaugural CEO Jodie van Deventer out in style. Jodie’s tireless efforts have helped the Committee for Adelaide to establish itself as an organisation that is trusted and respected by political, community and business leaders and diplomatic representatives alike. The event was also a chance for us to welcome incoming CEO Bruce Djite and we’re looking forward to Bruce starting on 1 July. Thank you also to University of South Australia for hosting us in their…

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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 (#3 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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