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 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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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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Posted: June 26, 2020

Webnar with Andrew Leunig

Thank you Andrew Leunig for a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion with our members. With our nation “financialising” most things, adopting a shallow rather than complex industry mix and people buying things they often don’t need, the stage has been set for a massive shakeup. Let’s adopt a design (rather than economic) led recovery as we reject “dumb” forms of globalisation and open our eyes to opportunities such as a renewable energy grid, use of SA Super for development opportunities and even creating the best public…

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Posted: May 18, 2020

Webinar with Tim Williams

Our webinar with Dr Tim Williams, Australasian Cities Leader at Arup, explored the future of urban environments post COVID-19. Will cities continue in their current form or will we see villages within cities emerging and the rise of suburbia or “superbia”? Challenging, enlightening and entertaining, Tim’s thought provoking presentation covered everything from the rise of digital and AI to integrated mobility, the future of retail and governance structures, focusing on the challenges ahead as well as revealing opportunities for mid-sized global cities such as Adelaide.

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Posted: April 25, 2020

Virtual drinks

It was certainly different to our previous events but our Virtual Drinks was a great chance to see some familiar faces and catch up with members. For us, it’s important to keep the communication going and to keep sharing experiences, problems, ideas and wins along the way as a community to help get through the current situation and prepare for recovery. During the session Board member Graham Brown shared an article which put things in perspective and reminded us that the world and Adelaide had…

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Posted: March 10, 2020

Bigger. Bolder. Better.

It was great to share with our members our major project for 2020 and beyond – Bigger. Bolder. Better. - that will change our city’s narrative and provide a critical economic advantage, helping shape a better future. Off the back of last year’s Vision for Adelaide which looked at the type of city we’d like to see in the future, this new body of work will focus on how we can achieve this. Thank you to BHP for hosting us in their new building which…

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Posted: March 2, 2020

Women’s Network Group

The Committee for Adelaide’s Women's Network Group is continuing in 2020 and our first guest speaker of the year was Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment. Erma shared her experiences on private, not-for-profit and government boards and gave the group some tips on how to find a board role in an organisation doing work you're passionate about. The women's group is designed to support and encourage women seeking Board or committee roles who may not necessarily have the contacts or knowledge on how to do so.…

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