Posted: February 15, 2019

2019 Planning Day

Bold ideas to put Adelaide on the global map and create a more sustainable and vibrant community were shared when about 40 of our city's finest thinkers joined our Board planning day last month. Thanks to our members, partners and supporters for participating. We're continuing to work through the ideas and look forward to sharing outcomes.

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Posted: February 5, 2019

DAMA Roundtable

Moves to increase our population are gaining traction in Canberra and the Committee for Adelaide, along with Migration Solutions, is playing a key role in helping secure the best outcomes for our State. We're collating data on future and current skills and labour shortages that can be used as the basis to negotiate Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) for South Australia and would like to thank all members who responded to our survey on this issue. In early January, we also held a roundtable discussion with a cross…

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Posted: December 21, 2018

End of Year Celebration

2018 was a busy year during which we took the population debate to Canberra, launched Boards without Borders and established a strong voice for Adelaide while our diverse membership grew stronger. Thank you to the University of South Australia Business School for hosting us and Junction Australia for sharing your insights on your work, especially as it relates to child protection. Click here for more pictures on the night. Thank you to all our members for your enormous contributions throughout 2018. We wish you all…

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Posted: December 14, 2018

Learnings from the Netherlands

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer had the opportunity to share her experiences from a recent study tour of the Netherlands while asking the question: What can Adelaide learn from Europe and why is the Netherlands considered a leader in areas such as innovation and mobility? From housing estates to innovation precincts and institutes where universities, governments and businesses work in collaboration using cities as “living laboratories”, she spoke about some of the most exciting smart developments occurring in today’s urban environments. It was also great…

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Posted: October 19, 2018

Future of work

In an inspiring session with the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, we explored the role businesses and community groups can (and need to) take to prepare young people for the future. On the day groups were given four focus areas which included upskilling of parents and carers, thought diversity, youthful cities and work experience. Many ideas were captured during the session with the aim to identify tangible outcomes that will make a positive difference. Stay tuned for more on this.      

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Posted: August 9, 2018

Meet and greet with Peter Malinauskas MP

Although politically neutral, the Committee for Adelaide values building strong relationships with our political leaders. Our recent event with Peter Malinauskas MP was a great opportunity for members to meet the new Leader of the Opposition, hear firsthand his agenda for South Australia and and engage in some thought provoking and insightful conversation. It was also a chance to introduce our new members to the group. In case you couldn’t make it, or you want to have a look at social pics from the evening head…

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Posted: August 7, 2018

Bank SA Trends economic bulletin launch

The Committee for Adelaide was well represented at the recent Bank SA’s Trends economic bulletin launch with both CEO Jodie van Deventer and Board member Andrew Culley, wearing his Deloitte hat, joining the Premier and Opposition Leader in a panel discussion on population growth. To achieve growth targets, major changes are needed to the Federal migration system and it was great to hear both political leaders’ support for this. This coincides with more of our Federal politicians waking up to the fact that instead of cutting…

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Posted: July 5, 2018

Governors Leadership Foundation research project round table

Thanks to everyone who participated in our round table discussion on Creating a vibrant Urban Village - adapting to a new lifestyle paradigm. While the discussion was wide ranging, it has helped participants in the Governors Leadership Foundation (GLF) to clarify their thinking and narrow the scope of their research. The group is expected to present their findings in November. A big thank you to AECOM for hosting.

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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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