AEDA Business Summit



Wednesday 25 May, 2022
9:00am - 4:30pm
Adelaide Oval

$195/person or $1800/table of 10

Ticket sales will end at 5pm Wednesday 18 May

Book now

AEDA Business Summit



Wednesday 25 May, 2022
9:00am - 4:30pm
Adelaide Oval

$195/person or $1800/table of 10

Ticket sales will end at 5pm Wednesday 18 May

Book now

The inaugural AEDA Business Summit brings together world-class speakers, including industry leaders in economics, commercial property, retail, and tourism sectors, to share insights and ideas informing the future state of Adelaide and a vision for local business collaboration.

The summit provides a unique platform for city business leaders to network and forge relationships and will be an integral part of shaping opportunities for the Adelaide economy to prosper in a post-COVID world.

Secure your seat now to be a part of the outlook for the future of Australia's most liveable city.

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Program -

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Welcome

Introduction: Ian Hill, Managing Director, Adelaide Economic Development Agency

Economic Outlook for Adelaide (2022 and beyond): Adrian Tembel, Chair, SA Productivity Commission

Keynote address: changing mindsets of Australians and the role the Adelaide CBD in a post COVID-19 environment: Bernard Salt AM, Executive Director, The Demographics Group

Morning Tea

Outlook and opportunities for the Adelaide CBD: Clare Mockler, Chief Executive Officer, City of Adelaide

Premier’s address: The Honourable Peter Malinauskas MP, Premier of South Australia

Panel session 'Building Adelaide’s position in a post COVID-19 world':

  • The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor
  • Nikki Govan. Chair, Adelaide Economic Development Agency
  • Bernard Salt AM, Executive Director, The Demographics Group
  • Professor Colin Stirling, President & Vice-Chancellor, Flinders University
  • Eloise Hall, Co-Founder & Managing Director, TABOO

Two course lunch & networking

Tourism & Events (topic TBC): John O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Experience Co.

Retailing and Adelaide’s online marketplace: Dinuke Ranasinghe, Chairman & CEO, Arcadier

Commercial property outlook for Adelaide: Ben Parkinson, Managing Director, JLL Adelaide

Panel session ‘Jobs, Workforce and Skills Attraction’:

  • Hendri Mentz, Managing Partner, Deloitte Australia
  • Mark Glazbrook, Chief Executive Officer, Migration Solutions
  • Milly Vorrasi, Director Client Engagement, Hays
  • Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Networking session, including drinks and canapes overlooking Adelaide Oval

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About Adelaide Economic Development Agency -

Working closely with businesses, industry groups, state government agencies and other relevant organisations, Adelaide Economic Development Agency delivers a range of programs designed to stimulate the city's economic growth by attracting investment and supporting residential growth, growing an annual events calendar and marketing the city as a whole including promoting Rundle Mall as Adelaide's premier shopping destination.

AEDA recognises the value of bringing the business community together to offer reduced ticket pricing for the inaugural AEDA Business Summit to maximise involvement.