ADC Forum


About our initiatives

To achieve its mission ADC Forum has developed an integrated model of high-profile events, industry specific initiatives, information exchange, international delegations, and a leadership awards program.

ADC Forum initiatives are renowned for attracting high calibre participants, engendering frank and constructive sharing of views, and generating quality ideas and courses of action. In order to ensure the right level of involvement and engagement, the inclusion of disruptive thinking, diversity and integration, the Chatham House Rule will apply to key and critical elements of the program.

ADC Forum also offers a range of other initiatives ranging from Boardroom briefings and Corporate/Government consultations such as Canberra Connection, to high-profile one day summits focusing on critical issues. ADC initiatives are renowned for their quality, the calibre of participants, and the frank and constructive sharing of views they engender.

Publications of proceedings and contributions of major ADC Forum events represent an enduring resource for business and public policymakers, disseminating insights and expert contributions.

ADC Forum’s flagship initiative is the Australian Leadership Retreat, convened annually. This ‘invitation only’ two and a half day Retreat brings together Federal Cabinet Ministers from Australia, Public Servants from Asia, State Premiers and Senior Ministers, Chief Executives from companies across Australasia, senior government officials, leading local and international academics, and other community leaders to discuss the key issues affecting the nation, the wider region, and the international community.

Annual Initiatives


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