Australian Leadership Summit 2022, 29-30th April 2022

“Building a thriving Australia”

29-30th April 2022

Overview

Building on its over 26 years history of bringing together leaders from across all sectors, ADC Forum has decided to hold a new kind of meeting, the Australian Leadership Summit, not only to discuss our world’s most pressing challenges but also to commit to strategies to address them.
Be part of a discussion which will not only help us understand the future,but to contribute to shaping it. Numbers are limited in order to enable in-depth discussions amongst participants and speakers.

 

The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement 

Welcome to the ADC Australian Leadership Summit, a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Brisbane’s local culture and community, and hopefully explore some of the superb tourism experiences on offer here.

 

The impacts of the pandemic have provided incredible challenges, but thanks to the hard work of Queenslanders our state was one of the first to put in place a COVID Safe Event Framework which paved the way for events such as this one to take place.

 

The Queensland Government is proud to support the ADC Australian Leadership Summit, through Tourism and Events Queensland’s National Business and Events Program and  it is a feature on our It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Events are an important part of our state’s economic recovery from the pandemic because they attract visitors to the region which stimulates the local economy and supports local jobs. Events are also an important opportunity for communities, friends, families and visitors to come together, creating community pride and reconnecting us.

Congratulations to the event organisers and all those involved in organising this event – may it be a successful one.

If you are visiting for the event, I encourage you to make some time to explore the diverse tourism experiences on offer in this beautiful region.

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Theme

We are at an inflection point with new geopolitical and global economic order unfolding everyday. There’s no going back from this. Whatever lies ahead will be profoundly different from what any of us know. Illusions have been shattered, assumptions exposed, paradigms exploded. We have a stark choice–do we let this tide wash over us or do we accept the opportunity to proactively shape the future for prosperous Australia and its place in the world.

How to attend

The Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event for people to contribute to the process of setting the agenda in this transformative process. You may  nominate a leader to attend.

Program

The Program

Our program responds to the pressing imperative, in these turbulent times, to have the conversation about the future we want for Australia. We need fresh strategies, policies and reforms to adjust to the new world that is emerging.

World-class thought and industry leaders will contribute to this conversation. The Program will feature plenary sessions, working lunches, small group discussions, industry sessions and workshops.
Sessions will include:

  • VISION FOR AUSTRALIA
    The conversation we need to have, led by some of our nation’s leading thinkers.
  • ECONOMY
    Including turmoil, global trade and supply chains and climate change policy
  • GEOPOLITICS
    Australia’s position in the world and our ability to chart our own course
  • BUSINESS CHALLENGES OPPORTUNITIES
  • NATIONAL CULTURE AS A BASIS OF RESILIENCE
  • MIGRATION AND POPULATION
  • INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA,SOVEREIGNTY,AND THE CONSTITUTION
  • THE STRESSES ON DEMOCRACY
  • ANTARCTICA-NATIONAL SECURITY TERRITORY
  • THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
  • AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE IN SPACE
  • AI–HOW TO GET EMPOWERED,NOT OVERPOWERED
  • REDESIGNING OUR HEALTH SYSTEM
  • MEETING THE CHALLENGES IN AGED CARE
  • EDUCATION,INNOVATION,SKILLS AND PRODUCTION
  • INVESTMENT OUTLOOKS
  • DIGITAL ASSETS
  • ENERGY FUTURES

The Program

Events for you

Forum Membership is by invitation only. Persons invited to become Forum Members can use the the Forum platform to help shape regional and global agenda on key issues.

Industry Sessions

Industry sessions deliver a deeper understanding of the factors influencing key sectors, supported by economic updates, analyses and predictions from industry leaders.

Nightcaps

Informal sessions where keynote speakers provide “behind the scenes” insights in a convivial, interactive environment.

Investor Circle

Meetings of investors sharing insights into asset classes, structures, regulatory developments and economic trends impacting on markets in a frank peer-to-peer discussion.

Country Briefings & Delegations

In depth insights from business leaders, government officials and academics illuminating current and future trajectories of countries critical to our future.

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Our speaker lineup
SPEAKER
Sandra Harding AO

Australian economic sociologist and university administrator

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Innes Willox

Chief Executive – Australian Industry Group

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Dr Fiona Simon

CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC), the peak body for the Australian hydrogen industry

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Brad Carr

Executive, Digital Data & Analytics (DDA) Governance and Industry Engagement NAB

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Sarah Chayes

Author and former special advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Naomi Anstess

General Manager Indigenous Business Growth at Indigenous Business Growth

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Jerome Cubillo

Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network (NTIBN)

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Dr Emma Shortis

A nationally recognised expert in the history and politics of the United States.

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Dr Larry Marshall

Chief Executive of CSIRO

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Pauline Vamos

Chairman and President Governance Institute of Australia

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Dr Tony Press

Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership, at the University of Tasmania

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Professor Brian Schmidt AC

Vice-Chancellor and President, Australian National University

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Professor John Blaxland

Professor of International Security & Intelligence Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

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Kathryn Campbell AO CSC and Bar

Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC

Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Australian National University

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Indi Hodgson-Johnston

COO – ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic

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Greg Medcraft

Non-Executive Director, Australian Finance Group

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Dr. Emil P. Bolongaita

Head, Carnegie Mellon University in Australia, and a Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University

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Dr Jana Matthews

Professor, ANZ Chair in Business Growth and Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth at the University of South Australia

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Daniel van Aswegen

Founder at Market Line an independent corporate value consulting and advisory firm

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Professor Joanna Batstone

Director of the Monash Data Futures Institute

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Peter Brain

CEO at National Institute of Economic and Industry Research

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Sir John Kay CBE

Partner, Finance Co

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Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Executive Director, The Ethics Centre

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Jamie Susskind

Author of the award-winning bestseller Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech.

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Gregory Copley AM

President at ISSA, and its Zahedi Center for the Study of Monarchy, Traditional Governance, and Sovereignty

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Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm

Professor and Chair in the Department of Religion and Chair in Science and Technology Studies at Williams College. He is author of Metamodernism: The Future of Theory and is an American academic, philosopher and social scientist.

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