The Australian Leadership Retreat 2014 took place from August 15 to 17 2014 on the One&Only Hayman Island.
The Retreat is the country’s premier gathering for business, political, academic and community leaders. It is a forum that promotes the fearless exchange of ideas concerning Australia among an exemplary cast representing myriad strands of domestic and international leadership. The Retreat has built its formidable reputation on substance over celebrity, and its durable appeal is only partly owed to the high-powered roll call of speakers and attendees.
The Retreat sets rather than follows the agenda through open, robust, and confidential debate, with a deliberate focus on the long term.
The program included keynote addresses, expert panels, a series of parallel workshops, thematic working lunches and a range of informal discussions.
Australia has enjoyed exceptional prosperity over recent decades, but economic and geopolitical changes are raising questions about how we can best position ourselves for the future. The Retreat will enable participants to look at what are the attributes which have made Australia great, how can we leverage these for the future and what are the threats?
The Retreat will look over the horizon in exploring issues impacting on Australia’s development, including demographic shifts in the workforce, technological changes and the geopolitical landscape and economic environment.
The program is designed to present participants, drawn from the highest levels of business and other sectors, with broader insights to inform their strategies, through a series of exclusive and confidential briefings and discussions led by a distinguished group of Australian and international speakers.