AEDA Business Summit

Wednesday 22 May 2024
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Adelaide Oval on Tarntanya Wama

AEDA Business Summit

Wednesday 22 May 2024
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Adelaide Oval on Tarntanya Wama

Gain insights into the city’s future

Join us at Adelaide Oval on Tarntanya Wama for the 2024 Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) Business Summit on Wednesday 22 May, marking our third gathering of influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and thinkers.

This year's Summit promises a blend of insights, thought leadership, and opportunities designed to provide an understanding on the economic trajectories of our city and beyond.

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8:00 am: Registrations open

9:00 am - 9:20 am: Welcome and housekeeping, Welcome to Country, Lord Mayor Address, AEDA Official Welcome by AEDA Chair, Nikki Govan,

Keynote: State of the Economy - Alex Robson, Deputy Chair, Australian Productivity Commission

Panel Discussion: The Next 150 Years: The Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Professor Simon Lucey, Director, Australian Institute of Machine Learning; Dr Adrian Johnston, Head of AI at MMAPT Robotics and ThincLab expert; Associate Professor Devika Kannan, Deputy Director of the Centre forSustainable Operations and Resilient Supply Chain (CSORSC); David Mackenzie, Managing Principal of Digital at Aurecon.

Keynote: Property and Major Developments in Adelaide - Ben Parkinson, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, JLL

Morning Tea

Keynote: Luxury Retail in Adelaide's CBD - Philip Corne, Former CEO, Louis Vuitton Australian and New Zealand

Panel Discussion: Reimaging the Cultural Boulevard of Adelaide - Michael Harvey, Director, Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium; Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia; Dr David Gaimster, Director, South Australian Museum; Tracey Whiting AM, Chair, Adelaide Festival Board


Sponsor address: Professor Jess Gallagher, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Adelaide

Keynote: A Sustainable Visitor Economy - Jaclyn Thorne, Managing Director and Rebecca White, Founder and Director, The Tourism Collective

Keynote: The Art of the Start-Up - Tim Stollznow, CEO and Founder, MyVenue

3:05 pm 4:30 pm: Concluding formalities and networking drinks

4:30 pm: Event concludes

About the Adelaide Economic Development Agency

The Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) works closely with businesses, industry groups, state government agencies and other relevant organisations to deliver a range of programs designed to stimulate the city's economic growth. AEDA aims to attract investment, support residential growth, boost an annual events calendar and market the city as a whole, which includes promoting Rundle Mall as Adelaide's premier shopping destination.