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Delegate Registrations

Welcome & Introduction


Ministerial Address


Keynote: How will the onset of the 4th industrial revolution impact our society and economy?

The current impacts, barriers and opportunities for the Australian economy. How will the onset of the 4th industrial revolution  impact our society and our economy?


Keynote: Why Australia needs to urgently address the changing nature oF work

The rapid growth of AI and related technologies presents significant and immediate risks and opportunities for enormous value creation or destruction, in all sectors and markets, with resulting impacts on societies and communities. Leaders who are able to accurately model, predict and understand these effects will make better decisions and will be more able to seize the opportunities of emerging technologies.


Panel: How are organisations successfully transforming their businesses

The transformation of organisations whether they are in the private, public or not-for-profit sector is critical as organisations prepare to operate in a global digital marketplace. Ultimately, it will mean the difference between them surviving and failing. If organisations are able to embrace transformation, they will retain their competitive edge and continue to employ.


Morning Tea


Keynote: How to prepare for the for the future of work?

A World leading futurist examines how, where and what we will do for work. Learn why a robot won't take your job, and what actions you should be taking right now to prepare yourself for the future of work.


Panel: Putting talent development and future workforce strategy front and centre to growth  

It is critical that talent is developed to be able to support the transition to the global digital economy. How confident are organisations regarding the adequacy of their future workforce strategies? Will they be able to prepare and respond to the shifts ahead?


Keynote: Leadership is more critical to survival and growth during transition

Now, more than ever, business leaders must have a working knowledge of the rapidly changing environment. They need to know the questions to ask of their teams and have the foresight to assess the answers they receive. Above all else, they need to continue to innovation. Standing still is the equivalent of moving backwards.


Lunch & Networking


Panel: A matter of trust

A transformation of this kind will be an enormous upheaval. Who will we trust to make this happen without wrecking the economy?


Panel: We want to have meaningful jobs for those who want to work

While we move to an economy where ‘machines do machine work and people to people work’ what is that work and how do we craft careers that are fulfilling as we move to a job market with a strong demand at the high and low ends, but a hollowing out of the middle.


Panel: Skilling up an economy

We know we have too few workers ready for the global digital economy. How can we skill up at scale in time? How do we do this when the jobs of tomorrow do not yet exist?


Panel: The critical role of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship and innovation will allow us to create the companies that generate new revenue streams for our economy and opportunities for those who want to work. Startups create new jobs and businesses founded by women ultimate delivery higher revenue. So what is the role of entrepreneurship in the 4th industrial revolution?


Panel: Show me the money. Where are the niches we should be developing?

What opportunities are there for those wanting to invest in startups and how can we scale our new enterprises fast enough to compete confidently in global markets?


Keynote: What can progress look like? Learning from the Canadian experience

How do you create billion dollar companies, transition workers to a digital economy, improve society for future generations and make a difference beyond our borders? An examination of The MaRS Discovery District and the Employee Pathways Program


Closing Remarks