Food for Thought
Learnings from Seattle and Vancouver


Wednesday, 17 July 2019
12:00 - Registration Opens
12:15 - Event Start
14:00 - Event Concludes


Ernst & Young 
Level 5
11 Mounts Bay Road 


This event is complimentary to member organisations of the Committee for Perth. 

OPEN TO MEMBERS Registration has now closed

I invite you to attend an upcoming event at which I will be sharing insights from my recent study tour to Seattle and Vancouver.

Hosted by Lyle Bicknell of the City of Seattle, my visit focused on economic growth and infrastructure; urban renewal; and public transport. Visiting sites downtown as well as meeting with leaders in the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, I also presented to the Seattle Downtown Association on life in post-boomtown Perth.

In Vancouver, I attended the TED 2019 ‘Bigger than Us’ conference and will share insights from some of the TED talks. 

Yours sincerely,


Meet our speakers and panellists

Marion Fulker Image

Marion Fulker

Chief Executive Officer

MARION FULKER is the inaugural Chief Executive of the Committee for Perth Ltd. She took up the position in January 2007 having previously been the Executive Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA Division. Marion is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia and holds an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business. Aside from leading the Committee, Marion is the Chair of the Conservation & Parks Commission. As an evidenced based organisation, Marion has led a number of landmark Committee for Perth research projects which have resulted in reports such as:- • Towards a Bright Future which outlines two scenarios for Perth as a region of 3.5 million people • Filling the Pool a gender equality report aimed at growing the number of women participating and progressing in corporate life in Perth • Get a Move On! the Committee’s outlines a mobile and connected future for the region • Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom the Committee’s focused on economic prosperity and diversity for Perth & Peel. In the past decade, Marion has undertaken study tours throughout the USA, Europe, Scandinavia, Australasia and the UK to examine how cities work. Her research focus has been on a range of topics including inner city vibrancy, urban renewal, economic development and public transport. In 2015 Marion was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence and in 2016 was the winner of the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the For Purpose & Social Enterprise category. In 2017 she was named as a finalist in the Western Australia of the Year Awards. Marion’s opinions on Perth’s future are regularly sought by government, industry and the media.