Past Events

May 17

Perth in Focus

Beyond the Boom – How is Perth faring?

Guest Speaker - Shaun Griffin

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 12.00pm

At this Perth in Focus luncheon, Ipsos Australia's Perth General Manager, Shaun Griffin shared the key findings of the Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom survey.

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May 16

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

The Noongar Six Season Cycle

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 12.15pm

At this lunch Dr Richard Walley OAM discussed the Noongar six season cycle, and how he has adopted it to best represent Noongar culture in major projects such as Yagan Square.

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May 11

Food for Thought

Stop Fixing Women

Guest Speaker - Catherine Fox

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 7.30am

 At this event Catherine Fox shared key insights from her latest book covering corporate culture, workplace flexibility, quotas and targets.

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Apr 12

Chairman's 20

Perth's Transport Future

Guest Speaker - Richard Sellers

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 12.15pm

John Langoulant AO, Chairman of the Committee for Perth invited Key Representatives from our Foundation and Corporate members to the first Chairman's 20 Advisory Group Luncheon for 2017. Transport and congestion have been key topics of interest to our members. Having recently launched our Get a Move On! report, John thought it timely to invite Richard Sellers the Director General of the Department of Transport to give an update on the portfolio.

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Apr 06

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

Value Capture

Guest Speaker - Joe Langley

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 12.15pm

At this lunch AECOM Technical Director Joe Langley discussed his first-hand experience in the use of value capture methods in the United States. Joe cut through the value capture fog and explained how we can benefit from this funding method in WA.

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Apr 05

Executive Women's Leadership Forum

Nadia Mitsopoulos

Guest Speaker - Nadia Mitsopoulos

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 5.15pm

Executive women within our membership organisations joined Committee for Perth in their first Executive Women’s Leadership Forum for 2017 to hear from journalist Nadia Mitsopoulos.

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Mar 16

Perth in Focus

The Pull Factor of the CBD

Guest Speaker - Lyle Bicknell

Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 12.00pm

At This Perth in Focus luncheon Lyle Bicknell, Principal Urban Designer at the City of Seattle shared Seattle’s revitalisation journey which is now considered to be one of the leading markets in Western United States.

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Feb 22

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

Perth Education City Report

Guest Speaker - Gaye McMath

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 12.15pm

Key representatives of our membership are invited to join us for the Committee's first Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon for the year.

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Nov 30

Perth in Focus

Get a Move On! Report Launch

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 12.00pm

The Committee for Perth is pleased to officially release its transport and congestion report, Get a Move On!.

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Nov 29

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

Economic Diversification

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 12.30pm

The Committee for Perth invites key representatives from the membership to join us for the final Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon for the year to be held on Tuesday, 29 November.

Immediately following the Annual General Meeting, this luncheon will feature a keynote address by Prof. Matthew Tonts, Head of School, Earth & Environment and Prof. Paul Plummer, Co-Director/Professor Centre for Regional Development from The University of Western Australia.

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Nov 08

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

A conversation with Diane Smith-Gander

Guest Speaker - Diane Smith-Gander

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 - 12.15pm

The Committee for Perth invites key representatives from our membership to our Food For Thought Leaders Luncheon, to be held on Tuesday, 8 November to hear from special guest speaker prominent non-executive director and President of Chief Executive Women.

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Oct 20

Executive Women's Leadership Forum

A conversation with Paddi Creevey OAM

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 4.45pm

This Executive Women's Leadership Forum, we offer you a complimentary invitation to join us and hear from Paddi Creevey OAM about her career and life journey. 

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Oct 13

Chairman's 20

How to fill the Pool

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 12.15pm

Chairman John Langoulant AO invites key representatives from the Committee's membership to attend the Chairman's 20 Advisory Group Luncheon on 13 October 2016. The aim of the Chairman's 20 luncheon is to provide a small and exclusive forum for discussion with the most senior leaders in our member organisations.

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Sep 01

Perth in Focus

Densifying the Suburbs

Guest Speaker - Dr. Julian Bolleter

Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 12.00pm

This Perth in Focus luncheon featured a keynote address from Associate Professor Julian Bolleter, at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC). Over lunch, Julian provided his perspective on the research and findings from his book "Scavenging the Suburbs" in which he proposes that Perth could become simultaneously denser, more liveable and support greater biodiversity. Click to view the presentation.

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Aug 09

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

The Deputy Premier

Guest Speaker - The Hon. LIza Harvey MLA

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 - 12.15pm

The Committee for Perth invited key representatives from our membership to our Food For Thought Leaders Luncheon, held on Tuesday, 9 August to hear from special guest speaker The Hon. Liza Harvey MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests.

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Jul 28

Chairman's 20

Advancing Gender Equity

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 12.15pm

The Chairman, John Langoulant AO invited key representatives from the Committee for Perth membership to attend the Chairman's 20 Advisory Group Luncheon on 28 July 2016. The aim of the Chairman's 20 luncheon is to provide a small and exclusive forum for discussion with the most senior leaders in our member organisations.

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Jul 21

Executive Women's Leadership Forum

A conversation with Hospitality

Guest Speaker - Anneke Brown

Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 4.45pm

At this Executive Women's Leadership Forum, we offered senior women from our membership a complimentary invitation to join us to hear from Hotel Manager of  COMO The Treasury - Anneke Brown about her career and life journey.

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Jun 16

Perth in Focus

Transport and Congestion - An international perspective on the transport debate

Guest Speaker - Prof. Jon Shaw

Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 12.00pm

This Perth in Focus luncheon featured a keynote address from UK Professor Jon Shaw, co-author of ‘The Transport Debate’. Click to view the presentation.

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Jun 09

Annual Chairman's Luncheon

Annual Chairman's Luncheon

Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 12.30pm

This year’s luncheon provides the opportunity to release our 2016-19 Strategic Plan to members. At the halfway point in our year-long Get a Move On! transport and congestion project, we will be sharing the research findings to date and outlining the major challenges for moving Perth's people as the region grows to 3.5 million people.

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May 12

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

Perth

Guest Speaker - David Whish-Wilson

Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 12.15pm

The Committee for Perth invited our key representatives from our member organisations to our Food For Thought Leaders Luncheon, to be held on Thursday, 12 May.

Over lunch, David Whish-Wilson, author of the book Perth and coordinator of the creative writing program at Curtin University lead discussion on his view of a growing Perth, as told in his book. David is currently a Fremantle resident, having lived half his life here and the other half between Europe, Africa and Asia.

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May 04

Perth in Focus

Attracting and Retaining Female Talent

Guest Speaker - Diane Smith-Gander

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 12.00pm

This Perth in Focus luncheon featured a keynote address from prominent Non-Executive Director and President of Chief Executive Women, Diane Smith-Gander. Diane reflected on the recommendations of Filling the Pool from the perspective of both her personal career journey and her aspirations for a bright economic future for WA. Click to view the presentation.

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Apr 07

Perth in Focus

Transport and Congestion - Perth's Future Mobility

Guest Speaker - Philip Davies

Thursday, 7 April 2016 - 12.00pm

This Perth in Focus luncheon featured the CEO of Infrastructure Australia, Philip Davies, who has over 25 years of experience in shaping policy, delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects and leading reform. Philip discussed in more detail, the Audit, the Plan and the re-invigorated Infrastructure Priority List. Sally Braidwood from IPSOS also released the key findings from the Business Interviews done as part of the Get a Move On! project. Click to view the presentation.

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Mar 22

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

The future of Fremantle as a port city

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 12.15pm

Over lunch, Dr Brad Pettitt, Mayor of the City of Fremantle will lead discussion on the importance of the Fremantle Port and its role more generally throughout Perth and Peel. He will also discuss the significance of the Indian Ocean Gateway and the proposed Outer Harbour expansion and how he envisions the future of the Fremantle Port within this context.

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Mar 10

Chairman's 20

Advancing gender equity with Perth Businesswomen

Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 12.30pm

Following last year’s release of the Committee’s Filling the Pool gender equality report, Chairman John Langoulant AO will be hosting a series of lunches to focus on ‘how to fill the pool’. The series will kick-off with an event for men only to be held in late February. This invitation requests your attendance at  the second Chairman’s 20 for the year which is open to female business leaders only in order to have an open forum discussion about the report and its recommendations.

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Mar 02

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

Asylum Seekers in Perth : The Stories behind the Headlines

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 - 6.36am

At our March Food for Thought luncheon we invite key representatives from our member organisations to hear experiences straight from a former seeker of asylum, now resident, in tandem with the latest insights from MercyCare’s CEO, Chris Hall and Executive Director Mission and Culture, Sheryl Carmody, who are working in this area.

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Feb 25

Executive Women's Leadership Forum

A conversation with Ingrid Cumming

Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 5.00pm

At the first Executive Women's Leadership Forum for 2016, we offer senior executive women from membership organisations a complimentary invitation to join us to hear from Whadjuk Noongar woman Ingrid Cumming about her career and life journey.

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Feb 24

Chairman's 20

Advancing gender equity with Perth Businessmen

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 12.30pm

Following last year’s release of the Committee’s Filling the Pool gender equality report, Chairman John Langoulant AO plans to host a series of lunches to focus on ‘how to fill the pool’. Our first event for the year is open to male business leaders only in order to have an open forum discussion on the report and its recommendations for organisations.

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Feb 16

Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon

Attracting and Retaining Talent

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 12.30pm

In 2015 Perth’s population reached 2 million. With cities across the globe playing a competitive game to attract and retain skilled and talented people Perth needs to consider its competitive advantage. Over lunch Lloyd Smith, CEO of global search organisation Gerard Daniels, will lead discussion about what businesses and candidates are looking for.

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Nov 25

Perth in Focus

The Vancouver Story: What can Perth learn about transformation and densification?

Guest Speaker - Gordon Price

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 12.00pm

This Perth in Focus luncheon will feature former City of Vancouver Councilor and Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University, Gordon Price. Gordon will talk about Vancouver’s transformation and how it has brought economic, environmental and social benefits. Click to view the presentation.

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Sep 01

Perth in Focus

Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million - What is the State Government's long-term plan for Perth?

Guest Speaker - ​Eric Lumsden PSM

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 - 12.00pm

Eric Lumsden, PSM, Chair of the Western Australian Planning Commission will be the keynote speaker and will discuss some of the key strategies proposed by the State Government around transport, housing and activity centres. Click to view the presentation.

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Jun 03

Perth in Focus

Filling the Pool - Project Launch

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 12.00pm

The Committee for Perth is pleased to invite you to the official release of its ground-breaking, Filling the Pool report. Click to view the presentation.

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Mar 05

Perth in Focus

Melbourne the World's Most Liveable City - What can Perth Learn?

Guest Speaker - The Right Hon. The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 12.30pm

At the Committee for Perth’s first Perth in Focus luncheon for 2015, Melbourne Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle will share his thoughts about why Melbourne has consistently been rated as the world’s most liveable city.

Premier Colin Barnett and Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi will also be part of a panel discussion after the keynote speaker. Click to view the presentation.

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Oct 28

Perth in Focus

Budget Pressures

Guest Speaker - John Daley

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 12.30pm

At our final Perth in Focus luncheon for the year, John Daley, Chief Executive Officer of the Grattan Institute will present the findings of the research 'Budget Pressures 2014.' John will explore the issue of whether the State and Commonwealth governments are properly managing their finances. Click to view the presentation.

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Aug 19

Perth in Focus

Filling the Pool

Guest Speaker - Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 12.30pm

At this Perth in Focus luncheon, Dr Fitzsimmons will present the foundations for the research project as well as the preliminary findings of the 'Filling the Pool' project and begin to answer the question of whether there really are significant differences facing women in WA compared to the rest of the Country? Click to view the presentation.

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Jul 01

Perth in Focus

Perth's Liquor Licensing

Guest Speaker - Jill Stark

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 12.00pm

Please join us to hear keynote speaker, Jill Stark, Health Editor at The Age and author of ‘High Sobriety’ talk about her year without alcohol, our drinking culture and the reaction of friends and colleagues about her decision.

A panel discussion will follow with Jill Stark, the Chair of the Independent Panel into the Liquor Licensing Review and a business partner in a popular Northbridge bar/member of the Business Improvement Group of Northbridge. Click to view the presentation.

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May 08

Perth in Focus

Perth's Ageing Population

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 12.00pm

Please join us for lunch as Eric Lumsden PSM, the Chairman of the Western Australian Planning Commission, shares with us Perth’s changing demographics and what the land use and planning implications are for an ageing society.

A panel discussion will follow with speakers from the banking, aged care, community and professional services sectors. Click to view presentation.

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Mar 13

Perth in Focus

Perth as a connnected city

Thursday, 13 March 2014 - 12.30pm

We invite you to join us for lunch as we seek to learn from international guest speaker Lyle Bicknell, Principal Urban Designer at the City of Seattle and to discuss the impact of the government's deferral of the MAX light rail project. Click to view presentation.

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Oct 17

Perth in Focus

Reflections on Perth from afar - what can we learn?

Guest Speaker - Marion Fulker

Thursday, 17 October 2013 - 12.30pm

You are invited to join us for a luncheon where Committee for Perth CEO Marion Fulker will present the findings of her recent study tour that took her to nine cities across the US, Canada and the UK in a bid to seek inspiration for Perth from beyond our borders.

Marion will be joined by the Lord Mayor who will present on the important role that public art plays in creating vibrant cities. Click to view presentation.

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Jun 27

Perth in Focus

Local Government Reform is critical to Perth's future

Thursday, 27 June 2013 - 12.30pm

You will hear from special guests Rodney Hide, QSO former New Zealand Minister for Local Government with key responsibility for Auckland’s reform to ‘super city’; Mark Ford and Rob Fisher, key personnel involved in the Auckland Transition Agency; and Jude Munro, former CEO of the City of Brisbane. Their accounts of the reform experiences from elsewhere will provide valuable insights that can help Perth develop the best model for the long term and the transition arrangements to a new model. Click to view the presentation.

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Jun 06

Perth in Focus

Build it and they will come - a look at Perth's arts infrastructure

Guest Speaker - Alec Coles

Thursday, 6 June 2013 - 12.30pm

You are invited to join the Hon. John Day MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts and guest speaker Alec Coles OBE, CEO of the WA Museum, as the Committee for Perth releases our latest research report: Examining Perth's Performing Arts Infrastructure. Click to view the presentation.

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May 01

Perth in Focus

Made In Australia

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 - 12.30pm

This event features Dr Julian Bolleter, Australian Urban Design Research Centre, UWA, Dr Anthony Smith, UWA, Vanessa Rauland, Curtin University and David Kaesehagen. Click to view the presentation.

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Mar 01

Perth in Focus

Perth as a global minerals and energy resources hub

Friday, 1 March 2013 - 12.30pm

Professor Matthew Tonts presents the latest FACTBase Special report, Perth as a global minerals and energy hub. Following the keynote address there will be a panel discussion with the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Michael Schoch and Tim Langmead. Click to view the presentation.

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Nov 01

Perth in Focus

Perth Public Transport

Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 12.30pm

Mark Burgess, Public Transport Authority and Craig Woodridge, Department of Transport discuss the future of Perth's transport. Click to view the presentation.

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Sep 01

Perth in Focus

Towards a Bright Future - A vision for Perth as a region of 3.5 million people

Saturday, 1 September 2012 - 12.30pm

This event features Marion Fulker, Committee for Perth, Dr Ken Michael, AC, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Professors Richard Weller, Matthew Tonts and Peter Newman. Click to view the presentation.

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Aug 01

Perth in Focus

Becoming the world's most liveable city

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 - 12.30pm

Professor Rob Adams, Director City Design, City of Melbourne; Hon John Day MLA, Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts; Science and Innovation and Craig Smith, City Architect with the City of Perth

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May 01

Perth in Focus

Perth Waterfront Project

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 - 12.30pm

Tony Morgan from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority will discuss the plans for Perth's new waterfront.

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Mar 01

Perth in Focus

Perth's Major Stadium

Thursday, 1 March 2012 - 12.30pm

Ronnie Hurst, Project Director will discuss the plans for Perth's new major stadium.

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