2023 ACCI Business Leaders Summit and Gala Dinner

2023 ACCI Business Leaders Summit and Gala Dinner

Registrations are now open for the 2023 ACCI Business Leaders Summit and Gala Dinner on November 15, 2023.

The ACCI Business Leaders Summit is a premier gathering that brings together influential leaders from both the political and business spheres in Australia. The summit will provide a platform to discuss key opportunities and challenges for advancing economic growth, sustainability, and prosperity in Australia. The aim is to inspire, educate and empower business leaders by focusing on current trends in Energy, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), and Industrial Relations.

The Summit offers an opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking, and fostering meaningful dialogue between government officials and industry leaders.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP will deliver a keynote address at the dinner.

ACCI Business Leaders Summit
Date | Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time | 9.00am for a 9.30am start
Location | QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra

ACCI Gala Dinner
Date | Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time | 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Location | QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra
Guest speaker | Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP

ACCI has arranged discounted accommodation at QT Canberra. Details can be found on the registration page.

ACCI Sydney Welcome Drinks

ACCI Sydney Welcome Drinks

ACCI Sydney has recently moved from the Business NSW office in North Sydney to their new Chifley Square location, in the heart of the CBD. We are excited to be able to share this space with our members and colleagues at ACCI’s first edition of ACCI Sydney Welcome Drinks.

This move has allowed us to be closer to the action, serving more of our members in an innovative, central location. 

Welcome drinks are the perfect opportunity to network with your corporate and industry colleagues and counterparts. 

These networking events will be taking place regularly throughout the year.

Changes to the Workplace Gender Equality Act

Changes to the Workplace Gender Equality Act

Parliament recently passed a series of legislative reforms to the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 in an effort to close the gender pay gap. These reforms impact reporting to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and include a requirement for WGEA to publish employer gender pay gaps for the first time in early 2024.

CEO of WGEA, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge has been invited to speak to ACCI members on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, about the significant impact on employers across Australia.

With reforms to start taking effect in late 2023, ACCI would like to help members better understand the changes and their desired result, as well as provide an overview of how to improve gender equality in the workplace.

Following her keynote address, Mary Wooldridge will join ACCI CEO, Andrew McKellar for a Q&A session before opening the floor to members for questions.

More information on the legislative changes can be found on the WGEA website.

 

*This is an exclusive, members-only webinar.

Post-Budget Business Address by the Hon. Dr Jim Chalmers, Treasurer

Post-Budget Business Address by the Hon. Dr Jim Chalmers, Treasurer

The task of framing the 2023-24 budget will be a delicate balance of complexities, unlike others in the past. Treasurer Jim Chalmers is confronting complicated global conditions on a number of fronts as well as the need to address budget repair, raising the spectre of politically difficult spending restraint. Withdrawal of stimulus in the post-COVID-19o0 environment, rising interest rates, runaway energy prices and higher inflation has triggered a challenging situation for government and business alike. While rear-guard action is fought against these unfavourable circumstances, what capacity remains for advancing a stronger Australian future?

The roadshow arrived in Sydney with Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivering his ACCI and Business NSW Post-Budget Address at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Dr Chalmers told the audience that he woke up on Wednesday morning not thinking of the budget, but what’s next – the new well-being framework and the employment white paper. And the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook will follow shortly after, along with a referendum vote on the Voice.

He said he was proud of his January essay in The Monthly that advocated for a new values-based capitalism – and was proud of the level of engagement that it provoked.

The treasurer then joined ACCI CEO, Andrew McKellar for a Q&A.

Thank you to Dr Sherman Chan, chief economist, Business NSW and Amy Auster, chief economist and insights officer, PwC Australia for their economic update and to Anthea Williams for moderating.

ACCI also acknowledges our event sponsor Chris de Bruin, chief executive – consumer and business banking from Westpac Group and, for moving the vote of thanks.

 

More photos from the day’s event can be viewed here.

The Hon. Dr Jim Chalmers MP, Treasurer of Australia speaks to ACCI members and guests

Event details

Date | Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Time | 12.30pm – 2.30pm Luncheon

Dress | Business attire

Location | Museum of Contemporary Art

Address | Harbourside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000