Professional Development Calendar

Annual Heads of Function and Senior Practitioners Dinner and Roundtable

Date 8 Mar 2018 to 9 Mar 2018
Location Sydney
Price AUD 1800.00
Discounted Member Price AUD 1600.00

Event Details:

The Centre’s Annual Roundtable is the once-a-year opportunity for the function’s senior management to join peers in the profession to flag and discuss how the function is being managed, and how its most senior executives are managing disruption, talent, socio-political change, interaction with other management functions, business as usual, and themselves.

Heads of Function and senior practitioners are encouraged to participate in this annual Roundtable to connect with peers, share insights about where the corporate public affairs management function is heading, and understand how other organisations and heads of function are managing their public affairs departments, and stewarding corporate reputation.

Most sessions will start with an address or presentation on a key issue by an industry leader or commentator, followed by an examination of issues through dialogue, in an active roundtable setting and full group participation.

The agenda and discussions will focus on:

  • What does the news media environment look like after a heady year of change in 2017, and what are the likely outcomes of the Turnbull Government’s new media ownership regime?
  • Managing your career in corporate public affairs: Keeping it real – navigating a long-term career in corporate public affairs
  • Corporate Community Investment in Australia – what are the leaders doing: an overview of the Giving Australia 2016 report into business community investment (released in September, 2017)
  • What attributes make the best heads of corporate public affairs
  • The political year ahead, and the policy issues that will dominate it.

    Discussion leaders include:
  • Luisa Megale, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, Lendlease
  • Andrew Hall, Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs, Commonwealth Bank
  • Karyn Munsie, Group Executive Corporate Development, Australian Unity
  • Malcolm Farr, Political Editor, and Insiders panellist
  • Matthew Percival, former Head of Function, AMP, ANZ, Fosters
  • Steve Allen, Chief Executive, Fusion Strategy
  • Tony Boyd, Chanticleer Editor, Australian Financial Review

  • Proceedings are conducted under the Chatham House rule and participation in the Roundtable on 09 March is restricted to senior practitioners to enable full and frank discussions among peers about managing the function, including the ups and downs.

    Roundtable Dinner: Thursday 08 March
    John Daley, Chief Executive Officer of the Grattan Institute will deliver the keynote address
    Post-Brexit, post-Trump: what does it mean for Australia?

    Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney

    Dinner, Thursday 08 March, 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start
    Roundtable, Friday 09 March, 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Register now and be part of important conversations and stimulating discussions to inform your decisions and the manner in which you manage as a senior executive.

    For further information please contact us via email or on telephone 02 8272 5101.

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    The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs is the only entity of its type internationally, connecting, via corporate membership, the corporate public affairs and communication function across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We assist our members embrace best practice public affairs structure and strategies.

    Our research, professional development programs, events and international thought leadership opens doors to help organisations and practitioners build and apply corporate public affairs as a core management tool and function.

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