World class speakers will descend on Adelaide Oval this month as part of the Adelaide Economic Development Agency’s inaugural Business Summit.
The event features leaders in economics, commercial property, retail and tourism sectors who will share insights into the future of Adelaide, and a vision for local business collaboration.
The Demographics Group executive director Bernard Salt AM — popular for linking the inability of many young Aussies to get into the housing market because of their love of smashed avocado at trendy cafes — will be the event’s keynote speaker.
Among the topics he will speak about includes how CBDs across Australia need to adapt to an “on and off campus” learning style similar to universities as more people continue to work from home.
He says workers will behave like university students who attend lectures and tutorials on campus, but finish assignments and study at home.
“I think the CBD will be used as a more coming and going kind of way,” Mr Salt says.
“My view is that the office building will start to resemble something that is not unlike a university campus.
“You don’t actually write an essay at university, but you’re researching, collaborating, skilling and attending lectures, for example.
“Then the CBD becomes a place of learning, celebration, interaction and networking.”
Other speakers at the event include The Honourable Peter Malinauskas MP, Premier of South Australia, TABOO Co-Founder and Managing Director Eloise Hall and Chief Scientist for South Australia Professor Caroline McMillen.
AEDA Managing Director Ian Hill says the Summit will bring innovative ideas and insights into how Adelaide can set the scene for future business opportunities.
He says the Summit will offer “big conversations” about how cities can evolve in a post COVID-19 world.
“It will be a unique platform for city leaders to come together, listen to some of South Australia’s best speakers and network,” Mr Hill says.
“They can get insights into how to attract and retain talent and how their business might be able to adapt as new business trends evolve.”
“It is a fantastic line up of speakers and tickets are already selling fast so don’t miss out.”
AEDA Business Summit, presented by Adelaide Economic Development Agency
When: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022
Where: Adelaide Oval
Pricing: $195 per person | $1,800/table of 10
Ticket sales end May 18
Visit experienceadelaide.com.au/summit for more information.
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Media release and images provided by Adelaide Economic Development Agency.