Business Luncheons | Executive Business Networking - Showcase SA


Showcase SA holds two major corporate and executive business luncheon series across the calendar year, drawing attendees from across our member businesses. 

These provide a great opportunity to learn from keynote speakers from across South Australia’s leading industries, and some of our state’s most powerful and compelling influencers. 

Industry Series Business Luncheons

We hold six Industry Insights lunches as part of our Industry Series each year.

These events bring leaders from across Industry to present on a range of key topics selected by Showcase SA throughout the year. 

Recent speakers include former South Australian Premier and agribusiness leader Rob Kerin, South Australia’s Chief Entrepreneur Jim Whalley and other key leaders from across trade sectors. 

Recent venues have included Penfolds, the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo and the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Inspiring Leaders Series luncheons

We hold six Inspiring Leaders lunches annually.

Here, chief executives, managing directory and senior business decision-makers sit together in a long-table setting to connect over lunch, while hearing from an Inspiring South Australian about what makes them tick, and how they have become a leader in their field. 

Previous ‘Inspiring Leaders’ have included 2020 Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke AM, Olympic Gold Medallist and new Santos Tour Down Under race director Stuart O’GradySouth Australian Tourism Commission executive director of marketing Brent HillLord Mayor the Right Honourable Sandy Verschoor and Network Ten’s general manager of operations Frank Filosi.

Venues have included the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo, the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, George’s on Waymouth, Electra House and Pullman Adelaide.


Dr Richard Harris of Operation Flinders

Inspiring Leaders

Lunch with Operation Flinders & Dr Richard Harris

Dr Richard Haris SC OAM is a leading Adelaide anaesthetist and the 2019 Australian of the Year recipient as one of the two Australian cave divers who rescued a junior soccer team trapped in a network of caves in Thailand.

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Industry Insights Breakfast International Impact on Business

With Christina Bellantoni (USC Annenberg School of Communications)

Join Prof. Christina Bellantoni from the USC Annenberg School of Communications for a unique, exclusive analysis of the upcoming US Presidential Election and what a Trump or Biden presidency could mean for business in Australia.

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Inspiring Leaders

With Bruce Djite

From the USA to Australia, across Asia and back to Adelaide, Bruce Djite has racked up his fair share of frequent flyer points in a decade-long professional football career. The head of Adelaide United’s football program spoke to Showcase SA members about opportunity and diversity in professional sport.


Budget Breakdown
With the Hon Christopher Pyne

The Hon Christopher Pyne provided an SA-centric analysis of the federal government’s ‘COVID-budget’ and what opportunities it offers South Australia’s business sector and economy.

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Inspiring Leaders
Dr James Muecke AM Australian of the Year

James Muecke has built a career treating and preventing eye health issues, but the hidden culprit for blindness? Australia’s growing diabetes problem. Find out why sugar is toxic and get an insight into the man who is our top Australian.

Showcase SA Industry Insight: Agribusiness with by Rob Kerin at Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo (July 2020) [Photographer: Matthew Kroker Photography]

Industry Insights: Agribusiness
Rob Kerin Former Premier of SA

Mr Rob Kerin took our gathered attendees through the state-of-play for South Australia’s agribusiness and agricultural export sector, and how it is weathering the challenges presented in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic and changing national relationship with China.

Showcase SA Inspiring Leaders Lunch with Stuart O'Grady at Majestic Rooftop Hotel (July 2020)

Inspiring Leaders Lunch with Stuart O'Grady

The most-capped rider at the Tour de France Stuart O’Grady was our special guest at our Inspiring Leaders Lunch in July, and spoke to decision-makers and high-level executives from across Showcase SA’s business community at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

Business and Executive luncheons are available with:


Ideal for Small-Medium businesses
$ 2500* Valued at over $4,000
  • Directory listing
  • Member/News feature
  • Member events
  • Masterclass tickets
  • Industry Series tickets


For executives and S/M businesses
$ 5000* Valued at over $9,000
  • Directory listing
  • Member/News feature
  • Member events
  • Masterclass tickets
  • Industry Series tickets
  • Leadership Series tickets
  • Exclusive Experiences
Best Value