WSBC is delighted to welcome The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, who will deliver her first State of the Region Address at our Major Business Leader Luncheon on August 30.
With the recent delivery of the State Budget, Western Sydney appears to be a big winner with huge funding outlays promised to infrastructure, health and education throughout the region. With road upgrades, rail links and a new airport on the way, Western Sydney is certainly a region on the move.
The State of the Region address will provide insight into how the NSW government’s projected investment will transform Sydney’s west. The Premier will also touch on her government’s achievements in the Western Sydney region, as well as the progress made thus far and the plans for the future.
Taking a deeper look into issues likely to affect Western Sydney beyond the investment boom, ABC TV's Lateline presenter Emma Alberici will facilitate an expert panel who will explore strategies to attract skilled residents, grow jobs and build a competitive labour market to address the issue of human capital in the region.
WSBC’s annual State of the Region address is Western Sydney’s key business leader luncheon. With a record crowd of 600 attendees at last year’s sold out event, the 2017 State of the Region Address is set to provide a great opportunity for you to engage with influential business leaders, generate leads and promote your business profile amongst the decision makers of Western Sydney.
Keynote Speaker I The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP
Gladys was first elected to the NSW Parliament as Member for Willoughby on 22 March 2003.
She was elected Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party on 23 January 2017 and sworn in as the 45th Premier of New South Wales. Gladys had previously served as Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations in the Baird Government since April 2015.
Prior to that, she was appointed Minister for Transport following the election of the O’Farrell Government in March 2011 and served in that role for four years.
She is a Master of Commerce graduate from UNSW and prior to entering Parliament worked as a General Manager for one of Australia’s largest financial institutions. Gladys has also completed studies in Government and Public Administration (B.A., Uni. Syd).
MC & Panel Facilitator I Emma Alberici
Emma Alberici is the presenter of ABC1's Lateline Program. Prior to taking up her latest role, Emma spent four years as the Europe Correspondent for the ABC based in the UK.
She arrived in London just as Lehmann Bros was collapsing and as the world began questioning every accepted orthodoxy attaching to global financial markets. For someone who had spent most of the previous two decades as a business and finance journalist, it was a case of right place, right time.
Emma worked at the Nine Network for ten years and did her cadetship before that at News Limited's Herald Sun Newspaper.
The daughter of a greengrocer, born and raised in Melbourne by migrant Italian parents, Emma has been a finalist three times in the Walkley Awards for journalistic excellence.
She studied her BA at Deakin and Melbourne Universities graduating with majors in Journalism, Economics & Italian. She is the author of three editions of The Small Business Book.
Emma Alberici appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International
$5.00 from every ticket sold at this event goes to the WSBC Charity Partner Program, raising funds for our 7 Charity Partners: Children's Medical Research Institute, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Northcott Disability Services, Parramatta Mission, Ronald McDonald House (Westmead), The Salvation Army and Westmead Medical Research Foundation
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