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WSBC's 2019 State of the Region Address

  • 29-Aug-2019
  • 11:30 - 14:30
  • The William Inglis Hotel, 155 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm, NSW, 2170


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Western Sydney Business Connection is delighted to welcome back the Premier of New South Wales, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, who will deliver her third keynote address at WSBC's 17th Annual State of the Region Business Leader Luncheon on August 29.

With a decisive win in the recent state election, hear first hand the NSW Government's progression, priorities and plans for Western Sydney.

WSBC’s State of the Region Address is Western Sydney’s key business leader luncheon. With 500 attendees at last year’s sold out event, the 2019 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.

2019 State of the Region Seats

WSBC Members: are entitled to use their complimentary seats for this event

Additional Member Seats: $150 + GST per person; or $1300 + GST for a table of 10

Non Member Seats: $250 + GST per person; or $2200 + GST for a table of 10 

Event Format: 


Registration, Networking & Pre Lunch Drinks


Official Welcome & Presentations (includes a 2 Course Lunch)


Official Proceedings Close

Keynote Speaker  I  The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW 

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).

Facilitator  l  Hamish Macdonald, Journalist

Hamish Macdonald is an award-winning broadcaster and foreign correspondent with the capacity to shift between conducting hard-hitting political interviews, reporting from the frontline of conflicts, to hosting prime-time news programs and leading in-depth investigations.

In the field, Hamish has been on the ground covering the war in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Libya, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Egyptian revolution as well as the rise of ISIS in the Middle East.

Hamish reported on United States Presidential elections, witnessing the rise of both Obama and Trump in America. He has also reported on the Oscar Pistorius trial, the Japanese Tsunami, London bombings and the search for more than 200 missing schoolgirls in Nigeria.

In 2013 Hamish was appointed International Affairs Correspondent for America’s ABC News, after a career anchoring and reporting for Al Jazeera English, United Kingdom’s Channel 4 and ITV and Australia’s Network Ten.

Hamish received the prestigious Walkley Award for Current Affairs Journalism and a Human Rights Australia Award for Broadcast Journalism in 2012. That same year GQ Magazine named Hamish “Media Man of the Year”. The Britain’s Royal Television Society named him “Young Journalist of the Year” in 2008.

In 2016 he became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Hamish Macdonald 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 for Applied Medical Research, Northcott Disability Services, Parramatta Mission, Ronald McDonald House (Westmead), The Salvation Army and Westmead Medical Research Foundation 

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