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The Connection's 18th Annual State of the Region Address

  • 25-May-2022
  • 11:30 - 14:30
  • The William Inglis Hotel, 155 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm, NSW, 2170

This event is sold out. Please contact the Events Team at for further information.

The Western Sydney Business Connection is delighted to welcome the 46th Premier of New South Wales, The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, who will deliver his first State of the Region Address on May 25.

Taking office as the youngest Premier in New South Wales history and having to face economic, climate and health challenges in his first seven months of leadership, Premier Perrottet will provide timely insight into his government's progression, priorities and plans for Western Sydney. 

The State of the Region Address is not only The Connection's signature event of the membership year, but is arguably one of the best business luncheons in the region. Consistently attracting record crowds, this event provides attendees significant opportunity to connect and engage with influential business leaders and decision makers from across Western Sydney.

Event Format 


Registration, Networking & Pre Lunch Drinks


Official Welcome & Presentations (includes a 2 course lunch)


Official Proceedings Close


Connection Members (excluding Small Business Members): are entitled to use their allocated complimentary seats for this event 

Small Business & Additional Member Seats: Individual - $200 + GST per person; Table of 10 - $180 + GST per person 

Non Member Seats: Individual - $300 + GST per person; Table of 10 - $280 + GST per person 

$5.00 from every ticket sold at this event will be shared amongst and donated to the Children's Medical Research Institute, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Northcott Disability Services and Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney.

Keynote Speaker  

The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP  |  Premier of NSW 

Dominic Perrottet is the 46th Premier of NSW, having served as NSW Treasurer for almost 5 years, and as Finance Minister for 2 years.

Growing up in Sydney’s north western suburbs – where he still lives with his wife Helen and their 7 children – Dominic is passionate about finding new and better ways for aspirational families in NSW to get ahead, with a particular focus on increasing home ownership, delivering strong economic and fiscal management, creating new job opportunities, and delivering both major and local infrastructure to make communities more liveable.

Since entering NSW Parliament in 2011, Dominic has been a driving force for reform, leading the rollout of Service NSW and establishing NSW’s first Productivity Commission to increase economic opportunity. He has also worked to reduce the tax burden (particularly payroll tax) and increase support for aspirational families through initiatives like the Active Kids voucher program.

A cornerstone of Dominic’s leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent NSW floods has been his close engagement with the people and businesses most affected, putting into practice his philosophy that modern government services and support must be built around people.

Dominic has a passion for Australian history and heritage, he is Australia’s first Millennial political leader, a sports fanatic, and a one-eyed West Tigers fan.


The Connection's venue partner for this event, The William Inglis Hotel, is an Accor ALLSAFE property and a registered COVID safe venue fully complying with NSW government regulations.

Please do not attend this event if you:

  • have a fever or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath)
  • have COVID-19

Please note should circumstances change, this event may be postponed or transitioned to an online webinar. Click here for event terms & conditions.

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