SACES 30th Anniversary Special Luncheon

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies of the Adelaide and Flinders Universities is hosting a special luncheon on Friday, 22 March 2013 to celebrate 30 years of the establishment of the Centre for Economic Studies and its contribution to economic policy, research and public policy in Australia and, in particular, South Australia.  The luncheon will be held at the Intercontinental Adelaide (North Terrace, Adelaide), commencing at 12.00 noon and concluding at approximately 2.15pm.

The theme for the luncheon can be broadly summarised as ‘Public Administration and Public Policy:  Challenges in the C21st’.

We are pleased to feature two speakers at the luncheon to address this theme, both with an international reputation, experience and understanding of public administration, public policy, the national and South Australian economy and microeconomic reform.

Our two guest speakers are:

  • Professor Gary Banks AO, newly appointed Dean and CEO of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) (formerly Chair, Productivity Commission); and
  • Professor Gary Sturgess, NSW Premier’s ANZSOG Chair of Public Service Delivery, University of New South Wales.

Following the broad theme for the luncheon our two speakers will address Public Policy, Government, Markets and Successful Reform and Public Administration in the C21st: Devolution and Beyond.

Our two speakers are highly respected, independent policy advisors to Government and are in a position to provide thought provoking presentations to our audience on the public and private sectors’ ability and regional communities position to meet the challenges posed by globalisation, demographic structural changes, the quest for higher productivity, a more highly skilled workforce and transformation, efficiency and innovation in the public sector.

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