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Wednesday 9th May 2018 ~ Novotel Parramatta

Out There focuses on promoting new ideas for Greater Western Sydney and setting the debate for investment, growth and social inclusion. It aims to celebrate the talent and diversity of the region, stimulate debate on key issues and award outstanding achievement in various categories of regional leadership, contribution and advocacy.


Summit Videos

Western Sydney's 2018 Out There Summit - Event Highlights (6 minute package)

Out There Summit Introduction &
Welcome to Country

Lord Mayor Clr. Wilson
City of Parramatta

Building Schools & Skills
to Meet Demand

Jon Black | MD, TAFE NSW
Anthony Manning | Chief Executive,
School Infrastructure NSW
Dr Linda O'Brien AM | Principal, Granville Boys' High School
Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver | Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Leadership, Western Sydney University
Moderator: Dr Tim Williams

The Regional Population Conundrum

David Borger | Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber
Dick Smith AC | Entrepreneur, Aviator & Population Provocateur
Moderator: Dr Andy Marks | Assistant Vice-Chancellor - Strategy & Policy, Western Sydney University

Lachlan Macquarie Lecture:
A Personal Vision

Prof. Peter Shergold AC | Chancellor,
Western Sydney University & Dialogue Patron

Stream A: Reputation, Identity & Community Leadership

Panel 1: Inspiring Greater Western Sydney
Mayor Chagai | Savannah Pride
Michael Dagostino | Campbelltown Arts Centre
Dr Catherine Keenan | Sydney Story Factory
Moderator: Adam Leto | Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Panel 2: Into the West - 
A breeding-ground for love or hate?
Deng Adut
 | AC Lawyers
Mark Geyer OAM | Triple M Sydney
Amna Karra-Hassan |  Auburn Giants Australian Football Club
Moderator: James Arvanitakis | Western Sydney University

Stream B: Economy & the Environment

Panel 1: Making cents of the Western Sydney economy
Bevan Paul |
 Parramatta Leagues Club
Connie Sokaris | NAB
John Vassallo |  Sydney Science Park
Moderator: Danny Rezek | Deloitte

Panel 2: Planning for a cooler and greener Western Sydney
Sarah Clift | 
 Parramatta River Catchment Group
Fiona Morrison |  Office of Open Space & Parklands
Paul Plowman |  Sydney Water
Moderator: Rod Simpson | Greater Sydney Commission

Out There Summit Wrap Up

Christopher Brown AM | Western Sydney
Leadership Dialogue

Summit Opening & Ministerial Address

Hon. Rob Stokes MP
Minister for Education

Greater Western Sydney: What's our vote worth?

Christopher Brown AM | Chairman,
Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

The Rise of the
Innovation Precinct

Lindy Deitz | Chief Executive, City of Campbelltown
Cameron Fuller | General Manager, NAB Health
Sarah Hill | Chief Executive Officer, Greater Sydney Commission
Amanda Larkin | Chief Executive, South West Sydney Local Health District
Danny O’Connor | Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District
Moderator: Theo Psychogios | Partner, Deloitte

NSW Opposition's plan for Western Sydney ahead of the 2019 State Election

Luke Foley MP | NSW Labor Leader & Shadow Minister for Western Sydney
Interviewed by: Chris O’Keefe | State Political Reporter, Nine Network

NSW Government’s plan for
Western Sydney ahead of the
2019 State Election

Hon. Stuart Ayres MP | Minister for Western Sydney, WestConnex & Sport
Interviewed by Miranda Wood | Assistant Editor, Sunday Telegraph

2018 Pemulwuy Prize Presentation

Awarded to Mayor Chagai | Savannah Pride
Presented by the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP | Minister for Western Sydney

Leadership Awards & Artistic Performance

Awards presented by Adam Leto | Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue
Performance by Lorenzo Rositano | Western Sydney Opera

Bankstown generations:
The evolution of the region

Bryan Brown AM | Actor & Producer
Sara Mansour | Co-Founder, Bankstown Poetry Slam
Interviewed by Bilal Hafda | Story-teller-in-Chief, Sydney Story Factory

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Event Photos