Out There Summit 2017

On the back of last year’s success, the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue is proud to present another stellar line-up of leaders at Out There 2017 across government, business, community, property, sport, tourism and the arts to debate the key issues in Western Sydney.

Headlined by NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, who will outline her vision for the region via the Lachlan Macquarie Lecture, Out There will also feature Federal Cities Minister Angus Taylor, NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley and other speakers.

This year’s Summit will examine how public policy and private investment needs to meet growth, it will review major projects, recognise achievement and showcase the region’s future leaders & artistic talent.

With our population set to explode over the coming decades, our program looks beyond today’s ‘catchup’ philosophy, to encourage our region’s key stakeholders, opinion leaders and decision-makers, to debate how their future plans will cater for tomorrow’s generation.

Friday, 28th April 2017

Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus

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Featured speakers

Lindy Deitz

General Manager, Campbelltown City Council

Dr Sarah Hill

Chief Executive Officer, Western Parkland City Authority

Christopher Brown AM

Chairman, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Amna Karra-Hassan

Special Counsel, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue & Alumni, Collaborative Leadership Program Class of 2022

Amanda Larkin

Chief Executive, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Adam Leto

Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Sara Mansour

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Bankstown Poetry Slam

Hon. Michelle Rowland MP

Federal Minister for Communications

Danny O’Connor


Lucy Hughes-Turnbull AO

Urbanist, Businesswoman and Philanthropist

Dr Tim Williams

Strategic Adviser, ARUP

Prof. Andy Marks

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Strategy, Government and Alliances, Western Sydney University

Hon. Stuart Ayres MP

Minister for WestConnex, Minister for Western Sydney & Minister for Sport

Prof. Barney Glover AO

Vice-Chancellor & President, Western Sydney University

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