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Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown


Out There Summit is the Dialogue's flagship policy and community event, bringing forward great new ideas for Western Sydney – and setting the debate for regional investment, growth, governance and social inclusion. The event features a full day conference, including the annual Lachlan Macquarie Lecture and the awarding of the Pemulwuy Prize for commitment to the region.

This year the program will focus on education, jobs, major projects, sustainability and other trends impacting the growth of the region.

Speaker Line-up

  • Peter Achterstraat AM | NSW Productivity Commissioner, NSW Treasury & Chairman, Bankstown Airport Limited*

  • Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen | Head of Thought Leadership and Insights, NAB

  • Amanda Brisot | General Manager, Western Sydney Business Connection

  • Rebecca Grasso | Director City Growth, Campbelltown City Council

  • Lisa Havilah | Chief Executive Officer, Powerhouse Museum*

  • Bilal Hafda | Storyteller-in-Chief, Sydney Story Factory

  • Dr. Catherine Keenan | Executive Director, Sydney Story Factory

  • Graeme Loy | Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District

  • Craig McMaster | Executive Director, Sydney Coliseum, West HQ

  • Helen O’Loughlin | Social Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission*

  • David Tow | Lead - Cities Consulting Group, WSP

  • Lucy Turnbull AO | Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission

  • John Vassallo | CEO, Celestino/ Sydney Science Park

  • Greg Whitby AM | Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

  • Kevin Young | Managing Director, Sydney Water

(* = invited)