IPAA ACT 2018 Conference

Now in its fourth year, our IPAA ACT 2018 Conference will look forward and outward, linking to the APS review. Join us to hear insights from a stellar cast of international speakers, innovators and thought leaders from across the public and private sector. The conversation will:

  • Challenge our thinking about what lies ahead
  • Learn from international reform practices
  • Hear insights from the Independent Review of the APS

Hosted by Frances Adamson, IPAA ACT President and Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with speakers including: 

  • Sandy Gupta, Vice-President World-Wide Industry Strategy, Microsoft (Seattle)
  • Kerri Hartland, Secretary of the Department of Jobs and Small Business
  • David Thodey AO, Chair of the APS Review Panel, Former CEO of Telstra
  • Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Member of the APS Review Panel, Former Departmental Secretary
  • Peter Woolcott AO, Australian Public Service Commissioner
  • Kathy Leigh, Director-General and Head of Service of the ACT Government
  • HE Andres Unga, Ambassador to Australia, Embassy of the Republic of Estonia
  • HE Erica Schouten, Ambassador to Australia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • HE Chris Seed, High Commissioner to Australia, New Zealand High Commission

Ticket sales are now open here with pre-allocated tables to all departments and large corporate members.

  • Date - Wednesday 7 November 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Venue - Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton
  • Tickets - Individual tickets are $800 per person (GST inclusive)

This is a member only event with member pricing available for IPAA members in other jurisdictions.

Previous Conferences

The conference will build on IPAA's previous conference discussions:

We look forward to seeing you in November!