Each year in June CEDA hosts an annual State of the Nation conference in Canberra. State of the Nation is an intensive day-and-a-half of briefings with government and shadow ministers, public servants, commentators and industry analysts, offering an insider's view of the federal government's policies. Participants discuss issues directly with speakers and other attendees, and engage in networking opportunities.
The 2013 conference was aligned with CEDA's major research project for 2013,Australia Adjusting: Optimising national prosperity,and focused on key public policy areas which impact Australia's economic growth.
CEDA's 2012 State of the Nation provided insight from experts on critical issues for Australia including the transition of our energy sector, the role of the business community in economic reforms and Budget implications.