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LGA Conference and Annual General Meeting

The LGA Conference and Annual General Meeting is an event held annually in Adelaide.

The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) Annual General Meeting is one of the ultimate decision-making and policy setting forums for the LGA. In addition to the formal elements of the Annual General Meeting, the Conference provides important informal networking opportunities for Local Government delegates.

2017 LGA Conference and AGM

Event Type LGA Events
Event Focus Annual General Meeting, Local Government Conference
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Government
Dates 15/11/2017 to 16/11/2017
Location Adelaide Oval
Adelaide SA 5000
Contact Rebecca Wake , Events Officer

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The 2017 LGA Conference and Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November at Adelaide Oval.

The theme for the conference was Relevance, Resilience and Reputation.

The keynote speaker on day 1 (Wednesday 15 November) was Dan Gregory. A well-known panelist on ABC's 'Gruen Transfer' and marketing consultant to the biggest global brands he is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of The Impossible Institute™, a strategic think-tank that helps organisations make positive change and make change positive!

Other speakers included the Lord Mayor Martin Haese, City of Adelaide; Mayor David O'Loughlin, ALGA President; Cr David Clark, Deputy President of MAV who talked about the Victorian rate capping experience; Lou Boyle from LGAQ and Russell Petan from Telstra who who walked about their partnerships and how they helped future proof Queensland councils.

Day 2 (Thursday 16 November) we heard from Senator Nick Xenophon.

Following Nicks address we heard from two panels about the  "state of politics". The first panel included, Nick Xenophon, Australian Senator; Hon Robert Brokenshire MLC, Australian Conservatives; Hon Kelly Vincent MLC, Dignity Party and Hon Mark Parnell MLC, Greens SA.

The second panel included Cathie King, political commentator; Professor Dean Jaensch, Flinders University and Nick Harmsen from the ABC.

Both panels will be facilitated by Mike Smithson from Channel 7.


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Presentations - Wednesday 15 November

Welcome to the City of Adelaide - Lord Mayor Martin Haese

ALGA update - Mayor David O'Loughlin

Interactive rate capping - Sarah Bishop

Imaging where you are in 10 years - Russell Paten

Future proofing councils - Glen Beckett

Leader in a populist world - Peter Lewis


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