Sydney Summit 2022

On 7 February 2022, Hub Leader Prof Veena will deliver a keynote address to the 2022 Sydney Summit talking about how a robust circular economy will help us achieve resilience, economic development, and employment as well as environmental, social and community goals.

Organised by the not for profit, They Sydney Committee, the event is a half-day leadership forum that will help to shape the agenda for the year featuring key leaders across NSW industry, government, communities and research.

She will be highlighting how and why waste is a resource, and explaining the work of the Hub which is developing its first round of research projects across five impact priority areas.

She will explain that Sydney has what it takes to be a global exemplar and how we can we build on our local supply chains and ecosystems, supporting high-quality micro manufacturing, and market-led demand to achieve sovereign capability challenges.

Veena will also demonstrate that Sydney is showing how to use waste as a resource to create the value chains needed for a sustainable future, including some of her own UNSW SMaRT Centre 'waste to product' technologies and innovations that uniquely align manufacturing, recycling and waste management.

Event organiser information:

The Sydney Summit is a half-day leadership forum that will help to shape the agenda for the year.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to come together, look ahead and drive positive outcomes for Sydney, NSW and Australia. It’s been a long time since we met, and we can’t wait to see you. Let’s reconnect.

View the full program here

We will hear from speakers including:

  • The Hon. Matt Kean MP, Treasurer of NSW
  • The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Cities and Minister for Active Transport
  • Prof. Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor Western Sydney University
  • Ann Sherry AO, Chairman UNICEF and Enero
  • Phillipa Harrison, Managing Director, Tourism Australia
  • Prof. Tim Soutphommasane, Professor of Practice, University of Sydney
  • Nick Bryant, Author, former BBC US Correspondent
  • Natalie Walker, Social Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
  • Maha Abdo OAM, CEO, Muslim Women Australia
  • Prof. Ian Hickie AM, Co-Director, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney
  • Lindy Deitz, General Manager, Campbelltown City Council
  • Prof. Rae Cooper, Co-director Women and Work Research Group, University of Sydney

Other highlights include:

  • The inaugural State of the City report, produced with PwC
  • The 2022 Life in Sydney Survey, supported by IPSOS.