Australian Sustainable Development Goals Conference: SDGA16

Australian business, community, civil society, academia and inter-governmental agencies will converge on Sydney in November for SDGA16 – a conference to discuss how Australia will deliver on the agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Exactly twelve months ago (26 September 2015), UN member countries adopted a new set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. They key question to be discussed at SDGA16 is: “What is Australia doing about it?”

The conference will be held on 29 and 30 November at the University of Sydney Business School and confirmed speakers include:


  • Shayne Elliot, CEO, ANZ
  • Roberto Mercade, President, South Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Maria Atkinson, Greater Sydney Commission

Civil Society:

  • Tim Costello AO, CEO World Vision Australia
  • Dermot O’Gorman, CEO WWF-Australia
  • Dr Helen Szoke, CEO Oxfam Australia
  • Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO Australian Council of Social Service
  • Maha Krayen Abdo OAM, United Muslim Women’s Association
  • Sam Mostyn, Australian Council for International Development President
  • Vince Perez, WWF-International Board member

Public sector:

  • Susan Ryan AO, Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner


  • Professor John Thwaites, Monash University

SDGA16 aims to raise awareness, foster opportunities for partnerships and catalyse local Australian action around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals – which, in a development from the preceding Millennium Development Goals, have a clear focus on domestic action in developed countries, as well as developing countries.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Andrew Petersen
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