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In a dynamic, interconnected society, public sector governance requires agile strategy, solid leadership skills and forward-thinking vision to deliver results for governments and citizens.

As the public sector reinvigorates its approach to service provision, leaders are finding new ways to boost performance, achieve goals, and lead successful and meaningful public sector careers.

Gathering senior public servants from agencies and departments at all levels of government, the Public Sector Forum examines how the public service can thrive in a society of rapidly changing needs and expectations.

Emphasising leadership and innovation, this is the essential event for public servants looking to make an impact across their department and across the sector.

Why attend?

The Public Sector Forum is an event like no other – a unique opportunity that congregates an esteemed gathering of executive and management level public servants from across Australia.

This is your guide to the modern public service, a strategic event crafted for – and delivered by – the nation’s foremost influencers from across the public sector.

  • Hear the latest thinking on the direction of the Australian public service
  • Acquire actionable insights for your department in a changing world
  • Gain exposure to new strategies and thought leaders from government
  • Engage with the latest trends in public sector leadership, vision, change management, productivity, innovation, data analytics and more
  • Hear forward insight on changes to the structure, efficiency and culture of the public service
  • Network at dedicated breaks, lunches and networking drinks with other senior leaders
  • Determine  the year ahead for the public sector

Gain Access

// 6+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 30+ industry speakers
// 150+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment


Margus Sarapuu
Head of Zero-Bureaucracy
Republic of Estonia
The Hon. Victor Dominello MP
Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation
Benjamin P. Taylor
Chief Executive
Public Service Transformation Academy (UK)
The Hon. John Lloyd PSM
Australian Public Service Commissioner
Michael Vanderheide
Chief Executive
Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn
Deputy Commissioner
NSW Police Force
Sandy Pitcher
Chief Executive Officer
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Dr John Hewson AM
Former Federal Liberal Leader
Jeremy Moon
NSW Data Analytics Centre
Judi Childs
Head of Public Sector Management
Workforce Capability and Governance/ Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, ACT Government
Dr Christine Williams
Assistant Director-General
Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Richard Mackey
Director of Strategic Research
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Karin Geraghty
Chief Information Officer
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Colin Fairweather
Chief Information Officer
City of Melbourne


  • A Vital Vision, a Meaningful Mission: Public Sector Leadership in 2017 and Beyond
  • From Innovation to Value Creation: Enabling an Agile and Responsive Public Sector
  • Dynamic Design, Solid Outcomes: Strengthening Public Sector Service Delivery
  • Return on Relationships: Energising and Optimising Stakeholder Management
  • Resilient, Ready and Responsive: Launching and Leading Change in the Public Sector
  • The New Compass of Data Analytics: Turning Expectations into Reality
  • People, Potential and Progress: The Public Sector’s Role in Powering the Future




The Public Sector Forum is exclusively crafted for senior public servants from across all levels of government. Delivered by the sector’s most distinguished leaders, this event offers a powerful agenda within a sophisticated executive networking environment.

Being a sponsor of the event actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of senior decision-makers.

Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience in a specialised closed event environment.

Tim Lockwood – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: timl@connectevents.com.au


PARKROYAL Darling Harbour,
150 Day St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

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Packages Early Bird Price (ends 5 May) Standard Price (from 6 May)
Government: 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Government: 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. GST

* This option is for service providers to public servants. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Events endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Events reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Events reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event. In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Events to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectevents.com.au

    Photography and Video

    Connect Events may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Events in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Events in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events.

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email privacy@connectevents.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectevents.com.au/privacy-policy

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass? A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount? Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@connectevents.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass? A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@connectevents.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass? Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider? A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of public servants. Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available? No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available? No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.


Australia’s premier event for senior public servants, the Public Sector Forum equips leaders with the vision, strategy and leadership tactics to shape and sustain the success of the public service.

Contact Us

Connect Events Pty Ltd
Studio 3B, 63-73 Ann St, Surry Hills
NSW 2010, Australia
Web connect.events
Phone +61 2 8004 8590