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We aim to inspire, inform, educate and engage the community in an international dialogue to realise Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision.

Our CityTalks are free events that feature high profile international or national keynote speakers and a discussion panel of local and international experts.

Register for CityTalks: I choose Sydney – what is driving Sydney’s future prosperity?

Join the discussion on the next wave of innovation-led growth, inspired by creativity and technology. Find out how the City of Sydney’s new economic strategy 2025–2035 will create the right conditions for such innovation and lead to a more equitable and sustainable city.

Hear from Zareh Nalbandian, co-founder of Animal Logic and CEO of Animal Logic Entertainment and Truant Pictures with movies including Happy Feet, The Lego Movie and Peter Rabbit, and Fenella Kerneborne, head of conference at SXSW Sydney.

A panel of experts across innovation, entrepreneurship, global events, science, and inclusive and civic leadership will demonstrate why, in an era of so much choice, you should choose Sydney.

Join us on Thursday 1 August at Sydney Town Hall for CityTalks: I choose Sydney – what is driving Sydney’s future prosperity?

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World-renowned speakers

Audiences at our CityTalks have heard from:

  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor, City of London
  • Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actor, producer, activist and author
  • Julia Gillard AC, former Prime Minister of Australia, Chair of Beyond Blue
  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, and former President of Ireland
  • Gloria Steinem, feminist icon, journalist, social and political activist
  • Cate Blanchett AC, Academcy Award-winning actor, producer and artistic director
  • Connie Hedegaard, former European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web
  • David Suzuki, award winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist
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