Our Annual State Conference is developed to have broad appeal and relevance for the entire sector

2023 Overview 

In local government, there is so much that is beyond our control, and change is constant. To build engagement and buy-in to the offerings of local government, our people must be focused, motivated, innovative, and creative. In turn, this generates positive interactions and experiences for our communities. In 2023 and beyond, how can we as individuals, and as a sector, work together to push upwards to reach new heights of innovation and success?

The 2023 LG Professionals SA Annual State Conference: Reaching New Heights program draws on the knowledge and experience of multiple expert speakers outside our sector, as well as key insights from those within it to deliver a day of inspiring, relevant and educational content to invigorate you for the challenges and opportunities that working in local government brings.

All local government professionals are encouraged to attend.

Join your sector colleagues as we uncover:

  • How the challenges we face can breed an innovative, high performing culture
  • The keys to creating truly inclusive workplaces where everyone thrives
  • What the current local government ‘brand’ looks like, and how we can increase the positive perception of our brand
  • How to make courageous decisions and take calculated risks to increase your success
  • The new competitive advantage which will allow you to flourish in a world of constant change

Thanks to our Corporate Partners and Sponsors: 














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Key Dates

The 2023 Annual State Conference was held on Friday 24 March 2023 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

2023 Resources


  Megan Down
  Manager - Events
  e: megan@lgprofessionalssa.org.au
  p: 08 8224 2088 

  Megan Hay
  Events Coordinator
  e: mhay@lgprofessionalssa.org.au
  p: 08 8224 2087


Overview of our 2022 Conference

Leading the Future: An Adaptable Sector

On Friday 6 May 2022, over 300 LG Professionals SA members joined us for the 2022 Annual State Conference at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. After a challenging couple of years for the sector, the conference theme ‘Leading the Future: An Adaptable Sector’ enabled delegates to reflect on where the local government sector is heading, and how we can work together to shape the future of our communities.

A combination of uplifting, inspiring, thought-provoking and educational speakers provided delegates with several key takeaways and left everyone feeling positive about the future. Rhiannon Tracey kicked off the day with her inspirational story, which highlighted the need for access and inclusion in our communities, and was followed by Alex Hagan, Futurist, who made three predictions in his presentation which turned out to be spot on! Gary Edwards and Matthew Hobby delivered insightful presentations on the customer experience and recruitment landscape respectively, and Dayle Arblaster and Isabella Stocco Bradley spoke candidly and enthusiastically about their experience as part of the City of Mitcham Graduate Program, delivered in partnership with Flinders University. 

We heard from third-generation family business member Zoe Detmold on the adaption and evolution of the Detmold brand as the pandemic hit, and were inspired by the South Australian success story that helped millions of people access valuable PPE when it was needed. Finally, the day was wrapped up with high energy speaker Kate Burr – has anyone else used ‘Flipping!’ since they’ve been back in the office!?

The Conference was also a great chance to reconnect face to face with our corporate partners and event sponsors, and we thank them for their continued support of LG Professionals SA and the sector. View the conference program here.

We thank delegates for their feedback on the conference and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for our 2023 Annual State Conference on Friday 24 March.

Mailing Address: 148 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000   Phone: 08 8224 2080   Email: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au

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