Leaders from across the country, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, NSW Premier Mike Baird and head of the Greater Sydney Commission, Lucy Turnbull converged on Western Sydney on Friday 11 March as part of the inaugural ‘Out There’ Summit.

Conceived and hosted by the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue to highlight key policy issues impacting on the region, the Summit attracted the heads of Federal and State government in areas such as planning, transport, infrastructure, health, arts, education and tourism.

Celestino CEO, John Vassallo was part of a panel discussing ‘Building Smarter Cities’. Specifically, how do we create 200,000 new smart jobs in Western Sydney and how can the region best educate its youth and leverage its labour market using innovative corporate partnerships? And what role will Celestino’s Sydney Science Park play?

According to Chairman of the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, Christopher Brown ‘The Summit was a landmark occasion for Western Sydney, attracting the most impressive line-up of speakers and guests ever assembled in the region’. Celestino CEO, John Vassallo agreed; “Celestino was proud to be involved as both an event supporter and panel member, of such a successful Western Sydney event.”

The Hon, Mike Baird MP. Premier of NSW, Minister for Western Sydney delivers the keynote address

Celestino CEO, John Vassallo (far right) joins the panel on Building Smarter Cities