TEDxPerth 2016 Partners

TED is a non-commercial enterprise, and all TEDx events are similarly not-for-profit. TEDxPerth events are only possible thanks to the generous support of a select group of companies and organisations committed to supporting the transformative power of ideas.


Principal Partners

City of Perth

Perth is Western Australia’s Capital City, with its idyllic climate, enviable lifestyle, natural landscapes and multicultural heritage, Perth is an attractive place for people to work, live, visit and invest.  The City of Perth aims to be recognised internationally and locally as a leader in the Indian Ocean Rim for diversity and excellence in business, tourism, education, technology and trade. The City uses its competitive advantage to cultivate innovation and creativity, and enjoys a vibrant and diverse economy.


Innovation is at the heart of Curtin University. It’s a place where great things happen when bold ideas and active minds come together. Like TEDx, Curtin promotes learning beyond the classroom, and encourages lively discussion on business, science and the arts. With industry-aligned courses, flexible study options, and partnerships with business and universities worldwide, Curtin produces career-ready graduates with ideas worth spreading.

South 32

South32 is one of Australia's newest resource companies but one with a long and proud history of mining and metals production in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We believe we can make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We're doing that by embracing innovation and technology, and collaborating with others to create a safe and sustainable future. 

Major Partners

Cannings Purple

Cannings Purple is an award-winning, strategic communications consultancy, providing high-quality and personalised communication advice. Specialising in government and investor relations, corporate communications, crisis management and digital content, Cannings Purple was recognised as the Australian Consultancy of the Year at the 2015 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards in Hong Kong. 

Through its alliance with WPP AUNZ, part of WPP, Cannings Purple is also linked to the world's largest communications services group and some of the top global media and communications specialists. 

Affiliate Partners

Perth Convention Bureau

Funded by the West Australian Government through Tourism WA and by the City of Perth, the Perth Convention Bureau drives the business events sector in Perth and Western Australia by securing large, high yielding conference events and marketing the City and State as a premium conference destination.

PCB works collaboratively with our Western Australian industry members to ensure every event is an outstanding success.  Our services are complimentary and are designed to assist with funding, bidding and planning a conference, corporate meeting or incentive group.


As the Western Australian Land Information Authority, Landgate provides easy access to location information including titles, property details, valuations, maps and aerial and satellite imagery. Our services assist government and business in decision-making, planning for land-use, and management of infrastructure, agriculture and natural resources.

Business News

Business News is an evolving product that is always striving to be at the leading edge of business commentary, news and data to meet the high standards our readers’ demand.  We achieve this through an editorial team that is committed to delivering quality and trusted information, engaging with the full range of business sectors in the WA economy via print and digital platforms. To deepen this engagement, Business News has created WA's only integrated business news and data search engine (“BNiQ”) that provides the clarity needed to make those important business and investment decisions.


Spacecubed enables a community of entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers. This is achieved through inspiring spaces, focused programs and connection to people and resources as they grow. Spacecubed operates space at 45 St Georges Terrace and FLUX at 191 St Georges Terrace to support a mix of small businesses, startups, freelancers all the way through to medium and large companies. Spacecubed also provides Intensify Scholarships for people at idea stage to access support, mentoring and space as they startup.


More than 6 million people use MailChimp to create, send, and track email newsletters. Whether you're self-employed, you manage projects for clients, or you work for a Fortune 500 company, MailChimp has features and integrations that will suit your email marketing needs.


PreviousNext is a digital strategy, design and development firm that has built more large-scale Drupal websites than any other company in Australia is a top three code contributor to Drupal 8.

Gage Roads Brewing Co.

Gage Roads is the strip of ocean that separates Rottnest Island and Fremantle in Western Australia. It’s a home to surfers and swimmers; seagulls and sharks; ships and sailors. It’s a place where you can relax, escape, explore, or seek out adventure. We saw a lot of ourselves in this little spot. That's why we named our brewery after it. We set up shop in an old margarine factory just outside of Freo over 14 years ago and we’ve been crafting beer there ever since. We make a range of ales and lagers, all of which are inspired by our place here on the WA coast. 

Howard Park Wines

Howard Park Wines is a West Australian family-owned winery producing a range of handcrafted fine Australian wines from the state’s premier grape growing regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern. Since its inception in 1986, Howard Park’s philosophy has been to craft outstanding boutique Australian wines of great subtlety, character, balance and elegance with an uncompromising commitment to quality.