The CEO's Study Tour

I invite you to attend an exclusive forum where I will be presenting the findings from my recent trip to the Netherlands. Invited by the Dutch Government to participate in the Smart Urban Solutions Study Tour, I will reflect on what Perth can learn.

The Dutch have faced significant challenges, living in a densely populated delta below sea level with temperatures too cold to grow certain vegetables, they were forced to develop extensive knowledge and experience in finding high-quality, sustainable and affordable solutions.

This has resulted in a country whose productivity is five times higher than the EU average, with people who are problem solvers that have an open and cooperative attitude and willingness to share.

Join me as I share insights from meetings with Dutch innovators and reflect on what Perth can learn from briefings and site visits throughout Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Delft and Rotterdam.

Yours sincerely

Marion Fulker

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Marion Fulker


Marion Fulker is the inaugural Chief Executive of the Committee for Perth Ltd. She took up the position in January 2007 having previously been the Executive Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA Division. Marion is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia and holds an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business. Aside from leading the Committee, Marion is the Chair of the Conservation & Parks Commission and a professional representative on the state’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee.

As an evidenced based organisation, Marion has led a number of landmark Committee for Perth research projects which have resulted in reports such as:-

  • Towards a Bright Future which outlines two scenarios for Perth as a region of 3.5 million people
  • Filling the Pool a gender equality report aimed at growing the number of women participating and progressing in corporate life in Perth
  • Get a Move On! the Committee’s outlines a mobile and connected future for the region
  • Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom the Committee’s current project focused on greater economic diversity for Perth & Peel.

In the past decade, Marion has undertaken study tours throughout the USA, Europe, Scandinavia, Australasia and the UK to examine how cities work. Her research focus has been on a range of topics including inner city vibrancy, urban renewal and public transport. In 2015 Marion was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence and in 2016 was the winner of the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the For Purpose & Social Enterprise category. In 2017 she was named as a finalist in the Western Australia of the Year Awards. Marion’s opinions on Perth’s future are regularly sought by government, industry and the media.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.