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Next Gen: People, Processes and Power  


Next Gen: People, Processes and Power

26 March, Melbourne

‪Panelist Mr Antony Dapiran, Partner, Davis, Polk and Wardwell in Hong Kong and Mr Morry Morgan, Founder of ClarkMorgan Corporate Training, offered their expert insights on businesses caught in difficult situations.

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HR in China  

‪‪Public Lecture with Professor Shuming Zhao

24 March, Melbourne

‪Asialink, Confucius Institute and The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Business and Economics offered a public lecture on HR practices and developments in China By Professor Shuming Zhao, Honorary Dean, School of Business, Nanjing University.

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‪‪Harnessing Asia's economic boom for Australia's benefit

11 March, Melbourne

‪This business briefing featured keynote by Mr Phillip Green OAM, Australia's High Commissioner in Singapore and a panel discussion with Mr. Christopher Rees, Senior Trade Commissioner, Singapore, Austrade and Mr Guy Scott, President, AustCham Singapore on how Australia can take better advantage of Singapore’s emergence as a major centre for global wealth and regional business.

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Zoe Book launch  

‪‪Launch of 'Storyteller' by Zoe Daniel

4 March, Melbourne

‪Zoe Daniel is the ABC's former South East Asia Correspondent. Her new book, Storyteller, is a frank and brave memoir, as much about the events that capture our attention as it is about a personal story of the universal juggle of work, ambition and family amid the unpredictability of life and the predictability of the 24/7 media cycle.

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Chairman's Welcome  

‪‪Asialink Chairman's Welcome

20 February, Melbourne

‪The event featured the Australia Japan Foundation Annual Address by Professor Takatoshi Ito, Professor of Economics and Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, and the presentation of the 2013 Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Asia Medal to Mr John So JP, former Lord Mayor of Melbourne

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Geoff Raby

‪‪Perspectives on China in 2014

14 February, Sydney

‪‪Former Australian Ambassador to China, Mr Geoff Raby and Bill Yuan, Director, China Tax Practice, PwC Shanghai, offered their perspectives on how economic reform and the new Shanghai Free Trade Pilot Zone will impact Australian businesses.

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Trust in our Region

‪‪Trust in our Region

11 February, Melbourne

‪‪In its 14th year globally, the Edelman Trust Barometer gathers data and insights about trust and credibility in business, government, media and NGOs. A panel discussed exploring trust in our region and its impact on Australian businesses expanding into or operating in Asia.

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Tony Abbott  

‪‪2013 Asialink Chairman's Dinner: The 'Weary' Dunlop lecture and launch of the PwC Melbourne Institute Asialink Index, keynote by The Honourable Tony Abbott MP

5 December, Melbourne

‪‪Mr Abbott delivered the 2013 Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Lecture to more than 320 leaders from business, government, academia and the health and arts sectors at a gala function held at the Park Hyatt Hotel.

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State of the Nation: Indonesia  

‪‪Indonesian growth creates opportunities for Australian business

25 June in Melbourne, 27 June in Sydney

‪‪Indonesia’s remarkable consumer growth and the potential opportunities for Australian business were central to panel discussions at Asialink’s State of the Nation: Indonesia events in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Launch of Sydney Office

‪‪NSW Premier launches Asialink Sydney

14 March 2013, Sydney

‪‪Developing the Asia capability of NSW’s workforce could mean the difference between success and failure as the State diversified its direct investment profile across the economy, the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, told the launch of Asialink’s Sydney office.

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Penny Wong

‪‪Senator Penny Wong: Australia in the Asian Century

7 March 2013, Melbourne

‪‪Australia’s geographical location was an advantage but no guarantee of success in the Asian Century, the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Senator Penny Wong, told an Asialink Business Lunch.

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Peter Varghese

‪‪DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese warns of maritime challenge

19 February 2013, Melbourne

‪‪The Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese, says Australia and others in the Indo Pacific should give more attention to mechanisms to handle incidents at sea before they become a crisis.

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FM Carr launches Asialink Index

‪‪FM Carr launches Asialink Index

26 October 2012, Melbourne

‪‪Australia-Asia engagement is improving, but there is still work to be done on the people-to-people level, said Senator the Hon. Bob Carr at the launch of the 2012 PwC Melbourne Institute Asialink Index.

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Malcolm Fraser

‪‪Australia - US relations in the Asian Century‬

25 September 2012, Melbourne

‪‪Australia must become less reliant on the United States and play a more independent role with a rising China, says former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.‬. ‬

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Malcolm Fraser book launch

‪When China Rules the World

18 September 2012, Melbourne

‪Australia is leading the West into a new era of Chinese ascendancy, according to author and China-expert Martin Jacques. ‬

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Elizabeth Masamune

State of the Nation: Japan

18 July 2012, Sydney & 1 August 2012, Melbourne

Austrade’s Elizabeth Masamune says that Japan’s view of Australia has changed considerably in the last five years “and we didn’t even notice.”

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Greg Moriarty

Ambassador Greg Moriarty launches State of the Nation series

17 May 2012, Melbourne

Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty gave an update on contemporary Indonesia as part of the first State of the Nation forum. Education, investment and even Facebook are all discussed in his list of ten things worth knowing about Indonesia.  

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Rudd: Understanding “the minds of Asia” is crucial for Australia

16 April 2012, Melbourne

Australia must devote more resources to understanding the “minds of Asia” and their diverse cultures, said The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Member for Griffith.   

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Brumby_Sweet Spot

Brumby, Hartcher, Middleton launch The Sweet Spot

25 March 2012, Melbourne

What is the source of Australia’s long-term prosperity, and is it likely to end soon? Former Premier of Victoria The Hon John Brumby joined author and journalist Peter Hartcher along with the ABC’s Jim Middleton for a lively discussion.   

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Michael Yuen  

What is a city in booming China?

23 February 2012, Melbourne

Former Asialink Arts resident Michael Yuen has lived and worked in China during the one of the most rapid urbanisation shifts in human history. Michael discussed the social impacts of this change at an intimate event at the Sidney Myer Asia Centre.   

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Chairman's Welcome 2012  

2012 Asialink Chairman's Welcome

20 February 2012, Melbourne

Asialink's traditional start to the year is designed to give members and stakeholders a preview of the key issues coming up in Australia-Asia relations. This year, following an introduction from selected program directors, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Gillian Bird addressed a packed room at Freehills.

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