Recent Events

Opportunities for the Services Sector: China, Japan and South Korea

8 May 2015

Following the successful launch of Australia's Jobs Future: The rise of Asia and the services opportunity, Austrade, ANZ and Asialink Business was delighted to continue the discussion on Australia's services trade at Opportunities for the Services Sector: China, Japan and South Korea.

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Launch of Australia's Jobs Future

17th April 2015

Australia's Job's Future: The rise of Asia and the services opportunity was launched by the Hon Bruce Billson MP, Minister for Small Business. Following the launch, the Minister was joined for Q&A on Australia's services trade with Asia by Mr Mike Smith OBE, Mr Andrew Parker and Mr Sid Myer AM.

The event also featured the presentation of the Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia medal to Ms Gabi Hollows AO.

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Business Lunch with Mr Patrick Suckling, High Commissioner to India

26 February 2015

Mr Patrick Suckling, High Commissioner to India spoke on key opportunities for Australian businesses considering doing business in and with India, and predictions for the future.

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2014 Asialink Chairman's Dinner

9 December, Sydney

The Chairman of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Mr Terry Moran AC, delivered the keynote address at the annual Asialink Chairman's Dinner in Sydney.

The event also featured the presentation of the Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia medal to Ms Gabi Hollows AO.

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State of the Nation: Japan

26 November, Sydney, 27 November, Melbourne

State of the Nation: Japan was hosted by Jason Hayes. Panelists included Sir Rod Eddington AO, Mr Kensuke Yoshida, Mr Takeya Sakurada & Ms Leonie Muldoon.

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Professor Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus brings message of social justice to Sydney

10 October, Sydney

Professor Yunus discussed his innovative approach to social business as a model that combines conventional business and banking principles with modern mobile phone technology and social responsibility - the result being a profitable enterprise that is solving social and economic issues in many parts of the developing and developed world.

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Akio Makigawa

Book Launch - Akio Makigawa

9 September, Melbourne

Asialink is proud to present the launch of 'Akio Makigawa' published by Carlier Makigawa. The book, launched by Ms Louise Myer, is Akio Makigawa's beautiful legacy.

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Louise from Transforming Health in Asia event

Transforming Health in Asia

25 August, Melbourne

This interactive forum looked at the healthcare challenges in Asia and the opportunities it presents for Australia's innovation and technology. The forum brought together leaders in health from business, government, research, policy makers and the region.

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State of the Nation: China

State of the Nation: China

14 August, Melbourne

At The State of the Nation: China events our expert Panels provided the latest insights and predictions.

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Hon Dominic Perrottet MP

Next Gen Series: How entrepreneurship is deciding India's future

22 July, Sydney

The NSW Minister for Finance and Services, The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, spoke at Asialink's Next Gen Event attended by some of India's best and brightest young entrepreneurs and professionals visiting Sydney for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit.

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HE Frances Adamson

Business Lunch with HE Ms Frances Adamson,
Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China

26 June, Sydney, 3 July, Melbourne

Australia's Ambassador to China, Her Excellency Ms Frances Adamson, delivered a keynote speech on the relationship between Australia and China, including giving her perspectives following the recent visits to Beijing by the Prime Minister and Australian Premiers.

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State of the Nation: Indonesia

5 June, Canberra, 6 June, Melbourne, 10 June, Brisbane, 11 June, Sydney

Suryo Sulisto, arguably Indonesia's most influential businessman, was joined by a panel of experts who shared their views on a rapidly developing Indonesia and how Australia could engage with Indonesia after its new government takes charge later this year. This event was also held in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

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State of the Nation: India

3 June, Sydney, 5 June, Melbourne

An in-depth view of what the elections mean for the Australia-India relationship, and for business, with expert panellists Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Director, Australia India Institute; Ruchir Punjabi, Founder & Chair, Langoor and Chair, Australia India Youth Dialogue; and, Rohini Kappadath, Director, Cross-Border Business, Pitcher Partners. This event was also in Sydney.

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The Hon Andrew Stoner MP, Deputy Premier of New South Wales on NSW's Asia strategy

22 May, Sydney

The Deputy Premier of NSW, Andrew Stoner, told an Asialink Business lunch it was important to build relationships with national, regional and municipal governments in key Asian markets.

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Next Gen: Grant Dooley - A diverse career of Australia-China engagement

29 April, Melbourne

As part of the Next Gen event series, Grant Dooley, Co-Head of Hastings Funds Management's Asia Group, was in conversation with Peter Cai, China Editor, Business Spectator, to offer insights for the next generation of business leaders on the challenges of building relationships across cultures.

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Japan conversations

Conversations Japan

10-12 April, Hiroshima, Japan

The 8th Asialink Conversations were held in Hiroshima, Japan, on 10-12 April in partnership with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Keynote speakers were the Japanese Foreign Minister, Mr Fumio Kishida, and the Australian Foreign Minister, Hon Julie Bishop MP.

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powering asia's growth

Powering Asia's growth - discovering the opportunities, understanding the risks

1 April Sydney, 3 April Melbourne

Panellists Chin Chew, Partner, Singapore and Head, Asia-Pacific Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice, Baker & McKenzie, Mark Coughlin, Partner, Australian and Asian Energy and Utilities Leader, PwC and Justin McNab, Head of Utilities and Infrastructure Asia, ANZ discussed the investment opportunities for corporate Australia in the power, renewables and broader energy infrastructure sector across Asia – particularly in Southeast Asia.

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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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