Asialink Leaders Program Canberra Intensive

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22 June 2017 - Asialink Leaders from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane came together over five days from 18 to 22 June in Canberra, to explore the policy challenges facing Australia in the region, and to network with senior Australian politicians, foreign diplomats and business leaders.

The Canberra Intensive is a core part of Asialink Business' flagship Leaders Program. It gives participants the opportunity to draw on the knowledge and experience of a high-profile cross-section of thought leaders and decision makers who drive the Australia-Asia relationship.

Key areas of discussion across the five days included foreign policy and security, cultural diplomacy, economic and business diplomacy, and innovation.

The Intensive featured an unparalleled lineup of around 30 distinguished speakers, including:

  • Mr Tim Wilson MP, Member for Goldstein (and 2010 Leaders Program alumnus)
  • The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer
  • The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy
  • Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Brendan Sargeant, Acting Secretary, Department of Defence
  • The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Director, Australian War Memorial
  • His Excellency Mr Cheng Jingye, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO, Austrade
  • Nigel Warren, General Manager, GLOBAL CSIRO
  • Senior public servants from multiple departments and public institutions.
  • Senior business leaders, including from PwC, Riverina Oils & Bio Energy, MTPConnect, Ashurst and others.

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Maria Wills

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