Business Lunch with Ms Jane Duke, Australia’s Ambassador to ASEAN


Asialink Business, in collaboration with Ashurst and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are delighted to invite you to attend a business lunch with Ms Jane Duke, Australia’s Ambassador to ASEAN

Date: Friday 22 June
Time: 12.00pm arrival for 12.30pm start to 2.00pm
Venue: Ashurst, Level 26, 181 William St, Melbourne

ASEAN-Australia Relations & Economic Opportunities
ASEAN is an economic powerhouse. The growth of this 10-nation region is outpacing the rest of the world. With a young and mobile population, it is set to become the world’s fourth largest economy by 2030. There is a rising awareness amongst Australian businesses of the dynamic opportunities presented by ASEAN. Combined with its large, young workforce, and strategic location, ASEAN is an attractive production base that is quickly becoming a hot-spot for regional value chains, integrated into global supply routes. The opportunity is clear. For Australian businesses, the next step is equipping themselves with the deep market insights and practical skills to partner with ASEAN on its remarkable rise. Against this backdrop, Australia’s Ambassador to ASEAN, Ms Jane Duke’s timely keynote speech will discuss the status and outlook of the region, and how Australian businesses can capitalise on the rising new markets and regional free trade agreement – the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA).

This event will also launch Asialink Business’ ASEAN special report: ASEAN Rising: Insights for Australian businesses to grow and expand in Southeast Asia. The report features practical insights, case studies and recommendations on how to connect with the region’s changing consumers, plug-into the digital economy, leverage the ASEAN Economic Community and customise high-quality education and tourism experiences.

Asialink Corporate Member/Leaders Program Participant/Alumni $50.00 +GST
Non Member $65.00 +GST

For further information please contact:
Emily Paul, Corporate Programs Officer, Asialink Business or 03 8344 1415

ASEAN Rising: Industry insights to grow and expand in Southeast Asia, is a précis of the key learnings from Asialink Business’ State of the Nation: ASEAN series. This series received support from the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.