Shaping Talent Development in the Greater Bay Area: Opportunities for Collaboration in Business


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Shirlin Liu

This event will be featuring a keynote address by Professor James Guthrie AM, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University and an expert panel discussion on opportunities emerging in the Greater Bay Area, moderated by Asialink Business.

Encompassing 71 million people and 56,000 square kilometres, China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) is rapidly becoming one of the most open and economically vibrant regions within Greater China. Set to rival the likes of the Tokyo and San Francisco Bay areas, the GBA already has a  GDP of US$1.64 trillion, and ranks as the 12th largest economy in the world, ahead of Australia. As a key strategic component of China’s national development blueprint, by 2035 the government aims to transform the GBA region into a world-class city cluster and a global economic powerhouse driven by innovation, science and high-technology.

The scale and pace of this growth presents significant commercial opportunities and makes understanding the evolving complexity of the GBA a must for Australian organisations seeking to connect into these dynamic and fast growing markets.

As leaders in education and research, Macquarie Business School (MQBS) and the Guangzhou-based Sun Yat-sen Business School (SYSBS) have formed a strategic alliance to provide expertise and thought leadership in the sustainable development of the GBA. This strategic alliance is one of the first partnerships which aims to not only address these challenges but play a leading role in driving the human capital and productivity narrative well beyond 2035.

At this exclusive dinner, join the conversation with industry and academic experts. Linking cutting-edge research with practice, the panel will explore how to navigate the GBA’s complex business opportunities and challenges, legal and regulatory requirements, and rapidly evolving technology and innovation ecosystems. With a focus on identifying and bridging the region’s talent gaps, panellists will also share first-hand perspectives on how to forge strategic collaborations that provide sustainable solutions to developing the GBA’s human capital and quality local talent.

Event details:
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start to 8.30pm
Venue: Sydney CBD
Expression of interests: please email Shirlin Liu on by Monday 11 November

We hope you can join us for this event. Please contact Shirlin Liu, Corporate Programs Officer at Asialink Business on should you have any questions.

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