South China Sea: Cross border trade and risk assessment for business (multiple cities)

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Shirlin Liu

x.liu@asialinkbusiness.com.au

Asialink Business in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills are delighted to invite you to attend:

South China Sea: Cross border trade and risk assessment for business
The South China Sea is one of the world’s critical commercial gateways with an estimated $3 to $5 trillion worth of trade passing through the waters each year - including more than half of Australia’s coal, iron ore and LNG exports. The area is resource rich with extensive fishing grounds and reported to hold significant oil and gas reserves. It is also the epicentre of several competing island and maritime territorial claims by several sovereign states in the region resulting in increased tensions in recent years.

The increasing tensions, if escalating further, have the potential to impact on Australia’s commercial interests and relationships in the region. It is critical for Australian business leaders to understand the complexities of the South China Sea to develop sophisticated risk assessments and strategies that will inform their business approach to key markets in the region.

Facilitator: 
Ali Moore, Journalist and Broadcaster
Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Melbourne
Date and Time:
Tuesday 24 July, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: 42/101 Collins Street, Melbourne
Panellists:
Dr. Merriden Varrall, Director, East Asia Program, Lowy Institute
Benjamin Weiss, Principal and Director, Veracity Worldwide Australia
Chad Catterwell, Executive Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills
Register Here (Registrations close on 20 July)

Sydney
Date: Wednesday 25 July, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: 34/161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Panellists:
Dr. Merriden Varrall, Director, East Asia Program, Lowy Institute
Leon Chung, Partner, Dispute Resolution Group, Herbert Smith Freehills
Christian Bennett, Head of Government​ Relations ​&​ ​Industry​ ​Affairs​, Woolworths Group
Benjamin Weiss, Principal and Director, Veracity Worldwide Australia
Register Here (Registrations close on 23 July)
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Brisbane
Date: Thursday 26 July, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: 31/480 Queen Street, Brisbane
Panellists:
Dr. Merriden Varrall, Director, East Asia Program, Lowy Institute
Peter Cai, Group Chief Advisor, Virgin Australia
Benjamin Weiss, Principal and Director, Veracity Worldwide Australia
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(Registrations close on 24 July)

For further information please contact Shirlin Liu at x.liu@asialinkbusiness.com.au.