Thought Leadership Forum: Will Australia stay competitive and relevant to the China market?

Thought Leadership Forum: Will Australia stay competitive and relevant to the China market?

Keynote address by
Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie St, Sydney

With the fast changing economic, political and technological landscape, there has never been a higher sense of urgency to understand China and the unprecedented economic opportunities it presents. Australian businesses must compete to succeed in this global and rapidly transforming market. How does Australia ensure it remains relevant and attractive to the savvy Chinese market?

Join us for an expert panel discussion on how Australian businesses can respond to the Chinese market’s evolving needs. The discussion will take stock of the current commercial landscape, and explore business opportunities in international education, technology and innovation and those generated by new initiatives such as the Belt and Road.

The evening will feature a keynote address by Ms Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on the Australia-China relationship and how Australia can best position itself as a partner of choice. Ms Adamson was the former Ambassador to China and brings a depth of experience and understanding of the contemporary global landscape. The evening also offers an excellent opportunity to hear other expert insights and networking with key businesses, partners and researchers.

Expert panel:

  • The Hon. Warwick L. Smith AM LLB, Chairman, Australia China Council
  • Nicole Brigg, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International, Macquarie University
  • Albert Tse, Founder, Australian Private Equity firm Wattle Hill Capital
  • Jean Dong, Chief Executive, Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative

We hope you are able to join us for this event at the State Library of NSW.

Individual ticket: $160 including GST
Table of 8 inclusive of table sponsorship: $1,500 including GST

For further information please contact us.

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Macquarie University Faculty of Business and Economics
Professor Philomena Leung, Associate Dean – International and Corporate Engagement

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