When Worlds Collide: Politics and Economics in the Asia-Pacific


What can Australian businesses do to navigate geopolitical risk and successfully execute a regional or global strategy in increasingly uncertain times? The Partners of Corrs Chambers Westgarth in collaboration with Asialink Business will be hosting an invitation only expert panel discussion on this topic featuring:

Professor Pip Nicholson, Dean of Melbourne Law School and former Director of the Asian Law Centre
Peter Drysdale A.O, Emeritus Professor of Economics and the Head of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and East Asia Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University 
John W.H. Denton, CEO Corrs Chambers Westgarth and incoming Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce

The 'Asian Century' has encouraged Australian businesses to expand their presence across the region. Now, nearly two decades in and Australia's diplomatic and trading role in the region is starting to face headwinds. There is growing Australian scepticism about the benefits of cross-border trade and investment, economic migration and the institutions which support a more accessible market. This uncertainty poses a real risk to policymakers and businesses, planning to take advantage of emerging and maturing markets.

John W.H. Denton AO (CEO Corrs Chambers Westgarth) will spearhead the panel, offering his perspective before he departs for his new position as Secretary General at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Melbourne CBD

For further information please contact Emily Paul, Corporate Programs Officer, Asialink Business on e.paul@asialinkbusiness.com.au