Why ASEAN and why now - insights for Australian business

Why ASEAN and why now - insights for Australian business

NAT
Nov 23
Join Austrade’s General Manager for ASEAN, Sally Deane, and Trustees from across the country for insights into the trade, export and growth of South East Asia nations.

Speakers

Sally Deane, Acting General Manager, ASEAN and Senior Trade Commissioner, Indonesia Austrade

Event overview

As Austrade’s acting General Manager for ASEAN and Senior Trade Commissioner for Indonesia, Sally Deane leads a team to promote and facilitate trade, investment, education and tourism ties between Australia and markets across South East Asia. 

Join Sally for a discussion on the post-COVID outlook, and the opportunities for Australian business in the region.

  • What’s happening across ASEAN – which markets are rebounding, and which are still being seriously challenged by COVID;
  • Why ASEAN matters to Australia and what are the key drivers of growth and opportunities across the region;
  • Quick swing around the key export opportunities by ASEAN market; and
  • How Austrade can help Australian businesses interested in doing business in the region.
Roundtable start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS: 2.40pm
SA: 2.10pm
NT: 1.10pm
QLD: 1.40pm
WA: 11.40am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

Sally Deane
Acting General Manager, ASEAN and Senior Trade Commissioner, Indonesia Austrade

Sally Deane is Austrade’s acting General Manager for ASEAN and Senior Trade Commissioner for Indonesia, based in Jakarta. In these roles, Sally is responsible for leading an experienced Australian-based and locally engaged team to promote and facilitate trade, investment, education and tourism ties between Australia and markets across ASEAN. Prior to taking up her posting in Jakarta, Sally held a number of senior roles with Austrade including in human resources, government relations, corporate policy, ministerial and parliamentary services, and international liaison. Most recently, Sally led Austrade’s Government Division where she was responsible for leading Austrade’s engagement across Government and with Ministers and their officers. She has also served as Austrade’s Chief Human Resources Officer.

Meet the host

Melissa Keane
Partner, Vietnam, Allens

Melissa Keane is a partner in the projects team at Allens, currently based in the Hanoi office. She is a specialist in foreign investment and large scale infrastructure projects in the energy sector, including renewable and conventional power project developments, M&A transactions, project financings, and new energy technologies. Melissa has worked with government, regulators, sponsors and financiers in Australia and across Asia, including on the ground in Japan and Vietnam and is very passionate about increasing Australia's engagement in the region.
 

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