Global networks: Transforming how Australia does business

Global networks: Transforming how Australia does business

Nov 9
At this event, CEDA will be launching a new policy perspective exploring how Australian business can successfully engage with the region and international community, and the contributing factors and enablers involved with Australia's global connectedness.


Professor Peter Dawkins AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Victoria University
Tracey Fellows, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, REA Group
Andrew Hunter, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Efic ( Export Finance and Insurance Corporation)
Peter McGregor, Managing Director, Industrials Food Beverages and Agriculture, Commonwealth Bank

Event overview

The burgeoning middle class of Asia presents an enormous economic opportunity and Australia cannot afford to be complacent. At this event we discuss Australia’s connectivity with international markets and how to maximise the prospects for trade and export growth, including:

  • Australia’s strategic trade policy and the growth opportunities for local businesses;
  • How digital technology is reshaping the way we connect with external markets and how this will influence future success;
  • The architecture of capital flows and trends in international investment;
  • The wider economic benefits and opportunities from Australia’s international diaspora; and
  • The reform imperative driven by shifts in economic power and international competitiveness.

Meet the speakers

Professor Peter Dawkins AO
Vice-Chancellor and President, Victoria University

Professor Peter Dawkins became the third Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University in 2011. He was Curtin University’s first Professor of Economics, and the Ronald Henderson Professor and Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne  He has also held senior positions in the Victorian Public Service, including Secretary of the Departmnet of Education and Early Childhood Development

Tracey Fellows
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, REA Group

Tracey is CEO of REA Group, a multinational digital advertising company specialising in property and headquartered in Melbourne. Tracey previously held senior executive roles at Australia Post and Microsoft, where she was Vice President of the multi-billion dollar Asia Pacific region across both mature and emerging markets.

Andrew Hunter
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Efic ( Export Finance and Insurance Corporation)

Andrew has a career of more than 20 years in financial services in Australia, Europe and Asia. He held senior positions within Macquarie Group and BT Corporate Finance before joining Efic, Australia's export credit agency, in 2013.

Peter McGregor
Managing Director, Industrials Food Beverages and Agriculture, Commonwealth Bank

Peter McGregor joined Commonwealth Bank in 2012 and is a Managing Director in the Institutional Banking & Markets team with responsibility for coordinating and overseeing the Bank’s activities globally in the Industrials and Food, Beverage & Agriculture sectors.

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