The future of Australian trade and global relationships

The future of Australian trade and global relationships

Nov 1
International trade and investment powers Australia’s economic growth. CEDA welcomes Austrade CEO, Dr Stephanie Fahey to share her vision for Australian trade and the technologies and markets that will unlock new opportunities.


Dr Stephanie Fahey, Chief Executive Officer, Austrade

Event overview

How can Australia accelerate trade and economic growth within the global community in the current geopolitical climate?

Join CEDA and Dr Fahey as we explore:

  • The opportunities and challenges for Australia and how we can grow new global partnerships;
  • Vision for Australian trade, the impacts of geopolitical risk and how the AIE2025 Roadmap seeks to unlock growth opportunities;
  • How the growing services export sector will impact trade and how we can future-proof our strengths in international education, tourism and advanced technologies; and
  • How are the import demands of our biggest trading partners evolving and what does Australia need to deliver to remain an international competitor.
This event is a boardroom lunch discussion and places are limited. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the keynote speaker

Dr Stephanie Fahey
Chief Executive Officer, Austrade

Stephanie is Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research. She has over 30 years’ experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas. Austrade’s first female chief executive, Stephanie has also served on the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Council, the NSW International Education Advisory Board, and was Vice President of the European Australian Business Council.

Additional participants to be confirmed.


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