Strengthening Australia's international links

Strengthening Australia's international links

WA
Nov 9
Join CEDA for the national launch of our final research report for 2015, Global networks: transforming how Australia does business, as we welcome former Australian Ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby, and other distinguished commentators for an insightful discussion on the vast opportunities, but also the threats, that can be generated by Australia improving its international trade and employment links.

Speakers

Dr Geoff Raby, Founder, Geoff Raby and Associates Australian Ambassador to China, 2007-2011, Non-Executive Director, Fortescue Metals Group, Oceana Gold, Yancoal, iSentia
Andrea Gleason, WA State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tim Harcourt, The Airport Economist

Event overview

Australia’s recent prosperity was propelled by the surging demand for resources from developing countries such as China.

The strong Chinese trade relationship recently culminated in the historic signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and China. The FTA is expected to unlock significant export opportunities for Australian goods and services, but it may also expose Australian businesses and workers to greater competition.

With Chinese industrialisation slowing, Australia now needs to generate new sources of employment and income which can be done through improving connections to other markets. However what will this mean for local businesses?

At this research release, CEDA’s speakers will address questions including:

  • Why should Australia strengthen its international connections and trade links?
  • Where do the new opportunities lie?
  • How will this impact Australian businesses and workers?
  • How can Australian businesses prepare for and even capitalise on an increasingly global marketplace?

All guests will receive a complimentary copy of the report, Global networks: transforming how Australia does business.

Meet the keynote speaker

Dr Geoff Raby
Founder, Geoff Raby and Associates Australian Ambassador to China, 2007-2011, Non-Executive Director, Fortescue Metals Group, Oceana Gold, Yancoal, iSentia

Meet the speakers

Andrea Gleason
WA State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tim Harcourt
The Airport Economist

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