Australia-ASEAN Business Relations Conference 2016

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Australia-ASEAN Business Relations:

A New Era of Trade, Investment and ‘Doing Business’ Opportunities

Friday 19 August 2016     8.15am – 5.00pm

Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen St, Brisbane

The Australia-ASEAN region is undergoing historic changes that impact businesses, especially SMEs, domestically and internationally.

Landmark agreements such as the ASEAN Economic Community, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, AANZFTA and others, make it critical for Australian and ASEAN businesses to be informed and position themselves to benefit from the opportunities which these agreements present. Unprecedented world events like Brexit will also have a regional impact.

This conference is a comprehensive full-day ‘How-To’ event for Australian and ASEAN businesses currently engaged in or thinking of doing business in this growing region. Understand the ASEAN region, the implications of Brexit and get insights into the uniqueness of developed and ‘frontier’ ASEAN markets like Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, and Myanmar.  Key speakers include:

(As at 9 August 2016)

From ASEAN

  • H.E. Kwok Fook Seng, Singapore High Commissioner to Australia
  • Syed Nabil Aljeffri, Secretary General, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
  • Dr Sufian Jusoh, ASEAN Investment Policy Expert, World Trade Institute and World Bank
From Australia
  • Mark Thirlwell, Chief Economist, Austrade
  • Prof Alice Woodhead,  Professor (Value Chains), USQ and Australia-ASEAN Council Board Member
  • Peter McKenna, Venturenauts and Consultant, Asian Development Bank
  • Andrew Rankin, Partner, DibbsBarker
  • Tegan Brink, Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Lisa McAuley, CEO, Export Council of Australia
  • Louise McGrath, National Manager Business and International Advisory Services, AiGroup
  • Ken Devencorn, Rail Operations and Management Director Australlia-Asia, Hatch
  • Janelle Chapman, Director TAFE Queensland International

Moderators and Co-Hosts 

  • Eleanor Mak, Managing Director Venturenuts; President Australia-ASEAN Business Council Inc
  • Andrew Foo, President Singapore Business Group (Aust) Inc; Managing Director Drew International

Learn from ASEAN and Australian business leaders and experts:

  • How the region is changing and impacting business
  • Key business opportunities and challenges
  • Critical trade and investment insights
  • Connecting to regional and global value chains
  • Market entry strategies and business models
  • Legal structuring to minimise risk for international ventures
  • Investing in economic diplomacy

AGENDA (Draft)

7.15 am    DIBBSBARKER NETWORKING BREAKFAST 

8.00 am   Registration

8.30 am  WELCOME

  OPENING REMARKS

  KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Singapore High Commissioner to Australia

  SESSION 1:  UNDERSTANDING THE ‘NEW’ REGIONAL ECONOMY

  • Impact of Historic Trade Pacts for Australia and ASEAN
  • Opportunities in ASEAN for Australian companies
    • Business Perspectives (Case Study 1)
    • Panel Discussion and Q&A

  SESSION 2:  CONNECTING TO REGIONAL MARKETS

  • Tapping into Regional Value Chains
  • Market Entry Strategies and Models
    • Business Perspectives (Case Study 2)
    • Panel Discussion and Q&A

  SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER – LUNCH

Syed Nabil Aljeffri , Secretary General, ASEAN Business Advisory Council; and Co-Chair, Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs

  SESSION 3:  POSITIONING FOR SUCCESS IN REGIONAL MARKETS

  • Australia-ASEAN Trade and Investment Insights
  • Legal structuring to minimise risk in ASEAN markets
    • Business Perspectives (Case Study 3)
    • Panel Discussion and Q&A

  SESSION 4:  COMPETING IN ASEAN MARKETS

  • Engaging Competitively in the Region
  • Australia-ASEAN Business Council
    • Regional Business Initiatives
    • Panel Discussion and Q&A

5.00 pm  THANKS AND CLOSE

 

Moderators and Hosts

  • Eleanor Mak, Managing Director Venturenauts; President Australia-ASEAN Business Council Inc
  • Andrew Foo, President Singapore Business Group (Aust) Inc; Managing Director Drew International

 

REGISTER NOW

Tickets  (includes GST, refreshments, lunch and conference materials):

  • INDIVIDUAL ticket – $520 
  • CORPORATE ticket – $500 (minimum of 4 tickets) 
  • STUDENT ticket – $300 (apply for reduced rate by emailing [email protected])

Plus:

  • Invitation to DibbsBarker VIP networking breakfast
  • Entry in draw for 10 x $200 Scoot airline vouchers

REGISTER AND PAY:  http://www.sbgaust.com.au/events/australia-asean-day-conference-2016/

OR

DIRECT DEBIT : Singapore Business Group (Australia) Inc   BSB: 034061     Account Number: 394256 (please email [email protected] after direct payment transfer)

Limited seating. Registrations close Monday 15 August 2016.

 

ENQUIRIES:

Eleanor Mak, Venturenauts, +61 423 492 330, [email protected]

Andrew Foo, SBGA, +61 439 891 628, [email protected].

SPONSORS

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TIQ

 

 

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SUPPORTERS

From ASEAN
ABAC     IKMASUKM

 

 

 

From Australia

Austrade               QLD GovAABC_logo_Standard_With_Tagline                                    AAC                             First 5000  ACCI

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