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APEC Conference - How is Australia managing?
Saturday, 12 November 2011 03:03

MrGlobalization.com is very pleased to announce the following conference which we will be covering this week:

"The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and the Outlook for Australia's Trade and Competitiveness"

Thursday 17 November 2011, 8.15am - 7pm, ZINC @ Federation Square, Melbourne

Australia's trade minister, Craig Emerson, will deliver the 2011 APEC Lecture on issues and outcomes of this weekend's Hawaii APEC Summit.

Enquires: Briony Wood-Ingram, Phone: (03) 96051807, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Australian APEC Centre at RMIT University is organizing this conference in Melbourne, bringing eminent Australian and international experts and commentators, as well as leading business figures, together to review the drivers of Australian trade and investment and the external environment.

Issues to be tackled and confirmed speakers include:

Is China Australia’s saviour or leading threat?
Richard Martin (IMA Asia, Singapore)
John Larum (Lowy Institute)

Should Australia protect its industries?
Paul Howes (AWU)
Professor Sinclair Davidson (IPA & RMIT University)

What is the outlook for Australia’s exports with the high dollar?
Dick Warburton (Manufacturing Australia)
Brendan Pearson (Minerals Council of Australia)
Philip Gentry (Agrium Asia Pacific)
Stephen Somogji (RMIT University)
John Denton (Corrs Chambers Westgarth, BCA)

What is the state of Australia’s competitiveness?
Mike Woods (Productivity Commission)
Gary Bowditch (SMART Infrastructure)

Is the cost of trading in Australia too high?
James Hogan (HSBC Australia)
Jeff Rae (ITS Global)
Dr. Hermione Parsons (Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics)

Moderators and commentators include:
Dr. Ziggy Switowski, Chancellor of RMIT University
Mark Johnson AO, Chairman of the APEC Business Advisory Council
Alan Oxley, Chairman of the APEC Centre
Ken Waller, Director of the APEC Centre
Terry McCrann, Columnist for the Herald Sun and The Australian
Rowan Callick, Asia - Pacific Editor of The Australian
Prof. Peter Lloyd, International Economics, University of Melbourne
Prof. Margaret Gardner AO, Vice Chancellor of RMIT University

Enquires: Briony Wood-Ingram, Phone: (03) 96051807, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you can't make it along to this important conference, please follow the highlights on www.mrglobalization.com .

Reference:

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and the Outlook for Australia's Trade and Competitiveness

http://www.apec.org.au/event2.asp?event=77


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