Business Seminar - ASEAN Economic Community

WHY ASEAN AND WHY NOW?

What does the ASEAN Economic Community mean for Australian Business

Austrade, DFAT and PwC invite you to a business seminar with Australia’s Ambassador to ASEAN, Simon Merrifield and with Australia’s Ambassadors to Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand and Australia’s High Commissioner to Singapore.

Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP, launched a publication on 14 August Why ASEAN and Why Now? Insights for Australian Business in order to promote investment and trade opportunities for Australian companies in the ASEAN region. Over 11,500 Australian companies export to the ASEAN region. Collective Australia-ASEAN two-way trade surpassed $100 billion in 2014. Australian investment in the region has nearly quadrupled over the past 10 years to $195 billion in 2014.

This business seminar brings together a number of Australia’s top diplomats and senior trade commissioners in the region to outline the opportunities and challenges presented by the region and to encourage Australian companies to start to think of ASEAN as a single region, with the declaration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015.

The seminar will also set out how Australia’s bilateral and regional free trade agreements with ASEAN provide pathways for Australian business to tap into the AEC and to deepen investment and develop commercial links and markets in ASEAN and beyond.

For more information and to register, click here.

Event details
Date: Monday 7 September 2015
Time:  10.30am registration for
11.00am start – 12.30pm close
Venue: PwC Tower 2, Darling Park 201 Sussex Street Sydney
RSVP by:  4 September 2015
Cost:  No charge

 

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