WATCH VIRTUAL FORUM

Asia Briefing LIVE 2020
Thursday, 15 October 2020
9:30-6:30 AEDT

Asia Briefing LIVE is Asia Society Australia's signature event - an annual executive forum taking the pulse of the major developments in Asia and the state of Australia’s engagement with the region.

Now in its third year, this forum builds on the success of our public newsletter, Briefing MONTHLY and brings together senior business leaders, policymakers and the public for an in-depth discussion of the geopolitical and business landscape in Asia and Australia’s relations with the region.

In 2020, and in response to global events, Asia Briefing LIVE will be presented online. The forum will focus on the theme of resilience, and will ask: how resilient are Australia and Asia in the face of geopolitical, economic, health and climate challenges?

Asia Briefing LIVE sessions are presented in partnership with Bloomberg, the leading global business media company and are moderated by Bloomberg’s award-winning journalists and editors. The project is supported by the Victorian Government.

Speakers

Sponsors

Agenda

9:15 AM

Welcome to Country, Host and Partner Introductions (Pre-recorded)

Aunty Georgina Nicholson

Aunty Georgina Nicholson

Elder, Wurundjeri Woi wurrung community

Philipp Ivanov

Philipp Ivanov

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia

The Hon Martin Pakula MP

The Hon Martin Pakula MP

Victorian Minister for Industry Support and Recovery, Minister for Trade, Minister for Business Prec,

Tim Beresford

Tim Beresford

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

9:30 AM

Panel session: China, US and us (40 mins)

Presented with Platinum Partner the National Foundation for Australia China Relations

Haidi Stroud-Watts

Haidi Stroud-Watts (Moderator)

Anchor, Bloomberg

Bonnie S. Glaser

Bonnie S. Glaser

Senior Adviser for Asia, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Richard Maude

Richard Maude

Executive Director, Policy, Asia Society Australia & Senior Fellow,, Asia Society Policy Institute

Chengxin Pan

Chengxin Pan

Associate Professor of International Relations, Deakin University

10:30 AM

Panel session: Global economy (40 mins)

Alexandra Veroude

Alexandra Veroude (Moderator)

Economics Editor, Bloomberg

Catherine Mann

Catherine Mann

Global Chief Economist, Citi Bank

Tom Orlik

Tom Orlik

Chief Economist, Bloomberg

Kaixin Owyong

Kaixin Owyong

Economist, Markets, National Australia Bank

Adam Posen

Adam Posen

President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

11:30 AM

VIP Briefing: Weaponizing the belt and road (30 mins, by invitation only)

Tracy Alloway

Tracy Alloway

Anchor, Bloomberg

Daniel Russel

Daniel Russel

Vice-President, International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society Policy Institute

1:00 PM

Panel session: Middle power pivot (50 mins)

Haslinda Amin

Haslinda Amin (Moderator)

Chief International Correspondent for South East Asia, Bloomberg

Chan Heng Chee

Chan Heng Chee

Ambassador-at-Large - Singapore Foreign Ministry, Co-Chair Asia Society

Dewi Fortuna Anwar

Dewi Fortuna Anwar

Research Professor, Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Shivshankar Menon

Shivshankar Menon

Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India

June Park

June Park

East Asia Voices Initiative Fellow at the East Asia National Resource Center, Elliott School of Inte, National Research Foundation of Korea

2:30 PM

VIP Briefing: Hong Kong as a financial centre (30 mins, by invitation only)

Michaela Browning

Michaela Browning

Interim CEO, National Foundation for Australia China Relations

Farhan Faruqui

Farhan Faruqui

ANZ Group Executive, International, ANZ

Jodi Schneider

Jodi Schneider

Senior International Editor, Bloomberg

4:00 PM

Panel session: Supply lines (35 mins)

Presented with Platinum Partner H&H Group

Michelle Jamrisko

Michelle Jamrisko (Moderator)

Senior Asia Economy Reporter, Bloomberg

Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne

International Freight Coordinator General, Austrade

Deborah Elms

Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

Nick Mann

Nick Mann

Managing Director, H&H Group (ANZ)

Maggie Zhou

Maggie Zhou

Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Alibaba Group

4:35 PM

Forum wrap: Australia Asia 360◦

Doug Ferguson

Doug Ferguson

Chairman, NSW & Head, Asia and International Markets, KPMG; Chairman, Asia Society Australia

Greg Earl

Greg Earl

Editor, Asia Briefing MONTHLY, Asia Society Australia

Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

Managing Editor, Bloomberg Australia

5:00 PM

VIP Briefing: The view from China (30 mins, by invitation only)

Philipp Ivanov

Philipp Ivanov

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia

Huang Shan

Huang Shan

Deputy Managing Editor and Editorial Board Member, Caixin Media

The Virtual Forum has now ended



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