Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade event – Business Seminar

Why ASEAN and Why Now?

Business Seminar



Australia’s Ambassador to ASEAN, Simon Merrifield

Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Bill Tweddell

Australia’s Ambassador to Thailand, Paul Robilliard

Australia’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Nicholas Coppel

Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Rod Smith

and Senior Trade Commissioners from the region.


Friday 11 September 2015

3.00 – 4.30 followed by networking drinks

Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall


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 gives you the opportunity to talk with Australia’s top diplomats and Senior Trade Commissioners in ASEAN who will outline the opportunities and challenges presented by the region. With the declaration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015, it will be important for Australian companies to start to think of ASEAN as a single region.


There is no charge to attend this event but registration is essential.

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