Business of Asia: Who's driving free trade in the region?

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Australian B20 Sherpa and adviser shares his insights into the future of free trade in the region

Image courtesy of BCR
Image courtesy of BCR

Asia Society Australia is pleased to welcome Mr Robert Milliner, Senior Adviser, International Affairs at Wesfarmers Limited, Senior Adviser at UBS and Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce for a roundtable luncheon under our ‘Business of Asia’ series.

Hosted by King & Wood Mallesons, Mr. Milliner, who was B20 Sherpa for Australia in 2014, will brief Asia Society Australia members and guests in Sydney.

Following the Trump Administration's withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and continued jockeying for RCEP or FTAAP to fill a so-called free trade ‘vacuum’, we take stock of what deals are currently on the table, their benefits for Australia and for the region and who is leading the charge. 

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017
Time: 12:15 for a 12:30 start, conclude 2:00pm
Venue: King & Wood Mallesons - Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

This event is by invitation only. For more information please contact programaustralia@asiasociety.org

About the speaker:

Robert Milliner is a Senior Adviser, International Affairs at Wesfarmers Limited, Senior Adviser at UBS and Senior Adviser to the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is a non-executive director of AusNet Services Ltd and the Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd (a G20 initiative).

Robert has been one of Australia’s representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council since 2015.

He is a Special Adviser to the Germany B20 for 2017. Prior to this Robert was B20 Sherpa for Australia for 2014, a member of the Steering Committee for the Turkey B20 2015, a member of the International Cooperation Committee for the China B20 2106 and Senior Adviser to the China B20.

Robert is Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Young Australians and a Director of the Australian Charities Fund.
From 2004 to 2011 he was Chief Executive Partner of law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and was a partner of that firm for 28 years.

Robert has been a Director of the Business Council of Australia, chaired the Business Reform Task Force and was a Member of the Global Engagement Task Force.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Queensland, Master of Business Administration, University of Western Australia and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
 


This event is generously hosted by King and Wood Mallesons.

This event is a part of Asia Society Australia’s Business of Asia series delivered to our members by leaders of some of Australia and Asia’s major enterprises, who share unique insights on their companies’ successes and challenges in the Asian Century.


Event Details

Thu 02 Mar 2017
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
By invitation only.
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