Asia Briefing LIVE 2021VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Our premier executive forum taking the pulse of a complex Asia and Australia’s relationships in the region - in partnership with Bloomberg.
As Asia emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and starts the recovery, it faces stark new realities. The U.S. - China competition is now structural and all-encompassing. Economies and regional connectivity are weakened. Democracy is in decline and illiberalism is on the rise. Populations are anxious about health, climate change, gender equality and human rights. Yet, Asia is also showing remarkable resilience and strong signs of economic recovery .
Join us on Thursday, 7 October for our annual executive forum, Asia Briefing LIVE, as we take the pulse of the economic, geopolitical and business trends in Asia.
The theme of this year’s forum is: Rethink, Recovery, Renewal. Is Asia at an inflection point in 2021? Can Asia’s delicate balance of power and economic dynamism be maintained amidst a dangerous cocktail of health, security, political and economic challenges?
Asia Briefing LIVE is presented in partnership with Bloomberg, the leading global business media company, with all sessions moderated by Bloomberg’s award-winning journalists and editors. Asia Briefing LIVE is presented in partnership with Major Partner, La Trobe Financial, and our Foundation, Partner Victorian Government. The forum brings together Australian and global CEOs, business and non-profit leaders with analysts, diplomats and policymakers for a deep-dive into Asia’s geopolitics, economies, and business.
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Date: Thursday, 7 October 2021
Venue: Streaming online
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8.00 - 8.45 Panel: Australia reopened
Despite ramping up its vaccination campaign, Australia will need time before it can reopen its economy to the world. After more than 18-months in isolation, it is crucial to discuss, assess, and implement strategies to connect with the region while protecting public health. Top leaders from the education, health, and business sectors will discuss how our economy can stay connected to Asia in the future and how Australia can continue to engage with the region despite closed borders.
9.30 - 10.00 VIP Briefing: The road to COP26
Sponsored by the University of Queensland
10.30 – 11.15 Panel: China, US and us
How will increasing US China tensions impact Australia and the region as we move to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? How should Australia and the region build resilience in the face of enduring US-China tension? Analysts and policy leaders’ asses the current geo-political and geo-economic decisions facing our region and explore how Australia can navigate between its two most important international relationships.
12.00 – 12:50 Panel: Ambassadors on the QUAD
From an informal group of likeminded allies, the Quad – a security dialogue between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India – has now become a crucial geopolitical feature of the Asia-Pacific. What does the Quad’s revival and its proposed agenda mean for the region? This discussion between like-minded democracies will look at cooperation in the region, their response to US-China competition, and their outlook on COVID recovery.
1.30 – 2.00 VIP Briefing: The Vulnerability of our Supply Chains
Sponsored by MinterEllison
2.30 – 3.00 Panel: A Gender Focused Recovery
How have women been impacted by the COVID pandemic and economic crisis across the region and what role do women have in the economic and political recovery in Asia?
4.00 – 4.45 Panel: The Global Economy
Sponsored by Rio Tinto
More than one year on and the COVID-19 pandemic is still taking a heavy toll on economies across the world. Uneven vaccine rollouts continued geo-economic tensions, and critical resource shortages have frustrated global economic recovery. What are the prospects for the global economy looking ahead? Economists and policymakers will analyse the short-and-long term roadmap to global economic recovery and discuss global resilience.
5.00 – 5.30 VIP Briefing: The View from China
5:45 – 6.00 Forum Wrap: Australia-Asia 360
A live poll and interactive analysis unpacking the comments and key themes of the day.
6.00 – 6.30 Keynote by Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sponsored by BHP
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