Networking Breakfast | Powering the Economy: Australia and Texas

Asia Society Texas visits Sydney via United Airlines' inaugural Houston-Sydney flight

Powering the Economy: Australia and Texas
Ellis Cowan / Asia Society Australia

Asia Society Australia was pleased to welcome both Asia Society Texas and United Airlines to Sydney for a breakfast networking event on 22 January, with the delegation arriving a few days earlier via the Airlines' inaugural Houston to Sydney long haul flight on 20 January.

The event, run under our Business of Asia series, was attended by Asia Society Texas Board Members, Texan executives across tourism, oil & gas and IT industries, and members of Asia Society Australia's local network. 

Kishore Sundararajan, President, Engineering and Product Management at BHG, delivered an informative presentation on the technological innovation currently occurring in Texas through the repurposing of existing technologies for industries not limited to the energy sector.

Elena Kirillova, State Director, NSW/ACT of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) outlined the Australian Government's Landing Pads program, an initiative of the National Innovation and Science Agenda designed to support Australian entrepreneurs looking to transfer their idea to alternative markets.

Richard Owen, Chairman of ExxonMobil Australia, reflected on ExxonMobil's long history developing bridges between Australia and Houston via the energy sector, and provided a future assessment of the energy industry and prospects for engagement with Asia in this regard. 

Asia Society Australia’s Executive Briefings are a curated series of meetings presented by diplomats, business leaders and subject matter experts from Asia and Australia. Designed to offer a deep dive into the critical issues of the day, to an audience of senior executives from the business, political, educational and cultural institutions that make up the Asia Society network.

This event was supported by: 

United Airlines