Our Programs at a Glance
Since 1997 Asia Society Australia has been building a deeper understanding of Asia in Australia, connecting Australian and the region’s leaders and enriching public debate about Asia.
Our programs are recognised for insights and content of the highest quality, high-profile of speakers and an unprecedented access to business, political and thought leaders from Asia, Australia and the United States.
Asia Briefing LIVE
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. Building on the success of our public newsletter, Briefing MONTHLY, Asia Society Australia brings together 100 senior business leaders and policymakers for an in-depth discussion of geopolitical and business landscape in Asia and Australia’s relations in the region, against the backdrop of global economic and strategic uncertainty.
Melbourne Asia Game Changer Awards
The Melbourne Asia Game Changer series seeks to identify, recognise and celebrate those Australians who make a positive impact in Asia and Australia by celebrating their achievements in the region most pivotal to Australia’s future.
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. Our Executive Briefings are generally by invitation only and held in a Boardroom setting.
CEO Roundtables bring together senior business leaders with government, academia and civil society to advance bilateral trade and investment links between Australia and its key Asian partners. These high-level roundtables discuss practical ideas to pursue trade and investment opportunities, while developing business-to-business connections, and professional relations between leaders. Each roundtable results in country-specific policy memos and case studies to inform and support business outcomes.
Generation Asia (GEN A) is a learning, networking and leadership development platform for young professionals (under 35) from our member organisations, enriching their understanding of Asia and Australia’s relations with the region. It aims to give our young leaders access to leading business, policy, trade, diversity and cultural thinkers on Asia, through a series of masterclasses that draw on their industry and personal experience working with and in Asia.
Arts, Culture and Society
Arts, Culture and Society programs span visual art and performance, literature, media, technology, education, and community sectors. These events examine cultural traditions and expressions, celebrate diversity and multiculturalism, and explore a changing Australian society. Run as both public and member only events, this programming stream offers an exciting way to engage with the work of Asia Society Australia.
Leaders on Asia
Leaders on Asia presents high-profile events with visiting heads of state, ministers, senior officials, dignitaries and leading thinkers from the Indo-Pacific region and Australia. It provides members with a unique direct access to leaders who shape the present and future of our region. Since 1997 Asia Society Australia has hosted 19 heads of state from Asia and Australia.
Forecast Asia – presented across the Asia Society’s global network – offers assessments and interpretations of trends and developments in Asia by leading economists, business, political and social thinkers and visionaries.
Global Initiatives brings together the best of our 15 centres to Australia. Convened as both stand-alone events and ongoing collaborations, Asia Society Australia combines global reach with local networks to deliver an international portfolio of programs.
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