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19 March 2018  




The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit was held in Australia over the weekend, its great to see a focus on the region and the opportunities for business here. If you want to find out more check out our brief summery and helpful links below.

This week we are looking forward to welcoming Kristian Livolsi as part of our In Conversation With series. Kristian has a fascinating story of resilience and determination, he has turned misfortune around and he's now involved in running many successful businesses. Click here to register.

We are making some changes to the AustCham membership structure for our new financial year. You would have received an email from Erica, Director of Membership and Program, with the information you need to renew your membership or you can click here to find out more. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Erica or myself, we are happy to assist. 

Kind Regards,

Kate Baldock, Executive Director






In Conversation With Kristian Livolsi, Entrepreneur in Residence at ThincLab Adelaide
Emerging Markets Panel Discussion - Focus on the Greater Mekong   Risk Management & Resilience Building - Future Proofing Workshop   Excellence in Leaders with Shayne Elliott, ANZ Group CEO
Thurs 22 Mar 2018 

6.00 - 8.00pm

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare 

Tues 27 Mar 2018 

7.30 - 9.30am

The Gallery, Grand Hyatt Singapore  


Thurs 5 Apr 2018

8.30 - 10.00am

Servcorp, CapitaGreen


Wed 11 Apr 2018

12.00 - 2.00pm

The Gallery, Grand Hyatt Singapore

Kristian is a founder or partner in more than 20 companies in varies industries. Kristian helps individuals and companies define their purpose, establish outcomes and increase revenue.His experience encompasses obstacles, victories, success, failure and renewal.     From feedback we've received, a number of our members are considering branching out to expand their businesses into countries in this region. We have brought together a panel of experts to share their insights on the business landscape in the Greater Mekong.   At this workshop Alison Hughes from PACE First will be talking about the issues that are facing our business leaders and the new innovations in education, training and risk management that are aimed at SMEs, schools, universities and workforces.     ANZ Group CEO Shayne Elliott plays an active role in promoting Australian economic growth, social progress and public policy development .Shayne will discuss the crucial steps of shaping strategy in a changing environment, leading through change, and the opportunities from the Australia-ASEAN relationship

Joint Networking Evening with Britcham Singapore    In Conversation With Annette Edmondson, Australian Professional Cyclist    Luncheon with Elizabeth Proust AO, Chairman, AICD  

Thurs 12 Apr 2018

6.30 - 8.30pm


Thurs 19 Apr 2018

6.00 - 8.00pm

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare

Thurs 26 Apr 2018

12.00 - 2.00pm

Auditorium, AmCham

This April AustCham partners with BritCham to host a special networking evening.   Annette Edmondson was recently nominated as the 2018 Women in Business Ambassador for Finlaysons Lawyers. As the first ever Ambassador, Annette will lead to inspire and provide an inspiring forum to discuss ideas and opportunities on women’s equality in the workforce.  

Join us for an exclusive luncheon with Elizabeth Proust AO Chairman from Australian Institute of Company Directors. In a keynote presentation, Elizabeth will explore the issues of trust, culture, diversity and board composition. 












ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018

This weekend, Australia welcomed 9 ASEAN members states leaders and the Secretary-General of ASEAN to its first ASEAN-Australia Special Summit held in Sydney. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull co-chaired the summit. “The summit has given us an opportunity to confirm Australia’s steadfast commitment to ASEAN, the centrality of ASEAN and Australia as an all-weather friend, now and into the future,” said Mr Turnbull. Read more about the summit here.

Click here to read The Sydney Declaration.

Click here to read ASEAN in Australia articles, thanks to ANZ.

Business Summit was an historic opportunity for regional business leaders to help shape and strengthen ASEAN and Australia trade and investment links. The summit was comprised of three events over two days, including a CEO Forum, SME Conference and a Women in Business Breakfast. 

  • CEO Forum examined topics vital to deepening economic integration, including agri-business supply chains, infrastructure, digital transformation, future energy, tourism destination development, and aviation. development of policy recommendations for the Leaders at the Special Summit to bolster the ASEAN-Australian trade and investment relationship. Read more here
  • SME Conference on 16 March 2018 covered topics on opportunities and development of SMEs and their business networks and overseas markets. Regional specialists, business leaders and successful exporters from diverse industry, government and business backgrounds were brought together to share their knowledge and insights on the ASEAN-Australia trade relationship. Read PM Lee’s opening remarks at the SME Conference at the ASEAN-Australia Business Summit here.
  • Women in Business Breakfast covered promoting gender equality in the workforce and women’s economic empowerment. Opening remarks by Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching and Greater Sydney Commissioner Lucy Turnbull at the Women in Business Breakfast. Read more about the summit here. 

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Brian Yeap Business Development Manager, South Asia  Hertz Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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