Dr Stephanie Fahey
Australia's been called the "lucky country' and, more recently, "rich, dumb and getting dumber'.
But with a record 28 years of economic growth, and a safe, low-risk environment strengthened by solid policy and strong institutions, Australia is a trusted partner for trade and investment. Export records continue to be broken, and new free trade agreements signed, opening more doors for more Australian businesses to export their products, services and ideas.
As the global trade environment continues to change, quickly, there are unique opportunities for Australian businesses in nearby countries. The rise of Indonesia, the growth of India's middle-class, China's demand for new technology and Japan's modernising investment strategies all present opportunities for Australian industries - particularly those pursuing bold, innovative business solutions that meet the needs of these trade partners.
Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), draws on her personal and professional experience to offer insights into what's driving, and inhibiting, Australia's trade with our neighbours.
Austrade's first female chief executive, Stephanie was previously EY's lead partner for education in the Oceania region, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University and Director of the University of Sydney's Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific.
Dr Fahey has over 30 years' experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas, brings an international perspective to her work and a wealth of experience across business and academia.
Perspectives:Asia is co-hosted by the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).
→ Thursday 14 November 2019, 6:00pm-7:00pm (refreshments from 5:30pm).
→ Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank
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