Future Australia-Pacific Trade Relations
The Institute for International Trade (IIT) invites you to join leading experts on Thursday, 25 November 2021 for an interactive discussion on Future Australia-Pacific Trade Relations.
In September 2021, following the Commonwealth Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into activating greater trade and investment between Australia and Pacific island Countries, the Trade Sub-Committee released it's report "One Region, One Family, One Future: Deepening relations with Pacific nations through trade". Please join the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, heading a distinguished panel from Australia and the Pacific for this upcoming event.
This interactive webinar will explore the key challenges and opportunities for activating trade and investment between Australia and Pacific island countries. The relationships between aid and trade will be highlighted, including the important role for appropriate, demand driven, concrete and accountable development assistance. The webinar will also take into account how best to leverage initiatives through Australia’s Pacific Step-up program as a vehicle to support economic recovery, regional security and closer personal connections between Australia and its Pacific island neighbours.
Thursday, 25th November 2021
12.30 - 1.30pm: Adelaide Time - (ACDT daylight saving)
1.00 - 2.00pm: Sydney|Canberra|Melbourne time - (AEDT daylight saving)
2.00 - 3.00pm: Fiji time - (FJT)
3.00 - 4.00pm: Auckland, New Zealand time (NZDT)
SPEAKERS / DISCUSSANTS
Senator the Hon David Fawcett, (Keynote Speaker), Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Keith Wilson, (Host), Senior International Trade Law Counsellor, Institute for International Trade, the University of Adelaide
Jim Redden, (Moderator), Visiting Fellow, Institute for International Trade
Roy Lagolago, (Discussant), Head, PACER Plus Implementation Unit, Samoa
Alisi Tuqa, (Discussant), Team Lead, Private Sector Programme, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Fiji
Ravi Kewalram, (Discussant), Assistant Secretary, Pacific Economic and Trade Branch, Office of the Pacific, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia