In conversation with Victoria's Commissioners to Asia

IPAA Victoria presents:

In Conversation with Victoria’s Commissioners to Asia – 20 April 2018

The “In-Conversation with Victoria’s Commissioners to Asia” series, comes under Trade Victoria’s VPS Asia Capabilities and Scholarships Program. The ‘In-Conversation’ Series was established to provide opportunities for VPS to engage with and learn from Victoria’s Asia-based Commissioners. The series provides insights into Victoria’s economic relations with Asian markets and the role of the Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices. The series is also an opportunity for VPS to learn about how and why building Asia capabilities can create opportunities for strengthening engagement with Asia.

Engagement with Asia remains of significant strategic and economic importance to Victoria. The rapid pace of industrialisation and urbanisation in the region, along with the growth of the Asian middle-class are creating new patterns of global production, trade and investment, which present large scale economic opportunities impacting Victoria’s key industry sectors.

The Commissioners will provide an overview of the major changes and trends occurring in their markets of responsibility and provide their insights on the challenges and opportunities these present for Victoria.

Date: Friday, 20 April 2018
Time: 8.30am-9.00am: Registration/tea & coffee
9.00am-9.30am: Presentations
9.30am-10.00am: Audience Q&A
Venue: Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne
Pricing: Complimentary for members, $60 for non-members.

About the speakers

Tim Dillon, Commissioner for Victoria to China

Tim Dillon took up his appointment as the Commissioner for Victoria in China in September 2014. Based in Shanghai, Tim represents Victoria’s interests in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Michelle Wade, Commissioner for Victoria to South Asia

Michelle Wade is a highly experienced international trade official and has held senior diplomatic postings for the Australian government in Italy, Malaysia and Spain.

Michelle commenced her role as Commissioner to South Asia for the Victorian government based in Bangalore in September 2017.

Brett Stevens, Commissioner for Victoria to South East Asia

With an extensive background in agribusiness, developing projects within Australia and South East Asia, Brett has an excellent understanding of the nuances and cultural aspects of developing business opportunities within South East Asia.

Adam Cunneen, Commissioner for Victoria to Japan and Korea

Adam Cunneen took up his appointment as Commissioner for Victoria in Japan in February 2012. Adam has lived and worked in Japan for more than 20 years and is responsible for managing Victoria’s interests in both Japan and the Republic of Korea.

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