The tension between security and prosperity is greater now than it has been in generations. Governments, societies and businesses face complex, intersecting risks from rising geopolitical tensions and economic fragmentation, while simultaneously navigating profound revolutions in energy and digital technologies.

Policies being implemented in Washington, Beijing, Brussels, Tokyo and elsewhere reflect assumptions starkly different from those that propelled ever deeper globalisation over recent decades, as more and more nations seek to “de-risk” areas of economic vulnerability and build strategic and competitive advantage in key sectors and technologies.

Several governments have adopted formal “economic security” strategies and old boundaries that separated national security and international economic policy have largely dissolved. The COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have further accelerated the search for national resilience and economic security in global capitals.

This first-of-its-kind conference in Australia will bring together experts and senior officials working on an ever-expanding economic security agenda that encompasses industrial policy in strategic industries, supply chain resilience measures, energy security, critical technologies policy, economic sanctions, export controls, investment screening and anti-economic coercion measures.

Economic security in a turbulent world will highlight the policy choices and trade-offs facing governments and businesses as they seek to manage risk and build resilience in the face of increasing geopolitical instability and economic volatility. It promises to be one of Australia’s premier business-relevant conferences of 2024.

Why attend?

  • Gain insights into live debates on geopolitical risk, new patterns of globalisation, economic security policies, industrial policy, de-risking supply chains and more.
  • Understand how policymakers and business leaders are navigating risk and building national and organisational resilience in what the International Monetary Fund calls a “more shock-prone world.”
  • Network with key thinkers and policy practitioners working at the intersection of security and economic interests.
  • Be part of the conversation between government and business in defining the next phase of Australian economic statecraft.

To discuss purchasing a table, please contact evelyn.richards@sydney.edu.au.

Featured speakers
Alan Beattie

Alan Beattie

Senior Trade Writer at the Financial Times
Dr Steven Kennedy PSM

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM

Secretary to the Australian Treasury
Dr Elizabeth Economy

Dr Elizabeth Economy

Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Professor Yoo Myung-hee

Professor Yoo Myung-hee

Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University
Jan Adams AO PSM

Jan Adams AO PSM

Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tadashi Maeda

Tadashi Maeda

Chairman of the Board for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation
The Hon. Mathias Cormann

The Honourable Mathias Cormann

Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Andrew Shearer

Andrew Shearer

Director-General of the Office of National Intelligence

Dr Kazuto Suzuki

Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo and Director of the Institute of Geoeconomics at the International House of Japan
Emily Kilcrease

Emily Kilcrease

Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for New American Security
Stephanie Foster PSM

Stephanie Foster PSM

Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs
Daniel Yergin

Dr Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman of S&P Global
Ziad Haider

Ziad Haider

Partner and Global Director of Geopolitical Risk at McKinsey & Company
David Fredericks PSM

David Fredericks PSM

Secretary of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Sally Auld

Sally Auld

Chief Investment Officer at JBWere
Richard McGregor

Dr Richard McGregor

Senior Fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute
Neville Power

Neville Power

Non-Executive Chair of Future Battery Minerals, Director and Deputy Chair of Strike Energy Limited
Tania Constable

Tania Constable PSM

Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Council of Australia
Paul Everingham

Paul Everingham

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Natural Gas and Energy Association
George Mina

George Mina

Deputy Secretary, Trade and Investment Group, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Meg McDonald

Non-Resident Senior FellowUnited States Studies Centre
Mike Yeh

Mike Yeh

Regional Vice President, Corporate External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Asia
Senator Dave Sharma

Senator Dave Sharma

Senator for New South Wales
Arthur Sinodinos

The Honourable Arthur Sinodinos AO

Former Australian Ambassador to the United States
Matthew Warren

Matthew Warren

Principal at Boardroom Energy

Agenda

With support from the Australian Government

Australian Government  

Major partners

Minerals Council of Australia   Asia Natural Gas and Energy Association  

Media partner

Minerals Council of Australia