The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) marked its 10th anniversary in 2015. To celebrate this landmark agreement, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Centre brought together leading Australian and American business representatives, government officials, and policy experts to reflect on its past successes and its implications for the future bilateral trade agenda.
Keynote speakers, expert panels, and interactive discussions examined the agreement in its current form and explored the future path towards enhanced bilateral trade and investment, an improved regulatory and investment environment between our two countries, the promotion of increased business mobility and collaboration, and the achievement of greater trade and investment liberalisation in the years ahead.
Given their importance to the Australia–US bilateral economic relationship, the conference particularly focused on how to improve bilateral cooperation and progress in the energy sector, and in the technology and innovation space across all sectors.
The conference addressed:
8:00 am — Registration & Networking
8:40 am — Welcome Address Followed by Opening Keynote
9:30 am — Panel 1: Assessing AUSFTA
10:40 am — Morning Tea
11:10 am — Panel 2: Unconventional Energy and new Technologies
11:10 am — Panel 3: Fostering Innovation across the Pacific
12:30 pm — Lunch Commences
1:20 pm — Lunch Keynote Address
2:30 pm — Event Concludes
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