The economic relationship is a critical element of Australia-US relations and both countries are experiencing significant economic change. This public policy forum explored economic restructuring in both Australia and the US to provide for growth which is environmentally sustainable and focuses on the challenges and opportunities for both countries in advanced manufacturing. The forum followed releases of major work in both Australia and the US including:


  • Dr Neil C Hawkins, Vice president of Sustainability and Environment, Health & Safety, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, USA
  • Dr Swee Mak, Director CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship
  • Linda Condon, Director, International Green Skills Network, TDA
  • Professor Roy Green, Dean of the Business School, University of Technology Sydney and Member of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing
  • Nathan Fabian, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change
  • MR Rangaswami, Founder and CEO, Corporate Eco Forum, San Francisco, USA
  • Dr Michael Smith, Research fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU
  • Professor Robert Clark, Chair of Energy Strategy and Policy, University of New South Wales
  • Dr Theresa Kotanchek, Global Director Sustainable Technologies and Innovation Policy, Dow Chemical Company