2020 US election - what the outcome means for Australia

2020 US election - what the outcome means for Australia

Nov 6
Australia’s national interests will be impacted by either election outcome. Learn what a changing America means for us, our region, our security and our economy.  
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Penny Burtt, Chief Executive Officer, Asialink
Paul Gruenwald, Global Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings
Professor Simon Jackman, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre
Sally-Ann Watts, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Global Client Services, Austrade

Event Overview

Hear expert advice on how Australia can successfully navigate a second term Trump Presidency or a change in government in the United States.   

As Australia’s key strategic and defence ally, a major investor and trade partner, the direction of US politics and policy has direct and measurable consequences. The future of trade and critical global supply chains, our own key relationships and the geopolitics at play which define our economic success will be shaped by the incoming President of the United States and America’s foreign policy direction.

Testing assumptions and renewing our understanding of this critical relationship is more important than ever. Join CEDA’s audience to hear what the outcome will mean for Australia. 

Livestream start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS: 11.30am
SA: 11.00am
NT: 10.00am
QLD: 10.30am
WA: 8.30am

Meet the panel

Penny Burtt
Chief Executive Officer, Asialink

Penny is a former Australian diplomat who has served in embassies across Asia. She has led external relations and client service risk for Asia Pacific with global management consultancy McKinsey & Company, was a member of Visa’s Asia Pacific leadership team and held Board roles including the National Centre for APEC, the US Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the Singapore Institute for International Affairs

Paul Gruenwald
Global Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings

From his base in New York Paul leads S&P Global Ratings economic research agenda and serves as the primary spokesperson on macro-economic matters. Before taking up the role in 2013 Paul was at ANZ Bank as the Asia Pacific Chief Economist, worked at the International Monetary Fund where he led the team producing the IMF’s Asian regional outlook reports and was the IMF Resident Representative to Hong Kong and Korea and Deputy Chief of the China Division.

Professor Simon Jackman
Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

In 2020 the Centre focussed on two research questions; what is the trajectory of American power, politics and prestige; and what are the implications for Australia? Simon directed work on the world’s longest running survey of political behaviour and attitudes, American National Election Studies, during the 2012 and 2016 United States Presidential elections. He is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States and a political scientist whose work at Stanford focussed on public opinion, political participation and campaigns.

Meet the facilitator

Sally-Ann Watts
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Global Client Services, Austrade

Sally-Ann has held a number of senior roles with Austrade in Australia, Tokyo, Toronto and Los Angeles.  She has served as Minister Commercial and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner Jakarta and prior to Austrade, as an Associate Director with KPMG where she led a practice focused on cross-border trade and investment, assisting Australian and North American organisations with their investments and other business across Asia.

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