Australia's trade relations - beyond COVID-19 and China

Australia's trade relations - beyond COVID-19 and China

Apr 13
Join Trustees and leading commentator on international trade, Professor Peter Draper to discuss future trade relations.
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Professor Peter Draper, Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide

Event Overview

University of Adelaide Executive Director of the Institute for International Trade, Professor Peter Draper, will explore opportunities to reshape our trade relationships post COVID-19 and developing a more diverse range of trading partners. He will discuss:
  • The emerging post-COVID-19 international trade landscape;
  • A China-centred rebalancing imperative;
  • Differential value chain implications; and
  • What roles for trade-related policies?

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speaker

Professor Peter Draper
Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide

In addition to his role at the University of Adelaide, Peter is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Research Foundation; non-resident senior fellow of the Brussels-based European Centre for International Political Economy; Associated Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE); and a Board member of the Australian Services Roundtable. In 2020 he was co-chair of the Saudi Arabia-led Think 20’s Task Force 1 on Trade and Investment.

Meet the host

Dr Kerry Neil
General Manager, South Australia, GHD

Kerry is a Principal Environmental Scientist with 20 years’ experience in environmental management, impact assessment, ecological research and publication. Having worked across the globe with multiple private and government sector clients, she is internationally recognised for her technical ability to design and deliver projects that support sustainable development. Kerry complements her technical capability with strong team leadership ability, evidenced by her role as GHD’s General Manager for the South Australian region, and as chair of Steering Committees supporting transport Joint Venture projects.

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