WA's Asian engagement strategy launch

WA's Asian engagement strategy launch

Aug 30
Join CEDA for the launch of the first WA Asian Engagement Strategy with Minister for Asian Engagement, the Hon. Peter Tinley AM.
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The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA, WA Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth; Asian Engagement, Government of Western Australia
Matthew Braysher, Head of Business Financial Markets WA, Westpac
Thea Kurniawan, Founder, TEDxUWA
Kate Longhurst, State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Event Overview

With a population set to exceed five billion in 30 years’ time, Asia will account for more than half of the world’s economy. It is imperative that WA continues to build upon the strong relationships with its Asia neighbours and take hold of the opportunities that Asian markets offer to increase economic resilience and stability.
WA has long standing connections with many countries in the Asian region, built on a foundation of mutual economic interest and cemented through social, cultural and political ties.
The prospects to deepen and diversify the relationship are great across key priority sectors, cultural partnerships, and enhanced people-to-people relationships. For the first time, the State Government has developed a long-term strategy to drive WA’s economic growth and diversification.
Minister Tinley will present the Asian Engagement Strategy and leaders from across industry and academia will reflect on the impact and importance of the Asian region to WA’s future prosperity.

Event presentations

The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA, WA Minister for Asian Engagement MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF


Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA
WA Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth; Asian Engagement, Government of Western Australia

Minister Tinley spent 25 years in the Army, 17 of which were with the Special Air Service Regiment. In 2003, Peter’s service was recognised with his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

In 2009 Peter re-entered public service as a member of the Western Australian Parliament, following a successful by-election campaign, and was sworn in as the Member for Willagee on the 10 February 2010. During 2012, Peter was WA Labor’s Shadow Minister for Planning, Housing, and Local Jobs and in July of 2015, Peter was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Asian Engagement, Trade, Science and Lands.

Meet the panel

Matthew Braysher
Head of Business Financial Markets WA, Westpac

Thea Kurniawan
Founder, TEDxUWA

Kate Longhurst
State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Jennifer Matthews
Deputy Director General, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Meet the facilitator

Mukund Narayanamurti
Chief Executive Officer, Asialink Business

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