Addressing the theme of Innovation as Competition, Australia’s Asian Future Summit 2017, the Economist Events will bring together policymakers, leaders in regional and Australian business, academics and pioneering entrepreneurs to debate the role Australia can play in boosting Asia’s capacity for innovation. How can Australia compete with Asian countries that significantly outspend it in research and development (R&D)?
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FIJI—The promise of e-commerce and digital trade is that can empower individuals and firms from anywhere to find customers, suppliers, and engage in trade globally. It has enabled the tiniest companies to become “micro-multinationals.” A first customer can literally be found across the world. But this promise is sometimes harder to implement than it first appears.
The ECA wants to know how the changes to the temporary work visa (457 visa) may affect exporters. We have a short window of opportunity to tell the government specific occupations where, if the government tightens visa conditions as planned, it will cause problems for your business. Please respond by completing this short survey.
Are you selling goods into the US via air? Regulatory changes enter into force this 1 July and you must act now to get ready for the change
In less than a couple of weeks any Australian companies that is doing business with the US and shipping any products in via air then you need to be aware
of important information that is critical to securing the future of your US export business.
You are invited to a free lunch-time forum, ‘Opening Doors to Success: How International Students Can Help Your Business’, with addresses from notable speakers, including Karen Borg, CEO of Jobs for NSW, and the Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of Sydney Business Chamber.
Leaders of the Business Events industry have visited Canberra to engage with Federal Parliamentarians and senior departmental officials as part of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) Business Events Meets Parliament program, taking place today.
Tourists are spending record amounts in Australia. Today I release the latest National Visitor Survey which shows Australian tourists spent a record $61.7 billion for the year ending March 2017, an increase of $3.7 billion. Combined with the record spending of international tourists for the same period, up five per cent to $39.8 billion, total spending by tourists reached a new record of $101.6 billion.
From Brexit to Trump, political risk continues to be a growing concern in the global market. How resilient is the economy to the series of shocks? Which industries will be most impacted by these uncertainties? Where does this leave Australian exporters and more importantly how can you protect your exporting business and remain profitable while trading in this uncertainty?
US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation under Section 232(B) of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act, to look into the national security implications of imported steel. While this may appear to be a purely domestic legal issue within the United States, it may have significant implications for Asian producers of steel and, indeed, for manufacturers of all types.
The word "fair" has increasingly re-entered the U.S. trade lexicon alongside its old mantra of "free" as US President Donald Trump seeks to do more to enforce or renegotiate trade agreements in the name of protecting traditional American jobs - particularly in manufacturing.
Following the Brexit referendum, this snap general election is the Tories’ second failed gamble in less than a year. On June 8th, PM Theresa May lost the
best she has made by triggering an early election. Now left with a hung Parliament, a confidence and supply agreement has been concluded with the Democratic
Unionist Party (10 seats), although the terms of the deal remain unclear. This unstable political situation only adds more uncertainty to the Brexit
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Join the Export Council of Australia in Orange,
Port Macquarie & Newcastle for a FREE event packed with information and resources for exporters looking to expand into the ASEAN market. Whether an emerging or established export
business, NOW is the time for companies to capitalise on business opportunities across the ASEAN region.
The Turnbull Government has delivered another trade agreement that will help drive economic growth and raise living standards in our region. On June 14th the Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Keith Pitt, signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) at the ceremony in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
The Gulf is home to three goliath airlines, Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways, that share a keen relationship with Australia. After years
of uninterrupted growth, the environment they operate in is shifting with persisting low oil prices, political instability and the rise of the low-cost
airlines. AACCI, in conjunction with Clyde & Co and the NSW Government, invite you for a seminar with special guest, Mr Moin Anwar, Commissioner
MENA, NSW Government.
Washington, DC—It’s been nearly six months since the Trump administration came into office. Viewed from the outside, it appears that American trade
policy has undergone a shift over this period. What hasn’t been so clear is whether this change is one of emphasis or a deep transformation.
One of the challenges any company faces when looking to import is negotiating the right price to ensure sufficient margin when on-selling. There are many costs to take into account, including securing a reliable source of supply, quality control, market visits, finance and foreign exchange.
So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done! But have you considered how you’re going to pitch your product or service to those potential buyers, or get those decision makers to sit up and take notice of your business? Remember, you may only get one shot.
This course introduces participants to a methodology for systematically ensuring the effectiveness of systems, procedures and controls designed to maintain security within international supply chains.
We are pleased to announce that applicants entering the 2017 Premier’s NSW Export Awards or 2017 Premier of Queensland's Export Awards, and are currently exporting to India, can also nominate to enter the India Australia Business & Community Awards 2017! This is your chance to complete one application and be eligible for nomination in two prestigious awards programs.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is headed to Dunsborough to present an afternoon event packed with information and resources for exporters looking to expand into the ASEAN market. Whether an emerging or established export business, NOW is the time for companies to capitalise on business opportunities across the ASEAN region.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) in collaboration with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) are delighted to present an event for prospective and
established exporters in Ipswich who are looking to expand their business operations and connect into ASEAN. This event will be held in Ipswich on
the 13th of June, from 10.30am-12pm, and you can register here.