Riding the crowded dragon's back: How will Australia fare?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Australia needs to focus on improving its competitive position if it is to capitalise on the benefits of the Asian Century, the closing session at The University of Western Australia's In the Zone conference heard yesterday.

M Subbarayudu, J Holloway, Rt Hon Lisa Scaffidi, Professor T Snell

Culture in the zone: a complex undertaking

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The approach to sharing culture within the Asian zone must be specific and focused rather than broad and all-encompassing, according to the Artistic Director of the Perth International Arts Festival, Jonathan Holloway.

Professor Paul Johnson     Image by Garside Images

Asia strengthens research competition

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Significant growth in research and development investment and the transformation of universities over the past two decades have put Australia in a strong position, however the momentum must be continued if Australia is to become a global education hub.

WA Premier criticises Asian Century White Paper

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Australian Government's Asian Century White Paper was yesterday criticised by the Hon. Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, as being flawed and incomplete.

Challenges and opportunities for Australia in supplying services to China

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Australia's trade flows with China, heavily skewed towards resources and manufactured goods, could be complemented by increased trade in services, business leaders said today.

Mr Stephen Wood, Director General, Department of State Development

Market distortions a key challenge in Asian century

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Countries needed to work together to address market-distorting behaviour that had the potential to limit the competitiveness of companies in the services sector, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia was told today.

Vinay Venkataraman, Co-founder, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

Innovation and change the key to unlocking Asian century

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Innovation and change will be the hallmarks of the Australian companies that succeed in the Asian century, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia was told today.

Soe Win, Peter Coleman      Image by Garside Images

New UWA Scholarship to help Myanmar rebuild

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Building capacity through education to help the emerging Indian Ocean nation of Myanmar achieve its potential in the Asian Century is the key to a scholarship announced jointly today by The University of Western Australia and Woodside Energy.

Rory Medcalf, Dr Ric Smith, Rowan Callick   Image by Garside Images

Mutual interdependence: security and trade

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Getting the balance right between the opportunities present in trade, and a realistic appraisal of the strategic threats that may lie in the future, is the perennial challenge of foreign policy, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia has heard.

Dr Matt Barney, image by Garside Images

Cross-cultural leadership essential for Asian Century success

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Australia's ability to capitalise on the Asian Century will depend on strong cross-cultural leadership that is built on the foundations of trust and relationships, according to the one of the Task Force members of the Australian Government's Asian Century White Paper.

Professor Joseph Fan, Philippa Malmgren, Mark Barnaba

Australia has a role in prolonging Asian financial growth

Monday, 26 November 2012

Australia can play a key role in prolonging the growth of Asian economies through the provision of professional, legal, financial and wealth management services as well as capital, according to global finance experts at today's In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia.

John Langoulant, Marion Fulker, Prof Matthew Tonts, Rob Delane.

Perth now a diversified, globally significant city

Monday, 26 November 2012

Perth has well and truly left its "branch office town" tag behind and become a city that is globally and regionally integrated, and significant for more than just its minerals and resources sector.

Professor Michael Henderson

Partnerships the key to capacity building in Asia

Monday, 26 November 2012

Partnerships across sectors are critical to addressing the range of social and economic difficulties inherent in many Asia-Pacific countries, international aid and philanthropy experts said today.

Roy Krzywoskinski (left), Tim Shanahan and Yoshihiro Shigehisa

China story has a long way to run

Monday, 26 November 2012

Growth in China's economy is continuing and will offer ongoing long-term opportunities for Australia, according to the Managing Director, China, Rio Tinto, Mr Ian Bauert.

Dr Michael Chaney, JT Macfarlane, Dr David Gruen, Paul Kelly

The economies of the Asian century will continue to flourish

Monday, 26 November 2012

Opportunities for Australia in the Asian century will not be limited to the economic powerhouses of China and India, with strength in the ASEAN (Association of South East Nations) countries increasingly providing growth prospects.

In the Zone: Prepare for the Asian century

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Media representatives are invited to attend the In the Zone Conference at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall on Monday 26 November and Tuesday 27 November 2012.

'Don't sweat the small stuff': Premier

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Small-scale resources projects in Western Australia should be able to attract majority or even 100 per cent foreign shareholding without facing bureaucratic challenges, the Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett said today.

Strong growth in Asian media markets

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Asia has the greatest potential for growth of media markets in the world, according to a panel of international media experts at the In The Zone conference at The University of Western Australia.

Culture of innovation key to knowledge economies

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Universities must foster a culture of innovation in order to build the knowledge economies that are vital to growth in the Asia Pacific region, leading international academics said today.

Mimura Akio

Warning by steel producer against oligopolies

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Chairman of one of the world's largest steel producers has warned of the serious implications of oligopolies in the resources industry.