Meeting future demand for energy, particularly in non-OECD countries, would require innovative approaches across a range of energy sources, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia was told today.
Concerns about levels of direct foreign investment in Australia, particularly by China, needed to be put in perspective, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Federal Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, said today.
The relationship between Australia and China requires a focus on mutual understanding if it is to continue to yield benefits for both countries, according to experts at the In The Zone conference at The University of Western Australia.
The Asian region had been largely insulated from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and would aggressively outperform other global economies in the medium term, financial experts at the inaugural In The Zone conference at The University of Western Australia said today.
Shifts in geostrategic influence would continue and provide Western Australia with increasing opportunities to partner with countries in the Asian zone, according to Senator Chris Evans, Federal Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.
Global collaboration and cooperation on a vast range of challenges throughout the Asian region is essential to the future prosperity of Australia and its northern neighbours, according to the Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Dr Michael Chaney.
Security in the time zone shared by Western Australia and 60 per cent of the world's population is the concern here of Former Defence Minister, now Australia's Ambassador Designate to the United States of America, Professor Kim Beazley. Professor Beazley is also Professorial Fellow of Political Science and International Relations at The University of Western Australia.
Perth businesspeople have a premium opportunity to update their knowledge and networks through a two day conference focussed on doing business with the State's major trading partners in an ever-changing and more complex world order.
How can Western Australia take advantage of its resource richness and geographic positioning to lead the rest of Australia in this Asian Century? This is just one of the ‘big' questions on the agenda for November at the IN THE ZONE conference.
Western Australia shares a time zone with 60 per cent of the world's population in the nations that promise the greatest economic growth of the 21st century.
Western Australia and Perth have the means and opportunity to optimise this geopolitical advantage, according to Dr Michael Chaney, Chancellor of The University of Western Australia and Chairman of National Australia Bank and Woodside.