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.

Desmond King

Innovation required in meeting future energy demand

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

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. 

Foreign investment concerns unfounded

Monday, 9 November 2009

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.

Green tea

Australia and China should build greater understanding

Monday, 9 November 2009

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.

Dr Philip Lowe

Asian financial strength augurs well for Australia

Monday, 9 November 2009

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.

Australia working hard to build a strong regional community

Monday, 9 November 2009

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.

Dr Michael Chaney

New world order requires global collaboration

Monday, 9 November 2009

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.

Foreign investment necessary for Australia's growth

Monday, 9 November 2009

The deputy managing director of Citic Pacific Limited has told a conference in Perth that Australia's foreign investment regulations are stringent and appear to cause confusion among investors.

Opportunity for Australia to play a leading role in disaster management

Monday, 9 November 2009

A leading international medical researcher has issued a challenge for Perth to develop a southern hemisphere version of the US-based Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC).

Kim Beazley

Shift in thinking needed

Saturday, 7 November 2009

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.

Invest in your 'Zone' networks and knowledge

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

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.

Valuable business insights at IN THE ZONE

Thursday, 27 August 2009

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.

IN THE ZONE Conference - How WA is transforming the 'Asian Century'

Thursday, 20 August 2009

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.