Program

12-13 March 2018

PwC, Barangaroo, Sydney

Monday 12 March
19:00 SPEAKERS DINNER

Natural Partners? Overcoming cultural political obstacles to greater ASEAN Australia partnering. Attendance at the Speakers’ Dinner is open to Dialogue speakers only.

Tuesday 13 March
7:00 BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
8:00 WELCOME
8:10 SESSION 1: POLITICS

A panel discussion exploring the politics of regionalism, the rise of nationalism and role of civil society in the ASEAN-Australia relationship.

9:30 KEYNOTE

An ASEAN perspective on current economic, security and political challenges and the role of ASEAN in meeting these challenges.

10.15 MORNING TEA
10:30 SESSION 2: SECURITY

A panel discussion examining the major security challenges that ASEAN and Australia currently face, their key differences of approach and how to deepen bilateral and multilateral security cooperation.

12:15 LUNCH & IN-CONVERSATION

In-Conversation: Influence of China on the ASEAN – Australia relationship

13:30 SESSION 3: ECONOMICS

A panel discussion focused on the next industrial revolution and its implications for businesses in Australia and ASEAN and the investment gap in Australia-ASEAN relations.

15.00 AFTERNOON TEA
15:15 SESSION 4: REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE

A panel discussion presenting an overview of developments in regional security and economic architecture, with a particular focus on the competing approaches used by Australia and ASEAN.

16:45 REVIEW & WRAP UP

A panel discussion reflecting on the day

17:45 NETWORKING DRINKS
18.30 CLOSING DINNER