Future Asia Business Summit

Future Asia Business Summit

Driving the global economy at city level

The Future Asia Business Summit was held at Sydney Town Hall on 29 May 2018. Bernard Salt AM joined Lord Mayor Clover Moore and a panel of business and government leaders exploring the role of cities driving the global economy.

Bernard's leading work in demographics has given businesses vital insights into societal changes that impact decision-making, while also capturing wide public interest. He explored a number of factors that create global cities, how Sydney plays an influential role in Australia and Asia, and future trends for talent and businesses.

This was followed by exemplars of globally connected cities – Hong Kong and Singapore, with Alan Chan Heng Loon, chairman of Singapore's Land Transport Authority and Bonnie Shek, director of Australia/New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council. They shared the role of policies, strategies and initiatives of government and the friendship between Singapore and Hong Kong to be globally thriving cities.

The panel took part in discussions around economic competitiveness through global engagement, particularly connections with Asia, sharing innovative ideas and new connections to grow globally and understand how cities support businesses in international engagement.

This event was part of the Global Sydney program, produced by the City of Sydney.

View the video highlights below.

Contacts

If you are interested in attending the 2019 Future Asia Business Summit and Global Sydney program, please contact:

International Engagement
02 9265 9333

 
Global Sydney Program highlights
 
Top tips for businesses to be globally competitive
 
Global Sydney Investor Showcase
 
Global Sydney Briefing
 
Introduction: Ricardo Goncalves, host, business journalist and presenter
 
Welcome to Country: Auntie Anne Weldon, Gadigal Elder
 
Welcome: Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney
 
Keynote presentation: Bernard Salt AM, managing director, The Demographics Group
 
In conversation:
  • Ricardo Goncalves, business journalist and presenter
  • Alan Chan, chairman, Land Transport Authority (Singapore)
  • Bonnie Shek, director Australia/New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
 
Panel discussion:
  • Bernard Salt AM, managing director, The Demographics Group
  • Dr Marlene Kanga AM, president World Federation of Engineering Organizations, director iOmniscient Pty Ltd, Sydney Water Corporation, Business Events Sydney and Asialink
  • Elena Kirillova, state director NSW/ACT, Australian Trade and Investment Commission
  • Simon Henry, founder, UWAI
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Welcome to Country: Auntie Anne Weldon, Gadigal Elder MP3 8.8MB Download
Welcome: Lord Mayor Clover Moore, City of Sydney MP3 4.7MB Download
Keynote presentation: Bernard Salt AM, managing director, The Demographics Group MP3 30.5MB Download
In conversation:
  • Ricardo Goncalves, business journalist and presenter
  • Alan Chan, chairman, Land Transport Authority (Singapore)
  • Bonnie Shek, director Australia/New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
MP3 17MB Download
Panel discussion:
  • Bernard Salt AM, managing director, The Demographics Group
  • Dr Mariene Kang AM, president World Federation of Engineering Organizations, director iOmniscient Pty Ltd, Sydney Water Corporation, Business Events Sydney and Asialink
  • Elena Kirillova, state director NSW/ACT, Australian Trade and Investment Commission
  • Simon Henry, founder, UWAI
MP3 38MB Download
Global Sydney highlights MP3 1.5MB Download
Closing remarks: Ricardo Goncalves, host, business journalist and presenter MP3 597KB Download

Last updated: Friday, 28 September 2018