Future Asia Business Summit

Future Asia Business Summit

2019 Future Asia Business Summit

Sydney thriving in a smart Asian century.

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Sydney thriving in a smart Asian century

The Future Asia Business Summit is a City of Sydney yearly program, designed to strengthen Sydney-Asia business ties and engage in emerging areas of opportunity. It brings together local and international businesses, government representatives, consular corps and bilateral chambers of commerce.

The theme of the 2019 program was ‘Sydney thriving in a smart Asian century’ on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 July 2019.

The comprehensive 2-day program provided attendees with opportunities to participate in a range of exciting City of Sydney and partnered events centred around the theme.

The headline event for the Future Asia Business Summit was on Tuesday 23 July. The summit explored emerging global trends and key opportunities for Sydney based businesses within the broader smart cities context, with the aim of better facilitating trade and investment flows between Sydney and Asia.

The 2019 summit featured Lee Lin Chin as host and a keynote presentation from Simon Kuestenmacher, director at The Demographics Group, about engaging with the smart cities in Asia and what it means for Sydney.

The panel of business and government leaders unpacked how businesses can capitalise on the next wave of opportunity and discussed lessons from the City’s existing projects:

  • Raymond Fan – director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney
  • Kylie Bell – executive director, Industry, Trade and Investment, NSW Department of Industry
  • Princess Ventura – director, Urbis
  • Prof John Nelson – chair, public transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney
  • Mukund Narayanamurti – CEO, Asialink Business
  • Tom Grove – managing director, Smove Sydney
  • Daniel Fah – managing director, CEO Strategic
  • Pip Harley – sustainability engagement manager, City of Sydney.

The final element of the summit was a facilitated collaborative dialogue with the audience to explore opportunities around Asian engagement from individual and collective perspectives.

The official higher education partner of the Future Asia Business Summit 2019 was the University of Sydney.

The University of Sydney

Program events on Wednesday 24 July included:

Watch the videos from the 2018 Future Asia Business Summit.

Contacts

For more information about the City's future Asia business summits and Global Sydney program, please contact:

International Engagement
02 9265 9333

2019 Future Asia Business Summit videos

 
Keynote
Simon Kuestenmacher, director, The Demographics Group
 
Welcome to Country
Uncle Ray Davison, Gadigal Elder
 
Panel 1
  • Raymond Fan, director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney
  • Kylie Bell, executive director, Industry, Trade and Investment, NSW Treasury
  • Princess Ventura, director, Urbis
  • Professor John Nelson, chair, Public Transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney
 
Lord Mayor
Clover Moore
 
Panel 2
  • Mukund Narayanamurti, CEO, Asialink Business
  • Tom Grove, general manager, Smove Sydney
  • Daniel Fah, managing director, CEO Strategic
  • Pip Harley, sustainability engagement manager, City of Sydney
 

University of Sydney
Professor Duncan Ivison, acting vice-chancellor, University of Sydney

 
Collaborative dialogue 
  • Pia Turcinov, director, Strategic Global Pathways
  • John Grohovaz, director, Strategic Global Pathways

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Keynote: Simon Kuestenmacher, director, The Demographics Group MP3 29.9MB Download
Welcome to Country: Uncle Ray Davison, Gadigal Elder MP3 2.4MB Download
Panel 1:
  • Raymond Fan - director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney
  • Kylie Bell, executive director, Industry, Trade and Investment, NSW Treasury
  • Princess Ventura, director, Urbis
  • Professor John Nelson, chair, Public Transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney
MP3 34.9MB Download
Lord Mayor: Clover Moore MP3 5.7MB Download
Panel 2:
  • Mukund Narayanamurti, CEO, Asialink Business
  • Tom Grove, general manager, Smove Sydney
  • Daniel Fah, managing director, CEO Strategic
  • Pip Harley, sustainability engagement manager, City of Sydney
MP3 31.4MB Download
University of Sydney: Professor Duncan Ivison, acting vice-chancellor, University of Sydney MP3 35.9MB Download
Collaborative dialogue:
  • Pia Turcinov, director, Strategic Global Pathways
  • John Grohovaz, director, Strategic Global Pathways
MP3 33.2.MB Download

Last updated: Thursday, 8 August 2019