Trade & Investment Seminars at ICAS9

The EU Centre for Global Affairs at the University of Adelaide will hold a series of Trade and Investment updates in conjunction with the 9th International Conference of Asia Scholars (ICAS9) from 6 – 9 July, 2015. The updates will focus on recent developments in trade policy and the economic relationships throughout Australia and Asia, and with the EU, culminating in a summary of key challenges and opportunities in the future trade relationship between the region and the European Union.


China Trade and Investment Panel
South Asia Trade & Investment Update
ASEAN Trade and Investment Update
Wine and Trade Panel
Focus on Film: The Impact of Policy Measures on the Film Industry
Roundtable: EU/AU/Asia: Pathways to Prosperity


Trade economists, business and policy experts from around the world will discuss the significant potential for increased trade and investment with specific updates highlighting China, India and South Asia and South East Asian countries. Speakers include:

  • Professor Patrick Messerlin, EU/China economic and trade expert
  • Helen Leake – Film Producer (including: Wolf Creek 2, Swerve, Black and White, Heaven’s Burning), CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation (2004-07), and previously served on Australian Film Commission Board, and AusFilm
  • Ibu Mari Pangestu – former Minister for Trade, and Minister for Tourism and Creative Economic, Indonesia
  • Associate Professor Henry Gao, School of Law, Singapore Management University
  • Mr Francis Wong, Managing Director Encounter Australia Pty Ltd
  • Des Pearson, South Australian Government
  • Brian Croser, Managing Director of Tapanappa Wines
  • Mark Rowley, Senior Analyst from the Australian Grape and Wine Authority
  • Steve Guy, General Manager, Regulatory Services from the Australian Grape and Wine Authority
  • Dr Jimmyn Parc, visiting lecturer Sciences Po Paris, associated researcher at the EU Center, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
  • Professor Xiaolan Zhou, Associate Professor at the Institute of History and Civilization in South China Normal University
  • Mr Michael Guerin – Director, South East Asia, Investment, Trade & Immigration, Department of State Development
  • Dr Chamnan Ngammaneeudom, Assistant Project Director, ASEAN SME Service Centre, King Mongkut’s Institute for Technology, Thailand


Registration is essential as places are limited. Register at

Price: AUD $45.00 per session
(follow the prompts, select ‘Trade and Investment Updates Only’ and the session options will appear after details are entered)

View the full program here.

These seminars are co-funded by the European Union.

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