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USQ Singapore Alumni ignites new Rural Australian-Asia Trade Dialogues

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· Event,Trade,Business

As in all sectors of our economy, innovation and R&D play a vital role in increasing agricultural productivity and rural/farmer profitability – benefits of which flow through the whole of the regional economy and are fundamental to our Asia Pacific prosperity. With the global population growing rapidly and arable lands shrinking, our farmers, service companies, and technologies are uniquely placed to help fill the world’s food basket.

Held in commemoration of the USQ Singapore Alumni Society's 7th Anniversary, this Rural Australian-Asia Trade Summit is designed to bring together Senior Government, Trade, Investment, Scientific and Corporate representatives from across the region.

More than half of Australia's top two-way trading partners are located in Asia. Australia’s two way trade in goods and services was worth nearly $670 billion in 2015 — a vital component of our regional economic prosperity. Half of Australia's top 10 two way trading partners are located in Asia: China (1), Japan (2), Singapore (5), Malaysia (8) and Thailand (9). 70% of Australia's trade is with member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (Austrade, 2016).

Hear the latest regional economic outlook and take home highlights and lessons learned from our APAC business leaders.

Speakers include

  • Dr. Janson Yap, USQ Chairman, Managing Partner of Deloitte South East Asia
  • Leesa Soulodre, USQ Vice Chairman, Managing Partner of RL Expert Group
  • Dr. Luke van der Laan, USQ Director of Professional Studies
  • Nick Stanley, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Tribal Group
  • Kelvin Tay, Chief Investment Officer, Southern APAC UBS CIO Office 
  • Dave Lim, Innovator & Futurist, TEDx Ambassador and Founder, IdeasWorthDoing
  • Cathy Heeley, Vice President & Chief Counsel Asia Pacific, Mondelēz International
  • Andrew Simpson, Regional Manager - South Asia and China, Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Yoong Hui Chia, CEO, and Chairman, Ascenz Solutions Group

A structured networking event will be held at Deloitte Singapore on the 6th October from 6pm - 9.30pm. The aim of this event is to facilitate structured networking and dialogue to inspire the engines of trade and investment for our region's mutual economic growth.

We encourage you to register for our event today.

Download our exclusive event networking app and make the most of this exciting new opportunity to find your trading match.


The Summit will be of interest to the following individuals

  • Government
  • Investors
  • Scientific and Research Community
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Managing Directors and Country Heads
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Regulators
  • Senior individuals and Heads of Risk, Compliance, Legal & Audit groups
  • Heads of Department
  • Attendance is complimentary for invited participants.

More information for the event can be found here.

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