Business Leaders Lunch

Business Leaders Lunch

Business Leaders lunch

The Business Leaders Lunch is an opportunity for Australian business leaders to share their stories of success in the Indo-Pacific region and discuss topics of general concern and interest with the Perth business community.


Greg Earl, former Asia Pacific editor of the Australian Financial Review discussed business models in media with key figures within the public and private sectors in 2016. 


Former Australian Consul-General to Chengdu, China Nancy Gordon led a discussion with with the Perth USAsia Centre in the Energy and Minerals Institute on St George's Terrace. 

The discussion was on development in West China and was attended by  various Consulate officials and key West Australian business leaders representing 8 of the states prominent busineses.


The Perth USAsia Centre together with the Australia Indonesia Business Council hosted a roundtable luncheon with Dr David Ray, Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative.

Dr David Ray drew upon the work of the Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative the water, sanitation and transport sectors the briefing will outline the current status of the infrastructure deficit and its impact upon the economy, what trends we are likely to see through to 2030, and the emerging opportunities for private sector engagement in the delivery and financing of key infrastructure services.

There are sound reasons why Australian business has a strong level of engagement in relation to imports from Asia. But, there are clear opportunities for Australian firms to broaden this relationship... with the currency expected to continue to ease, export opportunities are also likely to rise. The challenge for Australia is to rebalance the economy with new sources of growth to supplement our traditional strengths in minerals and energy.

Alan Oster
NAB Chief Economist