WA-ASEAN Trade & Investment Dialogue: Engaging and Reconnecting

On 20 November, the final day of the 2020 WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue, Professor Flake was joined for a discussion with Dang Huong of Hopebox, Robbie Gaspar from the AIBC-WA, Jason Craig of CBH Group and Faudi Pitsuwan of Beanspire Coffee.

The discussion commenced with a video message from Minister Tinley, who recognised that Western Australia’s future is connected to ASEAN, emphasising that the state understands the value in partnerships across Southeast Asia to grow both economies.

The panel discussion focused on ways to engage and reconnect after the pandemic to expedite economic recovery. It was noted that sports diplomacy is effective means to build people-to-people links. It was also discussed that given the effective COVID responses of Australia and many ASEAN countries, introducing travel bubbles, special visas and university scholarships are effective ways to commence the process of reconnecting post-pandemic.

Throughout the course of the week, we also released a series of videos to showcase West Australian businesses with compelling stories. Watch Moora CitrusVasse FelixMarine Produce Australia and Betty Tran Consultants discuss the success of their businesses in the ASEAN markets and how they have unlocked the rich opportunities Southeast Asia has to offer.

Click here for a full summary of the Dialogue.

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