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2018 ASEAN State of the Nation Event Series

Sector: Economic Diplomacy, Trade, Business
Country location: Australia
Grantee: The University of Melbourne (trading as Asialink Business)

Project Description

ASEAN embodies opportunity for agile Australian businesses. In the lead up to the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, Asialink Business is curating a series of national business forums to share the latest thinking on business and investment opportunities, contemporary market insights, and practical case studies.

The forums will bring together leading ASEAN business experts for an interactive discussion and first-hand perspectives on the pressing considerations for Australian businesses looking to understand, enter or grow in ASEAN's diverse markets. Providing a deep-dive and fresh insights into some of the key opportunities for growth, the forums will explore themes including:

  • Understanding ASEAN's changing consumers
  • Leveraging ASEAN's common market
  • Innovation and the digital economy

Events will take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, with live sites in select locations around regional Australia. All Australian businesses are invited to attend the forums in their location of choice. Businesses can also participate in the discussion on social media and access a digital hub of insights from the events on the Asialink Business website (

Key Dates

  • ASEAN State of Nation event - QLD, Brisbane & Townsville, 7 March 2018
  • ASEAN State of Nation event - VIC, Melbourne & Warrnambool, 6 March 2018
  • ASEAN State of Nation event - NSW, Sydney & Orange, 2 March 2018
  • ASEAN State of Nation event - WA, Perth & Bunbury, 9 March 2018
  • Digital insights from the events shared via online hub ( 2-30 March 2018

Social media: Twitter: @asiacapable / LinkedIn: / Facebook: @Asialink.Au / website:

Australia-ASEAN Council grant offer: $40,000.00
Total project value: $106,000.00

Last Updated: 1 August 2018
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