Advice to Australian Business: China is still the main game
May 10 2017
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney presents a panel to assess current economic data from China. What are China's prospects? What does it mean for Australia? The panel will also discuss the impact of US policies under Trump.
Our panellists are Stuart Fuller, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons; Professor James Laurenceson, Deputy Director, ACRI; and Andrew Parker, Partner, Asia Practice Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Professor the Hon Bob Carr, ACRI Director, will moderate the discussion.
This event is made possible with the kind support of King & Wood Mallesons.
About the panellists:
Stuart Fuller is a partner in the banking & finance team at King & Wood Mallesons. He specialises in structured finance as well as financial markets regulation and transformation, with a focus on the emerging new business models for financial institutions. He was Global Managing Partner of King & Wood Mallesons between 2012 and 2016 and, with that background, brings experience from a global perspective and unique insights from managing an integrated Western and Asian business, and of business and market developments in China in particular.
Professor James Laurenceson is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS. He has previously held appointments at the University of Queensland (Australia), Shandong University (China) and Shimonoseki City University (Japan). He was President of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia from 2012-2014. His academic research has been published in leading scholarly journals including China Economic Review and China Economic Journal. Professor Laurenceson also provides regular commentary on contemporary developments in China’s economy and the Australia-China economic relationship. His opinion pieces have appeared in Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post, amongst many others.
Andrew is a Partner at PwC where he leads the Australian Firm’s Asia Practice. Andrew joined Price Waterhouse in 1985, became a partner in 1999 and spent 12 years in PwC’s London, Moscow and Jakarta offices. Andrew has had a long association with Asia having lived and worked in Indonesia and was the leader of PwC’s Asian telecoms industry team until 2012, a role he held for nearly 10 years.
He is a Director of China Matters and the Australia Indonesia Centre at Monash University, an Executive Committee Member of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Society. Andrew was the lead author of PwC’s landmark report on Australia’s lack of business investment in Asia titled 'Passing us by' and is a regular commentator in the media and presenter at forums on Asian trade and investment in Australia and Australian trade and investment in Asia.