The Women in Global Business 2015 Speaker Series is currently making it’s way across the country empowering women in Australia to do business in Asia. Keynote speakers will visit all capital cities and Alice Springs between 13 and 30 October 2015, talking about unlocking business opportunities in India and China. Case study speakers from each State and Territory will also discuss their export journey to those markets.
The Speaker Series comes in the wake of Australia’s four recently concluded, ground-breaking free trade agreements with major global economies. Bilateral FTAs with Japan, Korea and China and with the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will provide greater access to the world’s biggest and most dynamic markets.
The Women in Global Business program is an initiative of Austrade, with support from state and territory governments.
Women in Global Business (WIGB) national program manager, Cynthia Balogh, said the series would help women develop the skills and contacts needed to break into new markets.
“Australia’s female entrepreneurs are predominantly focused on doing business in Asia’s big economies, but they have enormous ambition to expand their businesses into additional markets in the region,” Ms Balogh said.
Keynote speakers include Nicola Watkinson, Austrade Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, South Asia, from New Delhi; and Liu Bing, Senior Trade Commissioner from Austrade’s office in Shanghai.
Other speakers include senior women executives with exceptional experience living and working in India and China. Case study speakers are drawn from each state or territory.
“The case study speakers are successful exporters from a cross-section of product and service industries,” Ms Balogh said.
“The series is open to all, but we expect the people who stand to benefit most will include entrepreneurs and aspiring, emerging and experienced exporters. Women in strategic decision-making roles in the corporate sector, government, chambers of commerce are also likely to benefit.”
For more information on the 2015 Women in Global Business–ANZ Speaker Series or the Women in Global Business program, visit www.wigb.gov.au.