Australian British Investment Catalyst

Canberra, 29 October 2014


Australian British Investment Catalyst

The launch event in Canberra will feature an afternoon economic briefing with British High Commissioner, His Excellency Paul Madden CMG and former Trade and Competitiveness Minister The Honourable Dr Craig Emerson. In the evening delegates will be invited to attend a reception with the Parliamentary Friends of the UK and a formal dinner with our special guest Robert Milliner, the B20 Sherpa.

Mr Milliner will speak to the role of the B20 and the views of that forum in the lead up to the G20 meeting in Brisbane in November. In particular he will give an overview of the key economic outcomes and how the B20 view they may be achieved.

The fee for this event includes attendance at the launch event in Canberra, plus one of the two events in either Melbourne or Sydney 2015. Having received a significant amount of interest for next years events, we want to ensure we can hold your place open.

These events will be a precursor to the ABIC Business Mission to the UK in late September/October 2015. This trip will include briefings, forums and related events in London*.

*Our fee does not include travel, satellite events or the social program.

Places are limited, please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Member Ticket - Free

Non Member Ticket - $100.00

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce’s event this Wednesday in Canberra will follow the following run order:

3:45pm Gather in the foyer of the Australian Parliament House
3:50pm Escorted to the Committee Room for afternoon briefing
4:00pm Introduction to the event by David McCredie and Andy Turnbull
4:05pm Briefing by Ian Hamilton, Chief Economist British High Commissioner- Britain’s focus on Investment and Trade with Australia
4:20pm Briefing by The Honourable Dr Craig Emerson, Former Minister for Trade and Competitiveness
4:30pm Discussion – Major challenges and key objectives for the Catalyst to address
5.00pm Close of Session
6:30pm Reception hosted by the Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of the UK, Ms Sarah Henderson MP 

Dinner for delegates, parliamentarians and other attendees commences

Robert Milliner B20 Sherpa to give the formal address 

Michael Brown Asian Cup CEO to give insights into engaging Asia through the Asian Cup

9:30pm Event concludes


Wednesday 29 October 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm


Senate Alcove, Parliament House
New South Wales