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ABAC 2020 Sydney

Australia hosts ABAC's first meeting for 2020: 12-15 February, Sydney.

 

 

 

 

More details coming soon.

1/02/2020

Event

Increasing the competitiveness of the telecommunications sector

Funded through Australia's APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap Initiative, this seminar  explored the telecommunications industry, including new technologies and links between the digital economy.

9/08/2018

Seminar

World Bank Group – Australia – APEC investment policy reform

Co-hosted by Australia, this workshop provided a forum for APEC member economies' officials to update, develop and share their knowledge and experiences of investment policy and reform.

18/06/2019

Workshop

APSC - ABAC Public-Private Dialogue

Experts from the public and private sectors discussed implementing the APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap to ensure programs and initiatives are relevant and practical for businesses in the region. 

23/04/2019

Dialogue

Australia - APEC Women in Research Fellowship

The Fellowship provides financial support for high achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies.

01/01/2019

Fellowship

PNG twinning, including FTA capacity building

The AASC assisted PNG's National Research Institute in establishing the PNG APEC Study Centre. Australia also hosted a three day workshop on the economic rationale for participating in RTAs and FTAs, and how to negotiate them.

2017-2018

Partnership and workshop

APEC symposium on services trade

Australia hosted the APEC symposium on services trade primarily to assist developing APEC economies identify and discuss their individual priorities within the APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap (ASCR).

30/05/2018

Symposium

Pathways to gender inclusion in the 4th industrial revolution

This workshop provided an opportunity for APEC members to build ideas on innovative policy approaches to support women's economic empowerment in the digital era.

02/09/2019

Workshop

Energy outlook

This briefing provided an overview of the key findings and projections from APERC's APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 2019. The report describes the APEC energy outlook to 2050, and discusses the role of APEC cooperation and trade.

24/07/2019

Briefing

Advancing women’s economic empowerment through data

Chile and Australia delivered a workshop to improve capacity of APEC economies to collect, analyse, interpret and apply gender data in their work. 

07/05/2019

Workshop

The digital economy: measurement, regulation and inclusion

This workshop further developed participants' knowledge and understanding of how the digital economy is measured, with a focus on regulation and inclusion.

6/03/2019

Workshop

ABAC/RMIT project

In 2017 and 2018, graduate students from RMIT University prepared reports that were presented to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

01/011/2018

RMIT project

Blockchain briefing for parliament

This briefing was a joint initiative between PNG ABAC, the AASC and Blockchain Pasifik to discuss the role of emerging technologies in a development context, focusing on the application of blockchain within PNG. 

10/10/2018

Briefing

APEC empowerment of women entrepreneurs

This workshop provided technical assistance and guidance to the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on policy areas to help overcome existing barriers when providing support services to women entrepreneurs. 

30/05/2018

Workshop

Services trade competitiveness

This workshop provided trade and regulatory policy makers with a strong understanding of factors impacting services performance in APEC economies, allowing economies to prioritise policy action.

18/08/2019

Workshop

Entrepreneurial bootcamp

Papua New Guinean entrepreneurs attended an entrepreneurial bootcamp in Melbourne to build their knowledge and networks to grow their businesses, while learning about contributing to economic development and their local startup ecosystem.

05/07/2018

Workshop

The Malaysian-Australian Best Practices Sharing Session on Gender

This first bilateral dialogue on gender between Australia and Malaysia involved exchanging ideas, perspectives and experiences on developing and implementing gender equity and women's empowerment policies.

2/05/2019

Dialogue

Improving professional licensure in APEC

APEC officials explored the results of research case studies on regulatory requirements for licensing in two industries in Chile and Peru to consider approaches and systems in other economies. 

1/03/2019

Workshop

The AASC annual lecture

This annual event allows guests from business, government and academia to hear from a high profile speaker on Australia's most critical trade issues and priorities. 

30/10/2018

Event

Improving digital financial literacy

This workshop focused on how PNG can strengthen consumer digital financial literacy and awareness. Digital financial literacy strategies and initiatives from PNG and other APEC economies were reviewed, to enable policy actions to be identified and prioritised. 

20/06/2018

Workshop

The Australian APEC Study Centre
RMIT University
Building 69
50 Cardigan Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Acknowledgement of country  
The AASC at RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.  
 
The AASC would also like to acknowledge and extend our respects to the Indigenous people from across the lands we work, particularly the 21 economies of the Asia Pacific.  
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