Events

Business Leaders Lunch | MR Greg Harvey | Building value chains and partnerships in Southeast Asia | 30 March 2017

30 March 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

It is my pleasure to invite you to the first Business Leaders' Lunch of 2017. This event will feature Mr Greg Harvey, graduate of The University of Western Australia and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Interflour Holdings.

The Business Leaders' Lunch series engages business leaders across the Indo-Pacific to examine and discuss topics of importance to the Perth business community.

Please join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear from Mr Harvey who during his time at Interflour has expanded the company to now operate within several countries in Southeast Asia and in Turkey. Interflour now employs over 1500 people from 17 different nationalities.

Professor Stephen Smith, Former Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Trade will moderate this discussion.

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Life after the rebalance: Pyongyang and Trump’s Asia policy

30 March 2017

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

North Korea is likely to be the first major foreign policy crisis for the fledgling Trump Administration.

Pyongyang is steaming ahead with its nuclear weapons program and is increasing provocative missile tests, causing the US to rush through its deployment of an anti-ballistic missile battery to South Korea. Meanwhile, a power vacuum has open in Seoul in the wake of a bizarre corruption scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye, leaving the country in caretaker mode until elections in May. China remains an uncertain partner and Japan is eyeing greater defence spending as a way to deter North Korea’s regional instability. This comes as the Trump Administration is conducting a top-to-bottom review of its North Korea policy, with reportedly ‘all options on the table.’ A new report, America First: US Asia Policy under President Trump, by Research Fellow Ashley Townshend previews how the Trump Administration views the region.

Join Perth USAsia Centre CEO Gordon Flake, Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the University of Sydney and USSC Research Fellows Ashley Townshend and Brendan Thomas-Noone discuss the growing concern over North Korea and in the context of Trump’s Asia policy.

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