Canberra Networking Day 2021 – Online Event

16 Jun 2021



Canberra Networking Day (CND) this year is online.

This year’s Canberra Networking Day (CND) is moving online and will be hosted by the Hon. Warwick Smith AO.

This online event will feature government ministers, senior ALP leaders, and in-depth analysis from leading commentators on the China relationship.

The trade relationship faces critical questions to be addressed at CND 2021. What is the role of business in Australia-China relations? How will China’s path to carbon neutrality impact Australian business? And how do businesses manage the strategic trade risks surrounding market diversification strategies?

Date: Thursday 5 August 2021

Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm AEST

Member Cost: $100 (GST & Booking Fee inclusive)

General Admission: $150 (GST & Booking Fee inclusive)

Venue: Online video conference


Host: The Hon. Warwick Smith AO

The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism

Senator the Hon. Marise Payne (invited), Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women

The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of the Opposition

Ms Madeleine King MP, Shadow Minister for Trade

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

David Olsson, President and Chairman, Australia China Business Council

Ms Prue Bennett, Chair, National Foundation for Australia China Relations

Andrew Martin, Managing Director, Head of Asset Management, MA Financial Group

Professor Frank Jotzo, Professor, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, and Centre for Climate and Energy Policy

Dr Merriden Varrall, Director, Geopolitics Hub, KPMG Australia

Natasha Kassam, Director, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program, Lowy Institute

Richard Yetsenga, Chief Economist, ANZ Banking Group

Professor James Laurenceson, Director, Australia China Relations Institute, UTS

Peter Cai, Project Director, Australia-China Relations, Lowy Institute

Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC

Albert Tse, Founding Partner, Wattle Hill Capital

Sarah Barker, Partner and Head of Climate Risk Governance, MinterEllison

Professor Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, University of Melbourne

Richard McGregor, Senior Fellow, Lowy Institute

210803 CND Speaker Profiles


Australia-China relations: what role for Australian business?

China’s path to carbon neutrality by 2060 – what are the implications for Australian business?

The China dilemma – de-risk or de-couple?


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