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Post Webinar Update | Ambassador Update

29 May @ 10:00 am - 11 June @ 11:00 am

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Friday 29 May AustCham China held a webinar with H.E. Mr. Graham Fletcher, Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, supported by Daniel Boyer, General Manager Greater China, Minister (Commercial) at Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade); and Deanna Easton, Counsellor (Economic)
Mr Fletcher provided update on the Australia-China bilateral relationship, as well as a summary of the current COVID-19 situation both in Australia and China. Mr Fletcher noted Australia is remaining patient and looking forward to resuming a more constructive relationship with China in which our differences are managed rather than front and centre.

Ms Easton provided a detailed update on the economic impact of COVID-19 on China’s economy, along with a summary of China’s “Two Sessions” and what this means for Australian trade and investment. Ms Easton brought attention to significant measures in China’s work report such as raising 1 trillion RMB in special treasury bonds for the COVID-19 response. The central government will also increase its spending on infrastructure which Ms Easton expects will drive demand for Australian commodities.

Mr Boyer gave a rundown on airfreight, logistics, and current consumer trends. The speed of Australia’s recovery will rely on the ability to trade freely and openly with the world. With Industries such as education, seafood and tourism struggling, other Australian resources are holding well in China and globally. Covid-19 has been a reminder of the value of having a diversified trading base and an agile economy with over reliance on one product or one market being dangerous. Mr Boyer concluded by noting the importance for companies to have a social media presence, with it now being inextricably linked to e-commerce.

 

Event Overview: 

Join AustCham China on Friday 29 May for an online webinar with H.E. Mr. Graham Fletcher, Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Mr Fletcher will provide an update on the Australia-China bilateral relationship, as well as a summary of the current COVID-19 situation both in Australia and China.

Mr. Fletcher will be supported by Daniel Boyer, General Manager Greater China, Minister (Commercial) at Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade); and Deanna Easton, Counsellor (Economic) who will provide the latest information on bilateral trade, as well as projections on the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19.

Event Details: 

Date: Friday May 29

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM China Standard Time

RSVP: Register by clicking here or by scanning the QR code below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

H.E. Graham Fletcher

Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

His Excellency, Mr Graham Fletcher is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division. He has previously served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Washington; Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Beijing; Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Beijing; and Third Secretary, Australian Embassy, Beijing. He speaks Mandarin.

Mr Fletcher holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney.

 

Daniel Boyer

General Manager, Greater China, Minister (Commercial)

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Daniel is General Manager, Greater China, based in Beijing. Daniel leads a team of 111 staff across 9 offices delivering high quality trade and investment services to companies in Australia and Greater China.

Daniel joined Austrade in 2014, most recently leading the Government and Partnerships division. In his time at Austrade, Daniel has held a number of senior roles, including leading the reorganisation and restructure of the agency as the General Manager of the Positioning for our Future project.

Prior to moving to Austrade, Daniel worked in a number of Australian Government Agencies, most recently in Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Daniel’s positions in DIBP included Regional Director East Asia, responsible for visa operations across North Asia and the Mekong economies, also based in Beijing.

包狄先生现任澳大利亚贸易投资委员会大中华区总经理、澳大利亚驻华大使馆商务公使。通过带领澳贸委全国各地的9家办公机构以及111名员工,为澳大利亚和大中华地区的企业提供高水准的贸易和投资服务。

包狄先生于2014年加入澳大利亚贸易投资委员会。2019年赴北京任职之前,负责管理政府和合作部门。在澳贸委任职期间,包狄先生担任过多个高级管理职位,其中包括以定位机构未来项目总经理的身份,负责澳贸委机构重组和改革。

包狄先生曾任职于多个澳大利亚政府机构,加入澳大利亚贸易投资委员会之前,包狄先生在澳大利亚移民和边境保护局(DIBP)工作,包括在北京担任东北亚地区区域负责人,管理北亚和湄公河区域的签证业务。

 

Deanna Easton

Counsellor (Economic) at Australian Embassy Beijing

Ms Easton is Counsellor (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Beijing.

She was previously posted in Geneva as Counsellor at the Australian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization from 2015-2018 where she represented Australia in services, investment and e commerce negotiations. From 2012-2015 Ms Easton coordinated Australia’s services trade policy as head of Services Trade and Negotiations Section in the Office of Trade Negotiations and was lead negotiator in the Trade in Services Agreement negotiations.

She previously worked in Policy Planning from 2010-2012 developing longer term economic and trade policy strategies for Australia. She was posted in Solomon Islands from 2008-2010.

Ms Easton joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2007.  She holds Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Asian Studies (Hons) from the Australian National University.

伊丹宁女士是澳大利亚驻华大使馆经济处参赞。

伊女士于2015至2018年曾在日内瓦担任澳大利亚常驻世界贸易组织代表团参赞,代表澳大利亚参与服务、投资和电子商务领域的谈判。2012至2015年,伊女士担任澳大利亚外交贸易部贸易谈判处服务贸易和谈判部门主管,并作为首席谈判官代表澳大利亚参与服务贸易协定的谈判。

2010至2012年,伊女士主要负责为澳大利亚制定长期的经济和贸易政策。她曾于2008至2010年派驻所罗门群岛。

伊丹宁女士于2007年加入澳大利亚外交贸易部。她拥有澳大利亚国立大学法学和亚洲研究的荣誉学士学位。

Details

Start:
29 May @ 10:00 am
End:
11 June @ 11:00 am
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Website:
https://www.eventbank.cn/event/webinar-event-ambassador-update-26908/

Organizer

AustCham Beijing
Phone:
+86 10 8561 5005
Website:
https://beijing.austcham.org