On Tuesday 23 October, it was our pleasure to host breakfast with the Treasurer of Western Australia, the Honourable Ben Wyatt MLA at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. It was a great honour to hear the Treasurer speak candidly about the state of the economy in Western Australia and its emerging markets as it diversifies from a heavily energy sector dependent economy. Ben Wyatt outlined the trends in the WA economy, the optimistic outlook of its primary industries and where future investment is likely to take the state – in particular noting WA’s emerging lithium sector. He made the point that he expects his state’s relationship with China to start “deepening” in areas beyond the iron ore and liquefied natural gas sectors.
We would like to extend a great thank you to our guest of honour, Ben Wyatt for speaking with our members and guests yesterday. Also a big thank you all our guests for attending the breakfast with us, it was a fantastic morning.
AustCham Beijing will be hosting a Breakfast with Treasurer of Western Australia, The Hon. Ben Wyatt MLA, to be held on Tuesday, October 23rd.
To mark Mr Wyatt’s visit to Beijing as the Treasurer of Western Australia, AustCham Beijing is welcoming members to hear the Treasurer address Western Australia’s ongoing economic growth and new innovation trends. Along with the strength in the mining sector, he will also discuss new investment opportunities in Western Australia for international investors.
Date: Tuesday, 23 October
Agenda: Registration: 7:30am
Venue: The Residence III, Floor P2, Grand Hyatt, Beijing
Address: 1 E Chang’An Avenue, Dongdan District, Beijing
Price: 250 RMB for Members, 350 RMB for Non-Members
RSVP: Send your RSVP to email@example.com
时间：早8：00 – 9：30 （7：30开始注册）
地点：东方君悦大酒店，The Resisdence III，P2层
Ben Wyatt is the Western Australian Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs.
Ben commenced his study in Arts and Law at the University of Western Australia in 1992.
He undertook training as an officer in the Australian Army Reserves at the Royal Military College at Duntroon, graduating with his Commission in 1996.
After receiving a Rotary Ambassadorial scholarship, Ben completed his Masters at the London School of Economics and Political Science, graduating with Distinction in 2001. Upon his return to Perth, Ben continued his legal career in private practice and with the WA Department of Public Prosecutions.
Ben was elected to the Legislative Assembly to represent the electorate of Victoria Park after the resignation of former Premier Geoff Gallop in 2006.
Between 2008 and 2016, Ben held a number of senior positions in the Shadow Cabinet, including as Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Federal State Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, Native Title and Government Accountability. He also served as Deputy Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
Ben took on his current ministerial responsibilities on the election of the McGowan Government in March 2017.