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"Celebrating 50 Years of ASEAN” Business Forum and Dinner

By CITCSA · February 15, 2017

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In celebration of the 50 Years of ASEAN, the ASEAN Forum and Networking Dinner is being organised by the Council for International Trade & Commerce SA in association with its member ASEAN organisations, and with the generous support of the Department of State Development of the Government of South Australia, and other sponsors.

The ASEAN Business Forum will combine over 30 informative and engaging speakers, with time for industry colleagues to network and discuss trade and investment opportunities, culminating with a multicultural Networking Dinner.

Our extensive speaker line-up includes:

  • The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia
  • Hon Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Christine Holgate, CEO & Managing Director, Blackmores and Chair, Australian ASEAN Council
  • Jane Duke, Australian Ambassador to ASEAN
  • Brenton Mauriello, CEO DWP, Thailand and President AustCham Thailand
  • Amanda Gorely, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines
  • Wendy Holdenson, Mitsui & Co, Executive Vice President and New Colombo Plan Business Champion
  • Michael Clifton, General Manager East Asia, Austrade
  • Moya Dodd, Vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation, Partner, Gilbert & Tobin
  • Alfonzo Ianniello, CEO, Detmold Packaging

Our internationally renowned speakers will share their experiences, what worked, what didn’t; tips and insights into the world of international trade and relations. We hope that you can join us at this exciting event for Australia that will open up and provide trade and investment opportunities with the ASEAN region.

The event also features the 50 Years Celebratory Networking dinner


Full program out now at, Early Bird tickets for Forum Registration and Networking Dinner go on sale until February 28th 2017

ECA Members get a discounted rate: $330, Non members $440 (prices after 1/03/17 $385 and $495)

Our preferred accommodation hotel is the InterContinental Adelaide on North Terrace with a special rate of $235 per night for a Superior king room or twin

Link to book accommodation

More Information and Sponsorship packages can be provided by Virginia Swan at Swan Events Ph 618 82215990 CITCSA Office or mobile +61 (0)404940644 or email:

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