A major forum on current trade issues

Thursday, 29 May 2003

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in partnership with the University of Adelaide's Institute for International Business, Economics & Law, will be staging a forum entitled "New Horizons in Trade: The WTO Round and Australia's Free Trade Negotiations in Post-Iraq 2003" on 5 June.

Politicians, government experts, leading labour and industry sector players and academics will discuss issues such as Australia USA FTA Negotiations; Prospects for the WTO Round's September Ministerial; Regional Trade Initiatives in Asia-Pacific and Trade and the Security Dimension

"The broad range of expertise that will be brought to the table will provide valuable insights to those interested in economic development and trade, and how the agreements now under negotiation might impact Australia," said Andrew Stoler, Executive Director, Institute for International Business, Economics & Law, University of Adelaide.

The panel:

Dinner Keynote Speaker:
The Cancun Ministerial and Prospects for the WTO Doha Round:
The Hon. Mark Vaile, MP Minister for Trade

The Australia-USA FTA in Context:
Michael Delaney, Economics Counsellor, US Embassy.

Trade Liberalisation's Contribution to a Growing Economy:
Gary Banks, Chairman, Productivity Commission

International Trade's Importance for South Australia:
The Hon. Rory McEwen, MP Minister for Trade & Regional Development

Preserving Australia's Cultural Identity:
Geoff Brown, Executive Director, Screen Producers Association of Australia

Trade and Australia's Interests in the Asia-Pacific Region:
Ross Garnaut, Professor of Economics, The Australian National University

What's at Stake for the Farming Community?
Andrew Lindberg, Managing Director, AWB Ltd

Organised Labour's Views on Trade Liberalisation:
Ted Murphy, Assistant Secretary, National Tertiary Education Union

2003 Trade Negotiations in Perspective:
Andrew Stoler, Executive Director, Institute for International Business, Economics & Law, University of Adelaide

The details:

Date: Thursday, 5 June 2003
Time: 2:30 p.m. for 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

NOTE: Media are welcome to attend the forum.

 

Contact Details

Mr Andrew L. Stoler
Email: andrew.stoler@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.iit.adelaide.edu.au/
Executive Director, Institute for International Trade
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6944
Mobile: 0412 586 063


Ms Robyn Mills
Email: robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084