Innovation as Competition: Australia’s Asian Future Summit 2017 to explore how innovative Australian businesses can tap into Asia’s growth

SYDNEYAug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Economist Events today announced that its annual event in Australia, the Australia’s Asian Future Summit, will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on September 1st 2017, promoting the theme ‘Innovation as Competition‘.

This event will bring together policymakers, business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs for a debate about the role Australian innovation can play in Asia’s future growth.

Charles GoddardAsia-Pacific editorial director at The Economist Intelligence Unit, says, “Over the next 20 years innovative technologies will fundamentally change the way we work and do business.

Asia has a burning appetite for Australia’s natural resources, but does it have the same appetite for its ideas?” asks Goddard. “We will discuss how Australia can compete in today’s innovative world.”

Flavia Tata Nardini, the chief executive of Fleet Space Technologies, is one of the speakers at this event.

She notes, “To keep Australia at the forefront of technology and innovation, we must place greater emphasis on R&D support for our start-ups, disrupters and innovative companies that need help today.”

Speakers include:

  • Julie Bishop, minister for foreign affairs, Australia
  • Mathias Cormann, minister for finance, Australia
  • Kelly O’Dwyer, minister for revenue and financial services, Australia
  • Peter Coleman, managing director and chief executiveWoodside Energy
  • Mark Palmquist, chief executiveGrainCorp
  • Ruslan Kogan, founder and chief executive officerKogan.com
  • Don Meij, chief executive and managing directorDomino’s Pizza Enterprise

This event will address questions such as:

  • How can Australia compete with Asian countries that significantly outspend it in research and development?
  • How can Australia export its capabilities in biotech, fintech and agribusiness to a varied region that in some places has already leapfrogged it?
  • What can Australia learn from pioneering Asian entrepreneurs about how to build market share in some of the largest markets in the world?

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