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Webinar: Why Asia, Why Now – and How?

15 September@12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Engaging with Asia in a time of disruption

Asia is critical to Australia’s recovery. Now is the time to intensify, rather than pause engagement and the pursuit of long-term opportunities. At a time when it is both more important and more challenging for us to connect with the region, this exclusive Asialink Business session for Economic Development Australia members and guests will provide key insights on:

  • Why Asia? Understanding Australia’s place in the region that continues to rise, key trends underpinning growth, and what this means for cities, shires and regions across Australia.
  • Why Now? Why there has never been a more important time to engage with the region, and why Australian organisations must find new ways to do so.
  • How? Connecting at a time when it is not possible to travel and build relationships face-to-face; examples of councils and businesses doing so successfully, and key principles for engaging virtually across cultures.

At this webinar, you will learn:

  1. Develop a stronger understanding of the importance of Asia for Australia’s future prosperity and the role you can play as an economic development practitioner.
  2. Take away actionable insights and important facts to fuel your Asia narrative.
  3. Be inspired by examples of how organisations engage virtually in and with Asian stakeholders, to support your economic development activities.
ACEcD Accredited Members can accrue 3 CPD points by attending this event.  Don’t forget to record your CPD points here.


Charlotta Oberg | Associate Director, Capability Development and Program Director, Asialink Leaders Program at Asialink Business

Charlotta  brings two decades of cross-cultural consulting experience on four continents, across the business, government and not-for-profit sectors. She has lived and worked across Asia, including China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines, and has resourced thousands of professionals succeed in their ventures in the region.

Previously, Charlotta has been a cross-cultural consultant to the International Criminal Court, a cultural diversity advisor to the Swedish public sector, and a coach to senior political leaders on their international engagement, including several Lord Mayors. She shares her industry expertise with students, most recently as a sessional academic in Cross-Cultural Management studies (post-graduate) at UNSW.

Emma Wallace | Manager, Partnerships and Development at Asialink Business

Prior to joining Asialink Business, Emma had over 10 years’ experience leading the International Trade and Investment Program at the Council of the City of Gold Coast; the second largest Local Government authority in Australia. In her role, she was responsible for leading the attraction of new film, sport and business investment, export advisory, inbound and outbound mission programs and the City’s planning and delivery of the Trade and Investment Program of the Commonwealth Games; Trade2018. Emma holds a Bachelor of Business, Advanced Diploma of International Business Management, Diploma of Local Government (Planning) and speaks Mandarin.




Members: Free
Non-Members: $30

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15 September
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Economic Development Australia


0467 217 997


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