Third Australia-Singapore Relationship Conference
Technologies, Skills and Globalisation: Impact on Trade and Growth in Australia and Singapore
This conference will explore the impact of new and emerging technologies on trade and growth in globalised economies, with a particular focus on Singapore and Australia.
New technologies create opportunities for new forms of international business, but also demand new skill sets and new degrees of connectivity. Our ability to develop both will be crucial for the next stage of growth in the region. This will be particularly important for Singapore, as its traditional manufacturing base begins to decline in the coming years and as an economy engaged in global valuechain activities, Australia faces similar challenges.
Join leading experts as they consider the challenges and opportunities presented by disruptive technologies. How will they change the way production is organised and how trade flows? How might they impact demand for skills in the region? What is the value of better connectivity? Is there a role for regional economic cooperation in supporting cities, regions and economies to respond to this opportunity?
The conference is hosted by the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade, and the Asia Growth Research Centre located in the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre (NAAEC). The programme is designed to build on and contribute to the depth of the Australia-Singapore relationship.
The meeting will be attended by the Australian High Commissioner in Singapore, Mr Bruce Gosper, and the Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Investment and Trade, Government of South Australia.