Launch - World in a Box -Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
On 22 October IIT staff and students and Centre of Excellence Director Richard Pomfret participated in the launch of World in a Box by by Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment, Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham at the University of Adelaide. The short film commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first international container ship in Australian ports. The Minister was welcomed by Executive Dean of the Faculty of Professions, Professor John Williams. The audience contained DFAT officials and representatives from Australian ports and exporters as well as from Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line.
After this film, the Minister talked with students of the Institute for International Trade. Harry Wardana (in photo with Simon Birmingham) is a PhD student from Indonesia doing research on international trade. Harry presented a paper from his thesis on Imports Complexity and Exports from Indonesia at the September 19 PhD workshop in Bern that was supported by the EU’s Erasmus+ grant for the Network of Trade and Investment in Services Associates (TIISA).