“Celebrating 50 Years of ASEAN”
Business Forum and Dinner Friday 31
st March 2017 Adelaide Convention Centre

In celebration of the 50 Years of ASEAN, the ASEAN Forum and Networking Dinner is being organised by the Council for International Trade & Commerce SA in

association with its member ASEAN organisations, and with the generous support of the Department of State Development of the Government of South Australia, and other sponsors.

The ASEAN Business Forum will combine over 30 informative and engaging speakers, with time for industry colleagues to network and discuss trade and investment opportunities, culminating with a multicultural Networking Dinner.

Our extensive speaker line-up includes:

  • The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia
  • Hon Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Pehin Dato Lim Jock Seng, Brunei Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Christine Holgate, CEO & Managing Director, Blackmores and New Colombo Plan Business Champion
  • Jane Duke, Australian Ambassador to ASEAN
  • Brenton Mauriello, CEO DWP, Thailand and President AustCham Thailand
  • Amanda Gorely, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines
  • Wendy Holdenson, Mitsui & Co, Executive Vice President and New Colombo Plan Business Champion
  • Michael Clifton, General Manager East Asia, Austrade
  • Moya Dodd, Vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation, Partner, Gilbert & Tobin
  • Alfonzo Ianniello, CEO, Detmold Packaging

Our internationally renowned speakers will share their experiences, what worked, what didn’t; tips and insights into the world of international trade and relations. We hope that you can join us at this exciting event for Australia that will open up and provide trade and investment opportunities with the ASEAN region.

The event also features the 50 Years Celebratory Networking dinner

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Full program out soon, Early Bird tickets for Forum Registration and Networking Dinner go on sale from January 13th 2017 until February 28th 2017

CITCSA Members $330, Non members $440 (prices after 1/03/17 $385 and $495)

Our preferred accommodation hotel is the InterContinental Adelaide on North Terrace with a special rate of $235 per night for a Superior king room or twin

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More Information and Sponsorship packages can be provided by Virginia Swan at Swan Events Ph 618 82215990 CITCSA Office or mobile +61 (0)404940644 or email: vswanevents@gmail.com

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The Australia ASEAN Business Forum brings together local, national and international leaders and experts and is a celebration of the 40th Year of Australia ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) relations. The Forum is being organised by the Council for International Trade & Commerce in association with its member ASEAN organisations and with the generous support of the Government of South Australia and other sponsors. The ASEAN grouping comprises ten countries of South East Asia with a combined population of 600 million people.

The event was a great success.

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31st July 2013, ONYX Dessert Wine Bar

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Monday 20 September 2010


Spanish Chamber of Commerce members (l-r) Tony Arjona; Eleanor Sanchez: Joaquin Artacho, Manuel Sanchez and Ross Stevens welcome (front) Mr Tomas Casquero from Aclunaga, Ferrol.

34 business people representing 26 companies from the naval industries in north of Spain, predominantly from the cities of Ferrol and Vigo in the Galicia region, visited Adelaide on for three days as part of a five day stay in Australia. This visit followed a personally delivered invitation to the Ferrol Chamber of Commerce and the Aclunaga Group from Mr Joaquin Artacho, the Honorary Consul for Spain in South Australia and former President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce when he undertook a private trip to Ferrol in Spain in March 2010. The intent of the delegation was to appreciate the importance of the naval auxiliary industry in Spain, particularly the incorporation of these companies with Spain’s main ship designer and builder, Navantia that have the contract to build the AWD in SA. The visiting delegates expressed their willingness to form joint venture relationships with SA companies and/or establish themselves as Australian companies to support Australia’s shipbuilding into the future.

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Sunday 2 May 2010


5th Dan Soba Noodle expert Mr Yoshinobu Yamashita from Himeji, Japan was invited to Adelaide by

the Japan Australia Friendship Association for this years Golden Week Japan Festival in Adelaide.

Mr Yamashita demonstrated his skills at the Golden Week Japan Festival on May 2nd, at Cowandilla Primary School, organised by the Japan Australia Friendship Society (JAFA), 3000 people attended the Festival. Mr Yamashita is one of only eight 5th Dan Soba Noodle makers in Japan – the highest level

of expertise achievable. During his stay, Mr Yamashita provided a demonstration of Soba Noodle

making for 70 local students and business people, Wednesday May 5th in the cooking school at Regency campus of TAFE SA. CITCSA supported Mr Yamashita’s visit as part of the sister city relationships management for the City of Adelaide.

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April 17 – 23 2010



(L-R) Anne Lee; Marjane Beaugeois; Matthew Fazzari; Serena Xie; Barry Salter; Dorothy Jiang; Amanda Hunt; Tegan Webb; Claire Wood; Gloria Ng; Irina Lyudviga; John Jalleh; Ernie Goh with Tay Joo Soon at mission briefing at Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore.

The Australian Singapore Business Council SA and CITCSA, in association with PIRSA, organised a market awareness mission for food exporters from South Australia to Singapore. The mission was led by Ernie Goh, President of the Australia Singapore Business Council.

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Thursday 30 April 2009



Exporters looking to expand their Asian markets participated in the recent Exporter’s Expo, hosted by Migration for Business Growth and co-hosted by Business SA and CITCSA.

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