The annual Joint Meeting between the Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) and the Korea-Australia Business Council (KABC) has a proud 39-year history and is the premier business event in the Australia-Korea corridor.
The flagship event each year is the joint meeting between the two business councils, the AKBC and KABC, which this year will be held on 12 – 13 November in Sydney, Australia. The 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting is widely regarded by senior decision makers and key influencers from industry, government and academia involved in Australia-Korea business as the one event in the year not to be missed.
This year, AKBC will host the 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting under the theme of ‘Celebrating 40 years: charting a new course in the bilateral relationship’. We expect the conversation to focus on energy, including renewables and hydrogen, biotechnology, financial services, infrastructure and innovation.
The 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting attracts a senior delegation from Korea, led by the Korea Australia Business Council Chairman and CEO of POSCO, Mr Jeong Woo Choi. The Australian delegation will be led by the recently appointed chair of the AKBC, the Hon Simon Crean.
Key reasons why delegates attend the Joint Meeting include:
The key objectives for the 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting include:
This year the conversation will focus on the key areas for greater economic collaboration including, resources and energy (with hydrogen focus), biotechnology & health, defence, space, Infrastructure, financial services, food and agriculture, technology, tourism and education.
The full agenda will be announced shortly.
Senior executives serious about the Australia-Korea relationship are invited to attend the 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting in Sydney.
The profile of delegates who attended the 39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting in Busan last year is summarised below:
Please note that the inaugural Future Leaders Program will be held for young professionals aged between 25 and 40 years old.
The following feedback was provided by delegates who attended the 39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting:
“Congratulations on the 39th Joint Meeting between the Australia-Korea Business Council and the Korea-Australia Business Council in Busan. The increasing diversity of the relationship was highlighted by presentation topics such as clean energy, smart cities and biotechnology. It also provided me an opportunity to increase my network of Korean business contacts. ”
2018 AKBC-KABC participant
“The meeting was well organised and has helped me build up a strong network in Korea. The breadth and depth of topics covered by industry heavyweights and subject matter experts was impressive as well as the inspirational stories of new business collaboration between Australia and Korea.”
2018 AKBC-KABC participant
This year AKBC will host the third Future Leaders Program. Young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 will be invited to apply for Program. Applicants must nominated by a member to be eligible to apply.
More information can be found here.