2022 Australia-Korea Health and Biotech Briefing and Dinner

On Thursday 27 October, the Australia-Korea Business Council in collaboration with the KHIDI hosted the Australia-Korea Health and Biotech Briefing and Dinner.

Please see below for presentations:


Opening Remarks, presented by, SallyDawkins –Director, Western Australia State Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Welcome Remarks, presented by, Ms Fay Duda – Honorary Consul of Korea

Welcome Remarks, presented by,Ms Julie Quinn – Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade Seoul



Overview of WA government initiatives, presented by Ms Simone Spencer – Deputy Director General, Strategy and International Engagement, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Government of Western Australia

Overview of Australia’s health and biotech sector, presented by Dr Tracey Wilkinson, MTPConnect Director Stakeholder Engagement WA

Overview of Australia’s RNA capability, presented by Professor Archa FoxChair of RNA Network Australasia

The Liver Cancer Collaborative approach towards personalised cancer treatments, presented by, Professor Nina Tirnitz-Parker, Director Liver Cancer Collaborative, Curtin University

Briefing on Korea market opportunities, presented by, Mr Injae Baek, Senior Associate, Korea Investment Partners

Overview of Antibody Therapeutics for life, presented by, Dr Jin-San Yoo, CEO & President PharmAbcinel

Overview of AKBC, presented by, Ms Louise Clunies-Ross, Executive Director, AKBC

Closing Remarks, presented by, Professor Kee-Jong Hong, Director General of Korea mRNA Vaccine Initiative