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5-6 December 2016
Park Hyatt, Melbourne

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CONFERENCE DEBRIEF

The 2016 Forum helped identify opportunities to expand our economic relationship, strengthen trade and investment ties, and explore ways we can work together to access new markets and increase participation in global value chains. It facilitated information sharing and identified easier ways for companies to do business in Australia and Chile.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

04
Dec

Registration opens

3:00pm

Welcome reception

5:00 - 7:00pm

Registration closes

7:30pm

05
Dec

Registration opens

7:00am

A Healthy Breakfast with flavours from Chile

8:15 am to 9:20 am

Forum welcome

9:30am

Break

10:20 am

Plenary I: The Big Picture - Outlook

11:00am

Plenary II: Strengthening Trade and Business Platforms

11:20am

Lunch

1:00pm

Plenary III: The Big Picture - Collaborate

2:00pm

Plenary IV: Infrastructure to Meet the Needs of the Future

2:30pm

Day one close

4:00pm

Gala dinner at The National Gallery of Victoria

7:00 - 11:00pm

06
Dec

Breakfast Event Future Cities and Region (presented by the Victorian Government)

8:15 am - 9:30 am

Plenary V: The Big Picture - Collaborative

10:00am

The Noticeboard

10:30am

Break

11:00am

Plenary VI: Education Leadership - Skills for the Workforce of the Future

11:30am

Lunch

1:00pm

Plenary VII: Mining and Resources - Investing in Creative Thinking

2:00pm

Break

3:30pm

Plenary VIII: The Big Picture - Grow

4:00pm

Closing session

4:30pm

Forum close

4:45pm

Close

5:00pm

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SPECIAL GUESTS
AND SPEAKERS

Virginia Troli - MC

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Governor - General His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove

Governor - General His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove

AK MC (Retd)

Julie Bishop MP

Julie Bishop MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs
AUSTRALIA

Steven Ciobo MP

Steven Ciobo MP

Minister for Trade, Tourism
& Investment
AUSTRALIA

H.E. Eduardo Frei

H.E. Eduardo Frei

Special Envoy for the Asia-Pacific
& former President
CHILE

Aurora Williams Baussa

Aurora Williams Baussa

Minister for Mining
CHILE

andres

Andres Gomez-Lobo

Minister of Transport
& Telecommunications
CHILE

richard

Richard Bolt

Secretary
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources Victoria

AUSTRALIA

Jeffrey Dawes

Jeffrey Dawes

President & CEO
Komatsu Latin America
CHILE

Grant Denholm

Grant Denholm

Executive Advisor - Logistics & Infrastructure Policy
GHD Advisory
AUSTRALIA

Mary Faraone

Mary Faraone

Chief Executive
Holmesglen Institute
AUSTRALIA

Wendy Steele

Wendy Steele

Associate Professor
Centre for Urban Research - RMIT University
AUSTRALIA

Tim Harcourt

Tim Harcourt

The Airport Economist
University of New South Wales
AUSTRALIA

Suzi Hewlett

Suzi Hewlett

Group Manager - Industry Skills & Quality,
Department of Education & Training Victoria
AUSTRALIA

David Landers

David Landers

General Manager
International Operations, Australian Trade
& Investment Commission (Austrade)
AUSTRALIA

Nigel Warren

Nigel Warren

General Manager
CSIRO Global
AUSTRALIA

Hernan Araneda

Hernan Araneda

Head
Centre for Innovation in Human Capital,
Fundacion Chile
CHILE

Megan Lilly

Megan Lilly

Head of Workforce Development
Australian Industry Group
AUSTRALIA

Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson

Experienced engagement specialist,
mediator, facilitator and ADR practitioner
AUSTRALIA

Wes Nobelius

Wes Nobelius

Regional General Manager NZ,
Pacific Islands & South America
Qantas Airways Limited
AUSTRALIA

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall

Executive Director
International Education & Training,
Trade & Investment Queensland
AUSTRALIA

Hernan De Solminihac

Hernan De Solminihac

Dean of Engineering
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
CHILE

Jorge Yanez

Jorge Yanez

Investment Promotion Officer
InvestChile
CHILE

German Rocca

German Rocca

Regional Director for Oceania
Crystal Lagoons
CHILE

Over the two days, Ministers, participants, technical specialists and industry leaders focused on sectors of strategic mutual interest, including:

Mining and Resources:

Innovation and mining equipment, technology and services (METS); sustainability; corporate social responsibility; community engagement; and gender balance;

Infrastructure:

Ports, rail, urban transport systems, connectivity; private public partnerships; and policy governance and frameworks;

Education Leadership:

Vocational and workforce training; preparing the workforce of the future; industry-university relationships; and frameworks and regulations; and

Trade and Business Platforms:

Positioning Chile and Australia to be reciprocal gateways and investment hubs for Latin America and the Asia-Pacific respectively; goods, technology, services; considering new mechanisms such as the Pacific Alliance to enhance trade and investment.

The Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, organised the event in collaboration with government and industry groups in both countries.

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FUTURE CITIES PANEL BREAKFAST DISCUSSION

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The Future Cities Panel Breakfast Discussion examined Melbourne and Santiago as nationally important economic hubs and how the combination of strategic planning and infrastructure projects will enhance their urban liveability and economic competitiveness, whilst also meeting future challenges.

This event formed part of the Australia Chile Economic Leadership Forum program.

This event formed part of the Australia Chile Economic Leadership Forum program.

Notable speakers included:

  • The Hon. AndrĂ©s Gomez-Lobo
    Minister for Transport and Telecommunications, Government of Chile
  • His Excellency Daniel Carvallo
    Ambassador of Chile
  • Gillian Miles
    Lead Deputy Secretary (Transport), Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Christine Wyatt
    Deputy Secretary (Planning), Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning
  • Sergio Torretti
    Chile Chamber of Industry and Construction

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MELBOURNE, VIC

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Host City - Melbourne

Hugging the tip of Australia's east coast, Victoria is Australia's second-smallest state, covering 227,600 square kilometres - roughly the size of central Chile from Coquimbo to Los Lagos but with just one third of the population (around 6 million compared to 16 million).

Victoria's capital, Melbourne, sits on the banks of the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne boasts a packed program of festivals and events, Australia's best and most stylish shopping, has a lively passion for eating and drinking, and supports a flourishing arts scene.

For more information please visit www.visitvictoria.com

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Venue and Accommodation

Park Hyatt, Melbourne

Address: 1 Parliament Pl, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: (03) 9224 1234

Park Hyatt Melbourne offers exclusive, luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. Park Hyatt's beautifully appointed luxury hotel centrally located in Melbourne's CBD provides a warm ambience and exceptional levels of personalised service and luxurious amenities. Melbourne Airport is conveniently located only 23km away.

Park Hyatt Melbourne are pleased to offer delegates of the Australia - Chile Economic Leadership Forum exclusive rates for the duration of their time in Melbourne.

Renowned for having the largest guestrooms & suites in Melbourne with walk in robes, Italian marble bathrooms and open windows, the hotel provides an unparalleled experience of elegant, contemporary luxury.

Australian Currency

The Australian dollar (A$) is a decimal currency with units in dollars and cents (100 cents to the dollar).

For the latest exchange rates to foreign currencies, consult your bank or foreign exchange provider.

Most venues, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, petrol (gas) stations and retail shops accept cash, major credit cards and electronic funds tratnsfer at point of sale (EFTPOS). Personal cheques are often not accepted for retail transactions in Australia.

Credit cards most commonly accepted include American Express, Bankcard, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and affiliates. Consult your bank before travel to ensure your card is suitable for use in Australia.

Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) dispense cash in convenience stores, petrol stations and outside banks for 24-hour access. Some banks may charge you a transaction fee for withdrawal of cash during your transaction. Cash your traveller's cheques at airports, banks or major hotels as they may not be accepted in some retail places.

Tipping

While appreciated, tipping is not expected in Australia. If you receive excellent service, particularly in a restaurant or for a taxi fare, a tip is always welcome.

Voltage

The Australian domestic standard voltage is AC 240 volts, 50 Hertz cycle. The standard electrical plug is a three-prong type. Suitable adapters are available from travel goods stores, airports and some electrical retail stores.

Melbourne's water

Melbourne has some of the highest quality drinking water in the world, which is tested regularly to ensure it meets strict water quality requirements. The water test looks at the health-related aspects of water quality, as well as aesthetic factors like colour, taste and smell.

Melbourne's telephones

Melbourne's telephone area code is 03 if calling from within Australia or +61 3 from overseas.

Melbourne has mobile phone coverage for 3G and 4G plus smart phones and tablets. Free Wi-Fi is available at the Park Hyatt as well as many Melbourne hotels and motels, in select shopping malls, at cafes and restaurants and at several visitor attractions.

Seasons and climate

Despite the small size, Victoria's climate varies across the state. The north has much drier and warmer weather than the south. Australia's seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. The climate is warm to hot in summer (December to February), mild in autumn (March to May), crisp in winter (June to August), and cool in spring (September to November).

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CONTACT

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EMG Event Secretariat

EMG was appointed as the Event Secretariat for the Australia-Chile Economic Leadership Forum.

If you have any questions regarding the forum please do not hesitate to contact EMG.

Project Manager

Jason Potter
jason@emgevents.com.au

EMG
Suite 2, Level 2
554 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Phone: +61 3 9427 9494
Fax: +61 3 9429 0664
Email: auschileforum@emgevents.com.au