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Australia Trade Forum 2017

Capitalise on exciting new opportunities for trade and investment in Australia, while meeting with leading representatives all in one day.

A corporate-focused gathering bringing together all sectors involved in international trade, the event will report on developments in global markets and their impact on Australian trade, and explore what the future may hold for Australia’s corporates and exporters.

Returning to Sydney for its fourth year, GTR’s annual gathering in Australia has evolved into the Australia Trade Forum for 2017. The event will provide maximum audience interaction with live polling, active debates and several stream options, allowing attendees to select their preferred structure.

2017’s conference will be an ideal opportunity to establish new relationships with those currently doing business in the country, bypassing the need to set up countless meetings over several days, and saving time and money.


“Great quality speakers and great topics.”

– H Janakiraman, ANZ


“Something for everyone. The breadth of representation and depth of experience brought a rich and nourishing conversation to the fore.”

– G Sparrow, Westpac Banking Corporation


Topics include:

›› Putting the spotlight on Australia: Policy updates, commodity outlook and future developments amidst the economic volatility

›› The big picture: An analysis of the macroeconomic environment, trade rebound and its impact

›› What’s next for Australia’s corporates? Reviewing challenges and opportunities that Australian corporates are facing, across procurement, treasury and supply chain management

›› Digitalisation, technology and trade: An update on the new technologies for trade and financing industries and the bright opportunities they bring for Australia

›› Supply chain financing: Current challenges, opportunities and risks across SC financing new solutions and the latest innovations driving digitisation

›› Trade and commodity financing: Mechanisms, structures and evolving risk management strategies

›› Traders’ roundtable: Navigate the challenges of Australia’s commodity-based economy (trade volumes, policies, regulations, environmental and political factors)

›› Infrastructure financing: Reviewing the importance of investing in infrastructure to help increase production, understanding future investment opportunities

›› Working capital optimisation priorities: Evaluating, managing and reducing liquidity, currency risk, increasing supply chain efficiency, ensuring greater working capital optimisation


Additional information:

  • See a list of attending companies from the 2016 event here.
  • Check out the 2016 event page here for details on last year’s successful event.
  • Join the discussion on social media with the official event hashtag #GTRAUS.


Officially supported by ICC Academy, all ICC Academy members who attend the Australia Trade Forum 2017 can receive 6 PDCs.

The ICC Academy offers a training recognition service that enables students to receive Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards ICC Academy certifications by attending ICC-accredited trainings from ICC itself, as well as from partner organizations. Under the term ”training”, we collectively refer to workshops, seminars, conferences, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other events that have a learning objective and deliver expertise, relating to ICC Academy certifications.


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Featured conference speakers

  • Peter Candy, Group Treasurer, GrainCorp
  • Fulvio Barbuio, Head Corporate Treasury & Risk, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Melinda Gibson, Senior Treasury Analyst, Jemena
  • John Reeve, Director, AgRee Commodities
  • Jaydeep Solanki, Director, Program Purchasing Management, General Motors
  • Lisa McAuley, Chief Executive Officer, Export Council of Australia
  • Laurie Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), Government of Australia
  • Justin Smirk, Senior Economist, Westpac Group
  • Heath Baker, Head of Trade Policy & Industry Engagement, Export Council of Australia
  • Ilkka Tales, Managing Director, APAC, Greensill
  • Sophie Krantz, Director, Aercas, International Trade Strategy Manager, BlueScope
  • Peter Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore, BPL
  • Andrew Beechey, Head of Global Financial Risks, Asia Pacific, Liberty International Underwriters
  • Kirk Cheesman, Managing Director, NCI
  • James Tiarks, Political and Credit Risk Broker, Texel Asia
  • Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director & Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, HIS
  • Adnan Ghani, Global Head of Trade, Westpac

A list of companies will be available closer to the day of the event.

Address: Sofitel Hotel Wentworth , Sydney

Telephone/Fax: +61 2 9228 9188


“An informative conference assisting SMEs in understanding and sourcing supply chain finance solutions.”

C van Loo, Ellton

“A great opportunity to hear from customers and industry experts.”

J Perego, Westpac

“Great quality speakers and great topics.”

H Janakiraman, ANZ

“Something for everyone. The breadth of representation and depth of experience brought rich and nourishing conversation to the fore.”

G Sparrow, Westpac Banking Corporation

“Excellent networking opportunity, with a wider scope than just Australia.”

S Hansen, RBS

“Another fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss our industry.”

A Speers, HSBC

“Thought provoking, detailed and wide-ranging analysis. Excellent presentations.”

M Smith, East & Partners

Australia Trade Forum 2017

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Standard rate: US$999

15% early booking discount expires on April 28, 2017.

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