ACITI 2023 Annual Conference:

Emission, Environment and Energy: impact and implications for Australia's international trade and investment

Tuesday 17 October 2023 | National Archives Building, Parkes  


Keynote Speakers

Senator the Hon Jenny McAllister, Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy 
Session 1. How can Australia capitalise on opportunities in international clean energy markets?
Associate Professor Fiona Beck, Project Convenor, ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific, Australian National University

Mr John Grimes, CEO Smart Energy Council

Professor Rod Sims, CEO Superpower Institute and former Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Moderator: Ms Monique Donaldson, Principal Consultant, The Purposeful Exporter
Session 2. Should Australia introduce a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism?
Mr David Alexander, Chief Policy and Advocacy, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Professor Peter Draper, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide

Mr Sanjeev Gandhi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Orica

His Excellency Mr Gabriele Visentin, European Union Ambassador to Australia

Moderator: Dr Jenny Gordon, Honorary Professor, former Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Former Principal Advisor, Productivity Commission 
SPECIAL SESSION - Launch of the ACCI  National Trade Survey in collaboration with ACITI
Keynote: Senator the Hon Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism

Mr Andrew McKellar, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr Mark Whelan, Group Executive, Institutions, ANZ

Dr Prudence Gordon, Executive Director, ACITI

Moderator: Mr Chris Barnes, Head of Business Development and International Affairs, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Session 3. How are clean energy support programs changing clean energy trade and investment markets and what it means for Australia?  
Dr Naoise McDonagh, Edith Cowan University

Mr Michael Sullivan
, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the United States

Ms Satya Tanner, Director and CEO Australia, Lautec

Moderator: Dr Prudence Gordon, Executive Director, ACITI
Session 4. Intergovernmental initiatives supporting global green trade and investment - what role for Australia?
Associate Professor Emma Aisbett, Associate Professor, School of Law, Associate Director (Research) for the Australian National University’s Grand Challenge: Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific, ANU 

Dr Stephen Kirchner
, Senior Economist, Business Council of Australia

Mr Brendan Pearson, Australian Ambassador to the OECD

Mr Tim Yeend, Associate Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Moderator: Professor Jacqueline Lo, Director, Indo-Pacific Research Centre at Murdoch University and Non-Executive Director, ACITI