2015 Latin American Colloquium
Powering Future Economic Development: Australia and Latin American Partnerships and Innovation
A pivotal forum on Australia–Latin America relations with Latin America's Ambassadors to Australia, government representatives, business leaders and researchers
The University of Queensland, with support from the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR), hosted the Latin America Colloquium on Thursday, 15 October 2015.
With an overarching theme of Powering Future Economic Development: Australia and Latin American Partnerships and Innovation, the 2015 colloquium sought to expand the successful UQ initiative to a national forum that encourages broader discussion on the role and impact of Australian and Latin American relations and innovation.
The colloquium sessions were future-focussed and explored the relationships, resources and mechanisms required to re-position the dialogue and connections between Australia and Latin America to prepare for the key challenges and opportunities likely to emerge over the next 5 to 10 years.
The colloquium featured a full day program with high level keynote speakers, concurrent sessions to unpack the subthemes, and a final panel discussion on the way forward.
Thursday 15 October 2015
8.30am for 9.00am - 5.00pm
Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Please note registrations for this event have now closed.
- Speech: Economic engagement with the Pacific Alliance
- Cooperative research in beef cattle: opportunities and barriers
- Empowering Indigenous ventures
- Encouraging Australian Latin American entrepreneurship and professional development
- New and emerging opportunities for Australia-Latin America business partnerships
- Research and corporate partnerships: protecting water resources in Latin America
- Latin American Heads of Mission
- José Blanco, Chairman, Australia-Latin America Business Council
- Tim Mclennan, CEO International Energy Centre Ltd
- Mike Adams and Nicolas Brown, authors of Trading Nation
- Brad Jackson, Managing Director, eNPC Australia
- Andrea Diaz and colleagues, Australia Latin America Young Professionals Network
- Mr Dario Morisini, Deputy Director, Queensland State Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
- Patrick Carvalho, Research Fellow, The Centre for Independent Studies
- Zimi Meka, CEO, Ausenco
- Professor Jose Torero, Head of School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland
- Professor Stephen Moore, Director, Centre for Animal Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland
- Professor Dennis Poppi, Professor of Animal Nutrition, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland
- Associate Professor Eva Abal, Program Director, Sustainable Water, Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland
- Professor Helen Ross, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland
- Professor Chris Moran, Director, Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), The University of Queensland
- Professor Joanne Wright, Vice President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
- Brett Hackett, Assistant Secretary, Canada and Latin America Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
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