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2016 International Freight Symposium

The Canberra Region International Freight Symposium held on 12 February 2016 brought together producers, manufacturers, exporters, decision-makers, government officials, freight industry representatives and companies interested in exporting quality, innovative products and services from the Canberra Regional to Asia by air from Canberra Airport. Speakers addressed the Canberra Region’s readiness to embrace international trade and the subsequent opportunities for economic development across southern and central NSW. Listen to the presentations as audio files or view them as video files by clicking on the links below.


To view the Program click here.

Stephen Byron, Managing Director, Canberra Airport

Welcome and opening remarks – Setting the Scene
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Andrew Barr,  ACT Chief Minister

Strengthening and diversifying the ACT economy through Canberra’s future role as an export HUB.
Audio |

Hon Andrew Robb, Commonwealth Minister for Trade and Investment

A world of opportunity – free trade agreements and implications for exporters.
| Audio |

Panel Q&A – Session 1

With Stephen Byron, Andrew Barr and Hon Andrew Robb.
| Audio |

Stephen Smith, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

The global economic outlook opportunities for Australian business
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Hon Andrew Constance, NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Best use of infrastructure for growing the NSW economy
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Wendy Tuckerman, Chair, Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Promoting the growth through exports
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Mark Ritchie, Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia – Riverina

Promoting the growth through exports
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Panel Q&A – Session 2

With Stephen Smith, Mark Ritchie, Wendy Tuckerman and David Maidment.
| Watch Video | Audio |

Nigel Chynoweth, Cargo Manager Australia, Cathay Pacific

Flying into Asia – An air cargo perspective
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David Maidment, Wagonga Inlet, NSW – Director, Australia’s Oyster Coast
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James Terry, Koo Wee Rup, Victoria – President, Australian Asparagus Council
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John Russell, Pialligo, ACT – Director, Canberra Airport
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Fiona Hall, Orange, NSW – Managing Director, Caernarvon Cherry Co
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Panel Q&A – Session 3

With John Russell, Nigel Chynoweth, James Terry, Matthew Brown and Fiona Hall.
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