Megatrends Breakfast

7:30am Tuesday, 20 April 2021
9:30am Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Small Group
Oaks Toowoomba Hotel
25 Annand St
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350

Join the SQ Export Hub on Tuesday, 20 April to learn more about how Australia should respond to the new global landscape, which will assist to boost jobs, stimulate business growth, and speed up Australia’s economic recovery in 2021.

This informative breakfast with Austrade and the Export Council of Australia will discuss strategic direction and actions for Australian governments and industries.

Attendees will learn more about the five megatrends that will reshape global trade and investment over the coming years, along with the strategic actions required for governments and industry to position the nation for success.

Austrade and CSIRO released its Global Megatrends Report in 2020. The report estimates that a decade’s worth of digital transformation occurred within the space of a few months, resulting in the rapid expansion of the international digital technology sector and presenting Australia with the opportunity to drive the nation’s economic recovery through trade and investment. The report highlights our need to deliver scientific and technological changes to harness our competitive advantages and speed up the economic recovery in a post-COVID-19 world.
View the Report Here

During this breakfast, we will be joined by Ashley Brosnan, Manager of Export and Analytics at Austrade, and Shane Styles, Skills Development Manager at Export Council of Australia.

Ashley is the Manager, Economics & Analysis, Australian Trade & Investment Commission and leads the Economics & Analysis team at Austrade based in Sydney. He and his team provide incisive advice to Austrade’s clients on the global economic and international markets. He is an author of the Trade and Investment Megatrends Report alongside CSIRO. He is a specialist in development and international economics, and prior to working at Austrade worked with NSW Treasury in their US, UK, and UAE teams. He has also managed development projects in Bhutan, Tuvalu, Palau, and Timor-Leste.

We also look forward to learning more about the Export Council of Australia’s recent Trade Policy Recommendations for 2021. Australian exporters are facing ongoing challenges as global supply chains remain difficult for the foreseeable future. The report highlights a need to develop strategic partnerships with relevant countries, for business and government to work collectively together to realise our competitive advantage, and encouraging governments to focus on ‘diversifying trade’ efforts towards the small and medium sized exporters.

The report hopes to drive change and build our overall export capacity while developing sustainable export markets for the future.

Shane is the National Skills Development Manager for Export Council of Australia and has been facilitating businesses internationally across a range of industries, cultures, and markets for over 20 years. With a successful career in change management, start-up operations, and consultancy, Shane has managed all facets of a company’s operational and market activities as well as export market development strategy.

The breakfast will facilitate a Q&A with both Ashley and Shane and also provide networking opportunities.

TSBE Member price: $25 (TSBE Members - login to receive the member price)
Non-member price: $35

COVIDSafe event requirements:

We ask that if you are not feeling well or are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms to NOT attend this event. You may receive a full refund if you cannot attend for this reason. This includes staying home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath

We ask that attendees maintain physical distancing requirements at all times throughout this event - this is the individual's responsibility 

Only registered attendees may enter this event and must remain 1.5 metres from other attendees at entry and exit points

If you require assistance or are unwell at any time throughout the event, please locate security, TSBE staff or venue staff immediately

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