This is event is special; It will bring big business, disruptive technology and lack of policy direction together in one presentation. We suggest you book early and lock this lunch in and hear business leader and engineer Grant King present and field your questions on the topic:DOING BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA; - BATTLING POLITICAL AND TECHNICAL DISRUPTORS. (IS IT WORTH THE EFFORT?)
We are especially honoured to have one of Australia's business leaders, Grant King, President of the Business Council of Australia, and former CEO of Origin Energy, as our guest speaker to address the controversial and complex subject of doing business in Australia in the current climate. We invite you to join and have your say in the Q&A session
Against the back drop of a society undergoing rapid and profound transformation driven by advances in science and technology, artificial intelligence and digital disruption, the business climate is made even more complex by political instability, uncertainty with government policies adding sovereign risk, the impact of the Finance Royal Commission,, changes in work patterns and wealth distribution and security - all in the context of a global marketplace. It is certainly a tough environment for any Business regardless of size, and the question has to be asked - “is it worth the effort? “ There is no one better qualified than BCA President Grant King, to answer that question whilst addressing the challenges of doing business in Australia now and in the future.
Grant will also discuss a most significant piece of policy work of the BCA, and a matter of deep community concern; that is, the future of work. People today question not whether they will have a meaningful job but whether there will be jobs for their children, a concern driven by the rapid evolution in artificial intelligence and other technologies and how these are impacting on employment. Join us for lunch on 10th October and hear the redoubtable Australian business leader, Grant King.
Grant King is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most admired and successful business leaders. This was confirmed when he was elected President of the Business Council of Australia in November 2016. Grant was a member of the Business Council Board from November 2011 until November 2015 and chaired the Business Council’s Infrastructure and Sustainable Growth Committee from 2010 to 2015 and has extensive experience in the Australian energy industry. He was Managing Director of Origin Energy Limited from February 2000 until November 2016. He was formerly General Manager, AGL Gas Companies where he held a number of management positions over a 17-year period.
In addition to his role at the Business Council, he is the Chairman of Melanoma Institute of Australia, a Director of Great Barrier Reef Foundation, a member of UNSW Energy Institute Steering Committee and runs his own advisory business, GK Advisory Pty Ltd. He was a former Director of Envestra Limited and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Limited (APPEA) and was also the former Chairman of Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA), and of Oil Company of Australia and Contact Energy Limited. Grant is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Dress code: Jacket and tie, tailored trousers and dress shoes for men; smart business attire for women
Registrations close 12pm Monday 8th October 2018. Late registrations will not be accepted.
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