AmCham Business Briefing with The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia

Event Date: 
29 May 2018
Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace

Western Australia has enjoyed longstanding trade, economic, business, education and cultural links with the United States. What are the current opportunities for business and trade links with the US for Western Australian companies and US investment into Western Australia?

Join us on 29 May 2018 for a progress report direct from Western Australian Premier and Minister for Public Sector Management, State Development, Jobs and Trade, Federal State Relations, The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA. This event is a terrific opportunity to hear first-hand from the Premier on what lies ahead for the coming financial year.

About Guest Speaker:
The Honourable Mark McGowan MLA is the 30th Premier of Western Australia. Under his leadership, the State Government is focussed on creating and securing jobs for Western Australians, delivering quality education and health care, and delivering the METRONET public transport vision. In the McGowan Labor Government’s first year in office, Mr McGowan has introduced significant reforms such as amalgamating government departments from 41 to 25 to drive change across the public sector. He has also driven statewide job creating initiatives such as Infrastructure WA, which sets out a new approach to long term infrastructure planning and WA Industry Link - to give WA businesses more opportunities to tender and apply for government work. Mr McGowan was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1996, representing the seat of Rockingham. Mr McGowan has served as Parliamentary Secretary to former Premier Geoff Gallop and as a Minister in the portfolios of Education and Training, Environment, Racing and Gaming, Tourism and South West. As the Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mr McGowan drove the small bar reforms which have liberalised Perth’s entertainment scene. As Tourism Minister, Mr McGowan boosted WA’s tourism industry by negotiating to bring low-cost carrier Jetstar to Perth. As Education Minister, Mr McGowan got back to basics and brought in major curriculum changes including more exams, traditional marking and reports, and reintroduced the syllabus. In Opposition, Mr McGowan served as Manager of Opposition Business, as well as Shadow Minister for State Development, and Planning and Housing before being elected Leader in 2012. Mr McGowan began his career in public service in the Royal Australian Navy, going on to serve as a Lieutenant at HMAS STIRLING. He is still a member of the Navy Reserves. Mr McGowan was awarded a Governor General’s Commendation for Bravery for actions he took in 1995, rescuing an unconscious driver from a burning car.

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